• Research and Writing Associate

    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 Research and Writing Associate will assist with research, writing and copy editing, and provide administrative support for the Metrics department at the Clinton Foundation. The Associate will be responsible for conducting comprehensive and accurate research and compiling internal programmatic content, writing briefings and memos, and for proofreading and copy-editing documents. S/he will also help prepare strategic documents, including reports, documentation, and briefs for the Board, senior leadership, and external sources. The Associate will be responsible for helping research emerging models and issue areas, and developing summary materials and strategies for Foundation stakeholders.




    • Research, compile, copy edit, format, and occasionally draft briefings for senior leadership in advance of meetings, conferences, speeches, and other events;
    • Assist with preparing research, biographies, background for remarks, and other content in coordination with all relevant Foundation initiatives and departments. Respond to urgent and last-minute requests in support of the briefings process.



    • Conduct research related to internal information sharing and support of the Foundation’s initiatives’ work;
    • Monitor emerging trends and developments in the Metrics space and related areas to help inform the Foundation’s work.



    • Administrative duties including document and database management, scheduling meetings and taking notes, and preparing draft materials and research on priority topics;
    • Provide general support and assistance for the Metrics Department as needed.


    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Support and collaborate with the other departments and initiatives as needed.
    • As required/requested by the Foundation


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


    • Minimum Required: Bachelor’s degree
    • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree with a focus in writing, research, or political science, public policy.


    2. Work Experience (Minimum Needed):

    • Minimum Required: Experience writing, copy editing, and strong general communications background.
    • Preferred: 1-2 years of Research and Writing experience in a similar role preferred.


    3. Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job:

    • Strong familiarity with nonprofit community and at least some familiarity with Foundation initiatives and program areas is preferred


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


    • Exceptional research skills
    • Detail orientated and focused
    • Strong organizational skills, sound judgment and ability to prioritize
    • Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines, and remain calm and positive in a high-intensity, deadline-driven environment
    • High level of judgment required, ability to work independently, and to collaborate effectively
    • Flexibility to work long hours and on weekends with minimal advance notice
    • Drive and ability to work autonomously, manage own time and schedule, to push projects and initiatives forward


    5. Special Skills (Technical or Advanced)


    • Very strong writing, copy editing, and note taking skills
    • Proficiency in MS Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint;


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

    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills required
    • Understanding of international development, public health, and the nonprofit space preferred
    • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
    • Strong team-work and collaborative approach capacity; ability to work with colleagues based outside of the main office


    7. Additional Comments

    • Ability to work in a varying schedule including nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays.

    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.

    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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