Position: Deputy Legislative Director, American Religious Freedom Program

The Deputy Legislative Director helps to educate and build relationships with legislators, legislative staff, and members of the faith and policy communities to promote the principles of religious freedom.

The Deputy Director:

  • Reports to, advises, and supports the State Legislative Policy Director.
  • Assists the State Legislative Policy Director and other program directors in developing strategy and tactics for state legislative education and advocacy.
  • Represents the organization in state capitals and Congress, with elected officials, legislative staff, and religious freedom policy organizations, and also with key faith community leaders.
    Ensures that systems that track and report on educational efforts and policy initiatives affecting religious freedom in Congress and the 50 state legislatures are kept current and accurate.
  • Produces written materials relevant to legislative advocacy on short deadlines, including talking points, opinion pieces, and position and other policy papers.

Candidates must have a track record of exercising sound political judgment and have exceptional relational and communication skills.  Ideal candidates will have a J.D. degree and several years of experience in legislative education and advocacy in Congress, in a state legislature, or in a similar legislative capacity. The position may require substantial travel.

Send cover letter, resume, and writing samples to info@religiousfreedom.org with the subject line “Deputy Legislative Director.”

 

Position: Legislative Assistant, American Religious Freedom Program

The Legislative Assistant communicates with and coordinates activity among legislators, legislative staff, and members of the faith and policy communities to promote the principles of religious freedom.

The Legislative Assistant:

  • Creates and maintains systems to track and report on policy initiatives affecting religious freedom in Congress and the 50 state legislatures.
  • Plans and organizes educational events involving legislators and others promoting legislative initiatives.
  • Assists in all phases of production of written and multimedia communications products on deadlines, including policy papers, legislative analyses, op-eds, blog posts, and short videos.
  • Reports to and advises the State Legislative Policy Director and assists in developing and implementing legislative strategy and tactics in close collaboration with program directors.

Candidates must have exceptional organizational, relational, and communications skills and significant public policy experience.  Ideal candidates will have a post-graduate degree and two or more years of staff experience on Capitol Hill, in a state legislature, in similar legislative advocacy, or in legal practice.

Send cover letter, resume, and writing samples to info@religiousfreedom.org with the subject line “Legislative Assistant.”