Deputy Director of Community, Clinton Global Initiative

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The Deputy Director of Community, Clinton Global Initiative will sit on the CGI team and report to the CEO, CGI Action Network. He/she will lead the CGI Action Network team in developing and supporting the Action Network community, and coaching team members on how to effectively cultivate and facilitate partnership within the Action Network. The Deputy Director will lead the following work areas: community building, partnership brokering and matchmaking, programming and community engagement, and community support services. This position will directly supervise a Senior Manager, Manager, and Senior Associate. He/she will also work closely with the CEO and Deputy Director, Operations on planning and programming the large-scale Action Network meetings, bringing together over 500 participants two-four times a year.


Lead the CGI Action Network team in growing the Action Network community:
- Manage the overall recruitment landscape for the Action Network, working with the team to identify critical gaps in the Action Network community and develop strategic recruitment plans to fill those gaps.
- Work with the CEO to build relationships with key foundations and philanthropies who could provide value to the Action Network community.

Lead the CGI Action Network team in developing partnerships for the Action Network community:
- Manage the overall landscape of partnerships within the Action Network, working with the team to identify key areas for joint work within the Action Network community.
- Provide key support to the Action Network team in jumpstarting and troubleshooting partnership conversations.
- Work with the CEO to set goals and objectives for developing Commitments to Action for each Action Network event.
- Develop and oversee the commitment pipeline and finalization process for each Action Network event.

Lead the CGI Action Network team in designing programming and events for the Action Network community:
- Manage the year-round calendar of events for the Action Network, working with the team to identify priority topics and themes for programming.
- Work with the CEO and Deputy Director, Operations to plan and execute large-scale Action Network meetings (500 + participants).
- Provide key support to the team in conceptualizing and designing new programming, including new event formats and programming in new topic areas.

Lead the CGI Action Network team in offering support services to members of the Action Network community:
- Develop and manage the suite of capacity-building services on offer to the Action Network community (e.g. communications and marketing support, grant-writing support, etc.)


1. Education:
- Minimum Required: Bachelor’s Degre
- Preferred: Master’s Degree

2. Work Experience:
- 7-10 years of relevant experience in the Caribbean region or more broadly in the sector of disaster response and preparedness, energy and infrastructure, education, health, or economic development.

3. Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job:
- Minimum of 5 years of experience related to the Caribbean region specifically or a relevant combination of experience, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and/or Dominica
Knowledge of the implementation of projects/programs in the Caribbean region or in a specific sector (energy, infrastructure, health, education, economic development) from the nonprofit, for-profit, and public sector perspectives. Must be familiar with key players and constituencies, as well as current trends and future opportunities
- Experience in meeting and event design and facilitation, including relationship building and client services for VIPs, senior government officials, senior corporate executives, and industry leaders in philanthropy
- Experience in grant-writing, business plan development, project design, or other processes resembling Commitment to Action development
Experience in match-making or partnership-building for nonprofits and corporations

4. Skills:
- Very strong relationship management skills
- Very strong project 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

5. Special Skills:
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook required, database experience preferred.
- Spanish language skills preferred, but not required

6. Other:
- Team player that is committed to the greater good of the organization and the overall success of the department.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills, be able to communicate positively with multiple departments, developing a strong rapport with all levels of staff and demonstrate diplomacy and tact even when under pressure.
- Willingness/flexibility to work long hours in preparation for events and a sense of humor to help the team have fun along the way.

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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