Director of Global Economic Recovery

New York, NY, USA
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Job Description

Position Overview

The Director is a critical member of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Global Economic Recovery (GER) portfolio that focuses on policy interventions that can enhance the capacity and efficiency of the development and climate finance space.

The Director works under the direction of the VP, Global Economic Recovery and is responsible principally for working closely with the GER team and senior advisors to (i) evaluate and execute on GER’s strategy to support policy analysis, diplomatic engagement with policymakers, coalition-building, and advocacy efforts; (ii) provide strategic support to senior advisors of the Foundation who are advancing our international policy work; (iii) furthering partnerships with other policy champions, experts, and stakeholders to support the Foundation’s international work.

In addition, the Director is responsible for strengthening the Foundation’s reputation and position of market leadership through communications, convenings, and engagement with key officials and stakeholders. 

This is a 12-month fixed term assignment. Washington DC preferred.

Pay Range: $164,663 - $247,726. This represents the present low and high end of the Foundation’s pay range for this position. Actual pay will vary based on various factors, including but not limited to experience.

Work Schedule: This role is on a hybrid work schedule, and required to be in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the GER team and senior advisors to direct partnership engagement and interact, with government leaders, ministers and senior officials, and multilateral agency leaders and banks to establish and seek alignment and support for the reform agenda, particularly those of emerging and developing countries. 
  • Provide strategic advice and messaging around the Bridgetown Initiative, as well as other key reform agendas, including through the Climate Emergency Collaboration Group (CECG), grantees, the Bridgetown Political Champions, and other CSO/stakeholder coordination mechanisms.  
  • Provide strategic advice on the GER reform agenda and RF’s strategic approach.
  • Design and organize events sponsored/hosted by and on behalf of the Foundation on critical issues related to the development and climate finance reform agenda, as well as other international topics of RF interest. 
  • Prepare and/or review briefing memos/notes/draft statements/press releases and similar materials on reform initiatives and policy options. 


Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Generally expected to have 10 years of experience in domestic/global policy roles. 
  • Knowledge of and familiarity working with diverse stakeholders in the development, climate, finance, and/or international partnership fields.
  • Ability to comprehend finance-oriented policy proposals. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage external partners and stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated ability in strategy development and implementation. 
  • Demonstrated experience in international, diplomatic, and/or global conference settings. 
  • Proactive, results-oriented mentality with strong attention to detail
  • Strong writing and communication skills – and ability to represent RF work at all levels internally and externally.
  • Undergraduate degree in policy, finance, or economics, or equivalent work experience. 
  • Ability to travel as necessary both domestically and internationally.


Qualifications and Competencies

  • Balances Stakeholders: Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders. 
  • Develops Talent: Develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals. 
  • Directs Work: Provides direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done. 
  • Manages Complexity: Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. 
  • Values Differences: Recognizes the value of different perspectives and commits to inclusion, equity, and diversity in every aspect of work.


As an organization, we focus on six values to advance our culture and continue our success. We are dedicated to being TransparentOptimisticAccountableCollaborative, Trusted, and Equitable. We operate from a strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in everything that we do. It is not only the right thing to do – we could not make an impact without the diverse perspectives and experiences of our team members. We expect all employees at the Foundation to contribute by developing their unique perspectives and talent, challenging conventional wisdom through evidence and reason, and amplifying marginalized voices. 

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status, or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces. 

The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.