Political Director

Faith in Public Life Action Fund | Remote Possible,
Date posted: October 22, 2019
Political Director
Deadline: November 30, 2019

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, equality and the common good. With staff in four states and growing, together we are leading the fight to bring faith to the forefront of state and federal policy change. Our leaders engage in bold moral action to enact public policies that affirm our values and the human dignity of all.

FPL and FPLAF is a scrappy but sophisticated team dedicated to making real impact. Our efforts are nimble, innovative, and highly targeted. If you’re excited about working interdependently with a talented team and not just creating savvy campaign plans with sharp political tactics but also executing on them, than this is the role for you!

Job Description

The political director is responsible for strategizing and coordinating with Faith in Public Life Action Fund’s leadership on national, state and local level campaigns. They oversee FPL Action’s 2020 electoral strategy, digitally and on the ground, designing and implementing our theory of change to mobilize and persuade. They promote the value add of faith impact in 2020 elections, maximizing our assets as they match opportunities to influence key races.

This position is an individual contributor position that works under the supervision of the VP of Organizing and Campaigns, with significant growth potential into the head of the FPLAF entity in the future. This role collaborates frequently with the organizing team, the VP of Communications and Digital Strategy and the VP of Development. In addition to overseeing FPL Action’s work, the Political Director lends support to FPL’s C3 campaigns on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications/Experience/Skills

  • At least ten years of campaign experience coordinating all aspects of issue, organizing or political campaigns.
  • At least five years of this on political campaigns specifically, working at a strategic level for a local or national political campaign.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience working with voter files, modeling and targeting, and the Voter Action Network (VAN).
  • Extensive knowledge of C4 rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience running successful digital campaigns.
  • Experience managing large-scale campaigns and ability to manage staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working and collaborative relationships and to work in a team
  • Ability to operate in the field with state leadership councils and staff
  • Ability to manage and assess multiple programs and priorities
  • Ability to manage program budget and implement plans
  • Ability to manage and help develop electoral and grassroots campaign plans, logistics and timeline.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in different states and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to advancing racial equity in previous work
  • Interest in working w/faith-based leaders and partners

Benefits

This is a senior level position with a salary range of $70,000 to $100,000 dependent upon location-based cost of living and experience.

We offer generous and comprehensive benefits including full medical, dental and vision premium coverage, life insurance, and an FSA/DCA savings plan. We also offer an up to 6% 403b plan contribution and a commuter, cell phone and professional development stipend. We provide 15 paid vacation days, 10 paid sick days, 10 paid federal holidays, and additional paid administrative leave, including the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.

Application Instructions

Please send a resume and cover letter hire@faithinpubliclife.org with “POLITICAL DIRECTOR” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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