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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 innovative Director of Communications to drive a forward-thinking communications agenda that underscores the importance of America’s global engagement. As our world becomes increasingly complex – with some voices suggesting that the U.S. withdraw – the USGLC educates and inspires both the American public and Washington policymakers on the need to strengthen all of the tools in America’s foreign policy toolkit, especially the civilian tools of development and diplomacy.

The Director of Communications is a member of the USGLC senior management, and will lead a talented team to deepen the support for our issues using a variety of dynamic and sophisticated communications platforms. The position reports to the Executive Director and is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Requirements:

To lead USGLC’s communications efforts, this public relations leader will have 7-10 years of experience and a proven interest in international and political affairs. The incumbent will possess a strong 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. Experience within an advocacy organization and/or Capitol Hill/federal government are considered a plus. Limited travel is expected.

Specific responsibilities for the Director of Communications include:

  • Communications Strategy. The Communications Director will lead in designing and implementing an aggressive traditional and digital communications strategy that breaks through the noise. The Director will develop a results-driven agenda with messaging that is clear, creative, and inspirational. The strategy will be innovative and thought-provoking, working with a variety of platforms to engage and grow our target audiences. The strategy will involve reaching out to diverse communities, including but not limited to the press, the political, and public policy sectors, along with our diverse and growing business, NGO, veteran, and faith membership. Key constituencies range from our network of state leaders to highly specialized policy-makers inside the Beltway. To maximize impact, USGLC messaging must necessarily be compelling to actors across the entire political spectrum.
  • Digital Campaign Management. The Director will develop and oversee a team that mobilizes consistent and creative campaigns, as well as multimedia content for all our digital platforms including: the USGLC’s web sites, blog, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and email. The position will maximize social networking tools and develop effective email marketing strategies to build and inform target audiences, as well as promote national and state campaigns and events.
  • Media and Press Outreach. The Director will have relationships with the traditional Washington press corps, but also know how to engage regional journalists and bloggers in both the foreign policy and political space. The incumbent will pitch, create, and take advantage of opportunities for both USGLC leaders at the national level, and high-profile leaders from states around the country to serve as spokespeople in print, digital and broadcast outlets.
  • Message & Material Development. The Director will lead the creation of fresh, provocative, timely, and customized content. That content could include, but is not limited to media messages, talking points and materials that are designed to influence both broad audiences and busy policy-makers. This content will highlight success stories, and speak to important reforms that emphasize the effectiveness of the International Affairs Budget. The Director will oversee design and production of both print and online materials that support our digital platforms and live events.
  • Manage Communications Team.Manage a six person staff, web vendors, outside writers, and other communications consultants as needed. Provide mentoring, coaching, and guidance to staff. Actively participate as a member of the USGLC 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.

About USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is a bipartisan, 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 subject line. Short listed 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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