Associate, Legacy Office

Obama Foundation, Hybrid | Multiple States

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About the Obama Foundation

At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the better, and connect them so they can achieve more together than they can alone.

We were founded by community organizers, so when we seek change, we do it by bringing people together. 

That approach begins at home, on the South Side of Chicago, where we are building the Obama Presidential Center. The Center represents a historic opportunity for Chicago: a chance to build a world-class museum and public gathering space that celebrates our nation’s first African American President and First Lady, steps away from where he began his career, where she was raised, and where—together—they made their home. 

But that approach extends to all our work, whether it’s holding leadership training sessions in communities throughout the U.S., bringing local leaders together in countries around the world, working to support the global education of girls, or ensuring young men of color have pathways to opportunity.

As President Obama has said, “we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together.” So join us. 

For more information, please visit www.obama.org.

Purpose of the Role

Reporting to the VP of Legacy Office, this role is responsible for supporting a body of work to continue to define, celebrate, and extend the legacy of President and Mrs. Obama through the work of the Foundation. Primarily this role will support initiatives outside of the Foundation’s leadership development portfolio, and the Obama administration/campaign alumni engagement work.  

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Research: Create and manage lists of alumni doing interesting work that we could showcase or fold into programming. 
  • Legacy Events coordinator : Work as legacy POC with events team at BOF and OAA as events come up for alumni or that alumni can be included in.
  • Program Operations: Leads execution of internal Legacy meetings and follow up to ensure coordination across departments. This includes serving as a POC for the Alumni Council and managing incoming alumni to the general alumni inbox and autopen requests. 
  • Data and Analytics: Works with Comms to manage Alumni lists and data management in Salesforce.
  • Administration: Complete incoming requests for autopen/greetings from alumni, assist the VP of Legacy with some administrative work on an ad hoc basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Deliverables / Outcomes

  • Alumni data up to date in Salesforce.
  • Create and maintain Legacy office memos and presentation decks.
  • Strong cross departmental communication around Legacy initiatives

Required Qualifications

  • Highly organized and hard working, with track record of meeting short- and long-term responsibilities at a fast-paced, deadline-driven, high volume organization; understands how to prioritize effectively
  • Demonstrated experience creating and managing contact databases 
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus


Don't check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. The Obama Foundation is dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplace that fosters a sense of belonging - so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one our openings! 


In the interest of employee health and safety during the pendency of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Obama Foundation is requiring that all prospective employees present proof that they are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, or seek a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons, prior to their first day of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at [email protected] if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.

About Obama Foundation

The Obama Foundation was established in January 2014 to carry on the great, unfinished project of renewal and global progress. Officially established as an operating, 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, the Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors chaired by civic leader Martin Nesbitt. In the near future, the Foundation will oversee the design and construction of the Obama Presidential Center to be designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects | Partners and Interactive Design Architects in Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago. When it’s complete, the Center will include a library holding the Presidential archives, a museum focusing on the Obama Presidency and issues of our time, and space for ongoing programs and initiatives that advance our mission.

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