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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, finance and programmatic 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 as well as our substantial event-based programs. The position requires at least 8-10 years of operations experience, including fundraising and program 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.
  • Program Oversight. Oversee the planning and execution of national and state-based events and management of the Program team, including setting schedule of events, providing substantive guidance for meetings and events, advising on invited guests and speakers, and overseeing production of related materials.
  • 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), Finance Team (2) and Program Team (4) to ensure quality control and effective delivery on all projects and programs.
  • 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.

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.

Requirements

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

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 Public Affairs” in the subject line. Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

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.

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 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

To Apply

Candidates should send their resume to Beth Boyd jobs@usglc.org and reference “Veteran Outreach Director” in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

Regional Field Director

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced Regional Field Director 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 Regional Field Director 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, DC.

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 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.
  • Oversee Texas Field Manager and state operations.

Requirements

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, international relations or another related field. Master’s degree strongly desired.
  • Four to five 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.

To Apply

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

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.

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