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Policy and Advocacy Associate
Interfaith Alliance, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that champions an inclusive vision of religious freedom, seeks a Policy and Advocacy Associate to join our Washington, D.C. office.
For the past 30 years, Interfaith Alliance has organized people from diverse backgrounds to build a democracy that celebrates people of all faiths and none to receive equal treatment under the law. Interfaith Alliance advances an inclusive vision of religious freedom by maintaining the separation of religion and government; combating hate and discrimination; promoting reproductive freedom; strengthening public schools; achieving LGBTQ+ equality; and ensuring equal access to our democracy.
The Policy and Advocacy Associate will support Interfaith Alliance’s federal and state policy initiatives to advance our vision of religious freedom and democracy. Interfaith Alliance works in three interconnected areas: 1) At the national level with our offices in Washington, D.C. directing advocacy and policy initiatives with an inclusive lens 2) Across the country offering resources, training, and networking with diverse partners including with our Interfaith Alliance affiliates and Interfaith Leadership Network; 3) Educating a broad and growing public through a robust digital communications strategy, media impact and State of Belief radio and podcast.
This position reports to the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy.
Track and analyze federal and state legislation, regulatory initiatives, and court cases related to organizational priorities;
Research and assess policy proposals and draft memoranda to guide organizational decision-making;
Assist drafting of sign-on letters, federal regulatory comments, op-eds, and Congressional testimony;
Create written materials to convey policy positions to stakeholders, including reports, one-pagers, talking points, press releases, and website and social media content;
Work closely with Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy to devise outreach strategy and cultivate relationships with legislators and staff on Capitol Hill and federal agencies;
Contribute to IAF’s voter education and engagement activities;
Work collaboratively with Director of Field & Organizing to develop grassroots advocacy engagement materials and strategies including action alerts, toolkits, and advocacy training modules;
Represent the organization in national coalitions and identify opportunities for collaboration with multifaith and intergroup partners;
Provide logistical and program support for advocacy events including federal lobby days, Capitol Hill briefings, webinars, board meetings, and press conferences.
Minimum 1-3 years of relevant experience;
Experience with state, local, or federal direct advocacy, grassroots advocacy, and/or electoral campaigns or community organizing;
General knowledge of public policy and the legislative process required; basic knowledge of the administrative process, religious freedom and/or civil rights policy preferred;
Extremely organized with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment;
Persuasive and passionate writer/communicator with strong analytical skills;
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative;
Collaborative spirit and ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people;
Passionate about Interfaith Alliance’s mission;
Familiarity with and enthusiasm for local, state, and national politics preferred;
Bachelor’s degree required.
Location in D.C. with the possibility for hybrid on and offsite work.
As an equal opportunity employer, applicants need not identify with a particular faith but must be willing to work on behalf of the issues we support, including combating religious discrimination, LGBTQ+ equality, advancing religious freedom, and other civil rights issues.
Salary: $60,000 – $70,000
This is a full-time position with benefits, including health and dental insurance, generous holidays and paid leave.
To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Interfaith Alliance 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.
Interfaith Alliance champions an inclusive vision of religious freedom, protecting the rights of people of all faiths and none. Based in Washington, DC, with state and local affiliates across the country, we leverage our unique perspective through policy research, public education, grassroots activism, and advocacy on Capitol Hill. Learn more at http://interfaithalliance.org.