Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs
Faith & Freedom Coalition
This position has been filled.
The Faith & Freedom Coalition was founded in the summer of 2009 by Ralph Reed. Its mission is to educate, equip and mobilize people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens. It seeks to impact public policy from a Biblical worldview by educating voters of faith and mobilizing them to help elect like-minded officials.
The organization also impacts the legislative process in Washington, DC (and in state capitals, through its state chapters) via hands-on legislative advocacy to protect innocent life, support hardworking families, defend traditional marriage, protect religious liberty, support Israel, and otherwise cause government to live within its means.
As of the fall of 2017, the Coalition has a membership of more than 1.7 million in all fifty states and state chapters in fifteen key states across the country. Their basic annual budget is approximately $4.5 million, but can grow substantially during election years. FFC does not receive any public money. Funding comes through a combination of monthly supporters, one-time gifts, major donors and private foundation grants, usually connected to specific organizational projects. There are currently 16 full-time staff in its Atlanta (Duluth) headquarters and two in DC, as well as two contract staff who work remotely. Their current offices in our nation’s capital are ideally located just a 5-minute walk from Capitol Hill.
The ideal candidate could currently be working in a key role in the Senate or House (chief of staff, legislative director, committee director, general counsel) or serving in a similar role in another advocacy organization, law firm or trade association in Washington. Or they could be an experienced legislative advocate at the State level with at least some exposure to how things work in DC.
Wherever he/she is right now, in order to be successful, the person in this role needs to be someone who exhibits calm, reasoned judgement, is trustworthy and honest (“no hype”) and has a “roll up your sleeves” attitude (not above doing what needs to be done).
The Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs assists in the daily functions of the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Washington, DC office, engages public policymakers, their staffs, and outside organizations, and represents the interests of the organization and its constituents in substance and spirit. The position will report directly to the Director of Legislative Affairs.
The ideal candidate for this position must have prior political, legislative, and/or legal experience, as well as previous involvement in political or issue campaigns; professional trade association or Capitol Hill experience preferred. The Deputy Director should also be productive, competent and dependable with a collaborative, team spirit.
This person will assist with the daily public policy activity of the Faith & Freedom Coalition in Washington, DC. The successful candidate will have a sound, working knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes and a strong personal network. He/she will demonstrate the ability to understand, articulate, and impact a broad range of policy issues, particularly the preservation of innocent life, traditional marriage, and religious liberty, but should also be familiar with other issues such as human trafficking, criminal justice, and the Congressional budgeting process.
- A growing and active faith in Jesus Christ.
- A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working on Capitol Hill or with state legislatures, or similar experience.
- Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
- Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities.
- Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving.
- Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Governmental Affairs, Pre-Law or relevant field; Master’s degree is a plus.
This position has been filled.
To learn more about the work of FFC, visit its website at www.ffcoalition.com.