The Deputy Communications Director will join a growing, fun, and creative communications team that works relentlessly to engage leaders around the country to tell the story of how American development and diplomacy builds a better, safer world. The Deputy will be an experienced and innovative communications professional with the skills to advance our organization’s agenda, increase the USGLC’s message and visibility, and expand our constituency through active engagement with our community, our membership, and the media.
The Deputy Communications Director is responsible for helping lead a communications team driven to win for our issues using a variety of dynamic platforms – whether curating the perfect targeted email list, landing an op-ed at just the right political moment, or building a digital campaign that gets our message in front of top policymakers.
The position reports to the Communications Director and is based in Washington, D.C.
At USGLC, we are committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion among staff, volunteers, partners, and programs.
- Communications Strategy. Help lead an aggressive traditional and digital communications strategy alongside our stakeholders that breaks through the noise. The strategy involves reaching out to diverse communities, including the press, political, and public policy sectors, along with USGLC’s diverse and growing business, NGO, veteran, and faith voices.
- Media and Press Outreach. Develop, coordinate, and ensure implementation of media outreach efforts, including in regions, states, and localities with USGLC events and initiatives. Coordinate rapid response communications plans. Help build relationships with reporters at the national, regional, and local levels, and create media opportunities for USGLC initiatives, state network leaders, and events.
- Message & Material Development. Help lead the writing and editing of fresh, provocative, and timely internal and external content for USGLC stakeholders. This content includes media messages, op-eds, talking points, and materials that are designed to influence both broad audiences and busy policymakers. The Deputy will help oversee design and production of materials that support our digital platforms and live events.
- Digital Campaign Management. Help develop and oversee a team that mobilizes creative and engaging campaigns, as well as multimedia content for all our digital platforms including USGLC’s websites, social media, and email. The Deputy will provide leadership on strategy, content, and metrics for digital communications and campaigns.
- Communications Team Management. Help oversee a six-person communications team, web vendors, outside writers, and other communications consultants as needed. Track metrics and outcomes, identify best practices, and optimize success metrics with the team. Provide mentoring, coaching, and guidance to staff.
- At least 7 years of media and communications experience in a media organization, Congressional office, non-profit, campaign, trade association, or similar environment.
- Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, mentor, and coach a dynamic group of communications professionals.
- Excellent written, verbal, and visual communications skills for a variety of audiences.
- Demonstrated ability to successfully utilize media and technologies for advocacy communications in multiple formats.
- Strong organization skills and project management experience, with a proven ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines concurrently.
- Dynamic people leadership and collaboration skills; experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, international relations, political science or a related field preferred.
- Knowledge of international development, foreign affairs, and Capitol Hill are preferred.
Candidates for the position should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to [email protected]. Please reference “Deputy Communications Director” in the subject line. Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.