Senior Manager, Action Network on Post Disaster Recovery

US-NY-New York
Job ID #
2017-3446
HQ / Initiative
Clinton Global Initiative

About the Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Because of our work, nearly 35,000 American schools have provided kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 150,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefiting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increased market access; working with partners, more than 8.5 million trees and tree seedlings have been planted to strengthen ecosystems and livelihoods; over 600,000 people have been impacted through market opportunities created by social enterprises and health and wellbeing programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa; through the independent Clinton Health Access Initiative, over 11.5 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medications; an estimated 85 million people in the U.S. will be reached through strategic health partnerships developed across industry sectors at both the local and national level; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative community have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries. 

  

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Overview

In response to the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean region, the Clinton Global Initiative is launching a Hurricane Response Action Network to address the immediate response needs, as well as the medium- and long-term recovery in the region. The Action Network will convene stakeholders from across sectors and industries to drive action in key focus areas such as energy, infrastructure, health, education, and economic development. Members of the Action Network will develop new, specific, and measure projects – known as Commitments to Action – to improve disaster response and support the sustainable, inclusive, and resilient rebuilding of the region.

 

The Action Network will support this work by providing its members with opportunities to:

  • Identify critical areas of need where they can have the deepest impact;
  • Coordinate work and avoid duplication of efforts;
  • Network and build new partnerships; and
  • Share lessons learned, best practices, and common resources with a larger community.

 

The Clinton Global Initiative is seeking a Manager to lead the Action Network. The Action Network Manager will:

  • Work across the Clinton Foundation to design and execute the CGI Hurricane Response Action Network in 2018, serving as the primary point of contact both internally and externally.
  • Lead recruitment for the Action Network and secure the engagement of organizations from the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. This includes working with Clinton Foundation Senior Leadership on sponsor recruitment.
  • Lead Action Network members in the development of Commitments to Action to address the response and recovery needs.
  • Support the execution of at least four Action Network meetings (in-person) throughout 2018, including a 200-300-person event in March 2018 and other opportunities as necessary.
  • Identify ongoing opportunities for creative partnerships, as well as networking, learning, and sharing best practices.

 

The Action Network Manager will sit on the CGI Commitments Team and report to the CGI Director of Commitments. The Manager will lead a team of approximately four staff dedicated to commitment development and relationship management. Additionally, the manager will be responsible for lateral coordination across four depa Save rtments at the Clinton Foundation: CGI Commitments, Clinton Foundation Metrics, the Clinton Climate Initiative, and the Foreign Policy department. This position is for one year (2018) with the possibility of extension based on the success of the Action Network, or of transfer to another CGI-related activity.

Responsibilities

  1. Work across the Clinton Foundation to design and execute the CGI Hurricane Response Action Network, serving as the primary point of contact both internally and externally:
  • Serve as the primary internal POC on the Action Network, coordinating across four separate teams: CGI Commitments, Clinton Foundation Metrics, the Clinton Climate Initiative, and the Foreign Policy department.
  • Work with Clinton Foundation Senior Leadership to conceptualize and design Action Network offerings as the Network develops throughout 2018.
  • Document the work of the Action Network, working with the Marketing and Communications Team to create collateral (one-pagers, recruitment pieces, marketing materials, etc.), blog posts, success stories, etc.
  • Work with Clinton Foundation Senior Leadership to identify and track the Key Performance Indicators for the Action Network.

 

  1. Lead recruitment for the Action Network and secure the engagement of organizations from the nonprofit, private, and government sectors:
  • Work across the Foundation to identify key organizations from the nonprofit, private, and government sectors to engage in the Action Network.
  • Develop a messaging and recruitment strategy to engage high priority organizations and secure their ongoing participation throughout the year.
  • Execute the recruitment strategy, securing an average of 75-100 organizations participating at each quarterly convening of the Action Network.
  • Lead the recruitment of 200-300 people for a high-level convening with President Clinton, to be held in March of 2018.

 

  1. Lead Action Network members in the development of Commitments to Action to address the response and recovery needs:
  • Work with Senior Leadership at the Clinton Foundation and external advisors to identify key areas for commitment development.
  • Work with each member to identify opportunities to create or partner on Commitments to Action.
  • Work with Action Network members to: troubleshoot issues, create opportunities to workshop commitments, identify new partners for commitments, and secure featuring opportunities.
  • Identify ongoing opportunities for Action Network members to network, learn from each other, and share best practices.

 

  1. Support the execution of at least four in-person Action Network meetings throughout 2018, including a 200-300-person event in March 2018 and other opportunities as necessary:
  • Work across the Clinton Foundation to design the goals and objectives of Action Network meetings, including designing the agendas and securing the participation of high-level speakers and advisors.
  • Facilitate Action Network meetings as necessary.
  • Lead the recruitment process for Action Network meetings (described above)/
  • In coordination with other Clinton Foundation teams, manage event logistics, ranging from room set-up to travel and lodging assistance.
  • Manage follow up from each event, including additional outreach, recruitment, and commitment development.
  • Occasional travel to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica, or Barbuda may be necessary.

    Travel for any Action Network meetings as necessary, including a large meeting in Miami in March of 2018.

Qualifications

Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed):  Master’s preferred

Work Experience (Minimum Needed):  5-7 years

Specialized Knowledge:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in general project/program management and/or policy
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience related to the Caribbean region specifically OR more broadly, energy, infrastructure, health, education, or economic development in a global context
  • Familiarity with the current issues and historical context of the Caribbean region, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica and/or Barbuda.
  • In-depth knowledge of the implementation of projects/programs in the Caribbean region OR in the broad sectors above from the nonprofit, for profit, and public-sector perspective. Must be familiar with key players and constituencies, as well as current trends and future opportunities
  • Experience in developing and managing relationships with diverse groups and individuals, including foreign government officials
  • Experience in grant-writing, business plan development, project design, or other processes resembling Commitment to Action development
  • Experience in fundraising or sponsorship cultivation
  • Experience in meeting and event design and facilitation

 

Skills (e.g. Level of Judgment Required, Ability to Direct, Work Independently, Multi Task, etc.):

  • Very strong relationship management skills
  • Very strong project management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, with a flexibility to work with individuals with varying work styles
  • Demonstrated ability to acquire understanding and absorb new information rapidly
  • Self-driven and results-oriented, with a positive outlook
  • Ability to adapt and work in a very flexible, fluid, and evolving environment
  • Willingness to work in an “all hands on deck” environment, and engage in a variety of tasks
  • A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance

 

Special Skills (e.g. Technical, Advanced):

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools required; knowledge of relational databases (CRMs) preferred

 

Other (Communication Skills, Mechanical Aptitude, Math Skills, Learning Skills, or Other Specific Skills Required): 

  • Willingness and flexibility to take on other projects as needed and pivot quickly should it be necessary

Ability to work some nights and weekends as needed, especially in the weeks and days ahead of in-person meetings

Physical and Other Requirements

  1. Constant computer work, which may require repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
  2. May require travel, which may require walking distances, lifting & carrying luggage and boxes, and prolonged periods of sitting in tight quarters
  3. Occasional lifting (greater than 50 lbs), bending, pulling, collating/filing, and, carrying, and/or moving boxes, files, etc., some of which could be heavy or require the use of carts.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Clinton Foundation maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations

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