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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:

 

Director of Communications

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced and forward thinking Director of Communications to lead 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 America’s civilian tools of development and diplomacy. The Director of Communications, a member of the senior management team, will lead a talented group to advance USGLC’s agenda, increase visibility in our nation’s Capital and around the country, and deepen the support for our issues through a variety of dynamic and sophisticated communications platforms. The position will report to the Executive Director and reside in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Communications Strategy. Serve as lead in designing USGLC’s communications strategy to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives. The strategy should include creative and thought-provoking traditional and digital media to engage and grow our target audiences and advance our message in the press, political and public policy communities. Target audiences range from national public outreach, to highly specialized policy-making constituencies based in Washington. USGLC messaging must necessarily be compelling to actors across the entire political spectrum.
  • Digital Campaign Management. Oversee and develop consistent and innovative multi-media content and campaigns for all digital platforms including the USGLC’s website, blog, Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets. Maximize social networking tools and develop effective e-marketing plans to build and inform target audiences, as well as promote national and state campaigns and events.
  • Media and Press Outreach. Actively develop relationships and engage with national and regional journalists and bloggers in both the foreign policy and political space. Generate earned media about USGLC’s agenda, issues, campaigns and events. Serve as USGLC spokesperson and primary liaison with press. Pitch, create, and take advantage of opportunities for USGLC national and high-profile state leaders and VIPs to serve as spokespeople in print, digital and broadcast press.
  • Message & Material Development. Develop fresh, compelling, timely and customized content, media messages, talking points and materials for an array of audiences highlighting success stories and marketing material. Manage design and production of both print and online materials, ranging from digital content to live event platforms. Communications products must be both innovative and substantive, with the goal of breaking through a crowded communications environment to garner attention and persuade both broad audiences and busy policy-makers.
  • Manage Communications Team.Manage a 6 member communications team, web vendors, outside writers, and other communications consultants as needed. Provide mentoring, coaching and guidance to staff. Actively participate as a member of the Senior Staff and contribute to organizational goals.

Requirements

USGLC is seeking a strong and creative Director of Communications, with 7-10 years of communications, and/or public advocacy experience, as well as a proven interest in international and political affairs, and a clear track record of engaging and expanding a network of supporters through a combination of press and digital tools. Strong public speaking, project management, writing and interpersonal skills are required. Advocacy organization, digital skills and/or Capitol Hill/federal government experience is a plus. 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 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.

To Apply

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

 

Digital Communications Manager

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced, forward-thinking digital communications professional to develop and manage its web and digital platforms to amplify the importance of America’s engagement in the world and the effectiveness of U.S. international affairs programs. This individual will assist in advancing our organization’s agenda, increasing the USGLC’s message and visibility, and expanding our constituency through active engagement with our community.

The right candidate will have an excellent proven track record in digital and social media and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) background to engage the public in a variety of voices. This position will be a senior member of our communications team and will work across departments to create and produce content on deadline while ensuring accuracy and maintaining consistency in style. A successful candidate for this position is an accomplished digital media specialist. Experience with international affairs issues is a significant plus. The Communications Manager will report to the Deputy Director of Communications and reside in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Website Management. Recommend, create and implement website strategies to amplify USGLC’s voice utilizing expert website skills.
  • Deliver the best digital media user experience. Fluent in development and optimization of social media, SEO and digital communication techniques to deliver the best user experiences in the most technically efficient manner. Create social media content.
  • Web analytics. Ability to interpret and analyze data and provide insight to maximize outreach.
  • Create design templates for digital outreach. Design digital communication templates for email campaigns for targeted constituencies.
  • Staff and vendor management. Work closely with the digital communications associate, external web developers and designers to manage and share day-to-day and long-term projects of USGLC’s digital communications.
  • Contribute to the success of the communications team. Promote an environment of inclusiveness and share best practices with other stakeholders to create a best-in-class communications team.

