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Senior Communications Manager
Digital Communications Associate | Southern Field Manager
Director of Communications | Director of Government Relations


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.

Digital Communications Associate


The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is looking for a Digital Communications Associate with experience that goes beyond social media. As part of a lean communications team of six, you’ll support the digital communications manager in conceptualizing, building, and implementing strategies to advance the organization’s positions on U.S. foreign assistance.

As a digital native, you get excited about more than just microcontent. You’ve braved the learning curve of digital formats from hard code to graphic design, which gives you a well-rounded understanding of what’s possible in this space.

What You’ll Do

  • Content Curation: Write headlines, edit content, and optimize for shareability. Repurpose traditional content for web.
  • Event Support: Manage products in the lifecycle of an event, from invitations and signup forms to emails and photo albums.
  • Graphic Design: Make flyers, design sharegraphics, and help guide consultants on bigger projects.
  • Social Media: Maintain a content calendar, promote our work, and engage with our community.
  • Web: We’re overhauling our website. Post content, fix what’s broken, and find patterns in Google Analytics.

What We’re Looking For

  • A creative. Someone who challenges the rules and fights for good ideas.
  • Grit. Someone who turns ambiguity into action plans and builds good products under tight deadlines.
  • Two to four years working on digital. Firm experience a plus.
  • Some combination of HTML, Adobe Master Suite, email design, photo, & video experience, and eagerness to be trained on the rest. Your duties will be somewhat flexible depending on your dominant skillsets.
  • Experience in a CMS, CRM, and/or ESP. We’re powered by WordPress, Convio, and Salesforce.

Compensation

Competitive salary, based on experience and qualifications. We also provide a benefits package, including health insurance, a retirement plan, paid leave, and all federal holidays.

To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume, and some samples of your work to Jonathan Ewing at jobs@usglc.org with Digital Communications Associate in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls, please.

Southern Field Manager

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced Southern Field Manager to expand our network of influential business, national security, humanitarian and foreign policy leaders in the Southeastern United States that supports a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world. The Southern Field Manager will work 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

  • Expand grasstop network in 4 – 7 states by identifying and recruiting influential business, civic, military, academic, and faith-based leaders to support USGLC’s efforts.
  • Engage and educate USGLC’s state networks and develop small and large education events and programs; and on-going communications.
  • Organize in-district meetings with USGLC state leaders and policymakers.
  • Mobilize state leaders to contact policymakers during key legislative deliberations.
  • Speak at local events about the importance of a smart power foreign policy.
  • 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 desired.
  • Three to four 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.
  • Outstanding public speaking skills and ability to create and deliver presentations before high-profile audiences.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, fluid and flexible team environment.
  • Ability and desire to travel domestically on a frequent basis.

About USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition 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 Derek Gianino at jobs@usglc.org. Please reference “Southern Field Manager” in the email subject.  Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

