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:

      An experienced account manager or consultant who thrives in an exciting and fast-paced client-service environment

      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

      A 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:

      Serve as a lead account manager, oversee account workflows and processes for clients and for the division

      Lead and support social impact strategy, campaign design, issue research, analysis and reporting efforts

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

      Develop communications, program, event or activation strategies to support client social impact goals

      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:

      Exceptional communications, strategy design and client-managment skills

      4-7 years of experience as an integral part of an internal or agency team with experience consulting or supporting multiple clients at once, as well as managing staff, vendors and partners

      4+ years of 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:

      Past experience working on or designing social impact campaigns and cause partnerships

      Experience working in CSR and ESG landscape and supporting projects or clients in this domain

      Strong 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

With offices in New York City 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