About the Opportunity
As the convening arm of the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) brings together leaders from the public sector, private sector, and civil society to drive action and create partnerships to improve lives. To do this, CGI hosts both large-scale conferences (500-1,500+ attendees) and targeted events to spotlight and bring together the people, issues and solutions making a difference in communities around the world. Separating CGI from other conveners, year-round, CGI supports partners in our community to develop Commitments to Action – new, specific and measurable projects that help address a specific challenge.
Building on track record of pioneering and implementing innovative public health solutions, the Clinton Foundation is looking to bring on a new Director, CGI Health Equity. This role is charged with developing and supporting a network of domestic and international organizations committed to creating healthier, safer and more equitable communities around the world.
The Director, CGI Health Equity will oversee the further development and maintenance of a portfolio of Commitments to Action to address a specific public health/challenge both in the US and globally. In addition, this role will lead the overall strategy for CGI’s public health/health equity work, advise on new topics and workstreams for CGI in this space, and galvanize support and resources for longstanding and emergent public health threats. As CGI continues to expand its work in the health equity space, the Director will be charged with identifying, recruiting and forging partnerships between and among a wide-range of organizations committed to advancing health equity, including domestic and international businesses, philanthropic institutions, government agencies, and community-based organizations.
Successful candidates for this role will have a strong background in public health, will have a global perspective, a large professional network, and be excited to engage on challenges facing a diverse set of constituencies in the US and around the world. You will also have management experience including developing junior and new to the workforce individuals and be committed to collaboration with colleagues at all levels throughout the Foundation.
In this role you will:
Lead the development and growth of a diverse community of organizations focused on advancing public health efforts and creating greater health equity, and support them in developing Commitments to Action:
- Lead the development of Commitments to Action focused on health equity and public health.
- Proactively recruit organizations to join the CGI network attend CGI events. Examples of target organizations include: Fortune 500 companies, large philanthropic institutions, community-based organizations, and other organizations with a stake in promoting health equity and public health.
- Partner with the CGI CEO, CGI Managing Director, and CGI/CF colleagues to turn project and investment ideas into specific project plans, providing partner recommendations, sharing best practices, and driving network resources to yield tangible outcomes.
- Forge new partnerships across the CGI community to create new Commitments to Action and unlock new resources for the network.
- Identify and advise CGI/CF on emerging trends in the public health and health equity spaces that could be applicable for commitments to action and/or programming for CGI convenings.
Develop programming to support the creation of Commitments to Action and to facilitate recruitment to the CGI network.
- Attend conferences and other networking functions to recruit organizations to the CGI network.
- On an as-needed basis, lead the development of public or private events/panel discussions to advance the development of Commitments to Action. Examples of programming couple include:
- Developing private roundtable discussions on specific topics to drive issue awareness and identify partnership opportunities;
- Creating public-facing panels and discussions at CGI or partner events to elevate issues and partners and create the platform for announcing new Commitments to Action.
Lead and maintain external relationships with key CGI partners, sponsors, CGI colleagues and other stakeholders:
- Provide relationship management and service to key network stakeholders, proactively engaging in CGI events, brokering partner connections, and providing additional support to their work on an as needed basis.
- When applicable, partner with the Clinton Foundation Development team to develop sponsorship proposals or other development asks to help sustain the work of CGI
- Work closely with the CGI Opioid Response team to support its work across the US.
Manage and build a health equity team:
- Oversee and manage a small team of community managers (1-2 direct reports) focused on health equity. This will include providing feedback, supporting professional development and creating leadership opportunities.
- Oversee the overall CGI health equity portfolio and help all team-members advance their work and support their portfolio of partners.
What we’re looking for:
- Bachelor’s Degree required
- Master’s Degree with a focus on public health or international development preferred
- 10+ years of relevant experience with a background in the public health/health equity spaces, with a record of developing partnerships, and a preference for some international experience.
- Significant experience in the public health/health equity space.
- Experience in developing cross-sectional partnerships and multi-stakeholder engagement strategies.
- Self-starter with the ability to develop to ideate, design and implement complex projects in various geographies.
- Deep knowledge of international development/social impact landscape, with particular insight into key players and trends.
- Experience in fundraising or sponsorship cultivation and/or creating investment plans and models a plus.
- Very strong project management skills
- Very strong oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to acquire understanding and absorb new information rapidly
- Willingness to work in an “all hands on deck” environment and engage in a variety of tasks
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook required, database experience preferred.
- Team player that is committed to the greater good of the organization and the overall success of the department.
- Willingness/flexibility to work long hours in preparation for events and a sense of humor to help the team have fun along the way.
- Strong public speaker with an ability to lead large meetings and represent the Clinton Foundation in front of various stakeholders.
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally, and work on multiple time zones, as necessary.
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.
The Clinton Foundation is committed to public health and to the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues, visitors, and volunteers. As such, we have adopted a policy requiring all employees whose positions require them to be on site to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to meet the legal guidelines for an exemption.
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