• Senior Manager, Disaster Response

    Location
    US-NY-New York
    Job ID #
    2018-3494
    HQ / Initiative
    Clinton Global Initiative- Commitments
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    Overview

    In response to the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean region, the Clinton Global Initiative is launching an Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery 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 Senior Manager to lead the Action Network. The Senior Manager, Disaster Response will:

     

    •Work across the Clinton Foundation to grow the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, serving as the primary point of contact internally at the Clinton Foundation, and as an external contact with Action Network sponsors and supporters.

    • Lead the recruitment strategy for the Action Network, securing the engagement of organizations from the private, nonprofit, and government sectors.
    • Lead the Commitments to Action strategy to address the response and recovery needs and advance the goals of the Action Network.
    • In coordination with the Director of CGI Commitments, oversee the execution of quarterly in-person Action Network meetings. This includes:


    o Sponsor engagement
    o Event and program design
    o Event staffing and production

     

    The Senior Manager, Disaster Response will sit on the CGI Commitments Team and report to the CGI Director of Commitments. The Senior Manager will supervise three staff: two co-Managers and one Program Associate. Additionally, the Senior Manager will be responsible for lateral coordination across departments at the Clinton Foundation, including CGI Commitments, Clinton Foundation Metrics, the Clinton Climate Initiative, and the Foreign Policy department, among others.

    Responsibilities

    Work across the Clinton Foundation grow 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 different teams at the Clinton Foundation, including CGI Commitments, Clinton Foundation Metrics, the Clinton Climate Initiative, and the Foreign Policy department, among others.
    • Serve as an external POC for Action Network sponsors and other supporters of the Action Network.
    • Work with Clinton Foundation Senior Leadership to conceptualize and design Action Network programmatic offerings.
    • Lead knowledge-building for the Action Network; working with the Marketing and Communications Team to build a communications and marketing strategy.
    • In collaboration with the CGI Director of Commitments and the CF Metrics Team, identify and track the Key Performance Indicators for the Action Network.

     

    Lead recruitment strategy for the Action Network, securing 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 priority organizations and secure their ongoing participation throughout the year.
    • Work with Clinton Foundation Development and other initiatives to support sponsor cultivation, and lead sponsor engagement for the Action Network.

     

    Lead the Commitment to Action strategy to address the response and recovery needs and advance the goals of the Action Network:


    • Work with Senior Leadership at the Clinton Foundation, external advisors, and experts from the region to identify key areas for commitment development.
    • Develop a year-long plan of activities (including but not limited to quarterly convenings) to advance Commitments to Action through networking, opportunities to share best practices, workshops, technical advice, etc.
    • Provide specific support and guidance to Action Network sponsors re: programmatic engagement and content advising.

     

    Oversee the design and execution of at least four in-person Action Network meetings every year (quarterly basis):


    • Lead goal-setting for each Action Network meeting, including program and agenda design, as well as securing the participation of high-level speakers, advisors, and sponsors. .
    • As necessary, work with the CGI Director of Commitments and Clinton Foundation Senior Leadership on the design and execution of a large annual event (over 200 people).
    • Identify additional staff needs and lead the hiring process for project-based positions as necessary.
    • As necessary, create and lead the recruitment and commitment strategy for a large annual event.

      Occasional travel to Miami, FL, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica, or Barbuda may be necessary.

      Travel for any Action Network meetings as necessary.

    Qualifications

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

    Work Experience (Minimum Needed): 7-10 years

    Specialized Knowledge:


    • Minimum 7 years of experience in general project/program management and/or policy
    • Minimum of 5 years of experience related to the Caribbean region specifically or a relevant combination of experience in energy, infrastructure, health, education, or economic development in a global context
    • In-depth knowledge of the current issues and historical context of the Caribbean region, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica and/or Antigua and 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
    • Significant experience in developing and managing relationships with diverse groups and individuals, including foreign government officials
    • Significant 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

    • Constant computer work, which may require repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
    • May require travel, which may require walking distances, lifting & carrying luggage and boxes, and prolonged periods of sitting in tight quarters.
    • 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.

     

    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.

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