Now Hiring: National Field Director

Position Overview

The National Field Director will oversee the growth of 4 major geographic regions, beginning with a local steering committee. S/he will work with those committees and supporters to strategize ways to address the needs of each region that align with MPAC’s mission. The National Field Director will oversee a 3-year expansion program to build a regional donor, supporter, and activist base and will facilitate organic, collaborative growth toward creating the infrastructure and capacity for MPAC programs in each of the regions identified for expansion.

Essential Job Functions

Growth Strategies & Community Engagement (50%)

  • Create and implement opportunities for supporters to engage MPAC through programming, affinity groups, networking and special initiatives or projects.
  • Plan and execute special events for members that may include conferences, training, webinars, and/or regional gatherings.
  • Develop and manage a process for identifying comprehensive needs of MPAC supporters and connect them with the resources they need to move forward. Effectively respond to requests from supporters and provide them with timely and relevant information and support.
  • Inspire the supporters to move together to advance the collective vision of MPAC – an America enriched by the vital contributions of American Muslims.
  • Actively identify and recruit new MPAC supporters and influencers for Board of Directors, Regional Steering Committees, and volunteer committees.

Programming & Coalition Building (25%)

  • Work across all MPAC programs to provide comprehensive support for supporters and make recommendations for additions and changes in programs.
  • Coordinate with other MPAC program directors to bring relevant, timely events, workshops, training, and gatherings to our regional supporters and partners.
  • Engage, in coordination with policy director, regional (city, state) elected officials and media outlets to advance MPAC’s policy platform issues
  • Develop relationships with potential regional partner organizations and suggest projects and campaigns that bring MPAC, our regional supporters, and these partner organizations together.
  • Act as a liaison between supporters, MPAC, partner organizations, and regional community leaders, politicians, and media outlets.
  • Develop and manage a process for supporter feedback on MPAC programs and services. Analyze data related to supporter growth and experience, and use data to drive decisions, make adjustments based on performance, and inform strategy.

Development (25%)

  • Create and maintain updated internal profiles on MPAC supporters, including programming, capacity needs, advocacy activities, self-identified goals of growth, their visions, and our engagement with them.
  • Cultivate, in coordination with the development director and president, major donors in each major geographic region.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

Who you are

  • A Relationship Builder — You thrive on meeting new people and like to foster relationships. You like learning what motivates people, what inspires their generosity and makes them feel appreciated.
  • An Exceptional Communicator — You have excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills. You can craft high-quality communications, explain complex concepts in a clear manner, and combine intellect and intuition.
  • An Effective Collaborator — You’ve successfully worked across cultural lines on a national team and you have the ability to operate in complex situations. You can easily gain trust from team members and are known for supporting them to ensure they are set up for success.
  • A Strategic Doer — You are able to balance generating revenue in the short-term, with building successful long-term development infrastructure.
  • An Entrepreneur at Heart — You are a self-starter with high-energy, with an interest in building something from the ground up to achieve great results.

What you’ll need

  • Experience — 7+ years of overall professional experience with at least 3+ managing others.
  • Mission-Driven — You consider yourself a social justice advocate and have a sincere and demonstrated commitment to increasing the public’s understanding of Islam and improving policies that impact American Muslims.
  • Commitment to Inclusion — You're always asking: “whose voice is not at the table?” You have experience working with diverse teams and successfully navigating cross-cultural communication in both regional and national contexts, and you deeply value creating a workplace that is supportive of difference.

How to apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@mpac.org.

About MPAC

Vision
America is enriched by the vital contributions of American Muslims.

Mission
MPAC improves public understanding and policies that impact American Muslims by engaging our government, media, and communities.

Overview
Founded in 1988, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) is a national public affairs nonprofit working to promote and strengthen American pluralism by increasing understanding and improving policies that impact American Muslims. Over the past 30 years, MPAC has built a reputation of being a dynamic and trusted American Muslim voice for policymakers, opinion shapers, and community organizers across the country.




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