Overview:

The Lede Company is seeking a creative and experienced social impact manager to join the Social Impact division. The Lede Company is a full-service strategy, communications and impact consulting firm, specializing in corporate, entertainment and nonprofit sectors. The manager of Social Impact will play an integral role in leading, developing, designing and implementing key projects and initiatives and overseeing client account management for Lede’s Social Impact partners. 


Our ideal candidate is:

  • A driven and collaborative team leader and an out-of-the-box thinker who can co-create, design and implement social impact initiatives with clients that deliver impact in ways that can be measured and felt

  • Passionate about social impact, sustainability and the role advocacy, policy, philanthropy and partnerships can play in building a better, more just and sustainable world

  • A personable, client-facing professional with deep expertise in building, stewarding and growing relationships 

  • Equipped with significant knowledge of the evolving social impact, CSR and ESG landscapes, with past professional experience in social impact, international development, public affairs, economics, sustainability, philanthropy 

  • An detail-oriented and capable generalist with an ability to adapt to program, client or team needs on the fly

  • An expert communicator, experienced researcher and proven social impact strategist committed to delivering excellent work 


Responsibilities: 

  • Co-lead client account management, workflows and processes for clients and for the division

  • Lead and oversee social impact and policy research, analysis and reporting efforts 

  • Conceptualize, design and manage internal and external issue-focused briefings and resources for teams, clients or partners 

  • Support management of vendors, external consultants or relevant stakeholders

  • Support strategic planning, business development and department operations 

  • Co-lead the development of long-term client partnerships and collaborations 

  • Build and innovate on Lede’s commitment to supporting clients who aspire to be a force for good

  • Support The Lede Company’s internal CSR and social impact work

 

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 4-7 years of experience as an integral part of an internal or agency team with experience managing staff, vendors and partners

  • 4+ years experience working on global CSR or ESG efforts or complex social impact initiatives or on  issues related to sustainability, the SDGs, sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion or philanthropy

  • 4+ years of experience building and supporting cross-sector partnerships, programs or campaigns with diverse stakeholders (talent, government champions, private sector partners, philanthropists and/or NGOs)

  • Expertise in client relations, partnership building and stakeholder management


  • Deep knowledge of the social impact landscape, national and international development issues and the role of advocacy, philanthropy and cross-sector partnerships

  • Exceptional research capacity, strategy development and critical thinking capacity

  • Past experience in developing and leading programs designed for scaled impact

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong project management skills

  • Willingness and ability to travel


Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Experience working on or designing social impact campaigns and cause partnerships

  • Understanding of the US philanthropic landscape and some experience advising on individual, institutional or corporate philanthropy 

  • Existing relationships and experience working with NGOs, civil society and/or policy- or advocacy-related organizations

  • Bilingual 


More Details:

  • Reports to the Chief Social Impact Officer

  • Full-time staff role with excellent benefits package, must be based in NYC

  • Must be authorized for employment in the United States 



ABOUT THE LEDE COMPANY

Headquartered in New York City and with offices in Los Angeles, The Lede Company is a full-service strategy, communications and social impact consulting firm. With dedicated Talent, Strategic Communications, Brand, Content and Impact divisions, The Lede Company works with its clients to advance business and social outcomes through innovative storytelling, campaigns, media and partnerships. Our team of 100+ has decades of experience at the intersection of culture, social impact and creative communications across brand, corporate, talent, nonprofit and entertainment sectors. Colleagues describe our culture as dynamic, inclusive and collaborative and we pride ourselves on breaking industry rules and developing cutting-edge strategies that result in category-creating brands and transformational campaigns that accelerate impact for our clients. We offer a suite of medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits, along with annual vacation, paid holidays and commuter benefits for eligible employees. Learn more at www.ledecompany.com