Appointed as Partnerships Manager, CGI University, Clinton Global Initiative


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Historical Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia

Position Description

Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders and innovators on college campuses around the world. Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where undergraduate and graduate students, university representatives, and topic experts come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. The meeting takes place at a different college campus each spring, and brings together more than 1,000 students from over 75 countries to make Commitments to Action in CGI U's five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.

The Partnerships Manager will work to expand opportunities for leading student social innovators from around the world. The ACLS Public Fellow will develop, recruit, and launch seed funding opportunities and grant-making programs for CGI U participants and research and engage with relevant foundations, individuals, or corporate donors whose philanthropic priorities are consistent with CGI U’s mission. The Partnerships Manager will also conduct high-touch outreach and communications with NGOs and develop compelling content for CGI U’s web and social media platforms.