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ICC is a Washington, DC-area 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to persecuted Christians.

Make a difference now and for eternity.

Are you looking for a career that has an eternal impact? International Christian Concern (ICC) seeks ministry-minded professionals to join our team based in Washington, D.C. We offer competitive compensation, and full-time staff are eligible for remote work, health and dental insurance, a retirement plan, and generous paid time off. 

Our current job openings:

Communications Manager

WHO WE ARE: 

International Christian Concern (ICC) is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit (501 c3) that has served the persecuted Christian church for nearly 30 years. We are devoted to raising awareness, aiding, and advocating on behalf of persecuted Christian communities around the world. Motivated by God’s call to serve the oppressed and persecuted, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a community that cares for one another. We value each member of our team and strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve. We believe that working at ICC is more than a job because our ministry has eternal impact for God’s kingdom.

OUR NEED: 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our team as a Communications Manager. This role offers the opportunity to use your communications skills to amplify the voices of persecuted Christians and raise awareness about their plight. As the Communications Manager at ICC, you will play a crucial role in our mission to inform, engage, and mobilize supporters around the world.

This is a fully remote, full-time position that reports to the Assistant Director of Communications.

Duties and Responsibilities:   

  • Be an engaging storyteller and communicator.
  • Write and edit daily news posts for the ICC website and press releases; and longer features for the monthly magazine.
  • Research, write, and edit copy for special donor appeals and stakeholder relations.
  • Collaborate with other departments to create op-ed pieces, petition letters, and marketing materials.
  • Recruit and oversee freelance writer pool and coordinate article assignments.
  • Track regional persecution coverage and stories and aid staff with meeting their publicity goals.
  • Create and edit content for the ICC website.
  • Work collaboratively with other content creators across diverse communications platforms.
  • Monitor and create content for ICC’s social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, and more; engage with followers and stakeholders.
  • Distribute email communications to donors and stakeholders via the Emma messaging platform.
  • Use analytical tools to measure online and social media strategies.
  • Maintain a monthly digital content calendar.
  • Support the communications and ICC team with special events including webinars and in-person conferences and programs.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, English, public relations, Marketing or related field.
  • 3-5 years’ experience working for a nonprofit or ministry in communications/marketing/public relations.
  • A strong Christian witness and history.
  • Ability to quickly create exceptional written content and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Work with a team to develop creative communications and social media campaigns.
  • U.S. citizenship, permanent residency or work visa is required.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Background working for a nonprofit, ministry, or NGO (Non-Governmental Organization)
  • In depth knowledge/experience of WordPress, InDesign, Adobe Suite, and Canva.
  • A proven professional record of accomplishment with increasing responsibilities.

Salary and Benefits 

  • ICC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package consistent with experience, skills and proven abilities. ICC offers the following benefits to all full-time employees:
  • Employer Paid Health and Dental Insurance Coverage
  • 403b retirement plan with 50% employer contribution
  • Excellent personal time off policy as well as paid holidays
  • Flexible work policy

TO APPLY:

Send your cover letter and résumé to [email protected], Qualifying applicants will be contacted.

Daily News Post Contributors (Writers)

Who We Are:
International Christian Concern (ICC) is seeking freelance writers to produce daily news posts on its website at persecution.org. Writers should be well-versed on religious freedom and Christian persecution issues in specific trouble spots throughout the world. 

The ideal candidate is an excellent writer who is knowledgeable about the types and causes of persecution and the obstacles that Christians face in certain parts of the world. Contributors will report on persecution incidents in specific countries or regions, legislative updates (e.g., new blasphemy or anti-conversion laws), recent arrests, or major trends and news that affect the religious community (such as an election).  

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Daily news post contributors will produce (approximately) 300- to 600-word online articles on recent attacks or topics pertaining to Christian persecution in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and MENA (Middle East/North Africa). 
  • Content may include attacks on Christian individuals or communities, arrests and imprisonments of pastors and evangelists (or the release of Christian prisoners), updates on court cases, breaking news, anniversaries of significant events (e.g., Taliban takeover of Afghanistan), legislation such as blasphemy or anti-conversion laws, decisions or reports by the U.S. government, U.S. Dept. of State, or the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), and more.  
  • Daily news posts may also be distributed as press releases or via social media at the discretion of the ICC Communications team in Washington, D.C. 
  • Contributors will work contractually and remotely. 

