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Open Positions

Associate General Secretary for Policy and Advocacy

The Associate General Secretary (AGS) for Policy and Advocacy is responsible for integrating and growing all aspects of FCNL’s lobbying by staff and volunteers in Washington and around the country. 

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Consultant for Strategic Planning

We seek a consultant who can help develop a strategic planning process document (Phase One). If successful, this consultant would be a solid candidate to guide the FCNL community through its creation of FCNL’s 2024-2028 Strategic Plan (Phase Two).

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Organizing Data Associate

The Friends Committee on National Legislation seeks an individual with strong data-analytic skills to track the expansion of our lobbying across multiple initiatives, organize the scheduling of training and lobbying for two major events, and develop tools to move digital advocates into off-line lobbying.

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Diversity and Inclusion

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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Volunteer Opportunities

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Jennifer Domenick

Advocacy Teams

The Advocacy Teams Network is made up of more than 1,500 Quakers and friends from across the county who use their power as constituents to make change in Washington.

Deanne Butterfield

Friend in Washington Program

FCNL has long benefited from the dedicated service of Friends who volunteer in our Washington, D.C. office for a focused period of time.

Midcoast Friends Meeting with WINA sign

Quaker Meeting Contacts

FCNL’s grassroots network includes hundreds of Quaker meetings and churches around the country. As an FCNL Contact, you’ll receive monthly updates on important actions. 

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Visiting Friends

FCNL Visiting Friends engage with nearby meetings and churches virtually or in-person, sharing how Quaker advocacy and FCNL can help Friends live out their own faith through works and witness.

Native American Advocacy Program

For decades, FCNL’s Native American Advocacy Program has been an enduring ally to national Native American organizations and Indian communities engaged in policy advocacy. The congressional advocate on Native American policy manages the program.

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Native American policy program leaders: Lacina Onco, Kerri Colfer, and Ruth Flower

Opportunities for Young Adults

Program Assistant Cohort

Recent college graduates spend 11 months working with key staff members at FCNL to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective. This is a paid, full-time position.

Advocacy Corps

As an Advocacy Corps organizer, you’ll connect local activists and leaders with your members of Congress to affect big, long-term change. 

Summer Internship

FCNL offers several paid summer internships that provide a broad introduction to federal policy, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit management.

Scoville Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for six to nine-month fellowships with NGOs in Washington, D.C.