Senior Partnerships Associate, CGI U

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The Clinton Foundation is seeking a Senior Partnerships Associate for the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) program, which brings together young leaders from around the world to develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges.

Reporting to the CGI U Deputy Director for External Affairs, the Senior Partnerships Associate will work collaboratively with CGI U and Clinton Foundation staff to prospect and engage with relevant foundations, corporations, or individual donors whose philanthropic priorities are consistent with CGI U’s mission. This position will also facilitate high-touch outreach and communications with universities—both their students and leadership; participate in all student evaluation and selection processes; and assist in the management of CGI U student and commitment data.


1. Partnership Management & Prospecting

- Serve as the primary account liaison for select CGI U programmatic sponsors and partners, and assist in the development and execution of year-round strategy and deliverables as agreed upon with partner organizations
- Act as primary point of contact for partnership communications, manage interdepartmental coordination for partnership support within the Clinton Foundation, and delegate tasks as necessary within CGI U team to successfully meet partnership goals
- Manage year-round, in-person programmatic and logistical execution of various partner deliverables, including special events and workshops, in coordination with Clinton Foundation Development and Events teams
- Support CGI U and Clinton Foundation Development teams with prospecting efforts for potential partner organizations

2. Data & Membership

- Support CGI U team in managing BlackBaud CRM database as it relates to CGI University student and commitment data
- Assist CGI U Commitments Manager in generating reports and data for commitments-related requests; assist Outreach Associate in cleaning, importing, and managing student application, acceptance, and registration data
- Provide historical sponsorship and donor data as requested to support partnership prospecting and host campus recruitment

3. Student Outreach, Enrollment, & CGI U Annual Meeting

- Conduct outreach to students, universities, and college president offices to drive awareness of and recruit successful applicants for annual CGI University program, in addition to CGI University Network members
- Conduct outreach to select youth organizations to recruit student applicants to CGI U
- Review, summarize, and evaluate CGI U student applications
- Assist in successful preparation and production of the annual CGI U meeting

4. Codeathon

- Manage the Clinton Foundation Codeathon at CGI U; work across initiatives and departments to plan the 2-day event, including drafting the memo for principal teams
- Design the application, evaluate submissions, create the prompt and reading materials for accepted participants
- Execute the event on-site, in collaboration with partner organizations and internal foundation staff


1. Education:
- Minimum Required: Bachelor’s degree

2. Work Experience:
- Minimum Required: 2-4 years of experience working on programs related to youth engagement, social entrepreneurship, or higher education.
- Additional experience with external engagement, event planning, partnership development, and the philanthropic sector.

3. Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job:
- Strong knowledge of Excel required
- Knowledge of BBCRM or other relevant relational databases strongly preferred

4. Skills:
- Flexibility to work with individuals with varying work styles; strong attention to detail required, ability to prioritize and manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously

5. Other:
- Multi-tasking, Listening, Research, Verbal and Written Communication skills, Energy Level, Teamwork, People Skills

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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