By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country
The National Association of Evangelicals, the nation's biggest evangelical group, has launched its search to replace Richard Cizik, the organization's chief Washington lobbyist before resigning late last year after saying he supported gay civil unions and might support gay marriage. Cizik held the post for 28 years.
Here's the job description and responsibilities:
The Director of Government Affairs will be responsible for representing the NAE before Congress, the White House and the Courts and will work to advance the approach and principles of the NAE document For the Health of the Nation: An Evangelical Call to Civic Responsibility.
Job qualifications include, among others, personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, agreement to and affirmation of the NAE Statement of Faith, and participation in an NAE affiliated congregation. Candidates must also possess knowledge of evangelical beliefs, history and community, along with experience in government affairs and a familiarity with politics and policies of concern to evangelicals.
The NAE might have also added: ability to withstand intense pressure from Christian Right while working to expand evangelical agenda beyond hot button issues, to such causes as fighting global warming.
See the full job description here.