National Outreach Director

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced and innovative Director of National Outreach to lead its educational and advocacy efforts across the country. As a member of the USGLC senior team, the Director of National Outreach will shape the organization’s outreach strategy and coalition building, spearheading the organization’s advocacy and mobilization efforts to strategically engage with key Members of Congress across party lines. The USGLC is looking for a proven and effective leader with significant issue-based and/or political organizing experience, a high level of management and strategic planning skills, the proven ability to connect with diverse constituencies, and strong oral and written communications skills.  This position will be based in Washington, D.C. once the organization returns from the remote work environment and reports to the USGLC’s Executive Director.

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

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement a national field strategy to advance the mission and goals of USGLC to maximize the impact of a national network of grasstops leaders to engage with policymakers across party lines on the importance of America’ role in the world and diplomatic and development programs.
  • Oversee and direct a national field staff of 15, including three senior Regional Directors, based in Washington, D.C. and around the country
  • Drive the growth and development of a diverse grasstops networks in the USGLC’s strategic states, which include bipartisan influential voices, such as business, civic, military, academic, agriculture, and faith-based leaders to support USGLC’s efforts.
  • Working with the Communications team, guide the strategy to effectively message, engage and educate USGLC’s grasstops network of leaders around the country.
  • Organize educational programs and events to build a nationwide network of advocates.
  • Oversee the strategic mobilization of state leaders to communicate with policymakers during key opportunities across the year.
  • Represent and speak for USGLC at events around the country about the importance of America’s role in the world and the need for strong and effective U.S. diplomatic and development programs.

Position Requirements:

  • Ability to proactively engage leaders in the political, business, faith-based, military, academic, and civic communities, across the political spectrum.
  • Seven to ten years of experience in political and issue organizing, including leading a regional campaign, mobilization effort.
  • Outstanding public speaking skills and ability to create and deliver presentations before high-profile audiences.
  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills that provide succinct information.
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced, fluid, and flexible team environment.
  • Ability and desire to travel domestically on a periodic basis (when appropriate, in conjunction with health and safety guidelines).
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, international relations, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of international relations and interest in U.S. foreign policy and ability to connect these issues to domestic education and advocacy efforts.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please reference “National Outreach Director” in the 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.