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Director of External Affairs and Operations | Veterans Outreach Manager | Field Associate
Office and Database Assistant | Senior Communications Manager | Communications Associate

Director of External Affairs and Operations

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced Director of External Affairs and Operations to oversee its fundraising and finance efforts. The Director will lead a team to advance our organizational agenda, nationwide events, fundraising strategies and financial wellbeing. The Director of External Affairs and Operations will be a member of USGLC’s senior management, will report to the Executive Director and reside in Washington, D.C.

Requirements

USGLC is seeking a strong leader with good management and organizational skills who can drive an active portfolio that supports our financial and resource management. The position requires at least 8-10 years of operations experience, including fundraising experience and a proven interest in international affairs. Strong public speaking, project management, organizational, writing and interpersonal skills are also required. Advocacy organization and/or Capitol Hill/federal experience is a plus. Limited travel is expected.

Responsibilities

  • Fundraising. Work with Director of Development to lead efforts to raise education and advocacy resources, including setting fundraising goals and planning, donor cultivation and membership outreach and stewardship, with a focus on engaging the business and corporate foundation community.
  • Finance Oversight. Work with the Director of Finance and Administration to oversee spending, monthly finances, and yearly budget planning.
  • Manage Staff. Oversee Development Team (2-3) and Finance Team (2) to ensure quality control and effective delivery on all projects.
  • Senior Leadership. Serve as a key senior leadership/management team member and an active participant on the senior management team, participates in the strategy, planning, thought leadership of USGLC and contributes to organizational planning, management, and outreach activities.

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.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Beth Boyd at jobs@usglc.org. Please reference “Director of External Relations and Operations” in the subject line. Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

Veterans Outreach Manager

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced Veterans Outreach Manager to assist with the expansion of the veteran community outreach. The Veterans Outreach Manager will work directly with the Veterans Outreach Director and the National Outreach Team to recruit, engage, and mobilize members of USGLC’s Veterans for Smart Power (VSP) initiative in our efforts to support U.S. global engagement through civilian-led development and diplomacy programs.

Veterans for Smart Power is a nationwide network of veterans of all ages, ranks, and branches who believe in the importance of America’s non-military tools. VSP gives veterans a voice in foreign policy by equipping them with the tools they need to educate and inspire the American public and policymakers on the importance of a “smart power” approach to national security.

Responsibilities

  • Educating and Engaging Veterans. The Manager will work directly with the Veterans Outreach Director in building a nationwide network of veterans to advance USGLC’s public policy agenda by organizing an active team of 50-100 veterans in each of USGLC’s 20-30 priority states and Washington, DC.
  • Veteran’s Leadership Council. The Manager will be responsible for assisting with the management of USGLC’s national Veteran’s Leadership Council, a group of two-to-three military veteran leaders from each of our priority states that work with the USGLC to implement our field activities. In addition, the Council includes approximately 15-20 veterans living in the D.C. area that are able and willing to participate in USGLC Washington-based activities.
  • Expanding the Grassroots Online Community. The Veteran Outreach Manager will work to implement the strategy built by the Veterans Outreach Director to identify opportunities to expand USGLC’s online network of 30,000 veterans across the country, including creating a dynamic communications platform. Additionally, the Manager will be responsible for identifying content and thematic opportunities to engage and expand our online community presence.
  • Mobilizing Veteran Community. The Manager will be responsible for working with the Veterans Outreach Director to assist in mobilizing the veteran community to educate policymakers and the public about the importance of smart power. This includes logistics and planning of events, participating in in-district meetings, and potentially speaking at events, if necessary.
  • Implement Effective Communications. The Manager will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of a communications strategy to educate and engage the USGLC veteran’s community. This will include populating the Veterans for Smart Power website, communication with veterans and education events, and a knack for social media engagement. Additionally, the Manger will assist the Veterans Outreach Director with a robust, content-filled, and action-driven schedule of e-communications to our nationwide Veterans for Smart Power network.

Requirements

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, international relations or another related field.
  • Familiarity and demonstrated experience in an outreach role with the military/veteran community and/or military background.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a political campaign, issue-advocacy setting, or veteran advocacy organization.
  • Knowledge of international relations as well as a demonstrated ability to organize high-level individuals in advocacy efforts.
  • Ability to proactively engage prominent leaders in the political, business, faith-based, military, academic, and civic communities.
  • Outstanding public speaking, oral and written communication and networking skills.
  • Ability to conduct and succinctly write research and memoranda for internal and external audiences.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, fluid and flexible team environment.
  • Frequent travel is required.

