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The mission of the Associate Director of Mobilization is to expand the base of support for religious liberty. Mobilization is key to providing opportunities for religious liberty advocates to take timely action and play an active role in their communities and houses of worship. Engaging the next generation of religious liberty advocates is an essential goal of this position. This is a full-time position that works across the organization and reports to the Executive Director.
1. Develop a strategy to organize groups and individuals to take action by working across BJC departments and with key stakeholders to identify strategic priorities and audiences, including congregations, partners and thought leaders.
2. Cultivate partnerships, alliances, and other relationships to further engagement and mobilization goals of BJC. This includes developing co-branded materials and events with denominational, coalition, and interfaith partners.
3. In collaboration with other BJC staff, facilitate the BJC Fellows selection process and plan and carryout the BJC Fellows Seminar in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Develop an overall strategy and program to keep BJC Fellows engaged in our work post-seminar. Serve as the primary point of contact for BJC Fellows.
4. In conjunction with Legal Department, coordinate legislative advocacy activities that engage BJC supporters. Duties may include cultivating networks of religious liberty advocates; planning and assisting in executing training sessions for advocates; and facilitating advocacy efforts such as legislative visits, campaigns involving sending communications to legislators’ offices, and writing op-eds and letters to the editor.
5. Develop metrics and assessment tools to gauge the effectiveness of mobilization and advocacy efforts.
6. Develop a program to engage church pastors and congregations in the BJC’s work. Develop appropriate communications avenues, coordinate educational programs, and develop advocacy opportunities.
7. Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills and Experience:
1. Minimum 3-5 years of experience working in advocacy, community organizing, and/or legislative arenas. Bachelor’s degree required, and graduate degree in related field strongly preferred.
2. Personal dedication to religious liberty and church-state separation.
3. Commitment to and experience in ecumenical and interfaith work.
4. Superior verbal and written communication skills.
5. Strong professional skills, including ability to prioritize and work with a team, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
6. Excellent judgment and innovative problem-solving skills.
7. Confident self-starter who can create new strategies and manage multiple projects from inception to completion.
8. Stellar interpersonal skills.
9. Understanding of, or interest in and ability to learn about, different Baptist denominations and Baptist history.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required