- Communicate and represent LIRS's legislative policies and positions, with respect to religious minorities who are persecuted to Congress, the Administration, LIRS constituencies, networks, and coalition partners.
- Develop written materials, legislative analyses, action alerts and updates to inform LIRS constituencies and networks in advocacy campaigns.
- Track assigned issues, concerns and policy developments and report on these to the Advocacy unit and other LIRS staff.
- Contribute to coalition advocacy plans and activities, advancing substantive policies while fostering strong and collaborative relationships.
- Performing other job-related duties as assigned.
- Commitment to LIRS's core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners.
- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
- Knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes.
- Ability to quickly master substantive subject matter, implement legislative strategies, and work independently and under pressure.
- Experience synthesizing and communicating complex legislative issues and processes to LIRS staff and coalitions.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to tailor persuasive messages to different audiences including policymakers, constituents and colleagues
- .Ability to maintain and nurture collegial relationships with congressional staff, coalition partners and Lutheran partners.
- Familiarity with nonprofit advocacy work.
To be considered, please apply online and submit a resume and cover letter by close of business Friday, March 10, 2017 here: For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.