Internal Communications Director

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ADF Advocates for Your Right to Freely Live out Your Faith

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Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith. Please visit to view our Statement of Faith and Doctrinal Distinctives.

Internal Communications Director

Alliance Defending Freedom is looking for a highly skilled  Internal Communications Director to join us in our Lansdowne, VA office. As the Internal Communications Director, you are a vital part of the Communications Team. In this role, you will report to the Vice President of Communication Operations and Constituent Communications and are responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive internal communications strategy that ensures the consistent flow of information across a 400+-person domestic and international team. The Internal Communications Director will provide timely, relevant, inspirational messaging to Team Members from a variety of sources and keep Team Members up to date on important developments—both internal (HR/executive news) and external (breaking news on cases and ministry efforts in our issue areas).

Your Essential Responsibilities:

In this position, you will:

  • Work with the Vice President of Constituent Communications to develop and implement a comprehensive internal communications strategy that ensures the consistent flow of information across a team of 400+ members co-located across multiple domestic and international offices and a widespread team of remote workers.
  • Ensure clear, timely, and regular communication to Team Members to ensure engagement and alignment with the ministry’s strategic priorities. Ensure that Team Members are kept up to date on internal news (such as HR and Executive Team, and policy information) and breaking news on cases and ministry efforts in our issue areas.
  • Foster a sense of “One Team” so that all Team Members understand their place in the fulfillment of the mission of Alliance Defending Freedom and their contributions towards the ministry’s successes.
  • Use internal communications as a tool to meet organizational, Human Resources, and Communications Team objectives.
  • Work in partnership with Human Resources to facilitate Team Member engagement from initial onboarding and throughout their service.
  • Identify and establish appropriate tools and channels for Team Member engagement and communication, including Team Member gatherings, CEO/Executive Team communications.  email communications, in-office bulletins, and more.
  • Direct the successful execution of a monthly Team Member gathering in multiple locations and for remote and international Team Members.
  • Maintain an Internal Communications editorial calendar and direct the solicitation, writing, and editing of content across Internal Communications channels. Keep Team Members informed about breaking news, major wins/losses, and any other information that should be shared across the entire ADF team or broad subsets of it.
  • Ensure that all internal communications are aligned with the ADF brand and messaging.
  • Serve as a resource for internal teams needing to communicate across the entire team or a large subset of it. Establish tools, templates, and guidelines; work with teams to develop appropriate internal communications plans for their initiatives and efforts; and review content.
  • Create actionable metrics for gauging Team Member engagement.

Knowledge of:

  • Basic Microsoft Office software.
  • Internal communications best practices.

Demonstrated proficiency in:

  • Planning and executing effective communications strategies.
  • Communicating in a clear and timely fashion.
  • Managing projects.
  • Managing executive-level communications.

Ability to:

  • Serve as a trusted and effective conduit of information.
  • Write and edit clear and concise communications that are aligned with brand and message guidance.
  • Develop and maintain strong cross-team relationships and Work across teams.
  • Intake information and identify what is appropriate for your target audience.

Education and/or experience:

  • 7+ years of communications experience, including 3+ years of experience in internal communications.
  • 5+ years of management experience preferred.
  • Communications experience in a mid-sized organization (400+ employees) preferred.
    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in communications or related fields.

To complete your application, please attach a writing sample in the additional attachments section of the application as well as a cover letter with your resume.

We have it! Alliance Defending Freedom offers team members a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes major medical insurance, dental care, medical and dependent care reimbursement, paid disability, long-term care insurance, and life insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan with a generous company match. Work and life balance is important to the well-being of our team members. You will receive paid time off (PTO) that starts accruing from your hire date and 11 paid holidays per year.

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