Investor Relations Manager

Location: Little Rock Arkansas

Southern Bancorp is a different kind of bank. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a special certification designated for institutions that serve predominantly underserved communities, Southern Bancorp combines traditional banking and lending services with financial development tools and public policy advocacy to help families and communities grow stronger. Inspired by the principle that building net worth drives economic opportunity, our mission is to be wealth builders for everyone in the communities we serve, with a focus on low-wealth and un(der)banked populations, as well as an emphasis on Black and Brown individuals. 

Investor Relations Manager

The Investor Relations Manager builds on Southern Bancorp’s strong reputation and networks in the impact investing market and is responsible for supporting investor relations and service delivery. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Identify, establish and maintain relationships across industry to identify and act on investment opportunities
  • Develop relationship plans for new and existing funders, investors, and shareholders
  • Responsible for preparation of marketing materials, and proposals/pitch documents
  • Prepare investor reporting and deliverables
  • Serve as liaison with internal teams to ensure accurate forecasting
  • Support the organization’s profile through speaking engagements and written materials
  • Develop and manage investor relations department
  • Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong commitment to Southern’s mission: to create economic opportunity in underserved communities by providing responsible, responsive, and innovative financial products and services that balance profits with purpose.
  • Knowledge and expertise in emerging markets and/or fundraising for emerging markets
  • Demonstrated relationship-building skills, both externally and internally
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Public Relations or Communications and 3-5 years of progressive experience in investor relations, communications, relationship management or nonprofit fundraising, or an equivalent combination of experience and related advanced degrees. Must also have experience managing a team
  • Ability to operate independently and as leader of business function
  • Experience coaching relationship managers on interactions with prospective and existing investors
  • Preference for working in organizations that place priority on teamwork and collaboration
  • Excellent verbal and written communications and presentation skills. Must be able to present ideas, concepts, and technical strategies on an individual or group basis
  • Must possess and maintain current and valid driver’s license and a vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage
  • Ability to demonstrate Southern’s Core Values:
  • RELATIONSHIP: We build relationships that lift our customers, our co-workers, and our communities.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: We share a collective responsibility to fulfill our mission, and we hold each other to it.
  • INNOVATION: We are not afraid to try new things, question traditional methods, or embrace new opportunities to better fulfill our mission.
  • SUSTAINABILITY: We know that our success is measured by our impact on people, the planet, and profits.
  • EMPOWERMENT: We work with our customers, communities, and employees to ensure they have equal and equitable access to the financial resources, tools, and support they need to improve their financial health.

What we offer our employees:A positive impact on Your Future:

  • 401(k)/Roth plan with immediate eligibility and employer match up to 6%
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • 1% employee home loan
  • Credit and housing counseling as well as free financial education tools available to customers and employees

 Benefits to improve your health:

  • No deductible medical insurance plan
  • Dental and vision insurance 
  • Employer paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

The opportunity to nurture your well-being:

  • Paid holidays and paid time off 
  • Bonus plan 
  • Opportunity for merit raises
  • Employee reward and recognition programs
  • Community service opportunities


Southern Bancorp is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

As a Community Development Financial Institution, Southern Bancorp desires its workforce to reflect the diversity of the customers and communities that we serve. Racial and ethnic minorities, people from working class backgrounds, women and LGBTQ people are often underrepresented in many financial service industry professions. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

How to Apply

To submit your application, visit the website here.