Job Opening: Director of Shareholder Advocacy

 

JLens is seeking a full-time team member based in New York City to oversee shareholder advocacy aligned with Jewish values: social issues, environmental preservation, and support for Israel.

 

About JLens

JLens (www.jlensnetwork.org) inspires investing through a Jewish lens by connecting the Jewish community to the values-based responsible/impact investing field. This field is growing rapidly, primarily due to demand from young investors who expect investment capital and business to be a force for good. Prior to the launch of JLens, the mainstream Jewish community lacked representation in this increasingly influential global arena.

 

The JLens team provides consulting on Jewish values-based investing to foundations, federations, and endowments, and oversees JLens’ Jewish Advocacy Fund, the first Jewish values-based responsible investment dedicated to shareholder advocacy on communal concerns. JLens also provides education for a growing network of Jewish communal leaders, including nearly 10,000 institutional and individual investors. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Establish relationships on behalf of the Jewish community with leaders in the Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fields

  • Attend and speak at industry conferences in the US and globally

  • Participate in working groups, policy forums, and academic convenings on a range of social and environmental issues

  • Counter the anti-Israel BDS movement’s manipulation of the SRI/CSR fields

  • Engage the JLens network in shareholder advocacy efforts

  • Assist with JLens' Jewish Impact Investing Summit (December 5, 2017 hosted at Fordham University in NYC)

 

Criteria (preferred):

  • Must be located in New York City and willing to travel domestically and internationally

  • Excellent writing, relationship building, and public speaking skills

  • Flexible, organized, team player, and independent worker

  • Advocacy experience, especially on key focus areas including social issues, environmental preservation, and support for Israel/combating BDS

  • Business and investing knowledge, especially socially responsible investing and corporate social responsibility, and comfort in corporate settings.

  • Interfaith relationship building experience and/or interest. Extensive knowledge of Judaism and other faith traditions a plus.

  • Experience as a professional or lay leader in the Jewish community

 

 

Please send note of interest that includes the criteria you meet along with resume or LinkedIn profile to: info@jlensnetwork.org

All information on this website is for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as investment advice or an investment offering.  

Investors should consult with an advisor to determine the suitability of any investment option or strategy.  JLens is a sponsored project of Jumpstart Labs.