The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support the "smart power" approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.
The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking an experienced and innovative communications professional to serve as Deputy Communications Director. As our world becomes increasingly complex and interconnected, the USGLC educates and inspires both the American public and Washington policymakers on the need to strengthen all of the tools in America's foreign policy toolkit, especially the civilian tools of development and diplomacy.
The Deputy will help lead a creative and talented communications team to deepen the support for our issues using a variety of dynamic platforms. The position reports to the Communications Director and is based in Washington, D.C.
Communications Strategy. Help lead an aggressive traditional and digital communications strategy alongside our stakeholders that breaks through the noise. The strategy involves reaching out to diverse communities, including the press, political, and public policy sectors, along with USGLC's diverse and growing business, NGO, veteran, and faith voices.
Media and Press Outreach. Develop and implement media outreach efforts in select states, with a particular emphasis on USGLC's robust events schedule. Coordinate rapid response communications plans. Build relationships with reporters and bloggers, and create media opportunities for our state network leaders.
Message & Material Development. Help lead the writing and editing of fresh, provocative, and timely internal and external content for USGLC stakeholders. That content includes media messages, op-eds, talking points and materials that are designed to influence both broad audiences and busy policy-makers. The Deputy will help oversee design and production of both print and online materials that support our digital platforms and live events.
Digital Campaign Management. Help develop and oversee a team that mobilizes consistent and creative campaigns, as well as multimedia content for all our digital platforms including USGLC's web sites, Impact 2016 initiative, blog, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and email.
Communications Team. Help oversee a six-person communications team, web vendors, outside writers, and other communications consultants as needed. Provide mentoring, coaching, and guidance to staff.
The position requires at least 5-7 years of media and communications experience in a media organization, Congressional office, non-profit, campaign, trade association, or similar environment. Excellent writing and organization skills and strong understanding of media and on-line technologies for advocacy communications are essential. Knowledge of international development, foreign affairs, and Capitol Hill are preferred.
How to apply
Candidates for the position should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference "Deputy Communications Director" in the subject line. Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.