Faith in Public Life Seeks State Manager for North Carolina

Overview:

Faith in Public Life seeks a talented State Manager for North Carolina  to amplify the voices of North Carolina faith leaders and support faith efforts on a host of issues, including: preventing discrimination against LGBTQ and other communities, defending voting rights, civil rights and immigrant families, as well as supporting criminal justice reform and health care for the most vulnerable. The North Carolina State Manager will report to the Organizing and Outreach Director.

About Faith in Public Life:

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 reclaim their voice as visionary, moral leaders in American society and change the narrative about the role of faith in politics, successfully countering the Religious Right and advancing social justice policies.

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.

Responsibilities:

· Executing issue campaigns that help get the voices of faith leaders into the media in a way that impacts public debates and moves policy.

· Training clergy to be advocates and leading them in personal meetings with elected officials.

· 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.

· Creating and developing relationships with potential funders for North Carolina’s work (as member of fundraising team).

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree required.

· 3-5 years of experience designing successful issue campaign strategies and knowledge of modern communications and how it impacts issues.

· Excellent critical thinking, reading and writing skills.

· Moderate knowledge of organizing tools (both technology & interpersonal skills).

· 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.

This is the job for you if love:

· 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.  Ability to directly communicate with legislators about FPL objectives, potentially through direct communication.

· 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.

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to hire@faithinpubliclife.org with NORTH CAROLINA STATE MANAGER in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Compensation commensurate with experience, ranging from $40,000 to $50,000. 

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.