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In April of 2018, the Clinton Global Initiative launched the Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery to address the immediate response needs as well as medium- and long-term recovery needs in the Caribbean region following the devastating 2017 hurricane season. The Action Network convenes stakeholders on a regular basis 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 are expected to develop new, specific, measurable, viable and accountable projects – known as Commitments to Action – to improve disaster response and support the sustainable, inclusive, and resilient rebuilding of the region. Currently, the Action Network focuses on Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica, and Antigua and Barbuda.
The Action Network supports 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 lead the economic development portfolio of the Action Network. Reporting to a Senior Manager, the Manager will:
• Grow the economic development portfolio for the Action Network, securing the engagement of key organizations from the private, nonprofit, and government sectors operating across all the Caribbean region.
• Lead Action Network members in the development of Commitments to Action to address the response and recovery needs in the economic development space, including but not limited to small business, entrepreneurship, and agriculture.
• Lead event programming focused on economic development in the Caribbean region. This includes larger events throughout the year that bring together the entire network (between 200-400 people) and smaller events focused exclusively on issues of economic development.
• Support the broader execution of all large Action Network meetings, including planning the event schedule, brainstorming content, and assisting with event recruitment and logistics.
Grow the economic development portfolio for the Action Network, securing the engagement of key organizations from the private, nonprofit, and government sectors operating in the most impacted areas:
• Identify and conduct ongoing outreach to secure the engagement of key partners in the region and those invested in the region who are involved in the economic development sectors, including but not limited to small business, entrepreneurship, and agriculture.
• 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 in the economic development space:
• Work with the Senior Manager to identify key areas for commitment development.
• Work with Action Network members to identify opportunities to create or partner on Commitments to Action in the economic development space.
• Work with Action Network members to: troubleshoot issues, create opportunities to workshop commitments, define the scope of commitments using the Commitment to Action model, identify new partners for commitments, and secure featuring opportunities.
Lead event programming for the Action Network focused on economic development in the Caribbean region.
• Work with the Senior Manager and others across the CGI team on the agenda for large-scale Action Network meetings (200-400 people), with a focus on topics related to economic development.
• Identify opportunities for smaller, more topically focused Action Network meetings throughout the year (teleconferences, webinars, or in-person meetings ranging from 20-40 people). Support the Action Network’s large and small-scale meetings with session design, identifying pertinent and timely topics and potential speakers, as well as creating discussion formats that drive collaboration and action.
• Manage follow up from each event, including additional outreach, recruitment, and commitment development.
Support the broader execution of all large Action Network meetings, including planning the event schedule, brainstorming content, and assisting with event recruitment and logistics.
• Serve as the primary POC for members of the Action Network focused on economic development on all matters related to their participation in Action Network meetings.
• In coordination with other Clinton Foundation teams, support the management of event logistics, ranging from room set-up, to travel and lodging assistance, to session facilitation on-site.
• Occasional travel to the Caribbean region.
• Travel for any Action Network meetings as necessary.
1. Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed):
• Minimum Required: Bachelor’s
• Preferred: Master’s
2. Work Experience (Minimum Needed):
• Minimum Required: 3-5 years
3. Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job:
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in general project/program management and/or policy development
• Minimum of 3 years of experience related to the Caribbean region specifically OR more broadly 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 across the public, private and non-profit sectors, including C-suite executives.
• Experience in grant-writing, business plan development, project design, or other processes resembling Commitment to Action development
• Experience in meeting and event design and facilitation
• Spanish-speaker preferred
4. 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
• Strong public speaking 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, evolving and at times demanding 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
5. Special Skills (Technical or Advanced)
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools required; knowledge of relational databases (CRMs) preferred
6. 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
7. Additional Comments
• Ability to work some nights and weekends as needed, especially in the weeks and days ahead of larger Action Network events
• 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.
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