Event Programming & Design Manager

Clinton Foundation
  • Location
    Remote, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 06

Position description

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 and around the globe to develop Commitments to Action – new, specific and measurable projects that help address a specific challenge.
In coordination with the Deputy Director, Programming, the Event Programming & Design Manager will lead the planning and execution of content programming for CGI events. This position is charged with imagining, designing, and implementing CGI's conference programming, panel development, and content preparation for its year-round events. This position will play a critical role in helping CGI expand its programming to tackle some of the world's most pressing challenges by elevating and spotlighting the diverse leaders, organizations and ideas at the forefront of the philanthropic and international development world. The Event Programming & Design Manager will bring fresh, inclusive and innovative ideas for conference and session design with insight into new trends. They will also be charged with developing topical programming that reflects and elevates the priorities of CGI and its various partners and commitment makers.
Successful candidates for this role will have strong writing and storytelling skills, experience in conference and event design, a global perspective, and will be excited to engage on challenges facing a diverse set of constituencies around the world.

Core Responsibilities
In this role you will work on:
Event Programming

  • Manage the topic selection, session conceptualization and design, and speaker recruitment processes across plenary sessions, breakouts, and private round tables.
  • Write session descriptions, and work with CF leadership teams on editing and obtaining approvals.
  • Design, shape, and lead sessions on a variety of topics, including but not limited to CGI's pillars: health equity, climate resilience, and inclusive economic recovery and growth, and the intersections between them.
  • Write drafts and edit all content and logistical information in speaker briefing documents to ensure accuracy, consistency and clarity.
  • Write speakers' discussion questions for sessions like panels, plenaries, one-on-one conversations, and breakout sessions based on speakers' backgrounds, interests, and expertise, and work with CF leadership teams and speakers' staff to review and obtain final approvals.
  • Speaker recruitment and management
  • Develop a speaker recruitment SOP and refine existing tracking mechanisms.
  • Provide support to the CGI team as they identify topical experts, conduct outreach, suggest and secure speakers, and brief speakers
  • In coordination with the Senior Program Associate, manage, track, and vet all potential speakers.
  • Lead speaker briefing calls to gain knowledge of partners work and inform the creation of content for all events.
  • Support the design and execution of special events.
  • Manage long-term calendar to promote engagement with key communities, and ensure deadlines are established and met for all event materials and engagement with audience and speakers.
  • Work with CGI Community Team leaders and other departments at the Clinton Foundation to select and refine breakout and/or networking session topics, speakers and formats.
  • Conduct research and implement new facilitation strategies, and networking formats for executive-level participants.
  • Provide logistical and administrative support (as necessary) for event design and execution.

Design and program virtual sessions:

  • Design, program, and lead virtual sessions.
  • Conduct topic research, identify outside experts and advisors, suggest and invite speakers for sessions.
  • Write briefings, memos to CF leadership, and speakers' questions.
  • Work with CGI events and operations team, and outside vendors, on the planning and execution of virtual events.

Provide support on special event session designs for partner/co-hosted events.

  • Work with CGI partners to provide support on session designs and execution, as well as any additional special events.
  • Assist in speaker research, selection, recruitment and outreach.
  • Write briefings, memos and discussion questions for events.
  • Assist with the design and execution of other aspects of the event, such as networking or mapping activities.

Qualifications

What we're looking for:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, International Affairs, International Relations, International Development, Policy, Environment, Sustainability, Communications, or other related fields;
  • 6 years of experience, including at least 2 years or general project/program management experience in international settings required
  • 1-2 years of direct experience with conference agenda design and session development preferred
  • Experience in meeting and event design and execution, including virtual events.
  • Experience creating written content.
  • Very strong project management skills, sound judgment, and ability to prioritize
  • Ability to adapt and work in a very flexible, fluid, and evolving environment
  • Ability to work in a varying schedule including nights, early mornings, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, and work on multiple time zones, as necessary.

Compensation & Benefits
Our best estimate of the compensation range for this opportunity is $70 – 75K annually, depending on the experience you bring. This range is based on NYC market rates and may be adjusted if you will be working remotely. We look forward to discussing our compensation pricing strategy, and your expectations, throughout the interview process. Please also note, the Clinton Foundation prides itself on offering a generous benefits package at little to no cost to employees - take a look at our benefits page, so you can get a full picture of our total rewards offerings.

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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