Lead Issues Writer/Analyst

Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA Req #1583
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Focus on the Family has nearly 700 employees who work to achieve the mission of enriching the lives of families, engaging the culture, advocating for life and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The work is meaningful, the culture is rewarding, and the purpose is eternal.

The Lead Issues Writer/Analyst position exists to maintain ministry expertise on the core issues of concern to Focus on the Family and The Daily Citizen for the development and implementation of strategies to advance issues of concern to the family, including religious freedom.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Reports, writes, and contributes timely, daily articles for The Daily Citizen

Collects, maintains, and analyzes information on assigned topic(s) for use in developing strategies and resources to advance religious freedom

Attends and covers conferences and other events of relevance to America’s first freedoms

Assists the Vice President in developing, facilitating, and managing projects and content development

Supports individual analysts in their roles as ministry experts by aiding content and product development

Recommends and implements effective strategies – both proactive and defensive – to influence public policy debate and alter policy outcomes

Represents Focus on the Family (FOF) as a public spokesperson on issue(s) of expertise

Monitors key developments regarding issue(s) of expertise to apprise ministry and provide direction for subsequent actions

Produces “user-friendly,” issue-specific materials in a variety of formats to support ministry needs and specific action goals

Other Duties/Responsibilities:

Performs other duties, including but not limited to duties as assigned, some of which may include the development and creation of a variety of copyrightable works (e.g., print, photography, film, music, visual arts, etc.) for distribution in any and all media and formats (such as television, radio, internet, wireless, DVD, satellite and digital) on a world-wide basis, all of which shall be for the benefit of Focus on the Family

Managerial Breadth/Scope of Job:

Provides direct supervision for up to 5 staff members, as assigned

Working Environment/Physical Requirements:

Office environment

Occasional travel, as needed

This role may require occasional travel including nights and weekends



Exemplifies Ephesians 5:1-2, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us...”

Pursues the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conductand Statement of Faith; upholds Focus on the Family's ministry in prayer

Prays personally for Focus on the Family’s staff and constituents and may occasionally lead in a public prayer

Engages in Christian ministry

Demonstrates behaviors aligned with FOF core values

This role is considered a Spokesperson for Focus on the Family and should represent Focus’ position and tone at all times


Bachelor’s degree in related field; Master’s Degree preferred

5-7 years experience in conducting research and analysis or issue advocacy

Public speaking experience

In-depth knowledge of FOF mission, philosophy, values, and objectives

Understanding of political process and public policies issues impacting the family

Skills, Abilities, and Special Talents/Gifts:

Desire to advance pro-family public policy successes

Research and writing skills

Well-developed social and communication skills

Public speaking skills

Competent in the use of a personal computer and related software

Salary Range: $70,716 to $81,117/yr.


Focus on the Family puts a high value on our team members and offers a unique benefit package.


Employees scheduled for 30 hours or more per week are eligible for:


  • Medical Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

Employees scheduled for 20 hours or more per week are eligible for:


  • Legal Shield/ID Shield
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vacation Time
  • Sick Time
  • Holidays
  • Service Awards

Note: This is a summary and should not be construed as future promises to continue to provide benefits as outlined above. For complete and definitive language, refer to the governing plan documents.


*Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits.

Helping Families Thrive! Focus on the Family is a 501c3 Christian Non-Profit Ministry.

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  • Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA