Kiva (kiva.org) is an international nonprofit with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive. We run a global marketplace platform to crowdfund microloans for financially excluded entrepreneurs, farmers and students around the world. Through Kiva Capital, we serve as a bridge between large scale impact first investors and underserved populations. Our digital identity platform enables borrowers who don’t have a track record with traditional financial institutions to record and verify their financial history and gain access to less costly mainstream financial markets.
Our organization combines the culture and technological passion of an internet start-up with the compassion and empathy of a non-profit to create impact and opportunity at global scale. Since 2005, we have raised more than $1.66 billion in loan capital for 4.1 million borrowers in 77 countries. Our lenders fund over $10 million in loans every month. With offices in San Francisco, Portland, New York, Nairobi, and Bangkok, Kiva’s team includes 100+ employees and 400+ volunteers worldwide. Our team is growing as we pursue exciting new opportunities to create a financially inclusive world.
The Senior Director of Impact at Kiva provides the organization with strategic leadership on impact measurement, learning, strategy, and communications for Kiva’s multiple impact lines and is a core leader of Kiva’s impact investing team. This role will manage a team of talented impact professionals dedicated to advancing the depth and breadth of Kiva’s understanding of our (and our partners’) impact across all of our products through measuring, learning, enhancing, and communicating our lending and investing programs. Kiva is a signatory of UNPRI and the Operating Principles for Impact Management and upholds the highest industry standards in our impact framework and execution.
You will provide strategy planning, external advocacy, technical advice, managerial leadership, and operational expertise across the organization. You will accelerate and deepen Kiva’s understanding and impact for our borrowers in both domestic and emerging markets, help ensure our impact lines are designed for scale and agility, and support the creation of an ecosystem with our lending partners and strategic partners (funders and investors) to drive financial inclusion through research, data, communication, and thought leadership.
Reporting to our Chief Investment Officer, the successful candidate will act cross-functionally as a change agent and enthusiastically facilitate the execution and implementation of impact-first strategies. You will serve as a key external ambassador on impact with our stakeholders, including with investors, lenders, donors, partners, and sector peers.
At this time, we can only consider applicants with authorization to work in the United States on a permanent, full-time basis; unfortunately we cannot provide visa sponsorship.
Key responsibilities include:
Impact Management, Measurement and Learning
Impact Strategy and Communications
What we offer:
A diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is an integral part of Kiva’s culture. We actively welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work. Join us and help us achieve our mission!
We will only accept applications directly from candidates. Kiva will not be responsible for any recruiting agency fees, absent a formal agreement.
Job Status: Open
Job Sectors: Senior Director
Job Type: Full Time
Regions: North America
Location: Portland & San Francisco
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