Co-Impact is a global philanthropic collaborative that supports locally-rooted coalitions in the Global South to transform underlying systems and achieve impact at scale, with a core focus on advancing gender equality and feminist principles. We bring together funders from around the world to invest in initiatives that are working to improve education, health, and economic opportunity for millions of women, men, and children, by dismantling underlying conditions that perpetuate social inequities so that systems serve everyone better. Building on our experience to date, as well as that of civil society, government, and philanthropic partners, we are launching a second fund focused on advancing gender-equitable systems change at scale and women’s leadership globally.
Co-Impact currently operates as a fiscally sponsored project of New Venture Fund (NVF). Over the next year, Co-Impact will be changing our operating structure so that we spin out from NVF and build an independent institution that operates globally, with a corporate structure as a U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity.
Co-Impact is currently based primarily in Geneva, London, Nairobi, New Delhi, New York, and Zurich.
Co-Impact is seeking a Director of Finance to support the organization in its next chapter. Reporting to, and working closely with, the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Finance will provide overall financial leadership to a dynamic and international organization. A key member of the organization’s leadership, this leader will manage a small team and work in collaboration with the broader operations team.
The person coming into this role will have a unique opportunity to build the organization’s finance function from the ground up as Co-Impact is establishing itself as a new US 501(c)(3) public charity, spinning out from its fiscal sponsor. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, undaunted by ambiguity, and eager to work creatively with the broader operations team. This person will have the exciting responsibility of developing systems, policies, and internal controls, selecting vendors, and helping to establish a positive, collaborative working culture across all of Co-Impact’s functions.
Co-Impact is a global organization with its people working in different continents, with many staff working remotely. For this position, we are looking for someone based in the US, ideally New York or East Coast, and willing to work flexible hours as needed given the global nature of the work. Some US and international travel will be required, around 10%.
Marissa Delgado and Sarah Avendaño of Koya Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.
Co-Impact is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.
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