Campaigns Manager (DC Based)

Overview

Faith in Public Life seeks an experienced Campaigns Manager to play a key role in advancing our work on immigration, voting rights, LGBTQ discrimination, and racial and economic justice. This position will also help lead our civic engagement work in the 2018 election focused on Latino and African-American communities. The Campaigns Manager reports to the Organizing Director, and will be self-motivated, a quick learner, and able to build relationships with faith leaders in key states.

 

About Faith in Public Life

Faith in Public Life (FPL) and Faith in Public Life Action (our sister 501c4 organization) are a national network of nearly 50,000 clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice and the common good. With staff in four states and growing, we work closely with our members to take strategic moral action that shapes policy both locally and nationally. We believe that faith leaders have unique moral power to influence public debates and build more just and equitable communities.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead FPL’s immigration advocacy work, including both long-term planning & rapid response.

  • Spearhead FPL’s innovative Latino civic engagement program (Votante Fiel) focused on mobilizing first-time and sporadic voters.

  • Support FPL’s advocacy work on economic and racial justice, criminal justice, and LGbTQ discrimination.

  • Build relationships with faith leaders and progressive partners in key states.

  • Identify and recruit clergy from underrepresented communities to diversify FPL's faith leader network, including Latino, African-American, LGBTQ, Muslim, Jewish Evangelical Christian, and Mormon leaders.

  • Identify rapid-response opportunities for engaging faith leaders.  

  • Organize coalition meetings, press conferences, trainings, nonviolent direct actions and other events.

  • Recruit, train and manage contract field organizers for short-term campaigns.

  • Represent FPL at coalition meetings, conferences and events with national and local religious and secular progressive organizations.

  • Use online organizing tools strategically.

  • Work closely with FPL state staff in Ohio, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina.

  • Coordinate with colleagues in communications, trainings, and other program areas as needed.

  • Travel to key states as needed (1-2 trips per month on average).

 

 

This is the job for you if . . .

You are someone who is comfortable wearing several different hats:

 

Organizer: Ability to quickly build trust with a broad array of faith and progressive 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. Someone who can appreciate and relate to viewpoints other than your own.

 

GOTV Wizard: Ability to craft and scale up a program focused on getting out the vote in underrepresented communities. Recruiting and managing organizers and volunteers to maximize voter contact. Tracking daily metrics and lots of moving pieces. Managing your time to make every minute count.  

 

Opportunity Seeker: 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 and different audiences. Someone who follows the news closely and thinks about what makes a great news story.


 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • At least 3 years experience working in issue advocacy, organizing and/or electoral campaigns.

  • An organizer mindset. Innate ability to quickly connect with people and spur them to action.

  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communications skills.

  • Fearlessness in building relationships and unconventional alliances.

  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.

  • Collaborative team player, can-do attitude, and professionalism under pressure.

  • Experience working with faith community not required, but willingness to work with faith leaders from many traditions is required.

  • Passion for the faith community’s contribution to social justice and the common good.

  • Commitment to racial equity, social justice and inclusion.

  • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred.

 

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to hire@faithinpubliclife.org with CAMPAIGNS MANAGER in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

 

Faith in Public Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage candidates of all ages, colors, ethnic backgrounds, countries of origin, religions, disability status, genders, sexual orientations, and/or gender identities to apply.

CONTACT US

PO Box #33668

Washington, DC 20033

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