Organizing and Outreach Director

About:  Faith in Public Life (FPL) is a strategy center that provides media and issue advocacy support to diverse religious leaders advocating for social justice. Since its founding in 2005, FPL has helped faith communities to reclaim their voice as visionary, moral leaders in American society and to change the narrative about the role of faith in politics, successfully countering the Religious Right and advancing social justice.

We believe that in the heart of the faith community are great moral visions that can transform the public imagination, yet “a vision without a strategy is a hallucination.” FPL works to make these moral visions a reality by crafting innovative clergy-led advocacy and communications campaigns.

Overview

Our strategic plan focuses on building networks of clergy in key states - as well as a faith leadership pipeline - that can win local and national policy victories. Faith in Public Life seeks an outgoing, talented, experienced Organizing and Outreach Director to grow and support our diverse network of clergy and faith leaders working on social justice issue campaigns. This position will report to the Vice President.

Responsibilities

The Organizing Director manages FPL’s growing organizing department to:

  • Nurture FPL’s leadership network and build relationships of mutual respect and trust with clergy of many races and religious traditions, including Muslim and Sikh Americans.
  • Spearhead the organizing components of FPL issue campaigns including immigration, refugees, LGBT discrimination and health care, overseeing efforts in DC as well as in priority states.
  •  Draft and execute issue campaign plans.
  • Recruit and support FPL clergy spokespeople for various issue campaigns to participate in press conferences, op-ed opportunities, LTEs, sign-on letters, fly-in actions, trainings, and lobby visits.
  • Lay the groundwork for new FPL state offices with the support of FPL’s Vice President and Development Director.
  • Plan and execute FPL's Faithful Voter civic engagement program and FPL contract organizers during election years.
  • Design training opportunities & programs (often utilizing skills of FPL staff and partners) ranging from topical (e.g. “Faithful Response to White Nationalism”) to skills-based to theological/spiritual.
  • Work closely with Development Director to assist with fundraising from congregations and individual donors in key states.
  • Travel to key states for clergy and partner meetings (approximately 2 trips per month).

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated success developing strong relationships with diverse stakeholders, particularly in communities of color.
  • A record of getting things done even in the face of obstacles. 
  • Bachelor’s degree. 
  • At least 5 years experience in working in advocacy, campaigns, or non-profits.
  • 2+ years managing personnel.
  • Strong project management skills - must work well under pressure and with tight deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Commitment to FPL’s mission, values, and goals.
  • Experience working with faith communities or at the intersection of faith and politics.

This is the job for you if

  • You are a people person who loves getting to know new people and figuring out ways to relate to them and get them engaged in FPL’s campaigns.  
  • You multitask well and can track multiple projects simultaneously.  
  • You are a good listener committed to building authentic relationships.
  • You like to stay busy. When nothing is happening, you make something happen.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and at least three professional references (references are not contacted until you’ve had a successful interview) to:  Jobs@DemocracyPartners.com

 Please send any salary requirements, history or range separately from other materials. And please let us know where you saw this post!

​Faith in Public Life is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages minority candidates to apply.

 

FPL is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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