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The Friends Committee on National Legislation lobbies Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, opportunity, and environmental stewardship. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL fields an expert team of lobbyists on Capitol Hill and works with a grassroots network of tens of thousands of people across the country to advance policies and priorities established by our governing General Committee. FCNL is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to live our values of integrity, simplicity, and peace as we build relationships across political divides to move policies forward.


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  1. Governance
  2. 75th Anniversary

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  1. Background Staff 

    Our staff brings together expertise in professional and constituent lobbying with strong fundraising and operations support.

  2. Work with FCNL Statement of Diversity and Inclusion 

    At FCNL, we embrace having a multitude of voices and talents working together to strengthen our impact in the world. In keeping with the Quaker testimony of equality, we strive to be an organization that welcomes, values and respects the different perspectives of every individual.

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Work with FCNL Legislative Representative for the Prevention of Violent Conflict 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is seeking a Legislative Representative for the Prevention of Violent Conflict to serve as the coordinator of the Prevention and Protection Working Group (PPWG). The PPWG is a coalition of human rights, religious, humanitarian, anti-genocide, peace and other organizations dedicated to improving U.S. government policies and civilian capacities to reduce violent conflict, preventing mass atrocities, and protecting civilians threatened by such crises.

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The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) seeks an experienced lobbyist to lead our Congressional advocacy to repeal the 2001 blanket authorization for war, promote respect for human rights and international law, and reduce armed U.S. interventions around the world. The Legislative Director for Militarism and Human Rights will join our team of lobbyists who develop and lead strategies to advance our legislative priorities in Congress and with the administration.

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The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a nonpartisan Quaker lobby based in Washington, DC, is seeking a Systems Administrator to provide user support for all aspects of our continuously adapting technology platform. The Systems Administrator will manage the maintenance, support and replacement of all servers, computers and laptops, data storage hardware, and audiovisual and telephony equipment and will work to resolve connectivity and equipment issues with staff who manage functions which rely on these tools.

Work with FCNL Sustainable Building Manager 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is seeking a building manager for sustainable building operations at our three Capitol Hill properties. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the stewardship, maintenance, and building operations of our 11,000 square foot green office building at 245 2nd Street, NE the adjacent 3,500 square foot residential property, 205 C Street, NE, in which the Quaker Welcome Center is located, and additional office space at 518 C Street NE.

Work with FCNL Visiting Friends 

Visiting Friends engage with nearby meetings and churches to help nurture, connect, and energize Friends into faithful action. Come join us and be the spark that helps light the Fire within.

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The future needs an advocate. That's why we're invested in training and supporting the present and future leaders of movements for peace and justice.

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Join FCNL's staff in Washington, DC or find volunteer opportunities around the country. Full-time positions at FCNL include a competitive non-profit salary and generous benefits package.

Governance

Both FCNL and the FCNL Education Fund are nonpartisan, in the public interest, and governed by members of the Religious Society of Friends.