Deputy Communications Director
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced communications professional to serve as the Deputy Communications Director. This position will be responsible for the USGLC’s state media outreach, including op-eds and press releases, stakeholder communications, and digital strategy and implementation. The position will report to the Communications Director and reside in the Washington, D.C. office.
- Media Outreach in States. Develop and implement media outreach efforts in select states, build relationships with reporters and bloggers, and create media opportunities for state network leaders.
- Writing. Draft op-eds, press releases, fact sheets, talking points and other communications materials, including a bi-weekly newsletter and regular blog postings.
- Communications for USGLC Stakeholders. Write and develop effective electronic communications for USGLC stakeholders, including coalition members, Hill and Administration officials, and other VIP audiences.
- Social Media and Digital Strategy. Oversee digital and social media strategy, including website, social media platforms, and video content.
- Assist Communications Director. Provide support to the Communications Director in national media outreach, news monitoring, press for USGLC events and campaigns, and other assignments as necessary.
- Five to seven years of media and communications experience in a Congressional office, non-profit organization, campaign, trade association, or similar environment.
- Excellent writing and organization skills.
- Strong understanding of media and on-line technologies for advocacy communications.
- Knowledge of international development, foreign affairs, and Capitol Hill preferred.
- Proficiency with digital media strategies, website and blog maintenance a plus. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Candidates for the position should send their resume to email@example.com. Please reference “Deputy Communications Director” in the subject line. Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.
Government Relations Associate
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), a broad-based coalition of over 400 businesses and organizations that advocates for the U.S. International Affairs Budget, is seeking a Government Relations Associate. This position will be responsible for helping the USGLC’s government relations operation, which focuses on Capitol Hill. The position will report to the Director of Government Relations and reside in Washington, D.C.
- Advocate for U.S. International Affairs Funding – Work with the Director and Deputy Director of Government Relations to develop, implement, and track strategies to build Congressional support for funding for the U.S. International Affairs Budget. Activities include planning Capitol Hill events, drafting communications to Capitol Hill and membership, monitoring congressional hearings and legislation, and some advocacy.
- Manage Capitol Hill Events – Coordinate with Government Relations team and USGLC colleagues to plan Capitol Hill lobby days and events, including scheduling meetings, recruiting participants, and preparing briefing materials.
- Serve as Expert Resource on Issue – Track and analyze the U.S. International Affairs Budget throughout the budget and appropriations process and prepare written and oral updates for USGLC membership.
- Assist USGLC Field and Communications Operation – Work with USGLC colleagues to integrate Field and Communications operations with Government Relations programs. Provide strategic support and direction as needed.
The position requires at least 2 years experience in federal government relations or advocacy with Congress and familiarity with international relations issues. Expertise with Microsoft Excel, Salesforce, Convio Common Ground and Luminate, and WordPress required. Knowledge of the budget and appropriations process is also required. Ideal candidate will have experience on Capitol Hill. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, effective time management and attention to detail, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced organization are required. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Please send a resume and cover letter to Beth Neary at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Government Relations Associate” in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please
We offer spring internship opportunities in communications, government relations, national outreach, and policy. Applications for the spring internship will be accepted from September 21, 2013 – October 21, 2013.