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TPS Florida Campaign Manager

Florida is home to 1 out of 7 TPS beneficiaries in the United States. Out of the TPS beneficiary nations, Florida is home to 300,000 Haitians, 100,000 Nicaraguans, 92,000 Hondurans, and 42,000 Salvadorians. 61,000 of these Florida residents are beneficiaries of Temporary Protected Status (70% Haitian, 20% Honduran, 10% Salvadorian). The Florida Immigrant Coalition seeks an experienced campaign manager to coordinate and engage a network of Florida TPS community stakeholders in alignment to a federal advocacy and organizing strategy.

Detail of Responsibilities

Public Education

  • Document story profiles of TPS beneficiaries in Florida to raise visibility, promote grassroots leadership, and amplify a call to action on TPS.
  • Centralize and disseminate trusted information and resources available to TPS communities, empowering these with tools to make informed decisions about the next steps of their lives with or without TPS.
  • Develop formal partnerships with officials of the governments of El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras, through their Miami consulates, to inform the public about the challenges and risks of repatriation.

Community Organizing

  • Campaign Development, Execution, and Oversight
  • Create a state table of TPS stakeholder organizations and community leaders aligned to collective policy values.
  • Provide capacity building on policy advocacy: How to educate and engage state and local policymakers and elected officials about how to create a more welcoming climate for current and former TPS beneficiaries
  • Facilitating grassroots community meetings, encouraging a delegation of campaign roles and nurturing accountability.
  • Develop communications campaign using tools to broaden the national immigration reform narrative and build public pressure and momentum for a permanent solution to Temporary Protected Status

Qualifications

  • Alignment with FLIC values and mission: Committed to an ideology of building community power and shares FLIC’s commitment to membership grassroots decision making
  • Experience in designing and executing winning campaign strategies: In partnership with the target community, can analyze the political landscape in a given locality and identify goals, strategies and tactics to win tangible gains, in a way that recognizes systemic oppression, intersectionality, and the link between FLIC’s state and national work, and the transnational landscape.
  • Ability to mobilize stakeholders to take action through effective communication and relationship-building
  • Ability to coordinate and manage large numbers of volunteers: Can delegate responsibilities, hold people accountable, keep track of work in progress, and provide the training needed to set people up for success
  • Prioritization and flexibility: Focused on goals and able to problem-solve in order to meet them. Skilled at planning and tracking priorities and adapting strategic capacities when plans need to change (which they sometimes do, unexpectedly)
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Must have their own vehicle and be willing to drive long distances or to travel for at least 1 weekend out of every month.
  • Language proficiency in English and Spanish and/or Kreyol preferred

How to apply: Send a resume, writing sample, and references to hr@floridaimmigrant.org Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE

FLIC seeks a versatile, results-oriented Accounting Associate to join our team and execute all of the organization’s bookkeeping and accounting functions.  Position targeted at 25 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of day to day bookkeeping and accounting processes including but not limited to: A/P, A/R, in accordance to GAAP.
  • Prepare Journal Entries for prepaid expense, deferred revenue and payroll cash accounts
  • Recording day to day financial transactions and completing the posting process.
  • Balance and maintain accurate ledgers.
  • Coordinate bank deposits and report financial results on a regular basis to management
  • Develop monthly and quarterly financial statements, including cash flow, profit and loss statements and balance sheets, budget vs. actual reports, and grant specific financial reports.
  • Execute bi-weekly payroll activities using a 3rd party payroll service provider
  • Perform annual 1099 reporting process for vendors.
  • Manage time tracking process for employees with hours billable to grants, utilizing online time tracking tool, and extract data to make appropriate payroll entries for financial and grant reporting.
  • Coordinate with outside CPA and Auditors in preparation of year-end audit and IRS 990/State CT-12 filings.
  • Support Management Team in development and analysis of annual organization budget.
  • Support team in developing grant proposal budgets.
  • Maintain accounting procedures and policies and systems of internal controls to ensure the integrity of all financial systems.
  • Perform non-routine tasks requiring strong judgment and initiative.

 Bookkeeper qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 2 years work-experience in a bookkeeping/accounting function, degree preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable/receivable principles
  • Extensive experience with data entry, record keeping and computer operation
  • Strong understanding of income and Accruals. Worksheets and computations
  • Experience working in nonprofit multi-fund accounting, including experience tracking and reporting financial data for multiple grant funders, preferred.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • High degree of accuracy, attention to detail, communications, and problem solving are critical skills for success in this role.
  • Familiar with accounting software packages (Aplos, Quickbooks)

As a small organization operating in a very dynamic environment, a significant amount of flexibility and teamwork is required. Employees are expected to work collaboratively to ensure organizational success

Application Process:

Please send your resume as electronic attachment (.pdf or .doc) to hr@floridaimmigrant.org with the subject line “Application for Bookkeeper Associate”

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Field Canvasser

Help turn out voters throughout Florida this important election year!  FLIC Votes is hiring motivated individuals for a paid canvass program operation in Miami-Dade and Hillsborough for the 2018 election cycle. Canvassers will be responsible for contacting thousands of voters through door knocking and phone banking, collecting commitment pledges to vote. The principal goal of this campaign is to educate the public and ensure the passage of Amendment 4, which will restore the vote to 1.4 million Floridians currently disenfranchised due to prior felony convictions.

This is a temporary position. Canvassers will work under the immediate supervision of the Site Coordinator.

