• Communications Manager

    US-NY-New York
    Job ID #
    HQ / Initiative
  • About the Clinton Foundation

    Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, that premise has energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world.


    As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster – at the lowest possible cost.


    We firmly believe that when diverse groups of people bring resources together in the spirit of true cooperation, transformative ideas will emerge to drive life-changing action.


    Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.


    The Communications Manager will be primarily responsible for identifying opportunities for the Clinton Foundation’s life-changing impact around the world and in the United States to be communicated– staying up to date on the programs’ work, proactively working with reporters, and creating written and multimedia content to convey this work and impact.


    The position affects the public image and reputation of the Clinton Foundation. The Communications Manager must be highly organized, thorough, accurate, and display good judgment.


    1. Identify opportunities for the Foundation’s work and impact to be communicated publicly. Regularly liaise with Foundation programmatic officials to identify these opportunities, assess content options through Foundation channels and earned media. Work with reporters as necessary regarding coverage of Foundation work.
    2. Create content about the Foundation’s work and impact. Compose and clear press releases, fact sheets, op-eds, blog posts, and other written content. Work with the digital and marketing teams to help create multimedia and social content that can be deployed strategically through Foundation and external channels.
    3. Assist with reactive press support as needed: be able to provide research and strategic assessments for press questions that the Foundation receives. 
    4. Provide press logistical support for Foundation events.
    5. Other assignments as requests by the Foundation.


    1. Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed):Bachelor’s degree in communications, literature, history or relevant field to the Clinton Foundation’s work.
    2. Work Experience (Minimum Needed):3-5 years’ experience in communications or media relations experience for a PR agency, multi-national corporation or NGO working in Clinton Foundation issue areas. 
    3. Specialized Knowledge Needed For Performance of Job:
    4. Familiarity with social media channels, research and media applications such as Cision and Lexis/Nexis.
    5. Skills (e.g. Level of Judgment Required, Ability to Direct, Work Independently, Multi-Task, etc.):
      1. 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, professional demeanor.
    6. Other (Communication Skills, Mechanical Aptitude, Math Skills, Learning Skills, or Other Specific Skills Required): 
      1. Proven track record of generating coverage of policy issues in areas related to the work of the Clinton Foundation including health and wellness, civic education and leadership development, early childhood education, economic and workforce development, climate change, empowering girls and women; strong writing ability; ability to manage multiple accounts.
      2. This position requires weekend, nights, and off peak hours

    Physical and Other Requirements

    1. Standard office environment. Many quick turnaround projects and short deadlines due to the nature of media requests.
    2. Significant computer work, which may require repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demand.
    3. Occasional travel as needed. This may require walking distances, lifting & carrying luggage and boxes, and prolonged periods of sitting in tight quarters.
    4. Occasional lifting, bending, pulling, collating, and filing, some of which could be heavy (>15 lbs) or require the use of carts.
    5. Occasional long hours for press/media related events.

    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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