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Deputy Director, SOC Investment Group

Investment Group | Hybrid in Washington, DC | Full Time | From $120,000.00 to $120,000.00 per year

Job Description

SOC Investment Group

Job Description: Deputy Director

Starting Salary: $120,000 plus all SOC benefits

The Deputy Director of the SOC Investment Group assists the Executive Director of the Investment Group in leading staff and directs key initiatives of the group.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop and implement strategic plans for company engagements
  • Lead meetings with the directors and senior executives of focus companies, institutional investors, investment service providers, and affiliate union capital stewardship staff
  • Develop thought leadership
  • Recruit and hire new staff
  • Design and supervise staff training and development plans
  • Evaluate, promote, discipline and terminate staff (subject to Department Director and Human Resource Director Approval)
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with pension fund trustees and staff, as well as other institutional shareholders and the broader socially responsible investment community
  • Act as media spokesperson for the Investment Group
  • Advocate for effective regulatory reforms to strengthen capital stewardship and enhance the integrity of the global financial market
  • Represent the SOC Investment Group in external and internal forums
  • Work with senior staff of the Strategic Organizing Center and of affiliated unions on initiatives Perform other duties as required to support the SOC Investment Group


  • Excellent writing, political and organizational skills, including ability to work with pension fund trustees and service providers
  • A strong commitment to social justice
  • Experience managing corporate accountability campaigns
  • Advanced degree or BA or BS plus equivalent job experience required in economics, business, finance, labor relations, legal or related fields
  • Minimum of ten years (10) work experience with labor, financial, public interest or governmental organizations; advocacy to improve the environmental, social, and corporate governance performance of companies; familiarity with corporate transactions, finance, and executive compensation analysis a plus
  • At least five years (5) of experience as team leader
  • Knowledge of the labor movement and its relationships in the institutional investor community
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide array of people—junior and senior, for-profit and nonprofit, and from diverse backgrounds
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Ability to manage several projects at the same time and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings
  • Ability to travel both domestically and international