Experience and Skills

  • Ideal candidates will be strong writers with excellent English and grammar skills; able to report quickly about breaking news when warranted. 
  • Familiarity with the Associated Press style or access to an AP stylebook is a plus. 

Compensation
$50 per brief daily news post (based on about 300 words); $100 for a longer DNP or press release (dependent on length, depth, and breadth of the article).

To Apply:

Send your résumé and two writing samples to: [email protected] 

Director of Advocacy

International Christian Concern (ICC), www.persecution.org, seeks an exceptionally talented and motivated public policy professional for the position of Director of Advocacy. ICC is a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit devoted to assistance, advocacy, and awareness for the global persecuted Christian Church.

The Director of Advocacy will lead a small team of professionals that informs domestic and foreign policymakers on religious freedom issues – through comprehensive reports, expertise on key regions, in-country visits, tours on Capitol Hill, and more. The director will cultivate relationships with likeminded groups and individuals in the District of Columbia and beyond.

Scope of Work

The department advances international religious freedom policy by building relationships and credibility among government officials in the United States and abroad. The Advocacy department and ICC team supplies policymakers with valuable reports and expertise on religious freedom and Christian persecution globally.

The Director of Advocacy will spearhead and collaborate with other members of the ICC team to affect change – such as advocating for Christians unjustly imprisoned by foreign governments or connecting members of Capitol Hill with survivors of persecution. The advocacy team supplies elected officials with comprehensive reports about global persecution in trouble spots and issues reports, petitions, and position papers on topics such as foreign blasphemy and anti-conversion laws. The department also partners with other organizations to prepare and file Global Magnitsky sanctions against foreign oppressors of Christians.

This is a full-time exempt position with the opportunity to work remotely in the Washington, D.C. region – the ideal candidate will live within commuting distance of our nation’s capital. This position currently reports to the Vice President of Communications and Advocacy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cast a vision for the Advocacy team that leads to meaningful and tangible results for the persecuted Church, moves policymakers to act against oppressors, and rallies stakeholders and donors to get involved and support ICC.
  • Set measurable monthly and annual strategies and goals for the Advocacy department; develop and manage the department budget; prepare project reports for the Executive Leadership Team and Board.
  • Brainstorm and strategize new Advocacy initiatives that will garner meaningful results for persecuted Christians.
  • Lead and manage the Advocacy department, including full-time staff, ICC Fellows, interns, and volunteers.
  • Grow and develop the ICC Fellows program that consists of academics from colleges and universities, and leading experts from think-tanks specializing in religious freedom issues.
  • Serve as ICC’s primary representative and spokesperson on policy and Advocacy-related issues.
  • Maintain strong, working relationships with key officials in the U.S. government and on Capitol Hill, embassies, and NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) community; work closely with counterparts at the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), U.S. Dept. of State, embassies, and peer organizations.
  • Conduct overseas trips to areas of particular concern; coordinate visits from overseas dignitaries and survivors of Christian persecution for tours on Capitol Hill.
  • Write daily news briefs and press releases on religious freedom policy issues and Christian persecution in specific regions; help advance the cause of persecuted Christians through the news media and on social media.

Experience and Skills

  • The ideal candidate will be a follower of Christ with a strong Christian witness and background.

Required

  • A bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science, communications, or related major.
  • Background in advocacy, public policy, international relations or related field.
  • Three to five years of professional experience working on Capitol Hill (e.g., in a congressional office, with a nonprofit that advocates for religious freedom, an agency or embassy, ministry, or peer NGO).
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment of managing multiple tasks and projects, and meeting deadlines.
  • U.S. resident with U.S. citizenship or work visa

Preferred

  • Expertise on religious freedom, Christian persecution, and geopolitical issues in one country or region of the world.

Salary and Benefits

  • ICC offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package consistent with experience, skills and proven abilities. ICC offers the following benefits to all full-time employees:
  • Employer Paid Health and Dental Insurance Coverage
  • 403b retirement plan with 50% employer contribution
  • Excellent personal time off policy as well as paid holidays
  • Flexible work policy

TO APPLY · Send your cover letter and résumé to [email protected].

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