Serves as the President’s chief foreign affairs advisor and carries out the President’s foreign policies through the State Department and the Foreign Service of the United States.
Serves as principle deputy and advisor to the Secretary of State and oversees all resource allocation and management activities of the department.
Senior advisor to the Secretary and person in charge of managing the staff and priorities of the Secretary of State.
Manages the Policy Planning Staff, which provides independent analysis and advice to the Secretary of State in order to craft long term, strategic policy.
Charged with day-to-day public communications and press relations.
Serves as the day-to-day manager of overall regional and bilateral policy issues, and oversees the regional bureaus as well as the bureaus for International Organizations and International Narcotics and Law Enforcement.
Promotes America’s image in the world and U.S. global engagement, and also leads the Department of State’s engagement with the American public.
Coordinates U.S. foreign policy on a variety of global issues, including democracy, human rights, and labor; environment, oceans, health and science; population, refugees, and migration; women’s issues; trafficking in persons and avian and pandemic influenza.
Serves as the senior economic official at the State Department; advises the Secretary of State on international economic policy; and leads the work of the Department on issues ranging from economic growth, energy, agricultural, oceans, environmental, and science and technology policies.
Serves as Senior Adviser to the President and the Secretary of State for Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament.
Responsible for implementing the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) and will stand as the State Department’s representative on the President’s Management Council.
Coordinates all legislative activity for the Department of State, in addition to advising the Secretary and other senior State Department leadership on legislative strategy.
Oversees State Department programs combatting illicit drugs and organized crime, as well as those that focus on support for law enforcement and rule of law.
Directs economic diplomacy programs, engages partners around the world on international finance, trade, and sanctions, and pursues commercial opportunities for American businesses.
Manages the State Department’s engagement with the United Nations and a variety of other international agencies and organizations.
Directs a wide range of programs that advance U.S. foreign policy objectives through educational, professional, cultural, and sports exchanges.
Charged with implementing American foreign policy in Africa on matters relating to diplomatic missions concerning the African continent.
Promotes U.S. interests in the Americas through democracy, trade, economic development, and international cooperation.
Manages U.S. diplomatic relations with the nations of Europe and Eurasia, as well as organizations like NATO and the EU.
Responsible for managing the State Department’s efforts to anticipate, prevent, and respond to conflicts that undermine regional stability and U.S. national security.
Oversees the State Department’s programming on international religious freedom.
Manages the State Department’s counterterrorism bureau and serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of State on international counterterrorism matters.
Oversees the State Department’s Iran Action Group and coordinates the Department’s strategy on Iran.
African Affairs, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, European and Eurasian Affairs, Near Eastern Affairs, South and Central Asian Affairs, Western Hemisphere Affairs – Charged with implementing American foreign policy in their region and with advising the Under Secretary for Political Affairs on matters relating to diplomatic missions within that area.
Conflict and Stabilization Operations; Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; International Narcotics and Law Enforcement; Population, Refugees, and Migration; International Organizations; Education and Cultural Affairs; Public Affairs; Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance; International Security and Nonproliferation; Political-Military Affairs; Diplomatic Security; Economic and Business Affairs; Energy Resources; Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Intelligence and Research; Legislative Affairs – Charged with the responsibility for formulating policies on, and for administering programs regarding, their specific function.
Reports to the Secretary through the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, advising the Secretary on emerging economic issues.
Vary by Administration – The President and the Secretary of State appoint special representatives, envoys, advisers, and coordinators to monitor and address top-level foreign policy issues.
Serves as a source of independent policy analysis and advice for the Secretary of State.
Leads the implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and Global Health Initiative priorities and policies in the diplomatic arena.
Ambassadorial rank position that leads the integration of women’s issues into all aspects of U.S. foreign policy.
Leads diplomatic efforts to advance the U.S. Government’s global food security initiatives.
Leads the Department’s partnership efforts with the public and private sectors, and civil society.