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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:

Deputy Director of Government Relations

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking a Deputy Director of Government Relations to assist 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 Deputy Director of Government Relations will join a talented team responsible for USGLC’s outreach to Capitol Hill and relevant agencies within the Executive Branch. The position will report to the Director of Government Relations and reside in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Help execute the USGLC’s government relations. Work with the Executive Director and Director of Government Relations to develop and implement strategies to build congressional support for strong and effective funding for the International Affairs Budget, relevant authorizing legislation, and America’s global leadership. Such strategies will include direct outreach to Members of Congress and staff through direct lobbying, Capitol Hill events, lobby days, in-district events and meetings, and national coalition mobilizations.
  • Oversee execution of congressional events. Oversee the execution of the USGLC’s congressional events, including planning, implementing, and organizing Capitol Hill events, briefings, and lobby days. Assist in the planning and preparation for salon events involving Members of Congress.
  • Represent the USGLC. Serve as one of the USGLC’s primary representatives with Congress. Represent USGLC at public events in Washington D.C. and around the country, traveling on a limited basis to support USGLC’s national efforts and state events with policymakers.
  • Serve as expert resource and communicator. Track and analyze the International Affairs Budget throughout the federal budget and appropriations process and prepare written and oral updates and analysis for USGLC membership, the Board of Directors and Capitol Hill. Forms of communication include budget updates and analyses, fact sheets, e-letters, and “Rapid Response” and “Action Alerts.”
  • Support the USGLC Outreach Team. Provide strategic support and direction to national outreach colleagues, especially for congressional engagement across the country in approximately 27 states. Travel throughout the country on a limited basis to support large (500-person), medium (100-200 person) and small (50-person) events with Members of Congress, as well as lead small in-district meetings. Oversee the targets and preparation for all in-district meetings from a government relations perspective.

Requirements

Given the importance of building and growing congressional support for the U.S. International Affairs Budget and programs, this position requires 5-7 years of experience in government relations, including a deep knowledge of Capitol Hill and foreign policy background, particularly in global development issues. An understanding of the federal budget and appropriations 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 the USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a civilian-led approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

To Apply

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

Central Regional Outreach Manager

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

Responsibilities

  • Expand grasstops network in 5 states by identifying and recruiting influential business, civic, military, academic, and faith-based leaders to support the USGLC’s efforts.
  • Serve as strategist in directing organization’s educational and advocacy efforts in Central Regional states.
  • Indirect supervisory responsibilities.
  • Engage and educate the USGLC’s state network and develop small and large education events and programs; and on-going communications.
  • Organize in-district meetings with the USGLC state leaders and policymakers.
  • Mobilize state leaders to contact policymakers during key legislative deliberations.
  • Speak at local events about the importance of a civilian-led foreign policy approach.

Requirements

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, international relations or another related field. Master’s degree strongly 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, with experience preferred in heartland states.
  • 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.

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 USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a civilian-led approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

To Apply

Please email cover letter, resume and salary history to Carey Campbell at jobs@usglc.org. Please reference “Central Regional Outreach Manager” in the email subject. Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

Veteran Outreach Manager

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

Veterans for Smart Power (VSP) 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.

The position will reside in Washington, DC and report to the USGLC’s Veteran Outreach Director.

Requirements

The ideal candidate has a military background or extensive familiarity with the military/veteran community. Prior service in the U.S. Armed Forces and 3-5 years of experience in a political or issue advocacy campaign is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate will also have strong, networking, writing and communication skills. Comfort and familiarity with the policy/issue area is a plus. Frequent travel is expected.

Responsibilities

  • Recruiting, educating, and engaging veterans throughout the country. Under the supervision of the Veteran Outreach Director, the Manager will be responsible for building a nationwide network of veterans to advance the USGLC’s public policy agenda by organizing an active network of 50-100 veterans in 20-30 priority states. The Manager will work with regional teams to identify, recruit, and educate these veterans through events and personal outreach and work with our Communications team to keep them up to date on the issues throughout the year.
  • Build and engage Veteran’s Leadership Council. The Manager will work to grow the USGLC’s national Veteran’s Leadership Council, a group of two-three veteran activists from each of our priority states that work with the USGLC to implement our Outreach 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 create and identify opportunities to expand our online network of 30,000 veterans across the country, including creating a dynamic communications platform.
  • Mobilizing veteran community. The Manager will work inter-departmentally to mobilize the veteran community to educate policymakers and the public about the importance of smart power. This could include media opportunities, participating in in-district meetings, and speaking at events. 
  • Manage effective communications. Under the direction of the Veteran Outreach Director, the Manager will work with the Communications team to implement a communications strategy to educate and engage the USGLC veteran community. This will include developing messages and populating the Veterans for Smart Power website, ongoing conference calls/e-letters to elite veterans, and education events.

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 USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a civilian-led approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

To Apply

Candidates should send their resume, cover letter and salary history to Carey Campbell at jobs@usglc.org and reference “Veteran Outreach Manager” in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

Outreach Assistant

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced Outreach Assistant to work with the Outreach Team to expand the USGLC’s state-based coalitions to support our educational and advocacy efforts. The position will report to the 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 but not required.
  • One plus years of experience in a political campaign and/or issue-advocacy setting.
  • Presidential, Senatorial, and/or Congressional campaign experience is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of international relations preferred.
  • Demonstrated abilities in planning meetings and large events, as well as organizing and training skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft language that effectively communicates complex issues to a broad audience.
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar databases is preferred.
  • 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 as needed.

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 USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a civilian-led approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

To Apply

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

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