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Director of Communications | Director of Government Relations

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.

Director of Government Relations

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced Director of Government Relations 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 a strong and effective International Affairs budget. The Government Relations Director, a member of the senior management team, will lead a talented team responsible for USGLC’s outreach to Capitol Hill and relevant agencies within the Executive Branch. The position will report to the Executive Director and reside in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Devise, Manage and Execute USGLC’s Government Relations. Develop and implement forward-thinking strategies for building targeted and bipartisan Congressional support for the U.S. International Affairs budget and effective global development and diplomacy policies. Such strategies will include direct outreach to key members of Congress and staff through direct lobbying, Capitol Hill events, lobby days, in-district meetings and national coalition mobilizations.
  • Serve as Member of the Senior Management Team. Actively participate in the senior management team, helping to shape and drive the overall direction and strategy for the organization, as well as providing strategic support to the Outreach, Communications and Program teams.
  • Represent the USGLC. Serve as the primary representative with Congress, as well as a resource to national and local media. Represent USGLC at public events in Washington D.C. and around the country, traveling as needed to support USGLC’s national efforts. Work with the prestigious national Advisory Committees, as well as the USGLC’s Boards of Directors, to strategically use their voices to build Congressional support.
  • Serve as the Lead on Budget Issues. Serve as the primary internal and external expert on budget, appropriations and related policy issues, including tracking, analyzing and communicating the status of the U.S. International Affairs budget throughout the budget and appropriations process. Identify, monitor and shape responses to emerging policy issues which would affect support for USGLC’s priorities.
  • Message Development and Dissemination. Work in collaboration with both the Communications and Policy teams to develop materials and craft messages that educate and mobilize key stakeholders and build congressional support for the International Affairs budget and smart power policies. Work with USGLC’s business, military and humanitarian grasstops leaders to shape their messaging for use in op-eds, letters to the editor and congressional testimony.
  • Supervise Staff. Supervise, mentor and coach a staff of four. Oversee outside government relations consultants and lobbyists.

Requirements

Given the importance of building and growing Congressional support for the U.S. International Affairs budget and programs, this position requires at least 10 years’ experience in government relations, including a deep knowledge of Capitol Hill and some foreign policy background, particularly in global development issues. An understanding of the Federal budget 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 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 “Director of Government Relations” in the email subject.  Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

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