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Latino Program Director

Communications Director

Georgia Statewide Coordinator
FPL is seeking a Georgia Statewide Coordinator in order to expand our efforts amplifying the voices of Georgia faith leaders in public debates.

In 2014 FPL played a critical role in helping to block Georgia’s discriminatory “religious freedom” bill. FPL also designed and worked with clergy to host a televised Gubernatorial Faith Forum, which highlighted mass incarceration, Medicaid expansion, education, sex trafficking, gun violence and immigration reform. FPL ‘s Faithful Voter program non-partisan voter turn out program engaging 100 African American congregations was rated one of the top turn out programs of the year.

In 2015 FPL will support faith efforts on a host of issues, including: preventing discrimination, defending voting rights and civil rights, reducing gun violence, and protecting the social safety net for the state’s most vulnerable. One of FPL’s top priorities is supporting the work of the Outcry Coalition of 300 clergy working to reduce gun violence.

The Georgia Statewide Coordinator will be responsible for:

- Executing issue campaigns that help get the voices of faith leaders into the media in a way that impacts public debates and moves policy.
- Building relationships with diverse faith leaders to deepen the faith community’s impact in key policy fights.
- Planning and executing press actions, trainings and educational events.
- Communicating and collaborating with FPL’s headquarters team.
- Coordinating coalition meetings so as to move quickly on emerging opportunities.

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is comfortable wearing several different hats:

- Organizing: Ability to relate to a broad array of faith leaders and convince them to speak up in the press. Someone who can make friends fast, fearlessly call strangers, be persuasive and above all listen.
- Press: Ability to spot a press opportunity and jump on it. Someone who follows the news closely and thinks about what makes a great news story.
- Political: Ability to think strategically about what messenger could influence the key decision maker, or what would be a ‘game changer’ on an issue fight. Someone who can think on their feet, and help guide conversations to the most effective ideas.
- Multi-Faith: Ability to communicate effectively across many faith traditions and appreciate different viewpoints.  Passionate about the power of faith leaders to play a key role in public policy debates.

Skills Needed:

-Experience designing successful issue campaign strategies and knowledge of modern communications and how it impacts issues.
- Fearlessness in building relationships and unconventional alliances.
- Ability to parlay successful actions into generating new fundraising and organizing opportunities.
- Collaborative, can-do attitude, and desire to work in a fast paced work environment.

How to Apply:

Please email a resume and cover letter to admin@faithinpubliclife.org with the subject line Georgia Statewide Coordinator.

Latino Program Director

Faith in Public Life is a national strategy center for faith leaders working for social justice and the common good. FPL is seeking a Latino Program Director to build and lead a robust program that engages Latino clergy in both progressive policy advocacy and civic engagement.

Note that this is a contract position through December 2016 with the possibility of extension.

From health care reform in 2009 to the 2014 Executive Action on immigration, FPL has worked behind the scenes to help faith leaders become game changers in key policy debates.  In addition to national communications work around the Fast for Families and Nuns on the Bus, FPL has also focused on advancing initiatives in key states. FPL also pioneered a groundbreaking congregation-based ‘Faithful Voter’ turnout program in Georgia, and now plans to expand this effort to additional states.

FPL’s Latino program has two main components: 1) mobilize and amplify Latino faith voices around progressive immigration policies, and 2) spearhead a ‘Faithful Voter’ GOTV program in Latino churches and other faith-centered groups in the Latino community.

The Latino Program Director will be responsible for:

- Designing and leading FPL’s Latino clergy civic engagement and policy strategies.
- Building and maintaining relationships with key clergy and national partners.
- Identifying advocacy and earned media opportunities for Latino faith leaders, as well as formulating plans and coordinating execution.
- Organizing coalition meetings, conference calls and trainings that advance program goals.
- Liaising with partner organizations, national Latino organizations, labor unions, and key faith organizations.
- Recruiting, training and managing contract staff for short-term projects.

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who is comfortable wearing several different hats:

  • Organizing/Convening: Ability to quickly build trust with a broad array of faith and organizational leaders and mobilize them to act together on a coordinated plan. Someone who can convene and lead high-level conversations with organizational heads and keep them focused on executing plans to reach big picture goals. Someone who can make friends fast, fearlessly call strangers, listen and be persuasive. Ability to communicate effectively across different faith traditions. Someone who can appreciate and relate to viewpoints other his/her own.
  • Political/Press: Ability to spot an advocacy or press opportunity and jump on it. Ability to think strategically about which messenger will influence a key decision maker. Someone who follows the news closely and thinks about what makes a great news story.

Skills Needed:

- 5 years experience working in issue advocacy, organizing and/or campaigns on the national or state level.
- Experience designing successful issue campaign strategies and knowledge of how to leverage cutting-edge communications to impact issues.
- Fearlessness in building relationships and unconventional alliances.
- Ability to parlay successful actions into generating new relationships and opportunities.
- Collaborative, can-do attitude, and professionalism under pressure.
- Fluency in English and Spanish.
- Experience working with faith community not required, but willingness to work with faith networks valued.
- Passion for the faith community’s contribution to social justice and the common good.

To apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to admin@faithinpubliclife.org with Latino Program Director in the subject line.

 

Communications Director

Faith in Public Life is a national strategy center for faith leaders working for social justice and the common good. FPL helps clergy become game changers in key policy debates by elevating their voices in the media and by shaping the media narrative to reflect broad, mainstream support for social justice polices.

FPL is seeking a Communications Director to deepen the impact of our robust communications program as we expand our reach into key states and prepare to take our national media work to the next level.

The Communications Director will design and lead FPL’s media strategy for national and state issue campaigns, and help FPL market our successes to key stakeholders.

The Communications Director will be responsible for:

-Crafting and overseeing the development and execution of media strategy plans and goals for FPL’s state and national issue campaigns.
- Proactively driving FPL’s mainstream and religious press outreach strategies.
- Overseeing and managing communications staff in setting up press conferences, booking spokespeople, drafting background memos, organizing editorial board visits, tailored pitching, maintaining reporter relationships, and building and maintaining press lists.
- Overseeing the enhancement of FPL’s media monitoring, social media and pro-active planning, rapid-response systems.
- Identifying rapid-response and developing story opportunities, and spearheading creative campaign idea generation.
- Cultivating high-level media relationships and serving as FPL’s primary on-the-record spokesperson.
- Overseeing development of all FPL branded materials from web presence to marketing materials.
- Staying on the cutting edge of new developments in social, print and broadcast media, and setting new directions as needed.

Skills and Qualifications:

- Demonstrated big-picture strategy development and idea generation in communications and advocacy work.
- 5 to 10 years experience providing communications leadership on issue campaigns and crafting media plans.
- Strong management experience building a team and working collaboratively across departments to maximize impact.
- Solid writing skills: ability to draft clear media plans, press releases, op-eds,  talking points, sign-on letters, etc.
- On-the-record experience.
- Fluency in social media, web and email communications.
- Collaborative, can-do attitude and professionalism under pressure.
- Experience working with faith communities a plus, but not required.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to admin@faithinpubliclife.org with Communications Director in the subject line.