Policy Director

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Policy Director to lead its Policy Team. The Policy Director will play a critical role in driving debates about America’s role in the world and USGLC’s advocacy efforts to advance our mission by educating and inspiring policymakers and the American public on the importance of strengthening diplomacy and development as key tools of U.S. global leadership and engagement.

The Policy Director will serve as a key member of the USGLC senior management team and work across departments in the following areas:

  • Shape the USGLC’s forward-leaning policy agenda around the imperative of America’s role in the world and the importance of elevating development and diplomacy;
  • Design, lead, and drive USGLC’s thought leadership in order to advance our policy agenda, making the bipartisan case for America’s global leadership.
  • Create policy programs and advocacy tools to shape the debate, including but not limited to public and private events, original material from blogs to fact sheets, and lifting up other experts’ content;
  • Shape policy agenda and deepen relationships with senior U.S. policymakers in Executive Branch agencies including the National Security Council, State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Development Finance Corporation and other development and national security agencies;
  • Lead and grow impact of USGLC’s National Security Advisory Council of retired senior military leaders who advocate for diplomacy and development;
  • Represent the USGLC and contribute to programming of both exclusive and large-scale policy events in Washington, DC and around the country;
  • Drive the USGLC agenda with relevant foreign policy think tanks, international businesses and NGOs;
  • Foster professional development and growth of high performing policy team.

Position Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of master’s degree in a field related to foreign policy and global development.
  • Ability to lead and ensure delivery of projects in dynamic and collaborative cross-functional team environment, with minimum of ten years of program management experience.
  • Commitment to sustaining bipartisan commitment to America’s global leadership.
  • Deep understanding of the work of diverse advocacy coalitions in influencing the policy process.
  • A broad high-level network of influencers and policymakers inside and outside of government and the ability to deepen and grow this network.
  • Excellent research, exceptional writing and communications skills.
  • Executive Branch, Congressional, and professional experience in the developing world a significant plus.
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume and three relevant writing samples to [email protected]. Please reference “Policy Director” in the subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No calls, please.



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.