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Faith in Public Life - Interim Operations Director

Location: Remote ok, Washington DC preferred


Job Type: Full time, exempt position with full benefits

Compensation & Benefits​

  • $95,000-$110,000

  • Full medical, dental and vision premium coverage, life insurance, STD/LTD and an FSA/DCA savings plan

  • Up to 6% 401k plan contribution

  • Cell phone, internet and professional development stipend

  • 15 paid vacation days, 15 paid sick days, 13 paid federal holidays, generous parental and caregiving leave and additional paid administrative leave, including the week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day

About the Position

Faith in Public Life (FPL) and Faith in Public Life Action (FPLAF), our sister organization, is a national movement of clergy and faith leaders united in the prophetic pursuit of justice, equity, and the common good. Together, we are leading the fight to advance just policies locally, at state, and federal levels. Our network of faith leaders engages in bold moral action that affirms our values and the human dignity of all. We envision a nation where faith voices triumph so that equity, justice, and multiracial democracy prevail over systems of oppression, and all people live in peace, dignity, community, and abundance. FPL/A is based in Washington, DC, with additional Georgia, Florida, and Ohio staff. Our campaigns take on the leading moral issues of our time-- racial and economic equity, voting rights, saving our democracy, and reproductive justice


FPL/A has been incredibly successful over the last five years and has experienced significant growth. This growth has challenged Faith in Public Life’s efforts to maintain a culture of nimbleness, experimentation, cross-departmental collaboration, and close-knit relationships between staff and teams. FPL/A is committed to investing in building its infrastructure, systems, and human capacity to ensure the organization can carry out its strategic priorities, live into its commitment to equity, and develop and nurture a talented team while being responsive and impactful.


While FPL/A works to permanently staff several operations roles, the organization is seeking a talented Interim Operations Director to backfill for ongoing human resource, finance and administrative responsibilities in support of FPL/A's mission.  The ideal candidate will be a strategic systems thinker with experience driving results in a fast paced campaign environment. They will have experience supervising multiple vendor relationships and managing a wide range of simultaneous projects, while prioritizing equity and inclusion in all decision making. This is an interim role with the possibility of transition to a permanent role. Prior experience in an interim role is welcomed. This position would report directly to the CEO and work collaboratively with the VP of Organizing and Campaigns, the VP of Communications and the VP of Development, as well as with the Interim Senior Advisor to the CEO and the Resource Manager.

Duties Include


  • Oversee maintenance of the 2022 operating budget of approximately $5 million, working closely with our contracted accounting team and VP of Development to continuously monitor cash flow, projections, and growth patterns. Assist with updating and tracking program budgets in FPL/A’s accounting software, Intacct. This could include but is not limited to:

  • Work closely with FPL/A's external accounting team to ensure all  books are in order and that the organization(s) are implementing best fiduciary stewardship practices for all financial processes.  

  • Work closely with FPL/A’s external accounting team and auditors to complete FPL/A’s 2021 audit and 990 tax filing In consultation with FPL/A's external accounting team, ensure timely bill payments and invoice processing 

  • Track all contracting/consulting relationships, providing template contracts and ensuring contracts are signed for all vendor relationships and W9’s are provided 

  • Ensure expense reports are submitted within one month of expense incurrence, for all organizational credit cards as well as staff submissions 

  • Maintain and ensure validity of all organization registrations including but not limited to: business licenses, entity registration, charitable solicitation registration, etc.


Process and Organizational Strategy

  • Consult the CEO regarding organizational decisions about overall internal strategies and execute on  implementation and enactment of policies and procedures, as directed by the CEO. 

  • Some upcoming examples may include decisions regarding remote/hybrid work environments, ongoing DEIA work, staffing structure, etc. 

  • Serve as strategic thought partner to the senior leadership team, and key point person to assist in the implementation of strategic priorities and the execution of projects as needed. 

  • Maintain and improve organizational processes and procedures to increase efficiency and productivity across teams and the organization as a whole  


Human Resources and Culture

  • Supervise the HR+People Associate Director. Provide thought partnership and strategic support to them in their key responsibilities, including hiring, annual reviews, employee relations and engagement, diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility, policy and procedure development and implementation, and HR compliance. Some key areas of support could include: 

  • Develop a welcoming and engaging onboarding process for new staff 

  • Assemble and support hiring committees comprised of leadership team members and other staff in developing interview questions and strategy assignments 

  • Understand FPL/A's compensation structure and support the HR + People Assoc Director in determining salary level and making offers 

  • In coordination with the senior leadership team and with support from the HR+People Assoc Director Resource Manager, coordinate internal events including retreats, learning opportunities, team bonding activities, and more. 

  • In consultation with FPL/A's external benefits team and with support from the Resources Manager, serve as a resource to staff regarding benefits and benefits related questions 

  • Ensure the workplace environment sets employees up for success and is grounded in FPL/A's overall commitment to DEIA.



  • Participate in staff meetings, staff study and retreats 

  • Attend supervision meetings with the CEO 

  • Complete work plans and reports in a timely manner

  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have an organizational development background, which includes experience providing organizational and team development leadership, ideally in an organization that has experienced substantial growth.

  • Strong accounting, finance and financial analysis skills

  • Some knowledge of current HR practices, including federal labor laws and required compliance

  • Strong strategic, big picture, analytical and problem-solving skills: The candidate will be able to use data to drive decision making, adapt plans, and measure progress but will be comfortable operating in an environment of ambiguity and uncertainty.

  • Strong collaborative skills, which include working in a team setting to solve problems, increase efficiency, and achieve strategic goals with fellow executive and operations team members.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills (oral and written), including editing and writing; experience presenting to large groups as a subject matter expert and facilitating in- person and virtual group discussions

  • Commitment to and experience in advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility  in the workplace, as well as a commitment to a thoughtful, reflective, and intentional workplace culture

  • Commitment to FPL/A's mission and working with faith leaders and faith messaging in the pursuit of social justice.

To Apply

  • ​Click below or email us at with the subject line "FPL INTERIM OPERATIONS DIRECTOR"

  • Send your resume and a cover letter in one document in pdf format

  • No calls, please

JMM Strategy Group and Faith in Public Life strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ+ community to apply. We do not tolerate discrimination on any level and are actively working to ensure that all people have access to the jobs and positions they are qualified to succeed in.

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