Position Title: Digital Director


Exempt or Non-Exempt: Exempt


Reports To: Senior Director of Communications


Location: Washington, DC, area preferred; remote/hybrid options available


Salary Range: $105k-125k


Starting Date: August 5, 2024


About Faith in Public Life/FPL Action: Faith in Public Life (FPL) and Faith in Public Life Action(FPLA),our sister organization, advance the moral imperative for a just, inclusive, and equitable country that allows each of us to live into our full humanity and advocate for policies that protect and advance our sacred human rights.


Our national coalition and state cohorts of influential faith leaders–who reflect the diversity of the nation–collectively discern the direction of their work, set faith-forward strategy, and take transformative action.


Our coalition and cohorts help move our two core campaign focus areas: promoting/expanding reproductive health & equity and preventing/combating political violence.


By building cultures of belonging, leveraging the collective power of our multi-faith and multi-racial coalition and cohorts, and advocating for policies that protect the full humanity of each of us, FPL/A seeks to move us all closer to realizing a healthy and equitable democracy.


Position Description


Faith in Public Life and Faith in Public Life Action are seeking a Digital Director to lead FPL/A’s digital work to oversee the organization’s digital strategy, operations, and projects.


This role will be crucial in implementing FPL/A’s communications and digital strategies to advance the moral imperative for a just, inclusive and equitable country so everyone is able to live into their full humanity.


FPL/A Utilizes a grasstops theory of change that engages, mobilizes, and amplifies influential faith leaders to move our campaign strategies–so the person in this position will work closely with our organizing team, in addition to being a member of the communications team.

We eagerly seek an experienced, organized, and collaborative colleague to lead our digital work.


Job Responsibilities


Digital Strategy Development, Implementation and Management

Works closely with the Senior Director of Communications to develop a comprehensive digital strategy for FPL/A; ensuring that team members have the ability to inform strategy
Responsible for the overall success of the digital program and ensuring best practices are in place for web, email, social media, digital ads, digital fundraising in collaboration with the Development Department, SMS, and digital organizing tools.
Responsible for the implementation and integration of the digital strategy. Supervising the digital team in the implementation of the strategy and ensuring staff, faith leaders and partners are trained and following policies and procedures.
Evaluates metrics, audiences and tactics to ensure data-driven and analytics-based decision-making.
Develop message guides and talking points in alignment with narrative strategy and campaign framework. Responsibilities include listening and incorporating the concerns of impacted people, collaborating with staff, composing memos and slide decks, ensuring that racial and religious equity are centered, as well as keeping products up to date as new developments occur.
Use project management skills, tools, and processes to manage projects; supervise team members in the execution of the work and be accountable for the overall success of the project.
Timely response team member; working with the timely response team to:
develop Timely/Rapid Response strategy and processes,
identify moments where FPL/FPLA can have impact, determine tactics, and execute plans
orient the staff on processes and procedures.
Ensures all deliverables follow brand guidelines and are consistently on message.
Responsible for the day-to-day management of websites, databases, ad programs, and elements of digital fundraising program.
Oversees the day-to-day management of email program, social media program, and digital organizing tools.
Develops and oversees the development of digital campaign content including, but not limited to, emails, calls to actions, remarks, scripts, social media content, ad content, run-of-shows, etc.
Manage the creation and distribution of digital analytics reports. Provide analysis and performance feedback to guide strategies and tactics towards success. Includes EveryAction, Google Analytics, ad data, and ActBlue data.

Manage the health of digital programs

Maintain websites, ensuring software and plugins are up-to-date and protected with the proper security measures, not vulnerable to hacking;
Develop and execute strategies to keep our email list healthy and engaged in consultation with the Senior Director of Communications;
Troubleshoots technical problems with websites, Every Action, ActBlue, and ad platforms.
Stay up-to-date on emerging trends and best practices and incorporate new, relevant digital platforms and technologies.

Digital Team Management


Supervise and develop the Digital team; provide feedback and support that develops team members into expert communicators and organizational leaders; ensure team members have what they need to be successful in their positions.

Other relevant duties as assigned.


Collaboration and Management


Manage program budget

Act as a feedback loop among various internal and external stakeholders

Collaborate cross-functionally with internal teams to align advocacy efforts with organizational goals/strategies – particularly with organizing and communications teams

Organizational Responsibilities


Demonstrate significant leadership in internal organizational initiatives and group settings as they arise

Attend regular program director huddles, which promote and encourage clear processes and procedures, strong project management (including adherence to goals and deadlines), leadership development, staff autonomy and creativity, and overall organizational culture

Actively participate in staff meetings, retreats, caucuses, and social activities to build strong relationships across the organization

Job Qualifications


7+ years of digital experience, including at least 4 years of team management
Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Canva, and similar programs
Experience developing long-term digital plans for email list growth and social media engagement
Experience with/excitement about building a digital program focused on engaging grasstops leaders
Experience using digital metrics to impact strategy and discernment of digital trends and trajectory
Project Management experience with multitasking for long and short term projects
Navigating the nuances of leadership while also being a team player
Alignment with FPL/A’s mission and campaign focus areas
Organizing experience with faith communities is a plus

Passion for the mission of the organization and to our two core campaign focus areas of promoting/expanding reproductive health & equity and preventing/combating political violence

Demonstrated commitment to FPL/A’s organizational values (found here) and to applied diversity, equity, and inclusion

Appreciation and enthusiasm for cross-team collaboration

Ability to travel as needed to support organizational needs

Location in the Washington, DC, area (DMV), in a hybrid working context

Approach to the Job


Strategist’s mind: Quickly grasp the subtleties of complex issues and identify patterns in challenges. Come up with insightful, pragmatic, equitable, and sustainable ways to produce positive change.

Continuous learning: Absorb information from your colleagues, my work, and from keeping up with my field. If something doesn’t make sense, I ask questions until it does, and apply what I learn in my work.

Spirit of possibilities: Believe we can all do things we’ve never done before and can stretch ourselves to achieve incredible results. I maintain an optimistic, yet informed, outlook.

Initiative and ingenuity: Leverage resources creatively to solve problems and dive right in to take a concept from idea to implementation. I often consult with others, but can also propose solutions in the best interest of FPL and get things rolling without much guidance.

Adaptability and problem solving: Continuously ready to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and address obstacles. I look for the root of both simple and complex problems to seek solutions. I approach work with a spirit of “yes” and adapt as things change, which they often do.

Coaching and modeling: Make it my mission to develop others. I delegate skillfully and take the time to offer useful and actionable feedback. Because I lead by example (with my values as your north star), I inspire and motivate others to take action and meet goals. I hold the team accountable in ways that grow the people and our impact, and I make sure people feel appreciated, heard, seen and valued.

Compensation and Benefits


We offer a generous and comprehensive benefits package including full medical, dental, and vision premium coverage, life insurance, and an FSA/DCA savings plan.

Faith in Public Life provides a 401k benefit that offers a dollar-for-dollar match of up to 3% of an employee’s contribution. In addition to that, Faith in Public Life offers stipends for mobile phone/internet use and professional development.

We provide 4 weeks of vacation paid time off, 10 paid sick days, 13 paid Federal holidays, paid religious holidays, paid parental leave, and additional paid leave including the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day.


Equal Opportunity Statement


Faith in Public Life provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation,gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, state or local laws.


To Apply:


The desired starting date for this position is August 5, 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately on a rolling basis and continue until the position is filled. All applications should Be submitted through our online portal on Bamboo HR. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

To apply for this job email your details to vwinters@faithinpubliclife.org