Economic Security Policy Fellow

In this era of increased global economic competitiveness, maximizing the tools of global economic diplomacy and development to advance U.S. economic and national security will be critical. The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is launching a new U.S. Global Economic Security Hub to fill in information gaps with new research, data, and other related content to policymakers and key and diverse influencers.

USGLC is seeking an Economic Security Fellow to help stand up and advance this effort for an initial period of one year with the possibility of a longer-term engagement. Reporting to the Global Policy Director and working closely across the organization as well as with other external stakeholders, the fellow will spearhead the new U.S. Global Economic Security Hub. This is an exciting position for a U.S. foreign policy professional with deep focus in and expertise around economic diplomacy, for a creative and entrepreneurial self-starter, and for a candidate who enjoys cross-departmental collaboration to help define the case and educate on the why and how economic security is national security. This position 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.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide thought leadership and analysis to shape understanding:
    • Identify and drive policy priorities and content on the nexus between U.S. economic and national security issues, including, but not limited to, economic diplomacy; U.S. engagement in multilateral economic fora; technology and AI; development tools and other related issues);
    • Synthesize compelling or develop new research and datapoints on the impact of economic security and international economic policies to our nation’s security;
    • Continue to tailor research based on emerging events impacting U.S. security.
  • Working across the USGLC teams, build opportunities and engagement to deepen understanding that economic security is national security:
    • Collaborate with USGLC cross-functional teams to identify opportunities to amplify why and how economic security is impacting national security;
    • Identify and engage bipartisan thought leadership among policymakers, think tank community, and other influentials, to shape the dialogues around how global economic policy impacts American economic and national security policy;
    • Convene policy discussions among stakeholders on related issues.
  • Drive compelling messaging for maximum impact:
    • Lead cutting-edge messaging and develop impactful products and content about economic and national security, and their relationship to development and diplomacy, for USGLC’s education and engagement platforms with policymakers in Congress, the Administration, and across the nation.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, REQUIREMENTS & ATTRIBUTES:

  • Established foreign policy professional with expertise in economics, and ten years + experience with a focus on US economic security as an American foreign policy priority.
  • A master’s degree in international relations, economics or a related field of study. Practical experience may be substituted for industry experience in related national security, economics, or foreign policy.
  • Strong verbal communications and public speaking skills.
  • An excellent writer who can cater to multiple audiences. Must be able to breakdown and distill complicated policy issues to communicate with broader audiences.
  • Ability to build coalitions and work across multiple teams in fast-moving environments.

TO APPLY:

Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please reference “Economic Security Fellow” in the subject line. Shortlisted 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 medical insurance at no cost to staff, disability insurance, paid parental leave, a retirement plan, a public transportation benefit, paid annual and sick leave and federal holidays and several other benefits.

About the USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is a bipartisan, 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 smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense to build a better, safer world.