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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 Systems Administrator 

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 Media Relations Director 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a nonpartisan Quaker lobby based in Washington, DC, is seeking a Media Relations Director. This new position is designed to build FCNL’s presence in both traditional and digital media. This includes positioning FCNL and its experts as credible sources of information and a moral voice on the issues that it lobbies on. The Director develops relationships with journalists and bloggers in the national media and in smaller media markets in target states and districts. The Director generates coverage for FCNL and its issues not only via the news section but also in the opinion sections of the mass media.

Work with FCNL Senior Digital Communications Manager 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a nonpartisan Quaker lobby based in Washington, DC, is seeking a Senior Digital Communications Manager. The manager is responsible for developing and implementing web and email communications to advance the organization’s advocacy, fundraising, and other organizational priorities. The Manager is also responsible for the digital platforms and technology used to advance these priorities. The Manager handles FCNL’s relations with web and email vendors and plays a critical role in defining projects to advance FCNL’s digital communications work.

Work with FCNL Legislative Director for Civil Liberties and Human Rights 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) seeks an experienced lobbyist to lead our Congressional advocacy to repeal the 2001 blanket authorization for war, require respect for human rights and the rule of law, and reduce armed U.S. interventions around the world. The Legislative Director for Civil Liberties 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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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.