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Senior Director of Coalitions and Campaigns

Faith in Public Life

Faith in Public Life

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Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Position Title: Senior Director of Coalitions and Campaigns
Exempt or Non-Exempt: Exempt
Reports To: Chief Strategy Officer
Location: Remote, with preference for Washington, DC, area
Salary: $115,000-125,000 with full medical, dental, and vision benefits + 401k employer match

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.

Position Description

This position is a key part of the senior leadership team at the organization, helping to inform strategy and partnerships, supervising campaign work, and directly managing our national coalition of faith leaders. The position is directly responsible for supporting the organizing team to reach partnership and campaign goals – as such, the person in this position will directly manage two staff members who, in turn, manage a combined five people.

Job Responsibilities:

Direct the development, growth and activities of the national FPL multi-faith coalition and state cohorts

  • Develop the plan to build FPL’s multi-faith coalition as envisioned in the organizational strategy, under the guidance of the Chief Strategy Officer
  • Ensure that coalition members receive training and development, as needed, in line with organizational and coalition goals
  • Direct activities to recruit and orient coalition members
  • Work with other members of the engagement team (policy, communications) to develop campaign plans for the coalition to execute, under the guidance of the Chief Strategy Officer
  • Recommend ideas to the Sr. Director of Development for funding proposals, contribute to timely reports, and participate in calls with potential and current funders
  • Support organizers in identifying faith leaders to join state cohorts and to serve as messengers for FPL’s strategy and campaigns, and work with the Sr. Director of Communications to provide opportunities for faith leaders to amplify their voices
  • Collaborate with other FPL leaders to develop and responsibly implement departmental and campaign budgets
  • Ensure FPL’s commitment to DEIA is reflected in our coalition composition, strategy, and campaigns
  • Liaise with partners and represent FPL’s interests among stakeholders

Lead/manage the organizing and training teams

  • Supervise the regional organizing director and the leadership and training director to ensure opportunities for professional growth, and support them in achieving their individual goals towards organizational priorities, and in managing/leading their respective teams to success
  • Recommend and implement employment actions, including interviewing, hiring, promotions and raises in conjunction with Human Resources, in partnership with the Chief Strategy Officer
  • Ensure that any campaign goals related to organizing or training are executed successfully

Advise on organizational strategy and direction

  • Serve as a strategic thought partner to the Leadership Team and CEO on the organization’s strategic priorities, and serve as the key decision maker on matters related to building and nurturing FPL’s interfaith coalition
  • Work closely with the Chief Strategy Officer to advance organizational values and a healthy organizational culture

Job Qualifications

  • At least seven years of community organizing experience, preferably in both local and national contexts and preferably in both c3 and c4 contexts
  • At least five years of team management experience, preferably in multi-racial contexts
  • Deep appreciation for relational, trust-centered organizing work
  • Experience with participating in, and preferably also leading or facilitating, coalitions
  • Familiarity with c3 and c4 rules about IRS compliance
  • Passion for supporting a team to reach goals with joy and integrity
  • Appreciation for cross-team collaboration
  • Experience in multi-faith coalitions, organizations, or campaigns is a plus

Approach to the Job

  • 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 decisions, policies, and processes.
  • High volume, high efficiency: We’re pretty busy here, and your job is to make it easy for our team members to do their jobs. You maintain systems for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks, while also coaching your team to do the same. You’re able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality. You get back to people in a timely manner and take pride in providing clear, helpful information.
  • Initiative and ingenuity: You leverage resources creatively to solve problems and dive right in to take a concept from idea to implementation. You often consult with others, but you can also propose solutions in the best interest of the organization and get things rolling without much guidance.
  • Ownership and resilience: You care deeply about getting results. You gather information, seek input, and drive work forward to the finish line. You think 3 (or 30) steps ahead to develop solutions, anticipate problems, and course-correct when needed. You hold a high bar even when things are hectic and bounce back from setbacks by turning each hurdle into a learning opportunity.
  • Inclusive leadership: You approach leadership with a mindset of “power with” rather than “power over.” You recognize the value of divergent perspectives and regularly include others in planning and decision-making. You build equity and inclusion into goals and plans for staff development, retention, strategy, and culture. As the lead with our national coalition and as the manager of our organizing team, you will sometimes make difficult decisions in the best interest of the organization. When needed, you’re able to weigh complex factors and communicate tough decisions with clarity and empathy.

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a 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 with “Senior Director of Coalitions and Campaigns” in the subject line.


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.

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