Director of Events, Investor Engagement

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Reporting to: Senior Vice President, Investor Engagement and Strategic Partnerships

Department: Compass Investor Engagement Program

Full-time, Exempt

Salary Budget: $100,000

Location: New York City

ABOUT ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS COMPASS INVESTORS PROGRAM:

RFK Compass Investors seeks to inform investment decision-makers—pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, family offices, investment consultants, and fund managers—of the human rights issues to consider during their investment process of seeking superior, risk-adjusted returns. RFK Compass Investors control USD $7 trillion in assets under management (AUM).

We work to create a robust network of investment industry leaders who recognize that maximizing profits at all costs is a risk to their people, their profits, and the planet by educating, convening, and catalyzing them to act in support of a more just and equitable world. We advocate for actions that tackle the root causes of inequality that has formed the cornerstone of our current capitalist society through an approach that prioritizes:

  • Investments in business models, services and companies that drive wealth into communities and individuals from underrepresented racial minority groups and women.

  • Pathways to the C-suite, boards, and investment teams for underrepresented racial minorities and women especially in the private markets industry.

  • Economic and finance policies that are equitable, sustainable and profitable for people and the planet.

THE ROLE:

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights seeks a Director of Events - Investor Engagement to lead highly visible and critical fundraising events for RFK Compass Investors, a key program under the Business & Human Rights Department at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. The successful candidate will oversee two annual conferences, including the flagship Summer Investors Conference in Cape Cod; quarterly virtual investors roundtables under the RFK Compass Live brand, and other in-person gatherings and meetings including but not limited to external investor conferences, one-on-one GP/LP meetings, investor networking dinners/cocktails, and other investor-focused activities as needed. This senior role will work with the SVP, Executive Team, key RFK Human Rights Board Members as well as the RFK Compass Advisory Committee to lead and execute on the department’s event and fundraising strategy, manage the execution of such.

YOUR PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead the organizing of the Summer and Fall Investors Conferences including overseeing the invitation and confirmation process for institutional investors and special guests.

  • Manage the logistics process and necessary support staff related to the conferences and other investor engagement events including prospecting attendees, event registrations, event marketing and materials, contract negotiations with vendors, after-event reports and thank yous.

  • Manage key relationships critical to the success of all investor engagement events including but not limited to Conference Co-Chairs, RFK President and Executive Team, and select RFK Board and Leadership Council Members.

  • Manage all event-related budgets and expense reconciliation, including timely turnaround on close-out, vendor payments, and profit analysis.

  • Develop an event growth strategy and budget for investor engagement that is realistic and sustainable, and which can be adapted for RFK Affiliate organizations in Europe (U.K,. Italy, and Switzerland).

  • Serve as primary liaison with internal and external stakeholders on all event-related activities including but not limited to RFK Communications and Development Teams, industry networking associations (e.g. TIDE, ACG, AAIM, SuperReturn/Informa, With Intelligence/PensionBridge, NAIC, etc.) and other associations as relevant.

  • Create an internal events schedule that includes RFK Compass Investor events and external industry events while monitoring competitor event dates, agendas, and featured speakers.

  • Supervise direct report(s) and support staff to ensure seamless and timely delivery of key milestones related to investor events and communication including efficient internal and external meeting coordination (e.g. agendas, materials, notes and action items), CRM maintenance and tracking, invoicing etc.

  • Partner with SVP and Program Director on overall department strategy, goals, and implementation including but not limited to investor engagement campaigns, investor and human rights content development, inter-department collaboration and external engagement.

YOUR REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Extensive experience (minimum 7 years) leading and executing highly curated events - domestic and/or international - that involve executive-level institutional investors, C-suite leaders in private equity firms, elected officials and other dignitaries.

  • You can build strong relationships with institutional investors and investor associations particularly those in the private equity space and who operate in priority markets such as North America (Canada, U.S. mid-west, south, and central states), Europe and Asia.

  • Sophisticated people-management experience to coordinate and guide persons with a wide range of personalities, perspectives, and differing opinions.

  • Strong strategy and systems operations experience particularly with CRM platforms (such as Salesforce or similar), event marketing tools, industry database platforms, and sales pitching.

  • You have an innovative mind that is focused on action, execution and problem-solving with respect, integrity and confidentiality.

  • You are able to build efficient and effective processes and have great organizational skills.

  • You’re able to maintain graciousness and calm in unpredictable event planning environments, while identifying ways to collaborate with others around you to reach a joint goal.

  • You have a willingness to voice your opinions and perspective and aren’t afraid to challenge processes with respect and alternative solutions.

  • You believe that a diverse, inclusive and playful environment are hallmarks of a great organization and you welcome the opportunity to be a part of one.

BENEFITS AND OTHER PERKS WORKING AT ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS:

  • Flexibility and independence to help manage your work and home life: Staff have the ability to work from home or telecommute. During the COVID-19 pandemic, staff are provided with a $500 remote supplies fund to help create a more functional and comfortable work from home environment.

  • We value your health: we cover 100% of individual-only costs of our platinum medical, dental, vision benefits, and subsidize the cost for dependent coverage.

  • We understand the importance of financial planning and saving:
    • An automatic contribution of 7% of your salary after your first year of employment.

    • A College Saveup/Loan PayDown program with an automatic $200/monthly contribution for any current loans or future loans.

    • An automatic cell phone & internet speed stipend of $125/monthly to offset any phone & internet expenses.

    • A $1,000 benefits card each calendar year to use towards food and home & life purchases to help support work from home needs.

  • We value your growth:
    • We provide an annual $2,000 professional development stipend to all full-time staff to use towards any courses, conferences and training that would further one's professional learning and development.

    • We grant employees professional development days/hours to complete courses, training and other certifications..

  • We love to celebrate human rights advocates and our hard work! We do so by hosting award ceremonies, galas, summer outings, holiday parties, potlucks, domestic and international staff retreats, and spur-of-the-moment social outings

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Submit your resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample (e.g. invitation letter, event report, etc.) to careers@rfkhumanrights.org with “Your Name + Director of Events, Investor Engagement” in the subject heading. For example “Jane Doe + Director of Events, Investor Engagement”.

  • In your cover letter please include how you heard about this role, why you’re uniquely qualified for this role.

No phone calls please. RFK Human Rights will contact qualified candidates directly.

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights is an equal opportunity employer and believes we are stronger and more effective by working internally and externally with people of all abilities, diverse backgrounds, and a range of perspectives, particularly those who have historically been marginalized or underrepresented. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We do not discriminate in our hiring practices and in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seek a diverse applicant pool. If you're in need of an accommodation at any time during the application and hiring process please contact us by emailing your request to hr@rfkhumanrights.org with the subj. line "Accommodation Request". Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Having documents in alternate formats or read aloud

  • Having interviews in a more accessible location/format