Interfaith Works
  • Rockville, MD, USA
  • 105000-115000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Position Title


Reports to

Director Faith and Community Partnerships

Faith and Community Partnerships


Employment Status

FLSA Status

Effective Date

Temporary Full-Time Part-Time

Non-Exempt Exempt

February 17, 2023

Salary: $105,000 - $115,000

Position Summary

The Director of Faith and Community Partnerships (FCP) at Interfaith Works (IW) is responsible for leading, developing, and managing a portfolio of faith-based partnerships, coalitions, and initiatives. The FCP Director serves as a primary contact for IW's internal and external operations with faith communities. The position oversees and guides the department's scope of work which includes faith engagement, Emergency Assistance Coalition, and advocacy. The director prepares and manages the departmental budget.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

Faith Engagement

  • Utilizes knowledge, experience, and equity principles to reimagine and expand the collective impact of IW's longstanding mission-focused partnership with faith communities (FCs). Initiates and leads opportunities to strengthen the IW/FC commitment to serve our neighbors in need and provide a pathway to greater stability.
  • Implements the scope of services of the Faith Community Partnerships contract with Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships (OCP) and the county contract monitor.
  • Works to increase the involvement of the faith community in advancing IW's mission through volunteerism and financial giving.
  • Supervises the work of the Faith Partnerships Coordinator, and works in collaboration with IW volunteer coordinators and the Development team to ensure program outcomes are fulfilled.
  • Serves as a liaison with faith leaders who will inform the implementation of IW's faith engagement strategy and advise how to effectively address the social concerns of their respective faith communities.
  • In collaboration with the County's Office of Community Partnerships, plans and executes the Faith Community Meeting and one other faith community event annually.
  • In collaboration with the Finance Department, prepares and submits the annual contract budget to the county contract monitor.

Emergency Assistance Coalition (EAC)

  • Oversees the work of the Emergency Assistance Coalition (EAC) to maintain a strong safety net of services to meet critical needs and support community resilience. Provides leadership, direction, and mentoring for entities that routinely provide emergency assistance in Montgomery County.
  • Works with a wide range of community groups and constituencies to implement IW's collaborative response to emergency assistance through the EAC.
  • Works to position EAC as the premiere entity that provides training and technical assistance to entities engaged in emergency assistance work in the County.
  • Oversees the implementation of the scope of services specified in the EAC contract.
  • In collaboration with the Finance Department, prepares and submits the annual contract budget to the county contract monitor.


  • Assists the CEO in providing leadership for advocacy and the work of the Advocacy Committee of the IW Board. This includes developing advocacy priorities and opportunities for public engagement.
  • Monitors and remains apprised of community needs and opportunities to support successful impact.
  • Collaborates, participates, or leads other external community and government initiatives as needed or assigned.
  • Coordinates advocacy efforts with pertinent staff, consultants, volunteers, and interns.
  • Engages and encourages advocacy with faith communities and through the Emergency Assistance Coalition.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience in interfaith and community engagement, nonprofit leadership, advocacy and policy development, working to address systemic poverty, and/or fundraising is required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity, economic justice for marginalized communities, and eradicating systemic poverty.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in engaging diverse faith communities and grass roots safety net organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work diplomatically with a broad sector of community organizations in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to plan and manage in-person and virtual events.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication, and project management skills. Ability to identify resources and implement plans and processes to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Proficiency in the use of software packages like Microsoft Office suite, Google suite, Canva, Constant Contact, Zoom, and others is preferred.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when required.
  • Access to a car, valid driver's license, and vehicle insurance to facilitate travel to meetings.
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.


Interested candidates must submit a resume with their application to be considered. Applicants must apply through this link. Please send any questions about the application process to

Interfaith Works is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to a continued focus on equitable hiring, training, promotional practices, and policies. We are a drug free workplace and comply with ADA regulations, as applicable.

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