Requirements

  • Minimum of five years’ proven experience in content development, design and management of websites, social media and other digital media communication platforms.
  • Ability to think strategically, yet very comfortable with hands-on work.
  • Background in HTML, XHTML, CSS Design, cross browser and cross platform functionality, Javascript, Access, MySQL, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and fluent in content management.
  • Strong collaboration skills; experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. A flexible team player who shares responsibility and credit alike.
  • Excellent writing skills.

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 jobs@usglc.org. Please reference “Digital Communications Manager” in the subject line. Shortlist candidates will be contacted. No calls, please.

 

National Events Associate

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking a National Events Associate to support the Program team in the planning and execution of the USGLC’s national membership and outreach events, as well as the signature events including the annual Tribute Dinner and State Leaders Summit. The position reports to the Deputy Program Director and resides in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Event Logistics and Planning Support – Support the planning and execution of D.C. salon style, hill and membership events with responsibility for program inception, including creating initial event plans based on senior staff feedback; speaker invitations and follow- up; assisting in stewarding participant recruitment; coordinating interdepartmental briefing materials and providing logistics and on-site support. Additionally, responsible for the interdepartmental coordination of briefing materials and support for the USGLC’s signature annual State Leaders Summit and Tribute Dinner events.
  • Event Execution – Assist other members of the Program Team, as necessary, in planning and implementing meetings and events, including venue logistics, travel logistics, catering and facility logistics, material production, correspondence, recruitment tracking, including for internal meeting arrangements, state events and signature annual events.
  • Speaker Recruitment – Responsible for liaising with Speakers Bureau and speakers, in addition to coordinating USGLC departments in scheduling Capitol Hill and D.C. salon style events, including coordinating the drafting of invitations and briefing materials.
  • Create design templates for digital outreach. Design digital communication templates for email campaigns for targeted constituencies.
  • Other – Duties as assigned based on the needs of the program team.

Requirements

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. 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. Working knowledge in SalesForce and Convio is a plus. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Salary to commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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 Coalition

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 a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

To Apply

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

 

Government Relations Associate

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking a Government Relations Associate to assist with 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 USGLC’s Government Relations Associate reports to the Director of Government Relations.

Responsibilities

  • Legislation Tracking and Research
    • Track House and Senate Budget and Appropriations action regarding the International Affairs Budget.
    • Research and track relevant legislation and policy initiatives for non-budget areas that impact development and diplomacy programs, e.g. food security, aid transparency bills.
  • Advocacy – Work with Government Relations colleagues to maintain and expand Congressional support for funding for the International Affairs Budget and for relevant global development legislation. Activities include:
    • Develop relationships with House and Senate offices.
    • Assist in the planning and implementation of Capitol Hill lobby days and events.
    • Monitor congressional hearings, legislation, and briefings; particularly around relevant
      non-budget focused issues (e.g. food Security, aid transparency).
    • Prepare briefing materials both for internal and external audiences, including assisting in
      drafting of Budget Updates.
  • Outreach
    • Manage Budget Center on USGLC’s website.
    • Lead in sending Government Relations communications through Convio, including Hill E-
      Letters, Budget Updates, and Rapid Response Mobilization notes.
    • Maintain Government Relations lists in Salesforce.
  • Materials and Memos
    • In-District Meetings & Field Events: Assist Government Relations colleagues in drafting materials and memos for in-district congressional meetings and in-state events.
    • Prepare materials for Capitol Hill lobby days and Hill Briefings.
  • Other
    • Contribute to and author blog posts.
    • Other duties as assigned based on the needs of the department.

Requirements

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public policy, government relations, foreign policy, international relations or a similar subject. The position requires at least 2 years of public policy and/or government relations experience related to U.S. foreign policy and international development. Strong analytical, writing, proofing/editing and communication skills are required. Experience with Salesforce and Convio preferred. 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 Coalition

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 a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

To Apply

Please email cover letter, resume and three writing samples to jobs@usglc.org. Please reference “Government Relations Associate” in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls, please.

 

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