Manager, Clinton Global Initiative

Location
US-NY-New York
Job ID #
2019-3649
HQ / Initiative
Clinton Global 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. 
  
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Overview

The CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery is a network of over 700 organizations committed to advancing response, recovery, and resiliency efforts across the Caribbean region. As hurricanes become more powerful and frequent, islands across the region must balance rebuilding efforts, preparation for future storms, and the longer-term investments needed to address the systemic challenges that make Caribbean islands and economies so vulnerable. The CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery serves as a platform for this regional conversation, where organizations from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors can come together to identify areas of critical need and amplify their impact; coordinate work and avoid duplication; share lessons learned, best practices, and common resources; and network and build new partnerships.  

 

The CGI Action Network approaches this work in two ways. First, the Action Network regularly convenes its members to meet and learn from one another, creating a community of like-minded organizations who can share knowledge, support, and resources with one another. Second, the Action Network works with members to identify new projects and broker partnerships that will advance response, recovery, and resiliency efforts across the region. These projects and partnerships are known as “Commitments to Action,” and form the core product of the Action Network. Since its launch in April of 2018, 87 Commitments to Action have been made through the Action Network, worth $153 million when fully funded and implemented.  

 

The core function of the Manager is to drive the development of these projects (“Commitments to Action”) across multiple focus areas: health, agriculture, renewable energy, environmental stewardship, economic development, and education. Managers accomplish this by recruiting and maintaining a network of leaders in the field, offering relevant programming at Action Network meetings, and brokering connections between Action Network members. Throughout the project development process, Managers support members by identifying potential partners and resources, advising on gaps and opportunities in the project concept, and bringing visibility to the project. Once the Commitment to Action is underway, Managers work with members to obtain annual progress reports. CGI does not fund, manage, or implement Commitments to Action.

 

(A Commitment to Action is a project, developed and executed by Action Network members, that addresses a significant challenge in hurricane response and resiliency, such as increasing access to renewable energy, expanding health care services, or pre-positioning relief supplies. A commitment is a detailed project plan that includes clear and measurable objectives, a timeline and budget, and outlines the key steps required to achieve success. Commitments can be small or large, financial or non-monetary, and philanthropic or core business-related. Many commitments leverage new resources through cross-sector partnerships, with commitment-makers combining efforts to expand their impact.)

Responsibilities

Lead development of projects, known as Commitments to Action, with Action Network partners:

  • Work with Deputy Director to identify key areas for commitment development.
  • Project manage commitment development with Action Network members: identify potential concepts and projects, create opportunities to workshop commitment ideas, develop key partnerships, and support drafting of project briefs and metrics.
  • Support Action Network members throughout the lifecycle of their commitment: troubleshoot issues, identify new partners for implementation, collect progress reports, and secure featuring opportunities (conference speaking, social media, site visits, etc.).
  • Work with Deputy Director and CEO to identify and cultivate potential funding and sponsorship opportunities.

Manage and execute recruitment for the Action Network, securing the engagement of critical organizations:

  • Work across the Foundation to identify key organizations from the nonprofit, private, and government sectors to engage in the Action Network.
  • Build relationships with key partners in the region to secure the participation of Action Network members from affected islands.
  • Identify and execute opportunities for Action Network members to network, share best practices, and partner on new and ongoing projects.
  • Serve as the primary POC for members of the Action Network on all matters related to their engagement and participation.

Lead the execution of at least four in-person Action Network meetings every year (quarterly basis):

  • Work with the Deputy Director and CEO to support agenda design for Action Network meetings.
  • Lead agenda design for smaller, topic-specific meetings.
  • Identify and recruit high-level speakers for all Action Network events.
  • Facilitate Action Network meetings as necessary.
  • In coordination with other Clinton Foundation teams, manage event logistics, ranging from room set-up to travel and lodging assistance.
  • Manage follow up from each event, including additional outreach, recruitment, and commitment development.

Provide general support for CGI team and pursue opportunities for professional development.

  • Provide logistical support at all CGI events, including on-site event help, pre-event logistics (preparation of event materials, liaising with the CF Operations Team for catering and set-up requests, etc.).
  • Work collaboratively within the department to support the team, solve problems and achieve results.
  • Document the work of the Action Network, working with the Marketing and Communications Team to create collateral (one-pagers, recruitment pieces, marketing materials, etc.), blog posts, success stories, etc.
  • Assist the team with commitment updates, summaries, analysis, and briefs.

Qualifications

1. Education:

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

2. Work Experience:

  • Minimum Required: 5-7 years

3. Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in general project/program management and/or policy
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience related to the Latin America and/or the Caribbean region specifically AND/OR more broadly health, agriculture, renewable energy, environmental stewardship, economic development, or education in a global context
  • In-depth knowledge of the implementation of projects/programs in the Latin America and/or 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
  • Familiarity with the current issues and historical context of Latin America (Venezuela and Colombia, a plus) and/or the Caribbean region, including Puerto Rico, the U.S.Virgin Islands, Dominica, and the Bahamas.
  • Experience in developing and managing relationships with diverse groups and individuals, ideally from the nonprofit, for profit, and government sectors.
  • 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.
  • Experience in fundraising or sponsorship cultivation.

4. Skills:

  • Very strong project management skills
  • Very strong relationship management skills
  • Strong oral and written communication 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, and evolving 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

3. Special Skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools required; knowledge of relational databases (CRMs) preferred

4.Other:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness and flexibility to take on other projects as needed and pivot quickly should it be necessary
  • 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. 

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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