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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.

Field Manager – Texas

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

Responsibilities

  • Expand grasstop network in Texas by identifying and recruiting influential business, civic, military, academic, and faith-based leaders to support USGLC’s efforts.
  • Engage and educate USGLC’s state network 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.
  • Two to three 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.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Derek Gianino at jobs@usglc.org. Please reference “Texas Field Manager” in the email subject. 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.

Field Events Associate

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking a Field Events Associate to work alongside our Field Events Manager to assist in planning and implementing the USGLC’s state-based events. This position will be responsible for assisting in the planning and execution of the USGLC’s small and large scale events in nearly 30 states across the country and in D.C. The position will be part of the Public Affairs Department, report to the Field Events Manager and reside in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Program Planning – Support the planning of nearly 100 small and large scale state-based events, assisting with venue selections, event logistics, and speaker invitations and recruitment. In addition, handling travel arrangements, and supporting the team with material development and production.
  • Vendor Outreach – Communicate directly with vendors including caterers, facility managers, and AV technicians, photographers/videographers to make arrangements for events.
  • Program Implementation - Assist Program team in executing the program on-site, including advance support, event support, and follow-up.
  • Other - Duties as assigned based on the needs of the program team.

Requirements

The position requires at least 2 years of advance experience and/or event planning; campaign advance/ scheduling experience a plus.Strong project management, organizational, and communication skills are required. Interest in foreign policy is desirable. Limited travel is expected. Ideal candidate will have high attention to detail and expertise working with Microsoft Office. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. Competitive salary offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To Apply

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

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We offer fall, spring, and summer internship opportunities in communications, government relations, national outreach, and policy. Applications for the fall internship will be accepted from May 26, 2014 – July 15, 2014.

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