Director of Communications

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced and forward thinking Director of Communications to lead its efforts to amplify the importance of America’s global leadership and the effectiveness of U.S. international affairs programs. The USGLC works to educate and inspire support from the American public and policymakers for America’s civilian tools of development and diplomacy. The Director of Communications, a member of the senior management team, will lead a talented group to advance USGLC’s agenda, increase visibility in our nation’s Capital and around the country, and deepen the support for our issues through a variety of dynamic and sophisticated communications platforms. The position will report to the Executive Director and reside in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Communications Strategy. Serve as lead in designing USGLC’s communications strategy to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. The strategy should include creative and thought-provoking traditional and digital media to engage and grow our target audiences and advance our message in the press, political and public policy communities. Target audiences range from national public outreach, to highly specialized policy-making constituencies based in Washington. USGLC messaging must necessarily be compelling to actors across the entire political spectrum.
  • Digital Campaign Management. Oversee and develop consistent and innovative multi-media content and campaigns for all digital platforms including the USGLC’s website, blog, Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets. Maximize social networking tools and develop effective e-marketing plans to build and inform target audiences, as well as promote national and state campaigns and events.
  • Media and Press Outreach. Actively develop relationships and engage with national and regional journalists and bloggers in both the foreign policy and political space. Generate earned media about USGLC’s agenda, issues, campaigns and events. Serve as USGLC spokesperson and primary liaison with press. Pitch, create, and take advantage of opportunities for USGLC national and high-profile state leaders and VIPs to serve as spokespeople in print, digital and broadcast press.
  • Message & Material Development. Develop fresh, compelling, timely and customized content, media messages, talking points and materials for an array of audiences highlighting success stories and marketing material. Manage design and production of both print and online materials, ranging from digital content to live event platforms. Communications products must be both innovative and substantive, with the goal of breaking through a crowded communications environment to garner attention and persuade both broad audiences and busy policy-makers.
  • Manage Communications Team.Manage a 6 member communications team, web vendors, outside writers, and other communications consultants as needed. Provide mentoring, coaching and guidance to staff. Actively participate as a member of the Senior Staff and contribute to organizational goals.

Requirements

USGLC is seeking a strong and creative Director of Communications, with 7-10 years of communications, and/or public advocacy experience, as well as a proven interest in international and political affairs, and a clear 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. Advocacy organization, digital skills and/or Capitol Hill/federal government experience is a plus. Limited travel is expected.

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 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 email subject.  Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

Director of Government Relations

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced Director of Government Relations to lead its efforts to amplify the importance of America’s global leadership and the effectiveness of U.S. international affairs programs. The USGLC works to educate and inspire support from the American public and policymakers for a strong and effective International Affairs budget. The Government Relations Director, a member of the senior management team, will lead a talented team responsible for USGLC’s outreach to Capitol Hill and relevant agencies within the Executive Branch. The position will report to the Executive Director and reside in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Devise, Manage and Execute USGLC’s Government Relations. Develop and implement forward-thinking strategies for building targeted and bipartisan Congressional support for the U.S. International Affairs budget and effective global development and diplomacy policies. Such strategies will include direct outreach to key members of Congress and staff through direct lobbying, Capitol Hill events, lobby days, in-district meetings and national coalition mobilizations.
  • Serve as Member of the Senior Management Team. Actively participate in the senior management team, helping to shape and drive the overall direction and strategy for the organization, as well as providing strategic support to the Outreach, Communications and Program teams.
  • Represent the USGLC. Serve as the primary representative with Congress, as well as a resource to national and local media. Represent USGLC at public events in Washington D.C. and around the country, traveling as needed to support USGLC’s national efforts. Work with the prestigious national Advisory Committees, as well as the USGLC’s Boards of Directors, to strategically use their voices to build Congressional support.
  • Serve as the Lead on Budget Issues. Serve as the primary internal and external expert on budget, appropriations and related policy issues, including tracking, analyzing and communicating the status of the U.S. International Affairs budget throughout the budget and appropriations process. Identify, monitor and shape responses to emerging policy issues which would affect support for USGLC’s priorities.
  • Message Development and Dissemination. Work in collaboration with both the Communications and Policy teams to develop materials and craft messages that educate and mobilize key stakeholders and build congressional support for the International Affairs budget and smart power policies. Work with USGLC’s business, military and humanitarian grasstops leaders to shape their messaging for use in op-eds, letters to the editor and congressional testimony.
  • Supervise Staff. Supervise, mentor and coach a staff of four. Oversee outside government relations consultants and lobbyists.

Requirements

Given the importance of building and growing Congressional support for the U.S. International Affairs budget and programs, this position requires at least 10 years’ experience in government relations, including a deep knowledge of Capitol Hill and some foreign policy background, particularly in global development issues. An understanding of the Federal budget process, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, is required. Congressional and campaign experience is highly desirable. Limited travel is expected.

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 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 “Director of Government Relations” in the email subject.  Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

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