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Faith Affairs/Faith & Credit Roundtable Intern

The Faith Affairs/Faith & Credit Roundtable Intern supports communication, outreach, and advocacy efforts as part of the dynamic, forward thinking, mission-centered Outreach Team. Responsibilities include; communications, assisting with events, the creation and organizing of materials; outreach to faith leaders; and providing administrative support.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop and assist with sending out updates for national, state, and regulatory advocacy, such as policy updates, factsheets, action alerts, emails, presentations, and flyers.
  • Assist in tracking written and social media related to faith efforts to end predatory lending
  • Contribute to communications, by developing social media posts for two Facebook groups and Twitter, as well as assisting with updating the webpage
  • Support education and organizing efforts by assisting with developing new educational resources and revising others
  • Assist with the update and maintenance of the Faith & Credit database
  • Assist with the logistics of faith webinars to include written email communication and correspondence for scheduling and follow-up
  • Follow-up on contacts gathered from outreach events and conferences
  • Provide administrative support for the Faith Affairs and Outreach Team, such as logistics for events, meetings, and travel; scheduling internal and external meetings; maintaining team calendars; maintaining databases to track congressional, administrative, and organizational contacts and outreach efforts; assisting in planning policy‐related events, such as Hill briefings; and other administrative support as needed.
  • Maintain a manual for this position to assist in continuity and sustainability.

Qualifications

  • Education: Undergraduate degree in religious studies, philosophy, ethics, human rights, or related field required, current or future enrollment in a professional ministry graduate degree or religious studies related graduate degree program preferred.
  • Knowledge of the theology and values of the Abrahamic traditions
  • Experience in advocacy, community organizing, or direct service work
  • Knowledge of the U.S. political process, current political dynamics, and policy issues that impact the lives of immigrants and refugees.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated writing, copy editing, and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Good time management and project management skills, ability to meet multiple deadlines in a fast‐paced work environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, be creative, and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; Adobe or similar software preferred. Openness to learning Salesforce.
  • Experience or comfort working with U.S. faith communities.

Physical Requirements

Frequently requires use of manual dexterity and repetitive motions, primarily with the wrists, hands, and/or fingers. Must be able to occasionally lift and exert force of up to 10 pounds.

Compensation

TBD

Application

Please submit a résumé and a thoughtful cover letter describing why you are interested in this internship, with the internship title as the subject line, to internships@self-help.org by Friday, June 24, 2019. Applications received after this date may or may not be considered, depending on the applicant pool. The position will remain posted until filled.

The Organization

The Center for Responsible Lending is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth by working to eliminate abusive financial practices. CRL provides research and technical policy expertise to help policymakers evaluate consumer protection options and wealth-building opportunities. We educate consumers and the media about predatory lending issues, work with local and national coalitions to push for change, and take part in selected legal cases to advance consumer protections. CRL's work has helped lead to major changes in lending practices, saving families over $2 billion annually. For more information, go to www.responsiblelending.org.

Self-Help, CRL's affiliate, is a community development lender founded in 1980 that creates and protects ownership and economic opportunity for minority, women-headed, rural and low-wealth families through home and small business lending. Self-Help has provided $6 billion in financing to 70,000 homebuyers, small businesses and nonprofit organizations and serves more than 80,000 mostly low-income families through 30 retail credit union branches in North Carolina, California, and Chicago.

The Center for Responsible Lending is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, class, age, religion, disability that can be accommodated, marital status, ancestry, nationality, family status or sexual orientation.