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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 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 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 USGLC. Serve as one of 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 USGLC’s 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.

Communications Associate

The Communications Associate will join a growing, fun, and creative communications team that works relentlessly to tell the story of how American development and diplomacy builds a better, safer world. The ideal candidate will be politically savvy – and have proven experience in both the traditional press and digital arenas.

Our team is driven to win – whether than means landing an op-ed at just the right political moment, getting the right reporters in the room at a state event, or building a digital campaign that gets our message and members’ success stories in front of top policymakers and influencers.

The Communications Associate will report to the Deputy Communications Director and reside in Washington, D.C.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years experience in communications, public relations, digital, or related work.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual 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 media databases; knowledge of Meltwater and Cision is a plus.
  • Strong collaboration skills; experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • A flexible team player who shares responsibility and credit.
  • Campaign or political experience is desirable.

Responsibilities

  • Press Outreach. Assist with traditional and online media through news releases and media advisories to promote the USGLC message and events.
  • Digital Support.Work with the digital team to produce compelling blog and email content.
  • Social Media. Help develop innovative social media content to communicate USGLC messages with a particular emphasis on increasing engagement and audience size.
  • Writing. Help draft well-crafted op-eds and written materials for USGLC state leaders and member organizations.
  • Media Monitoring and List Management. Help create, update, and maintain state and national media lists. Monitor media for stories related to the USGLC and key issue areas.
  • Daily News Product. Help identify, compile, and distribute relevant news articles for a daily news clips distribution.
  • Organization-Wide Support. Conduct detailed research, collect data, and develop background information to support initiatives across the USGLC.

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 two writing samples to jobs@usglc.org. Please reference “Communications Associate” in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

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