National Field Director
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.
The ideal candidate must be willing to engage with a wide range of people in the conservative political arena, ranging from the highly politically astute and professional to those much less politically sophisticated (but very passionate and committed). They must have an assortment of practical skills and insights into volunteer recruitment and how to organize and run successful political events. They need to be a “recruiting leader” who is enterprising and entrepreneurial in order to startup new state affiliates and can attract, recruit, train and maintain great people at the state level. And because of the volunteer nature of the organization in each state, they must be able to lead by inspiration and persuasion rather than by dictate. The person who will excel in this role must engender his/her own sense of personal calling and vision, and then be able to convey and impart that to others. And they must be able to “ride the political waves” and help build an organization that can withstand those waves (i.e., 2008 vs. 2016).
So, what is the ideal candidate doing right now? They could be working in a similar capacity in another organization … perhaps a large public policy organization with state-level contacts and programs, or in a professional association that is membership-driven and has a national reach in many states. They could have been a political director for a campaign for the US Congress or Senate. Or they could be an executive experienced in corporate leadership and training who has been politically active over the long-term.
The National Field Director oversees the grassroots operations of the Faith & Freedom Coalition. He or she is responsible for overseeing State Affiliate and Chapter Development, grassroots events and training for community engagement, and activist attendance at FFC’s annual Road to Majority Conference in Washington, DC.
FFC’s vision is to have self-sustaining affiliates in all 50 states, each with a Board of Directors, Executive Director, and full-time lobbyist identifying, educating, and mobilizing people of faith to be effective citizens at all levels of government, regularly communicating with the public through various means, and holding public events to raise money to raise organizational awareness.
The National Field Director reports to the Executive Director and supervises the Regional Field Directors, state directors, and any departmental administrative staff.
- A growing and active faith in Jesus Christ.
- A minimum of five (5) years in a senior leadership capacity at a regionally or nationally-focused organization.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities.
- Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving.
- Politically active and astute.
- Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Governmental Affairs, Communications, Media 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.