Social Impact Director


The Lede Company is seeking a creative and experienced social impact leader to join the newly established Social Impact team. The Lede Company is a full-service strategy, communications and social impact consulting firm, specializing in corporate, entertainment and nonprofit sectors. The Director of Social Impact will play an integral role in researching, developing, designing and implementing key projects and initiatives and lead account management for Lede’s Social Impact clients.

Our Ideal Candidate Is:

·       A self-starter, a collaborative team leader, and an out-of-the-box thinker who can bring together people, processes and ideas to drive results

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

·       An enthusiastic, client-facing professional with deep expertise in building, stewarding and growing relationships

·       Equipped with significant knowledge of the evolving social impact, CSR and ESG landscape, with past professional experience in international development, public affairs, economics, sustainability, philanthropy or related social impact arena

·       An agile and capable generalist with keen ability to adapt to program, client or team needs

·       An astute communicator, seasoned researcher and proven strategist committed to delivering excellent work



·       Support the strategy, design, development of social impact client projects, partnerships and campaigns

·       Lead client account management, workflows and processes for Social Impact Division clients

·       Lead and manage client social impact research, analysis and reporting efforts

·       Design and provide internal and external issue-focused briefings for teams, clients or partners

·       Support management of vendors, external consultants or relevant stakeholders

·       Provide robust data and policy analyses and strategic planning support

·       Support the development of long-term client partnerships and collaborations

·       Build 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:

·       8-10 years of experience leading, managing or consulting on global CSR or ESG efforts or complex social impact initiatives on issues related to sustainability, the SDGs, sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion or philanthropy

·       8+ 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)

·       Fluency in the social impact landscape, national and international development issues and the role of advocacy, philanthropy and cross-sector partnerships

·       Exceptional research capacity with past experience in developing or leading programs from the ground up, designed for scaled impact

·       Expertise in new business development, client relations and partnership building

·       Excellent written and verbal communicator and strong project management skills

·       Willingness and ability to travel


Preferred Skills & Experience:


·       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

·       Experience working with and leading diverse stakeholders through projects or initiatives, including talent champions, policy leaders, corporate executives, nonprofit and civil society organizations

·       Bilingual


More Details:

·       Reports to the Chief Social Impact Officer

·       Full-time staff role with benefits, must be based in NYC

·       Must be authorized for employment in the United States




With offices in New York City and Los Angeles, The Lede Company is a full-service strategy, communications and social impact consulting firm. With dedicated Talent, Strategic Communications, Brand, Content and Social Impact divisions, The Lede Company works with its clients to advance business and social outcomes through innovative storytelling, campaigns, media and partnerships.