Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions

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Interested in working with FACS? Check out our current job openings below!


Position: Executive Director

Organization: Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS)  

Location: Northern Virginia

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS) seeks an Executive Director who shares our  passion for local climate action and climate justice. The Executive Director leads our growing  organization, manages staff, volunteers, and the budget. Also, the Executive Director cultivates  relations with elected leaders, faith communities, funders, and our active Board of Directors.  

FACS is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that advances local solutions to the urgent moral  challenge of climate change and its disparate impacts on disadvantaged people by harnessing  the power of Northern Virginia’s faith communities, and others who share our values. We are a respected voice that has earned trust through persistent advocacy, outreach and education in  an effort to reduce carbon pollution and achieve environmental justice.  

Based in Fairfax County, Virginia, we have active Hubs in Alexandria City, Arlington and  Loudoun Counties and in the Northern and Central Shenandoah Valleys. Our Hubs work with  elected officials and senior government leaders in our local governments and public schools.  

Since our founding in 2013 by a handful of friends concerned about climate change, we have  grown into a network of 200 Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, and Unitarian Universalists,  and other faith communities, with 2,800+ supporters

Executive Director Duties: 

The Executive Director (ED) must:  

  • Lead our Advocacy, Faith Community, and Development programs, manage our staff  and contractors, and oversee our entire enterprise.  
  • Work closely with the Chair of the Board of Directors, Board committees and task forces  and support Hub leaders, in concert with the Advocacy Committee Chair, to strengthen  Hub operations.  
  • Cultivate relationships with key stakeholders, including members of faith communities, community advocates, nonprofit and business leaders, and elected officials. Ensure our financial strength through our five fundraising streams: grants, individuals  and families, direct mail and email, corporate, and congregations.  
  • Communicate FACS’ unique, moral approach through presentations, interviews, newsletters, emails, editorials and other means.
  • Supervise membership and finance databases, contractual services, and sponsorships.
  • Represent FACS in public and private gatherings.

Required Qualifications: 

We encourage you to apply if you are passionate about addressing climate change and  pursuing climate justice, understand how to lead an alliance, and are able to manage multiple, competing demands under tight deadlines. Your application package should demonstrate, at a  minimum, that you have strengths in these areas: 

Development – Success in fundraising is essential to this position. Tell us how you have  approached development for other organizations, your proven track record attracting and  managing grants, how you’ve run campaigns and your overall success with development.  

Communications – You must be an experienced, compelling communicator with a variety of  audiences, in various formats.  

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – The FACS ED actively demonstrates and  models a deep understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and creates a  psychologically safe and transparent culture amongst staff, volunteers, and public stakeholders.  As the ED, you must be vigilant for ways to better serve and include traditionally  underrepresented groups in FACS’ community and congregational work and lead the  development of new environmental justice initiatives. Let us know your experience honoring and  advancing DEI and environmental justice. . 

Organizational management – Tell us how you develop and maintain healthy relationships with staff, Board Members and volunteers 

Education A bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required for this position.  

Location – As the FACS executive director, you’ll need to attend meetings and events in person  in Northern Virginia and across our region.  

References – If you’re a final candidate, we’ll talk to three or more of your colleagues. Compensation and Benefits

This position has a salary range of $96,000-$106,000 a year, depending on experience. We  offer an excellent benefits package that includes health, vision, and dental care; and  contributions to a retirement plan. It includes three weeks of annual leave, one week of paid  study leave, and 12 days paid sick leave per year. Additionally, FACS follows the holiday  schedule of Fairfax County, Virginia government. Mileage and gas will be reimbursed. This is a  full time, 40 hours/week position with compensatory time available for work after hours,  weekends and holidays. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: 

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and  inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment  without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color,  age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation,  gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status,  or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. 

Here’s How to Apply: 

If you’d like to join our team as FACS Executive Director, apply before Friday, November 10,  2023 with a cover letter and resume to the Executive Director Hiring Committee at