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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 Manager to co-manage the Action Network. The Manager, Disaster Response will partner with a co-Manager, Senior Manager, and Program Associate to:
• Work across the Clinton Foundation to grow the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, serving as a primary point of contact for Action Network members.
• Manage and execute 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 as necessary.
• 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 every year, including other opportunities as necessary.
• Identify ongoing opportunities for creative partnerships, as well as networking, learning, and sharing best practices.
The Manager, Disaster Response will sit on the CGI Commitments Team and report, along with the co-Manager, to the Senior Manager, Disaster Response. Additionally, the manager will be responsible for lateral coordination the Clinton Foundation, including CGI Commitments, Clinton Foundation Metrics, the Clinton Climate Initiative, and Foreign Policy, among others.
Work across the Clinton Foundation to grow the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, serving as the primary point of contact for Action Network members.
• Serve as the primary POC for members of the Action Network on all matters related to their engagement and participation.
• Work with the Senior Manager, Disaster Response and Clinton Foundation Senior Leadership to support the design of Action Network strategy and programmatic offerings.
• 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.
• Track the Key Performance Indicators for the Action Network.
Manage and execute recruitment for the Action Network and secure the engagement of organizations from the nonprofit, private, and government sectors, including significant representation from the affected islands:
• Work across the Foundation to identify key organizations from the nonprofit, private, and government sectors to engage in the Action Network.
• Build relationships with key partners in the region to secure the participation of Action Network members from the affected islands.
• Identify and execute opportunities for Action Network members to network, share best practices, and partner on new and ongoing projects.
• As necessary, manage and execute recruitment for any large meetings held as part of the Action Network.
Lead Action Network members in the development of Commitments to Action to address the response and recovery needs:
• Work with to the Senior Manager, Disaster Response 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.
Support the execution of at least four in-person Action Network meetings every year (quarterly basis):
• Work with the Senior Manager, Disaster Response and others across the Clinton Foundation to support program and agenda design for Action Network meetings.
• Lead the recruitment process for Action Network meetings (described above)
• Facilitate Action Network meetings as necessary.
• 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.
Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed): Master’s preferred
Work Experience (Minimum Needed): 5-7 years
• 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 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
• 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
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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