06NOV - Program Fellow - Clinton Foundation - Deadline: N/A


Organization Description
The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Because of our work, more than 30,000 American schools are providing kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 85,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefiting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increased market access; more than 33,500 tons of greenhouse gas emissions are being reduced annually across the United States; over 400,000 people have been impacted through market opportunities created by social enterprises in Latin America, the Caribbean, and South Asia; through the independent Clinton Health Access Initiative, 9.9 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medications; 85 million people in the U.S. will be reached through strategic health partnerships developed across industry sectors at both the local and national level; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative community have made more than 3,400 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries.

Learn more at http://www.clintonfoundation.org, on Facebook at Facebook.com/ClintonFoundation and on Twitter @ClintonFdn.​

Location – 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020

Job Description
The primary purpose of the Program Fellow position is to generate content, including issues addressed and speakers selected, for several of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual events.

This individual will develop the sessions at CGI’s Annual Meeting and other CGI Annual Events such as the Winter Meeting, Mid-Year Meeting and the Planning Retreat. This includes content development and research, speaker recruitment and management. This is a two-year, fixed-term position.

Job Responsibilities
Annual Meeting

  • Develop the sessions at CGI’s Annual Meeting, assist with content development and research, speaker recruitment and management. Session types include:
  • Plenary sessions.
  • Keynote speeches.
  • Special sessions.
  • Breakout formats.
  • Specific networking sessions.
  • Opening and closing sessions.

 Other Meeting

  • Develop as assigned sessions at CGI's other meetings, including but not limited to CGI Winter and Mid-Year meetings, and Planning Retreat.

Other Tasks

  • Assist with other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work with external advisors to workshop and refine ideas for sessions.
  • Research and build consensus on speakers, manage speaker recruitment, and ensure program is developing in a timely manner.
  • Draft multifaceted briefing memos for various sessions at CGI’s meetings.
  • As needed, work with Sponsorship and Event Operations departments to develop content, format and handle logistics for the Sponsor Dinners at CGI’s Annual Meeting.
  • Work with Communications department on all content for marketing materials related to the program session descriptions and participants including the schedule, program book and website.
  • Work within guidelines set by the organization in terms of composition of program participants, specifically meeting rigorous diversity criteria.
  • Work with appropriate members of the Commitments Department to incorporate commitment makers and commitment stories into the program.
  • Write briefings for speakers and conduct briefing calls.
  • Research and attend relevant panels, speeches and events where time and cost allow in New York or nearby.
  • Help develop, maintain and refine CGI Program Department strategy by creating How-To manuals for each major event/season.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5-7 years professional experience, including at least three of project or program management. 
  • Demonstrated interest or expertise in international development or one of CGI key focus areas, and broad but nuanced understanding of global issues, with an ability to identify cross-cutting themes.
  • Adept in high-pressure situations.
  • Comfortable coordinating numerous time-sensitive projects, able to develop and abide by clear goals, timelines, and priorities.
  • Exemplary oral and written communications skills, attention to detail.
  • Ability to professionally engage with high-level CGI speakers and their staff on phone and in person.
  • Proactive and forward thinking, demonstrated creative vision.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and meet deadlines within the context of a larger team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively in complex, diverse settings with individuals of varying backgrounds and stature.
  • Teamwork skills that support larger organizational goals and actively contribute to team objectives.
  • Commitment to develop content with diversity across gender, class, geographic, ethnic, religious, and political groupings.
  • Ability to work long hours in the lead up to major events.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to be a contributing member of a team.

Strongly Preferred

  • Masters Degree in International Relations, Business or Economics.
  • International work and/or living experience.
  • Private sector experience.
  • Program design or event planning experience.

Physical and Other Requirements

  • Significant computer work, which may require repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
  • Frequent lifting (greater than 50lbs.), bending, pulling, collating/filing, and occasional lifting, carrying, and/or moving boxes, files, etc., some of which could be heavy or require the use of carts.
  • May require travel, which may require walking distances, lifting & carrying luggage and boxes, and prolonged periods of sitting in tight quarters.

How to Apply
Apply online at https://www.clintonfoundation.org/about/careers/apply

Deadline – N/A