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Director of Investor Relations

NEAR Foundation

Remote worldwide

Posted 11 months ago

The goal of this role is to increase the level of engagement of the backers and investors within the NEAR ecosystem.

Tech stack

  • Investment Management


The goal of this role is to increase the level of engagement of the backers and investors within the NEAR ecosystem. NEAR has over 320 investors and backers that engage with the NEAR ecosystem to various degrees. A highly skilled and knowledgeable candidate is needed to support the funding team with the management of the backer network focusing on increasing backer engagement with and accelerating the external capital deployed into the NEAR ecosystem. 


What specific outcomes are we looking for this hire to achieve in their first 12-18 months? 5-8 specific and important goals that support the mission, ranked by order of importance; outcomes also influence what needs to report to them to be successful? Go deeper and also address the problem (s) this person will be solving.

  1. Develop and execute a plan for proactive investor outreach for key groups of current investors
  2. Review and manage tiers of backers/investors
  3. Meetings with backers both virtually and in-person
  4. Maintain CRM of backers for team-wide understanding of backer engagement, investment activity, etc
  5. Understand backers’ investment thesis, desires for NEAR ecosystem and communicate to rest of NF team
  6. Help manage and grow existing investor relationships to encourage further NEAR engagement
  7. Help develop the key messages for communication to existing and potential investors
  8. Prioritizing attending and participating in conferences and other IRL events
  9. Curate content on behalf of the funding team to foster more engagement and awareness from the NEAR VC network.
  10. Create thought pieces and blogs based on funding within NEAR ecosystem 
  11. Transparent and robust reporting of backer engagement
  12. Manage communication channels with VC network and provide context, insights and intros for investors.


Flowing out from the mission and outcomes, competencies articulate how we expect this person to operate in achieving the goals.

  1. Individual will need to be an independent thinker with the ability to execute in a high pressure role
  2. Credibility with the investor community
  3. Able to prioritize workload in order to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  4. High degree of financial literacy
  5. Experience sourcing and conducting investment due diligence
  6. Outstanding communication skills



Role type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Not provided

Benefits & perks

  • Remote Working

  • Flexible Working

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