Program Associate

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CGI U is a year round leadership development program for undergraduate and graduate students. CGI U brings together young leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world to generate innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Central to the CGI U model is the Commitment to Action: a new, specific, and measurable project that has a tangible impact in at least one of five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.

This person will oversee and execute speaker relations and related programmatic processes for the CGI U platform, working closely with the Deputy Director of Programs to identify priorities for speaker research and outreach, and coordinate session logistics for the CGI U annual meeting and aspects of the year round program, including the Commitment to Action curriculum and related events. Speakers consist of session moderators, panelists, remark-makers, webinar presenters, and represent a wide range of stakeholders in the public, private, non-profit and philanthropic sectors.

A primary function of this role is to recruit speakers for CGI U programming. This will require preparing, extending and tracking all invitations within the timeline outlined in the interdepartmental calendar and keeping all records up-to-date using the BBCRM database. This role will serve as the liaison between speakers and programmatic content leads to confirm speakers’ participation and to prepare them for their on-site roles. It will also require extensive interdepartmental coordination and thoughtful communication with colleagues so that everyone is kept in the loop on the status of invites. This individual is also responsible for continual upkeep of the programming content in the master production schedule, briefing documents and spreadsheets, and including the most up-to-date information. This role will generate weekly reports for the team updating colleagues on the status of the program’s development; and will coordinate relevant meeting logistics throughout the year.

This individual will also provide research, data and programmatic support to the CGI U programs team, as well as support broader elements of CGI U, including the Foundation pipeline and serving as a point of contact for CPC, CDI, CCI, and CHMI.

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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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Clinton Global Initiative University


Program Associate


Thursday 21st November 2019


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