Public Affairs Assistant to the President
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Interfaith America is a national nonprofit organization based in Chicago. We believe that religious diversity is a foundational American strength, and we are building a nation that achieves that promise for the common good. Our mission is to inspire, equip, and connect organizations and leaders to unlock the potential of America’s religious diversity. We leverage our expertise in interfaith leadership in different sectors and spaces in American life, such as higher education, health, public policy, racial equity, corporations/business, tech - giving leaders and institutions the tools and resources they need to positively engage religious diversity for the common good. 

At Interfaith America, we are ever adapting and changing. We look for people who set audacious goals and love that one workday may not be like the next. We are committed to supporting work at the intersection of racial equity and interfaith cooperation. We believe in the essential contributions of countless religious and secular traditions that affirm dignity and justice for every human being. We are utilizing our interfaith leadership to contribute to the transformation of America into the promise of what it can be but has not yet been. We seek to attract and retain a team of staff comprised of the diverse identities we need to achieve our vision, including minority religious groups and people of color. 


• Manages the VIP list for the Founder & President including supporting moves management, maintaining updated contacts and uploading email correspondence in Salesforce. Finds ways, in collaboration with the Chief Strategy Officer & Chief of Staff, to optimize ongoing engagement with VIPs and prospective funders. 

• Follows-up from the Founder & President’s speaking engagements, connecting VIP contacts with program staff or external affairs staff. 

• Prepares scripts, audio-visual and print materials for the Founder & President’s speaking engagements. 

• Creates and posts compelling multi-media content across the Founder & President’s social media platforms, does live tweeting at events for the Founder & President. 

• Monitors emerging trends in influencer marketing, social media, and the competitive environment to gain insights that help inform strategy. 

• Works closely with the marketing team to support strategy and cross-promotion of the Founder & President’s content. 

• Works closely with the external affairs team to gather information regarding major donors to share with the Founder & President. 

•Works closely with the podcast team on promotion, research and technical support. 

• Monitors the inbox, moves requests forward to appropriate contacts in the President’s Office, External Affairs or the Program Team. 

• Establishes cooperative working relationships with the local and national media. 

• Organizes and coordinates print and broadcast media interviews with the Founder & President or other IA staff members. 

•Travels occasionally with the Founder & President to engagements providing real-time assistance and information regarding participants and VIPs. 

• Administrative tasks as assigned by the Founder & President. 

Required Qualifications:?

• A Bachelor’s degree

• 3-5 years of public affairs experience 

• Ability to balance and prioritize multiple ongoing projects from multiple stakeholders 

• Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure 

• Strong verbal and written communication skills 

• Research and editing skills 

• Strong attention to detail 

• Strong competence in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) 

• Willing to learn and utilize organization-wide constituent relationship management software (Salesforce) 

• Authorization to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications (not required): 

• High level of religious literacy and fluency in diversity, pluralism, and inclusion 


• Relationship Building - Being able to connect with others (internally and externally) to form positive working relationships.

• Project Management - Aptly leading, planning, and executing project or pieces of a project, ensuring all project members are staying within timelines and budgets.

• Results oriented – Ability to complete multiple assigned tasks across multiple program and project areas with a high level of excellence, attention to detail and within assigned deadlines.

• Adaptability - Adapting to change within the organization, programs, and projects with grace and a positive attitude.

• DEI Cultural Competency - Ability to understand, appreciate and interact effectively with people from cultures, identities, lived experiences, or belief systems different from one's own. 

• IA Theory and Methodology - Ability to explain and engage constituents in Interfaith America's theory and methodology in a way that resonates with that constituent, and they understand our work within their own context. (learned on the job, not a pre-hire requisite) 

Supervisor: Director of Executive Office 

Direct Reports: None 

Leadership level: Manager 

Travel: 20% each month 

Location: Working from our Chicago Loop office 3-4 days per week 

Compensation: $65,000- $80,000

Other Requirements: This position requires the ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to: maintain regular attendance; travel across the US; work cooperatively with others; adhere to Interfaith America personnel policies and safety rules; sit and/or stand for extended periods of time; operate standard office equipment, including computers, telephones, photocopiers, and projectors; communicate orally, in writing, and via computers and digital devices; and requires close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, transcribe, view a computer terminal and other office equipment.

Interfaith America is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, marital status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Reasonable accommodation will be provided as needed to enable qualified applicants with a disability to participate in pre-employment procedures.

Salary Description
$65,000- $80,000