Deputy Director of Veteran Outreach

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking a candidate with a military veteran background or extensive familiarity with the military/veteran community for the position of Deputy Director of Veteran Outreach. The Deputy Director will lead USGLC’s Veterans for Smart Power (VSP) Program, a nationwide network of military veterans who advocate for America’s civilian led tools of international development and robust diplomacy alongside a strong defense. Prior officer-level or senior enlisted service in the U.S. Armed Forces and a minimum of 5 years of experience in community outreach, political campaigns, or issue advocacy is strongly preferred. The position will report to the Director of Military Outreach and may be based in Washington, D.C. or allow for hybrid work from a U.S. state with frequent travel to Washington, D.C.

At USGLC, we are committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion among staff, volunteers, partners, and programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and execute strategies for recruiting, educating, and engaging veterans throughout the country. Working alongside the Veteran Outreach Manager, the Veteran Outreach Team is responsible for building a nationwide network of veterans to advance the USGLC public policy agenda by organizing an active network of veterans in 33 priority states. The Manager will work with regional outreach teams to identify, recruit, and educate these veterans through events, personal outreach, and by working with our Communications team to keep veterans informed on the issues throughout the year.

 

  • Build and engage Veteran State Leaders (VSL) throughout the VSP network. The Deputy Director will work to grow the USGLC’s national Veteran State Leaders, a group of veteran activists from each of our priority states that work with the USGLC to implement our Outreach activities. In addition, VSLs also include a concentration of veterans living in the greater Washington, D.C. area that are able and willing to participate in USGLC Washington, D.C. based activities.

 

  • Expanding the grassroots online community. The Deputy Director will create and identify opportunities to expand our virtual online network of veterans across the country, utilizing multiple communications platforms.
  • Mobilizing the veteran community. The Deputy Director will work to mobilize the veteran community to educate policymakers and the public about the importance of development and diplomacy to American national security. This could include participating in Capitol Hill, in-district meetings, and other speaking at events. Organize in-district meetings with elected officials for engagement of USGLC state leaders and policymakers.
  • Manage effective communications. This position will require writing and public speaking. The Deputy Director will work with the USGLC Communications team to implement a communications strategy to educate and engage the veteran community. This will include developing messages and populating content on the Veterans for Smart Power website, social media platforms, conference calls, electronic updates to veterans, and education events. The Deputy Director will regularly speak in front of diverse audiences on behalf of the Veterans for Smart Power program and other USGLC initiatives.

Position Requirements:

  • Prior service as a former officer or senior enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces or equivalent government civilian experience in a national security field.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize high-level individuals in advocacy efforts.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and public speaking skills with the ability to create and deliver polished presentations before high-profile audiences.
  • Ability to proactively engage prominent leaders in the political, business, faith-based, military, academic, and civic communities.
  • Three to five years of experience in community outreach, a political campaign, an issue advocacy setting, or digital/online advocacy/marketing.
  • Demonstrated abilities in planning meetings and large events.
  • Demonstrate writing, organizing, and training skills.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, fluid, and flexible team environment.
  • Ability and desire to travel domestically on a frequent basis.

To Apply:

Candidates should send their resume, cover letter and salary history to [email protected] and reference “Deputy Director Veteran Outreach” in the subject line. Competitive candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

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 USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a civilian-led approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.