To Apply

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

Field Associate

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced Field Associate to expand our network of influential business, national security, humanitarian and foreign policy leaders that support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world. The Field Associate will work with Regional Field Managers and Directors to expand the USGLC’s state-based coalitions to support our educational and advocacy efforts. The position will report to the Deputy National Outreach Director and reside in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Assist and support Regional Field Managers and Directors in the implementation and follow-up of all educational and advocacy efforts in specified states.
  • Expand grasstop network in states by assisting in identification and recruitment of influential business, civic, military, academic and faith-based leaders to support USGLC’s efforts.
  • Support engagement of USGLC’s state networks and assist in execution of small and large education events and programs; and on-going communications.
  • Schedule and organize in-district meetings with USGLC state leaders and policymakers.
  • Coordinate state leaders to contact policymakers during key legislative deliberations.
  • Conduct and succinctly write research and memoranda for internal and external consumption in support of field activities.

Requirements

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, international relations or another related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • One plus years of experience in a political campaign and/or issue-advocacy setting.
  • Presidential, Senatorial, and/or Congressional campaign experience is highly desirable.
  • Strong knowledge of international relations as well as a demonstrated ability to organize high-level individuals in advocacy efforts.
  • Demonstrated abilities in planning meetings and large events, writing, organizing and training skills.
  • Ability to proactively engage prominent leaders in the political, business, faith-based, military, academic, and civic communities.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, fluid and flexible team environment.
  • Ability and desire to travel domestically on a frequent basis.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Derek Gianino at jobs@usglc.org. Please reference “Field Associate” in the email subject. Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

Office and Database Assistant

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an Office and Database Assistant to support the finance and administration team in the handling of daily office needs, and the day-to-day contact management in USGLC’s Customer Relations Management (CRM) database systems. This position will work closely with all departments of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • General Office Administration. Responsibilities include greeting guests, answering the primary phone line of the organization, receiving and distributing incoming mail and packages, managing conference room reservations, conference call line reservations and monitoring organization’s print and online subscriptions. Additionally, responsible for managing office and pantry supply needs, acting as the primary contact for building-safety, trainings and maintenance requests.
  • Database. Responsible for the day-to-day contact management for SalesForce and Convio databases. Responsibilities include the inputting of data, managing duplicate contacts, generating reports for staff as needed, maintaining database protocols and SOPs.
  • Technology. Liaise with the outside technology vendors regarding routine maintenance of equipment, software issues and setting up new staff.
  • Deposit Preparation. Log all incoming checks with copies and other back-up to finance and fundraising teams. With the supervision of finance team, make bank deposits. In addition, draft membership dues acknowledgements on behalf of the membership team.
  • Other. Duties as assigned based on the needs of the finance and administration team.

Requirements

Ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of administrative experience with the ability to multi-task. Strong organizational, and communication skills are required with high attention to detail and expertise working with Microsoft Office. Working knowledge in SalesForce and Convio is a plus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply

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

Senior 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 is a new position on the Public Affairs team that 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 Senior Communications Manager will report to the Public Affairs Director and reside in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Create original messaging materials. Work with senior staff and 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 Public Affairs Director, deputy directors, and directors across the USGLC.
  • 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.

To Apply

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

Communications Associate

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is seeking a creative, forward-thinking team member with a strong desire to contribute to all aspects of public affairs. This individual will be charged with conducting research, developing content for a variety of platforms, supporting media outreach efforts, and creating online and print materials. The Communications Assistant will be a member of the Public Affairs team and reside in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing digital communications. Work with the Digital Communications Manager to code and design email communications and other digital products.
  • Provide social media support. Develop innovative social media content to communicate USGLC messages with a particular emphasis on repeated engagement with target audiences.
  • Perform media monitoring and build lists. Help create, update, and maintain media lists. Develop market-specific lists for promoting USGLC field events. Monitor media for stories related to the USGLC and USGLC issue areas.
  • Provide press outreach and support. Assist outreach to traditional and online media through news releases, media advisories, and social media to promote USGLC activities.
  • Help compile daily news scan. Support the Public Affairs staff in identifying and compiling relevant news articles for the organization’s daily news clips.
  • Organization-wide support. Conduct detailed research, collect data, and develop background information to support initiatives across the USGLC.

Requirements

  • Two to four years’ experience in communications, public relations, or related work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proficiency with desktop and web publishing software, specifically WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite; basic HTML skills required.
  • Experience managing constituent databases such as Convio and Salesforce is desirable.
  • Experience with tools related to media list building; knowledge of Cision and Meltwater is a plus.
  • Strong collaboration skills; experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • A flexible team player who shares responsibility and credit.

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.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Joy Lammie at jobs@usglc.org. Please reference “Communications Associate” in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

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