• Commitments Manager, CGI University

    US-NY-New York
    Job ID #
    HQ / Initiative
    Clinton Global Initiative- Commitments
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    The primary purpose of this position is to manage commitments made through the CGI University platform, and provide year-round support mechanisms, including mentoring, funding, and featuring opportunities, for the development and execution of those commitments


    This position recruits, monitors, and highlights CGI U commitments by developing a wide range of resources for CGI U students, both at and beyond the CGI U meeting.


    1. Commitment Development:


    • Manage the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Commitments to Action portfolio
    • Create online resources to help students develop their Commitments to Action
    • Oversee selection, training, and ongoing engagement of the CGI U Commitment Mentors
    • Engage participants in networking, logistical, and commitment-specific conversations through a host of in-person and virtual networking tools
    • Supervise a wide range of other year-round student trainings
    • Guide additional staff members in commitment development and processing of individual commitments


    2. Commitment Featuring:


    • Manage the selection of CGI U students to be featured or announced during the CGI U meeting
    • Oversee the showcasing of commitments at the CGI U meeting, including logistics and talking points
    • Identify commitments and commitment-makers to highlight in newsletters, blogs, in the press, and via social media
    • Respond to commitment inquiries within the foundation in a timely manner
    • Select outstanding CGI U commitment-makers for participation and potential speaking opportunities
    • Prepare relevant meeting briefing materials for foundation leadership


    3. CGI U Meeting Applications and Additional Funding Opportunities:


    • Process applications for the CGI U meeting and other potential commitment funding cycles
    • Analyze and update the CGI U application as needed
    • Respond to inquiries from commitment-makers in a timely, professional fashion
    • Contribute to outreach and selection of meeting attendees
    • Manage potential commitment funding programs, including grantee application development, criteria, selection, and progress reporting


    4. Commitment Data and Reporting:


    • Solicit commitment progress reports from CGI U alumni, engaging in follow-up with student commitment-makers and their mentors
    • Generate methods and strategies to sustain and increase student progress reporting rates
    • Prepare progress reporting tools for CGI U commitment-makers
    • Prepare qualitative and quantitative reports, briefs, and talking points for Foundation principals and other executive-level staff
    • Maintain clean and accessible CGI U commitment data
    • Work with other staff to manage CGI U data and review overall data management processes
    • Oversee efforts to summarize and display CGI U student commitments


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


    • Minimum Required: Bachelor’s degree
    • Preferred: Master’s degree


    2. Work Experience (Minimum Needed):


    • Minimum Required: 4-6 years of experience in general project management and/or policy (public health, education, poverty alleviation, education or climate change). Experience having responsibility for a small program or discreet piece of a larger program. Experience with relevant youth engagement and entrepreneurship programs.

    3. Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job: 


    • Strong campus outreach and student activism experienced required.
    • Candidate needs knowledge of the international development field and/or successful management and implementation of programs in the non-profit, government or private sector


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


    • Flexibility to work with individuals with varying work styles
    • Strong attention to detail.


    5. Special Skills (Technical or Advanced)


    • Knowledge of Excel and basic statistics required;
    • Knowledge of BBCRM or other relational data bases preferred but not required


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


    • Excellent oral and written communication. Foreign language skills a plus but not required.
    • Must be an excellent telephone communicator.


    7. Additional Comments

    • Ability to work in a varying schedule including nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays.
    • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, and work on multiple time zones, as necessary.

    Physical and Other Requirements

    • Office Environment: Constant computer work requiring repetitive motion, prolonged sitting and sustained visual/mental demands. Occasional lifting, bending, pulling, collating, and filing, some of which may be heavy (>15 lbs.) and require use of carts.


    • Travel Environment: Occasional long-distance travel (sometimes to developing countries) which may require walking distances, lifting and carrying luggage and boxes (>25 lbs.) or prolonged periods of sitting in tight quarters.

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    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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