Employment Opportunities

National Coalitions Manager — Immediate Opening

A Coalition of faith-based organizations under the auspices of 1stAmendment Partnership located in Washington, D.C.  is seeking a National Coalitions Manager.  This role will support the enactment of public policies that protect Americans’ rights to religious freedom, amidst a changing landscape surrounding non-discrimination law.

The National Coalitions Manager will report to the co-directors of the Executive Committee of the Coalition of faith-based organizations.   Broadly, the successful candidate will work collaboratively across the Coalition’s Advisory member-organizations, providing support for the Coalition’s work in advocacy, communications and policy development.

Scope of Key Responsibilities

  • Provide ongoing support to the Executive Committee, ensuring that it remains a fast-moving team of decision-makers based on effective communication and coordinated efforts;
  • Coordinate support as needed for contractors and other specialists providing messaging, advocacy strategy, and public policy frameworks;
  • In collaboration with the Coalition’s teams, ensure clear communication with stakeholders (e.g. non-voting/non-governance Coalition members, prospective members, endorsers of various statements of principles, allied organizations, media, opponents, policymakers).
  • Ensure compliance with the governance structure established by the Executive Committee and other governing bodies, e.g. federal lobbying regulations.
  • Identify opportunities to engage supporters by monitoring news and developments on our priority issue areas.
  • Build relationships and strengthen partnerships with ally organizations, and community members to support priorities.
  • Manage work plans, timelines, actions, and other tactics to advance Coalition goals.
  • Assess impact of campaigns, collect lessons learned, and continually improve Coalition methodology.
  • Work with vendors, consultants and contractors as needed.

The successful candidate will have the following skills: 

  • Proficiency using digital systems to manage content and relationships.
  • Demonstrated connections to, and understanding of, faith-based organizations and faith leaders.
  • Demonstrated connections to Capitol Hill with knowledge of how to assist constituents in meeting with policymakers and legislators.
  • Creativity, flexibility and comfort working in a fast-paced environment. Excellent writing skills with experience in creative, compelling language that can move people to act;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Commitment to the values and goals of 1st Amendment Partnership, and to working at a values-based organization with a high emphasis on mutual respect and intentional workplace culture.

Although not required, a strong candidate should have some of the following:

  • Project management experience and the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
  • Experience managing networks, coalitions, and organizations with limited capacity.
  • A record of building effective partnerships or coalitions with advocacy and/or activist groups.
  • An understanding of the policy and political landscape around faith-based organizations and/or federal non-discrimination law.


Benefits include; health, vision and dental insurance coverage; Employer contribution retirement plan; Competitive paid-time off including vacation and personal leave. Pre-Tax metro contribution is an available option.


Bachelor’s degree, Master’s or JD preferred


Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to Hannah Robillard at HRobillard@1stAmendmentPartnership.org.


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