Work for Democracy

Ohio Organizing Manager

Faith in Public Life

Faith in Public Life

Ohio, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Position Title: Ohio Organizing Manager
Position Location: Ohio; work from home but requires regular in state travel and occasional out of state travel.
Salary Range: $65,000-$70,000 Full time with benefits

About FPL/A

Faith in Public Life (FPL) and Faith in Public Life Action (FPLAF), our sister organization, advance the moral imperative for a just, inclusive and equitable country that allows each of us to live into our full humanity and advocate for policies that protect and advance our sacred human rights.

Our coalition of influential faith leaders – who reflect the diversity of the nation – collectively discern, set faith-forward strategy and take transformative action. By building cultures of belonging, leveraging the collective power of our multi-faith and multi-racial coalition and advocating for policies that protect the full humanity of each of us, our strategy hub leads us closer to realizing a healthy and equitable democracy.

Job Responsibilities:

60% Organizing and Campaigns

  • Work collaboratively with the FPL Organizing Team.
  • Organize and mobilize faith leaders in Ohio to speak and act on FPL’s strategic priorities.
  • Lead a diverse statewide coalition and develop relationships with influential faith leaders.
  • Build trust and engagement with ecosystem partners in achieving FPL’s strategic priorities.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with statewide coalition tables, including America Votes and State Voices.

20% Communications

  • Identify and contribute to media opportunities in collaboration with the FPL
  • Communications team in order to amplify faith leaders’ voices that promote FPL’s strategic priorities.
  • Plan and lead public-facing events, such as press conferences, vigils, rallies, marches, direct actions, community forums, listening sessions, table meetings, and more to engage key Ohio faith leaders.
  • Lead statewide rapid response work by working with the communications team.
  • Lead Ohio communications and digital work.

10% Leadership Development

  • Work collaboratively with other FPL teams, including Communications, Policy, Development, and Operations.
  • Create and sustain ways of working that are rooted in FPL’s DEIA framework.
  • Be an active contributor to organizational strategy.
  • Document and report out regularly on ongoing work, maintain contact lists in Salesforce, and contribute to internal evaluation processes.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to gain the skills and knowledge that will support your work with FPL.
  • Take responsibility for managing relationships with some portion of FPL’s national coalition outside of Ohio.

10% Impact Tracking

  • Contribute to funder calls, reports and proposals related to FPL’s work in Ohio.
  • Collect impact stories and data so that the story of FPL’s impact can be shared widely.
  • Hold responsibility for supporting grant proposals and reports at the request of the Development Team.
  • Participate in regular evaluation of our collective work in order to understand impact, adapt to a changing landscape, and test new ideas.

Job Qualifications

  • At least 5 years experience working in faith based or community organizing, issue advocacy, digital organizing, communications or political campaigns.
  • An organizer mindset. Innate ability to quickly connect with people and spur them to action.
  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communications skills.
  • Willing to take risks 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 communities is preferred while willingness to work with faith leaders from many traditions is required.
  • Appreciation for and belief in the faith community’s contribution to social justice and the common good.
  • Commitment to racial equity, social justice and inclusion.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, reliable access to an insured vehicle, and a good driving record.

Habits of Work, Mindsets, and Approaches

  • Attentive, empathetic leadership: Empathize with the communities we serve and put people at ease, especially when there are lines of difference or power. Listen to understand people’s needs and take steps based on that input. Take pride in providing clear information and helpful feedback.
  • Equity at the center: You recognize ways that race and other identities intersect in the work, especially with communities we serve. You identify potential for bias and actively work to minimize inequities in ecosystem partnerships, faith leader relationships, campaigns, media, organizing and communications tactics, and more.
  • Relationship-building: Connect with people from many different backgrounds, and find opportunities to deepen connections and build authentic, mutual relationships with teammates, members, partners and donors across lines of difference. Welcome and value differing viewpoints. Work authentically and creatively to unite people and resources to move thoughtfully and courageously.
  • Adaptability and problem solving: Take advantage of unexpected opportunities and address obstacles “head on”. Look for the root of both simple and complex problems to find solutions. Work with a spirit of “yes” and adapt as things change. Address issues with teammates, supervisors, and partners with integrity. Seek common ground whenever possible.
  • Spirit of possibilities: You firmly believe that we can all do things we’ve never done before, and can stretch ourselves to achieve incredible results. You maintain an optimistic outlook and always look for ways to make ideas work before assuming they won’t.

Compensation and Benefits

We offer generous and comprehensive benefits package including full medical, dental and vision premium coverage, life insurance, and an FSA/DCA savings plan. Faith in Public Life provides a 401k benefit that offers a dollar-for-dollar match of up to 3% of an employee’s contribution. We provide 15 paid vacation days, 10 paid sick days, 13 paid federal holidays, and additional paid leave, including the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to administrator@faithinpubliclife.org with “Ohio Organizing Manager” in the subject line.

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Equal Opportunity Statement:

Faith in Public Life provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.