Heartland Outreach Assistant

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced Heartland Outreach Assistant to work with the Outreach Team – and specifically with our team in the Heartland Region – to expand and deepen the USGLC’s state-based coalitions to support our educational and advocacy efforts. The position will report to the Director, Heartland Initiative.

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

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist and support Regional Field Managers and Directors in the implementation and follow-up of all educational and advocacy efforts in specified states.
  • Expand grasstop network in states by assisting in the identification and recruitment of influential business, civic, military, academic and faith-based leaders to support USGLC’s efforts.
  • Support engagement of USGLC’s state networks and assist in execution of small and large education events and programs, and on-going communications.
  • Schedule and organize in-district meetings with USGLC state leaders, policymakers, and candidates.
  • Manage database and ensure proper recording of activities related to Outreach Department efforts.
  • Coordinate state leaders to contact policymakers during key legislative deliberations.
  • Conduct and succinctly write research and memoranda for internal and external consumption in support of field activities.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, international relations, or another related field. Or an equivalent amount of experience in a similar function in lieu of educational qualifications.
  • Experience in a political campaign and/or issue-advocacy setting.
  • Knowledge of American politics or international relations, as well as a demonstrated ability to organize high-level individuals in advocacy efforts.
  • Demonstrated abilities in planning meetings and large events, as well as organizing and training skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft language that effectively communicates complex issues to a broad audience.
  • Knowledge of digital organizing tools and experience utlizing tools for mobilization efforts
  • Experience with Quorum or similar databases is preferred.
  • Ability to proactively engage prominent leaders in the political, business, faith-based, military, academic, and civic communities.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, fluid, and flexible team environment.
  • Ability and desire to travel domestically, pending health guidelines, as needed.

TO APPLY:

Please email cover letter, resume and two writing samples to [email protected] Please reference “Heartland Outreach Assistant” in the email subject line. Short listed 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.