Thankfully impact investing has grown to a scale that most major job search platforms such as LinkedIn and efinancialcareers regularly feature roles from large firms building their impact investment teams.
Whilst most opportunities in the sector come from networking and good timing, it’s worth regularly checking on specific impact investing jobs boards to keep an eye on firms that are hiring.
This will not only give a better feel for the kind of roles that suit your profile and experience, but also discover organisations you may wish to speak to.
Don’t forget to visit the Networking page for details on conducting informational interviews.
The GIIN Job Board – One of the best places to discover worldwide opportunities both at the GIIN and other organisations involved in the impact investing industry.
Impact Finance Pro – An excellent free newsletter with opportunities from a wide range of firms. It’s worth speaking with Impact Finance Pro in person so they are aware of your profile.
Net Impact Jobs and Internships Board – Lots of positions posted, mostly in the US. Net Impact also have a jobs newsletter (link on page) worth signing up for.
Omidyar Network Career’s Page – A long list of wide range of positions from around the world.
Devex Jobs – The largest provider of recruiting and business development services for global development has many impact jobs posted, but just filter by a relevant search term to see just impact investing positions.
ANDE Career Centre – A list of positions posted by member organisations of this global network which aims to propels entrepreneurship in emerging markets.
Next Billion Jobs Listing – A long list of wide range of positions from around the world.
Endeavor – Whilst not strictly focused on impact businesses, Endeavor’s work supports entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in emerging markets. Positions are available at portfolio companies, Endeavor’s regional offices or headquarters.
Yunus Social Business – Global positions at this organisation’s large list of portfolio companies. It is worth networking with regional managers to learn about opportunities from their latest investments.
80,000 Hours Job Board – Not specifically impact investing, but some very high-impact roles and an excellent careers guide for those wanting a career of impact but not sure where to start.