Veterans Outreach Director
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking a senior 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 Director 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 USGLC’s National Outreach Director.
- Recruiting, Educating, and Engaging Veterans throughout the Country. The Director will be responsible for building a nationwide network of veterans to advance USGLC’s public policy agenda by organizing an active network of 50-100 veterans in each of USGLC’s 20-30 priority states. The Director will work with the 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 Director will be responsible for growing the USGLC’s national Veteran’s Leadership Council, a group of two-to-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 Director will be responsible for creating the strategy and identifying opportunities to expand our online network of 30,000 veterans across the country, including creating a dynamic communications platform.
- Mobilizing Veterans Community. The Director will be responsible for working with the Communications, Public Policy and Outreach teams to mobilize the veteran’s 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. The Director will be responsible for working with the Communications team to develop a communications strategy to educate and engage the USGLC veteran’s 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.
- Staff Oversight. The Director will oversee a veteran outreach associate, who will work closely with the Director on all aspects of veteran engagement.
The ideal candidate has a military background or extensive familiarity with the military/veteran community. Prior service in the U.S. Armed Forces and 5-7 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. Competitive salary offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
About the USGLC
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) 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 the “smart power” approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.
Candidates should send their resume to Beth Boyd firstname.lastname@example.org and reference “Veteran Outreach Director” in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.
Director of Public Affairs
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced and forward thinking Director of Public Affairs to lead its efforts to amplify the importance of America’s engagement in the world and the effectiveness of U.S. international affairs programs. This senior-level position will lead a talented team to advance our organization’s agenda, increase the USGLC’s visibility inside and outside the beltway, and expand our constituency through active media outreach, sophisticated social media strategies, and proactive opinion leader communications. The Director will work closely with and support the efforts of the government relations, policy, program, and field teams. The position will report to the Executive Director and reside in Washington, D.C.
The USGLC is seeking a strong and creative Director of Public Affairs with 8-10 years of communications, public relations, and/or advocacy experience, as well as a proven interest in international affairs and politics, and a clear track record of engaging and expanding a network of supporters through traditional and digital media. Strong public speaking, project management, organizational, writing, and interpersonal skills are also required. Advocacy organization, digital skills and/or Capitol Hill/federal government experience is a plus. Limited travel is expected.
- Communications Strategy. Serve as principal in designing the USGLC’s communications strategy to achieve organization’s goals and objectives. The strategy should include both traditional and digital media to engage, maintain, and grow our targeted grasstops audience and advance our message in the press.
- Digital Campaign Management. Oversee and develop creative multimedia content and campaigns for digital platforms including the USGLC’s website, blog, Twitter, and Facebook. Maximize social network tools and develop e-marketing plans for target audiences, and promote national and state campaigns and events.
- Media and Press Outreach. Engage and develop relationships with national and regional journalists and bloggers in both the foreign policy and political space. Generate press and attention on the USGLC’s agenda, issues, campaigns, and events. Pitch opportunities for USGLC leadership and high-profile national and state advisory council members. Serve as spokesperson and key liaison with press. Develop and execute plan to engage USGLC Advisory Committee members prior to their national press appearances.
- Message & Material Development. Work with senior staff and communications team to develop compelling, timely, and customized content, media messages, talking points, and materials for an array of audiences. Manage design and production of print and online materials, as well as visuals for events, Capitol Hill programs, and field efforts.
- Manage Communications Team. Manage six member communications team, web vendors, outside writers, and other communications vendors. Provide mentoring, coaching and guidance to staff. Actively participate as a member of the senior staff and contribute to organizational goals.
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 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.
Please email cover letter and resume to Beth Boyd at email@example.com. Please reference “Director of Public Affairs” in the subject line. Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.
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.