Interfaith Alliance is seeking a visionary and courageous President to lead the organization in its crucial and urgent mission to protect and celebrate religious freedom for all Americans by championing individual rights, promoting policies that protect both religion and democracy, and uniting diverse voices to challenge extremism.
The new President will lead an uplifting and inclusive countermovement that fights back against those who distort religious freedom in order to promote bigotry and hatred. The rich history of the Interfaith Alliance confers on its next President the platform and network to convene and organize righteous partners in a powerful collaboration to protect and promote true religious freedom and democracy.
As religion plays an increasingly prominent role in American politics, preserving the boundary between religion and government is more vital than ever. Interfaith Alliance works to ensure that faith and freedom flourish so that individuals can worship freely or not worship at all, so they can embrace matters of personal conscience without fear of government intrusion, and so that all can live in a vibrant, healthy society.
The new President will take the helm of Interfaith Alliance as the country faces urgent challenges to true religious freedom and deep divisions between people. The President will serve as an inspiring and bold leader on the role of religion and public policy and work to advance federal policy initiatives that protect freedom of belief and ensure that all Americans receive equal treatment under law.
This is a call for an inspirational and empathetic leader who is willing to take risks and is deeply committed to the fight for religious freedom and affirming of the rights of people of all faith traditions, as well as those of no faith tradition.
At a time of deep division and hate in our country, the President will be a powerful voice for unity and healing as they work in righteous partnerships to protect one of our most fundamental freedoms.
ABOUT INTERFAITH ALLIANCE
Interfaith Alliance was created in 1994 to celebrate religious freedom and to challenge the bigotry and hatred arising from religious and political extremism infiltrating American politics. Alliance founders sought to show that the Religious Right was not the only authentic voice of faith in this country and that the Constitution protects the right of each individual to believe as they choose but not to impose those beliefs on others.
Interfaith Alliance is the only national interfaith organization dedicated to protecting the integrity of both religion and democracy in the United States. Based in Washington, DC with state and local affiliates across country, Interfaith Alliance mobilizes a diverse network of advocates and allies around the shared commitment to advancing true religious freedom for all.
Today, Interfaith Alliance has members in every state and serving overseas in the U.S. military adhering to more than 75 faith traditions and belief systems as well as those of no faith tradition.
Our work includes public education, grassroots activism, policy advocacy, the weekly State of Belief Radio program, and resources to assist faith leaders and politicians in navigating the boundaries between faith and politics. At all levels of government, we work in partnership and coalition with diverse civil rights organizations, faith-based groups, and issue advocates, to provide an alternative faith voice to the Religious Right on issues of religious freedom.
Across issue areas, we strive to shift how religion often figures into federal policy discussions – away from the public perception that people of faith uniformly share a particular worldview or vote a certain way and toward an inclusive, forward-thinking vision of religious freedom.
With a foundational commitment to advancing religious freedom, Interfaith Alliance advocates on a number of important issues, including LGBTQ equality, strengthening public schools, strengthening public schools, protecting religious minorities, combating hate and ensuring religious freedom in the courts.
How we work:
National Policy Advocacy: We promote legislation that protects the boundaries between religion and government, so that politics doesn’t infringe on your faith and matters of faith don’t infringe on your freedom.
Grassroots Activism: Our local affiliates mobilize individuals on the grass-roots level to make a difference in their own communities. We offer a forum to challenge bigotry and defend religious freedom on local issues, including candidate education, religion in the public sphere, and interfaith relations.
Election Monitoring: We track the use (and misuse) of religion by candidates for public office and help religious leaders and politicians navigate the boundary between politics and religion.
Education: We facilitate interfaith dialogue to enhance mutual understanding and respect for religious differences.
The new President will build upon the history of Interfaith Alliance and the leadership role the organization plays in the discourse on faith and public policy. The President will chart the course in a new era for this storied organization and lead and grow the organization for years to come.
The President will report to the Board of Directors, closely collaborate with a small and effective team and hold overall strategic and operational responsibility for Interfaith Alliance’s achievement of its mission, programs, growth, and sustainability.
The President will be passionate about advancing and protecting religious freedom and growing the diverse coalition of leaders and voices who advocate for freedom. The President will have a talent for communicating courageous and ambitious ideas and bring experience as an advocate and an understanding of how public policy decisions are made.
The President will forge deep and powerful relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including funders, allies, religious and community leaders, and elected officials and their staffs. The President will have creative vision, experience in organizing for change, and a deep understanding of how to use the tools of communication to create fundamental, national change that will promote freedom over extremism.
The ideal candidate is an inspiring leader who exemplifies the values of unity, compassion, and bold action. The President will be a leading voice on matters of religious freedom, faith and policy, and an advocate for equality for the most marginalized in society.
Vision and Leadership
Successful candidates must be:
CANDIDATE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
The next President could bring a wide variety of backgrounds to the role in which they have experience organizing and working in or with religious communities. Clergy, faith leaders and faith-educated individuals of all denominations, or others with relevant experience, are encouraged to apply.
We are seeking candidates with a compelling leadership background and who will bring the following experiences to the role:
The President’s annual salary will be $180,000-$200,000, based on qualifications, experience and location.
Interfaith Alliance has an office in Washington, DC and a preference for candidates to be based in DC. Exceptional candidates in other locations will be considered provided they are available for frequent travel, COVID permitting.
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Interfaith Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. This means that we don't discriminate against people because of their race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, personal appearance, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, or political affiliation.