Communications Associate

US-NY-New York
Job ID #
HQ / 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 increabeen sed market access; working with partners, more than 8.5 million trees and tree seedlings have 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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The Communications Associate will directly support the Communications Department in key administrative tasks, including compilation and distribution of the daily media clips; assisting in planning for public events; and handling other administrative tasks as needed. Additionally, the Communications Associate will be responsible for monitoring media coverage; monitoring and drafting social media content; creating press material such as press releases and fact sheets; and supporting special projects as assigned.


The Communications Associate must be highly organized, thorough, accurate; possess superior writing and editing skills for a variety of audiences; and display good judgment for the best possible representation of the Foundation publicly.



  1. Compile and distribute daily clips for the Foundation, including news stories about the Foundation, and issues relevant to the Foundation’s work.
  2. Draft and format written deliverables, including press releases, communications plans, clips packages, op-eds, and meeting minutes.
  3. Monitor press inquiries, as well as traditional and digital media coverage of the Foundation
  4. Draft social media content
  5. Other administrative duties as needed.


1. Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed):

  • Bachelors degree in communications, literature, history or relevant field to the Clinton Foundation’s work.


2. Work Experience (Minimum Needed):

  • 1-2 years experience in communications or media relations experience for a fast paced PR agency, NGO or similar organization.


3. Specialized Knowledge Needed For Performance of Job:

  • Interested in public service and the work of the Foundation is preferred
  • Familiarity with research tools such as Vocus, LexisNexis, databases, emails, and social media.


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

  • Proven quick and thorough research and writing ability, good judgment under pressure, extremely organized and detail oriented and proven capacity to multi-task in fast-paced work environment with tight deadlines, and professional demeanor.


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

  • Proficient in Word, Excel and Power Point


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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the positions.


Physical and Other Requirements

The Clinton Foundation will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Physical and mental health provisions, including availability of a health care structure in the international area of travel, may be drastically different from what the employee is accustomed to, and the Foundation does not offer any health care guarantee in the country of travel.


  • Frequent computer work which may require repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
  • May include minimal travel, which may require walking distances, lifting and carrying luggage and boxes (>25bs), and prolonged periods of sitting in tight quarters.
  • Occasional lifting, bending, pulling, collating, and filing, some of which could be heavy (>15 lbs) 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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