Interfaith Alliance, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that champions an inclusive vision of religious freedom, seeks an Advocacy Associate to join our Washington, D.C., office.

Interfaith Alliance was founded in 1994 to push back on the false narrative that religious freedom favors the beliefs of some over the rights of all. The weaponization of our first freedom, cultivated by the Religious Right and increasingly injected into legislative and legal disputes, threatens both religious practice and the social contract. Interfaith Alliance amplifies the voices of diverse people of faith and of no faith to protect freedom of belief, challenge extremism and hate, and prevent the misuse of religion to discriminate.

Our Washington, D.C., team is committed to fostering a mutually supportive working environment. The Advocacy Associate will support federal policy initiatives as well as coordinate digital campaigns that engage and expand our national network. 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 combatting religious discrimination, LGBTQ+ equality, separation of religion and government, and other First Amendment issues.

Responsibilities

Policy: Under the supervision of the Director of Policy & Advocacy, the Advocacy Associate will lead IAF federal policy work on specified issue areas, including:

  • Track federal legislative and administrative agency initiatives related to IAF priorities, analyzing legislative/policy proposals and engaging strategically to advance the organization’s mission
  • Draft policy materials that clearly articulate IAF positions on emerging issues, including reports, one-pagers, talking points, website content, and social media
  • Cultivate relationships with key legislators, policymakers, and staff on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies, particularly with incoming members and longstanding champions of true religious freedom
  • Represent the organization in relevant coalitions and identify opportunities for cooperation with community partners

Digital Engagement: The Advocacy Associate will also work collaboratively with our Communications and Field teams to develop and implement effective digital campaigns, including:

  • Develop integrated campaigns utilizing action alerts, fundraising appeals, social media content, and website copy to advance national policy goals
  • Utilize CRM to track and report on campaign metrics, evaluating the effectiveness of campaign strategies with an eye toward continuous improvement

Qualifications

Ideal candidates will be highly organized self-starters with strong analytical and writing skills, the ability to think quickly and act effectively in a fast-paced news cycle, and a deeply rooted commitment to strengthening civil rights protections for all. Experience with NGPVan/EveryAction, Google Suite, and digital content creation a plus.

B.A. preferred, plus one to two years of experience in federal policy, related issue advocacy, or education. This experience may include campaigns, internships, community involvement, or personal activism. Preference will be given to candidates in the D.C. metro area.

How to Apply

This is a full-time position with benefits, including health and dental insurance, generous holidays and paid leave. All staff currently work remotely and we will continue to prioritize COVID-19 public health guidelines as needed.

Salary: $55,000

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.