Pay: $15.00 an hour
Hours: Part-Time, 25 Hours (Will require a flexible schedule, including weekends & evenings)
Location: Miami-Dade and Hillsborough counties
Emp. Type: Temporary/Contractor

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Persuade residents to fill out pledge forms and commit them to vote as their civic duty
  2. Work above mentioned schedule
  3. Door knock for several hours a day
  4. Fill out accurate daily reports
  5. Work well in a team-setting
  6. Organizing to recruit people for FLIC votes membership

Qualifications and experience

  1. A commitment to the immigrant rights movement and the overall social justice movement in Florida
  2. Being bilingual or trilingual [English, Spanish & Creole]
  3. Strong interpersonal skills and outgoing personality
  4. Be goal-oriented, punctual, organized and with a positive attitude
  5. Have access to a personal cell phone for job duration
  6. Comply with FLIC Votes policies: attendance, equipment, payment, dress code

To apply, please submit resume to thomas@flicvotes.org with Subject Title: 2018 A4 Field Canvasser

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Site Coordinator

We are seeking two (2) motivated individual to work with FLIC Votes and its regional member organizations for a paid canvass program operation in Miami-Dade and Hillsborough Counties for the 2018 election cycle. The Site Coordinator is responsible for implementing a county plan. They will be responsible for hiring, training, and managing a group of at least 10 paid canvassers.The principal goal of this campaign is to educate the public and ensure the passage of Amendment 4, which will restore the vote to 1.4 million Floridians currently disenfranchised due to prior felony convictions.

The Site Coordinator will work under the immediate supervision of the Deputy Political Director.

Pay: $18.00 an hour
Hours: Full Time, 40 Hours (Will require a flexible schedule, including weekends & evenings)
Location: Miami-Dade and Hillsborough Counties
Emp. Type: Temporary/Contractor

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Implementation of campaign in accord with field plans

  1. Work with the Deputy Political Director to develop clear work plans, benchmarks, and operational systems to carry out canvasses
  2. Recruit 3 to 4 Volunteers, who would be willing to assist with data entry and canvassing
  3. Develop and maintain comprehensive reporting systems to track and report on field/vote contact progress on daily, weekly, and monthly basis
  4. Problem solve with team captains to ensure effective canvassing teams
  5. Coordinate training calendar and implement training with Deputy Political Director and Communications Manager

Day-to-Day Operations

  1. Manage, analyze, and report on all field metrics on an individual- and team-level basis
  2. Coordinate and oversee all field work for the team, including schedule, program prep, precinct-level duties, supplies, performance metrics, data entry and quality control
  3. Motivate and manage a team to reach ambitious field goals on a daily basis. Work alongside your team in the field to meet these goals
  4. Provide input to Deputy Campaign Manager to develop effective lists and universes
  5. Manage paid canvass
  6. Assign voter lists to MiniVAN, prep materials and turf for canvass team daily walks; Assigning equipment each day and document and coordinate troubleshooting with IT Manager when needed
  7. Ensure appropriate internet connection exists to properly sync daily data
  8. Manages and secures field equipment
  9. Purchases food and beverages for canvassers
  10. Site Coordinator will be accessible at all times and monitor team captains and canvassers to ensure that proper conduct and operation is in place.
  11. Coach canvassers on messaging and conducting rap practice and role plays
  12. Organize at least 1 Town Hall in collaboration with community stakeholders and partners.  

Administration

  1. Daily Check-in calls with Deputy Political Director
  2. Participate in weekly (or, if needed, more often) status update meetings
  3. Manage hiring and administration of field canvassers to ensure compliance with FLIC Votes policies and procedures. Coordinate with Deputy Political Director and Director of Finance and Operations.
  4. Payroll Process: Timesheets are filled out accurately at the end of the Sunday’’s shift ready to submit the following day no later than 11am to Director of Finance and Operations
  5. Strategy Sessions to improve plans/logistics for the upcoming week; assist and plan agendas for daily debriefings, troubleshooting and/or leadership development of team leader.

Qualifications and experience

  1. A commitment to the immigrant rights movement and the overall social justice movement in Florida
  2. Strong communication, interpersonal, motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential
  3. Self-starter who shows strong initiative and is committed to constantly improving upon every aspect of our work
  4. Preferred bilingual or trilingual [English, Spanish & Creole]
  5. Transition, manage, and train the field team to our high-energy GOTV program
  6. An understanding of GOTV programs and at least 1 year’s experience in labor, political, or community organizing and political campaigns.
  7. Strong management and supervisory skills required
  8. Ability to work effectively with local allies and leaders
  9. Computer skills: working knowledge of campaign database including the Voter Activation Network, word processing, excel spreadsheet
  10. Have successful experience managing diverse staffs, and working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations
  11. Reliable Transportation, Car is mandatory and a valid Florida Driver’s License in Good Standing
  12. Ability to work above mentioned schedule and coordinate and report any incidents with their team schedule / attendance (dr. appointments, sickness, lateness, etc)
  13. Must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability, and an orientation towards handling many responsibilities and conflict resolution
  14. Ability to maintain a positive energy and work atmosphere
  15. Highly organized (seriously), able to work independently, and able to work efficiently under tight deadlines
  16. Have access to a personal cell phone for job duration
  17. Comply with FLIC policies: attendance, equipment, payment, dress code

To apply, please submit resume to thomas@flicvotes.org with Subject Title: 2018 A4 Site Coordinator

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FLIC LogoThe Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to amplify the power of immigrant communities to impact the root causes of inequality, defending and protecting basic human rights, including the right to live without fear.

FLIC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified people, including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals.