• Senior Researcher, CGI U, Project-Based Employee

    US-NY-New York
    Job ID #
    HQ / Initiative
    Clinton Global Initiative- University
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    The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) was launched in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world. Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, national youth organizations and topic experts discuss solutions to pressing global issues.


    The CGI U Senior Researcher reports to the CGI U Deputy Director of Programs, and works closely with the Program team to develop content for the CGI University meeting, identify speakers for plenary and breakout sessions, and ensure an engaging, thought-provoking CGI University program onsite.


    1. Content Generation


    • Develops content for the CGI University program, including the development of plenary and breakout sessions
    • Identifies critical trends, themes and topics most relevant to CGI U, and translates them into a cohesive series of recommendation memos
    • Drafts session descriptions and speaker rationales for the CGI U breakout sessions specifically, working closely with the Deputy Director of Programs to ensure that feedback from other foundation stakeholders is incorporated


    2. Speaker Research


    • Conducts research on potential speakers throughout the program development process, meeting rigorous diversity criteria
    • Supports Deputy Director of Programs in generating a wide range of additional speaker ideas for internal staff review


    3. Speaker Briefing


    • Drafts speaker briefing materials, adhering to the broader briefing timeline
    • Conducts pre-meeting calls with speakers or speaker staff
    • Provides support with the onsite speaker briefing process



    • As requested and required by the Foundation.


    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: Minimum of seven years of work experience; strong preference given to research and content generation regarding social impact and social innovation, especially as they relate to youth engagement and higher education

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


    • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
    • Adept in high-pressure situations and strong attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to acquire, understand and absorb new information rapidly
    • Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook

    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.

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