Job Opening: Investor Advocacy Professional

JLens is seeking a new team member to help represent the Jewish community in the responsible/impact investing arena, and to conduct investor advocacy on Jewish social and environmental values and communal concerns including support for Israel and combating antisemitism.

Location: New York area or Northeast corridor (Boston to DC) but other locations considered, occasional travel required once in-person meetings resume

Hours: Full-time

Compensation: Commensurate with experience, skill set, and professional qualifications

 

About JLens: JLens (www.jlensnetwork.org) is a nonprofit established in 2012 to explore a Jewish lens on investing and serve as a bridge between the Jewish community and the global responsible investing arena. Responsible investing (or impact investing) describes the practice of aligning investment capital with values to achieve positive impact alongside financial return. Responsible investing is immensely popular and growing, and faith groups have a leadership role in the field. 

 

JLens represents the Jewish community in this arena: we build long-term advocacy relationships with major corporations to move the needle on corporate behavior, and we are an active participant in the field at dozens of investor coalitions and convenings annually. JLens offers education to Jewish institutions and individuals on Jewish values and impact investing (for example, the Jewish Impact Investing Summit) and consulting for Jewish institutions who seek to align their investments with Jewish values. JLens oversees the Jewish Advocacy Strategy, a large-cap public equity investment offering seeded by Jewish federations and foundations. 

 

Who We Are Seeking: JLens is seeking candidates who are interested and excited about JLens’ mission and the potential for business and investment to serve as a source of positive impact and to further Jewish communal values. We are open to candidates with a wide variety of backgrounds. Experience with responsible/impact investing is not required. If you are interested in the mission of JLens and don’t meet this exact description but have relevant qualifications, we encourage you to apply. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with corporate social responsibility staff at the 300 corporations in JLens’ Jewish Advocacy Strategy.

  • Conduct advocacy with corporations on behalf of Jewish social and environmental values and communal concerns including support for Israel and combating antisemitism.

  • Score and evaluate companies on Jewish values-based criteria.

  • Represent the Jewish community at a wide range of investor coalitions.

  • Identify opportunities for advocacy aligned with Jewish communal interests, and initiate and manage advocacy campaigns.

 

Required Qualities:

  • Strong interest and curiosity for the mission of JLens, and the concept of values-based investing.

  • Familiarity with Jewish values, culture, and organizational landscape.

  • Experience as a professional or lay leader with a Jewish organization.

  • Ability to navigate and synthesize data, research, and spreadsheets.

  • Familiarity with Zoom and the Google Suite of products. Experience with Salesforce is a plus.

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize and strategize effectively, and communicate remotely with colleagues.

  • Comfortable in corporate or financial settings, and skill with public speaking, presenting, and leading meetings.

Preferred Qualities:

  • Familiarity with investing and business concepts.

  • Experience (including unpaid experience) in advocacy or community relations.

  • Experience/comfort communicating impact to key stakeholders including donors and investors.

  • Interfaith experience and/or interest in faith communities.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to info@jlensnetwork.org