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Thanks for your interest in working for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions:

Director of Communications

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced and innovative Director of Communications to drive a forward-thinking communications agenda that underscores the importance of America’s global engagement. As our world becomes increasingly complex – with some voices suggesting that the U.S. withdraw – the USGLC educates and inspires both the American public and Washington policymakers on the need to strengthen all of the tools in America’s foreign policy toolkit, especially the civilian tools of development and diplomacy.

The Director of Communications is a member of the USGLC senior management, and will lead a talented team to deepen the support for our issues using a variety of dynamic and sophisticated communications platforms. The position reports to the Executive Director and is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Requirements:

To lead USGLC’s communications efforts, this public relations leader will have 7-10 years of experience and a proven interest in international and political affairs. The incumbent will possess a strong track record of engaging and expanding a network of supporters through a combination of press and digital tools. Strong public speaking, project management, writing and interpersonal skills are required. Experience within an advocacy organization and/or Capitol Hill/federal government are considered a plus. Limited travel is expected.

Specific responsibilities for the Director of Communications include:

  • Communications Strategy. The Communications Director will lead in designing and implementing an aggressive traditional and digital communications strategy that breaks through the noise. The Director will develop a results-driven agenda with messaging that is clear, creative, and inspirational. The strategy will be innovative and thought-provoking, working with a variety of platforms to engage and grow our target audiences. The strategy will involve reaching out to diverse communities, including but not limited to the press, the political, and public policy sectors, along with our diverse and growing business, NGO, veteran, and faith membership. Key constituencies range from our network of state leaders to highly specialized policy-makers inside the Beltway. To maximize impact, USGLC messaging must necessarily be compelling to actors across the entire political spectrum.
  • Digital Campaign Management. The Director will develop and oversee a team that mobilizes consistent and creative campaigns, as well as multimedia content for all our digital platforms including: the USGLC’s web sites, blog, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and email. The position will maximize social networking tools and develop effective email marketing strategies to build and inform target audiences, as well as promote national and state campaigns and events.
  • Media and Press Outreach. The Director will have relationships with the traditional Washington press corps, but also know how to engage regional journalists and bloggers in both the foreign policy and political space. The incumbent will pitch, create, and take advantage of opportunities for both USGLC leaders at the national level, and high-profile leaders from states around the country to serve as spokespeople in print, digital and broadcast outlets.
  • Message & Material Development. The Director will lead the creation of fresh, provocative, timely, and customized content. That content could include, but is not limited to media messages, talking points and materials that are designed to influence both broad audiences and busy policy-makers. This content will highlight success stories, and speak to important reforms that emphasize the effectiveness of the International Affairs Budget. The Director will oversee design and production of both print and online materials that support our digital platforms and live events.
  • Manage Communications Team.Manage a six person staff, web vendors, outside writers, and other communications consultants as needed. Provide mentoring, coaching, and guidance to staff. Actively participate as a member of the USGLC senior staff and contribute to organizational goals.

Compensation

Competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The USGLC also provides a package of benefits, including health and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid annual and sick leave and federal holidays.

About USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is a bipartisan, broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@usglc.org. Please reference “Communications Director” in the subject line. Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

 

Deputy Director of Development

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is seeking an experienced Deputy Director of Development to play a leadership role within the Development team of a highly regarded and influential foreign policy organization in Washington, D.C. The Deputy Director will play a key role in the organization’s fundraising efforts with a focus on membership cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Ideal candidate will be a proven relationship-builder, is detail-oriented and is comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment. The Deputy Director of Development will report to the Director of Development and will be based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Fundraising & Donor Stewardship
    • Working with the Director of Development, responsible for membership and fundraising outreach including prospect research, supporting organizational leadership outreach, and direct solicitation of new gifts.
    • Show initiative in stewarding high-level donors through events, meeting and other activities.
  • VIP Events
    • Provide leadership in helping to implement the organization’s VIP events, including recruiting participants and stewarding VIPs.
    • Play a key role in fundraising around the organization’s annual gala dinner. Help grow and enhance annual dinner by diversifying funding and stewarding participants.
    • Help secure event sponsorships for statewide events around the country and salon events held in Washington.
  • Strategy
    • Support the Department in developing and implementing overall membership fundraising strategy.

Requirements

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science or a related field. The position requires 5-7 years of fundraising experience, high-net-worth donor cultivation and stewardship, attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple competing priorities. Experience with 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) fundraising, particularly with corporations is desired. Proven track record of closing five figure gifts is essential. Excellent communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills are required. Knowledge of and passion for the organization’s mission is preferred.

Compensation

Competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The USGLC also provides a package of benefits, including health and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid annual and sick leave and federal holidays.

About the Coalition

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@usglc.org. Please reference “Deputy Director of Development” in the email subject. Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

 

Communications Manager

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is seeking an experienced, forward-thinking communications professional to create content for and to manage compelling outreach efforts that amplify the importance of America’s engagement in the world and effectiveness of U.S. international affairs programs. This individual will assist in advancing our organization’s agenda, increasing the USGLC’s message and visibility, and expanding our constituency through active engagement with our community and with media.

The right candidate will have excellent communication skills, a broad media background, and a proven track record in producing convincing written materials in a variety of voices. This position on the Communications team will work across departments to produce content on deadline while ensuring accuracy and maintaining consistency in style. A successful candidate for this position is an accomplished writer with experience working in government, non-profits, journalism, or related fields. Knowledge of international affairs is essential; experience working in this area is a significant plus. The Communications Manager will report to the Deputy Communications Director and reside in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Create original messaging materials. Work with the communications team to develop compelling, timely and customized materials for media and content for an array of sophisticated audiences in Washington and across the United States.
  • Write and edit external communications. Draft and edit media releases, media advisories, op-eds, email and blogs for theme-based and event-driven campaigns.
  • Create content for digital outreach. Draft blog posts and content for email campaigns that are targeted for varied constituencies.
  • Support senior management. Help prepare talking points in close coordination with the Communications team.
  • Draft collateral materials. Draft and edit issue briefs, one-pagers, fact sheets, and publications.
  • Prepare pitches for local and national media. Create attention-grabbing media pitches in a clear and compelling manner. Assist in the development and implementation of news-focused communication campaigns and media outreach.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of five to seven years’ experience in media or communications with a broad portfolio of work.
  • Experience in writing, editing, and managing the distribution of content for a variety of audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability in creating quality materials in multiple formats under time pressure, and handle multiple projects and deadlines concurrently.
  • Highly versatile and able to pivot from writing news releases to nuanced op-eds on complicated public policy topics.
  • Strong collaboration skills; experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. A flexible team player who shares responsibility and credit alike.
  • Experience in digital communications.

Compensation

Competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The USGLC also provides a package of benefits, including health and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid annual and sick leave, and federal holidays.

About USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is a bipartisan, broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

To Apply

Please email cover letter, resume and three writing samples to jobs@usglc.org. Please reference “Communications Manager” in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

 

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