DIRECTOR OF ORGANIZING (FULL TIME)
We are looking for a senior strategist to intensively work with our organizing, services, and civic engagement teams to strengthen our grassroots-led campaigns at the local, state, and federal levels. The ideal candidate will have a strong vision and desire to build statewide power of low-income and immigrant families while also supervising a multicultural team and programs that leverage community involvement and impact at the local and state level. This position is for someone with extensive experience in field organizing, strategic policy campaigns, planning, monitoring and staff evaluation. The candidate will be committed to furthering FLIC’s mission to amplify the power of immigrant communities to impact the root causes of inequality, defending and protecting human rights, including the right to live without fear.
The ideal candidate must be have an impressive public speaking presence and notable with piercing persuasiveness. We are looking for someone that is driven and self-motivated, comfortable, and confident exuding positive energy in front or large, diverse audiences as well as in 1 to 1 settings. Applicants must be committed to an ideology of building community power & share our commitment to membership grassroots decision-making.
Organizational Membership Development and Engagement
- Foster the development and retention of organizational members.
- Develops daily weekly and monthly plans that should detail specific actions towards effective engagement of o-members in campaign strategies.
- Fosters a climate of innovation, cohesion, and integration.
- Contribute and implement innovative ideas to improve membership development and collective impact.
Campaign Development, Execution and Oversight
- Provide strategic vision and direction for short- and long-term campaigns on local, regional, state, and national issues and levels to win policy and administrative change;
- Integrate community organizing with long-term, sustainable community-driven policy change efforts into an annual written plan or proposal;
- Researches potential organizing targets. Analyzes data and applies other criteria to assess possible targets of organizing.
- Ensure that the campaign policy goals reflect the priorities of our members.
- In conjunction with partners and allies, conduct meetings and educational workshops with community groups and constituents to raise the public profile of the organization’s function in the community.
- Foster new relationships with nonprofit allies, groups, institutions and elected officials while building upon existing relationships with community partners and allies.
- Work with our communications department to better integrate online platforms and technology infrastructure to bolster the campaigns and build on the capacity and engagement of our membership.
- Network with local, state, and national groups that are organizing around issues important to our community and foster collaboration with these groups.
- Encourage the use of direct-action, as necessary and appropriate, to advance campaigns.
- Prepare written campaign reports, meeting summaries, and develop tools for field strategy implementation as necessary.
- Represent FLIC in public speaking opportunities including to key community networks, alliances, civic groups, along with other relevant settings such as fundraising events and to the general public.
- Support with content for written grant reports, including budgeting, meeting summaries, campaign evaluations, performance reports on benchmarks as required.
- Proven ability to manage in a manner which inspires, motivates, develops, and maintains good working relations with diverse membership and staff.
- Sophisticated knowledge of legal, political, economic, and industry forces that impact organizing campaigns; preferably including experience working with employers, attorneys, various employment agencies, elected, community groups, and other potential allies
- A bachelor’s degree in Political Science or related field; a minimum of 5 years of experience as an organizer and a minimum of 3 year of experience as a supervisor;
- Experience winning concrete community advocacy or policy campaigns, mobilizing and coordinating large numbers of people into action, and managing shared skill sets through delegation and accountability for collective impact;
- Is politically conscious about intersectional causes of oppression and resistance, can work and connect easily with other social justice issues and links our state and national work to transnational focus.
- Inquisitive, sense of humor, proactive, solution-oriented, collaborative, conscientious, responsible and efficient with a positive attitude; skilled and effective team player
- Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
- Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel;
- Excellent planning and organizational skills with attention to detail;
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills;
- Ability to handle multiple projects with positive attitude and strong time management skills, including working flexible hours and travel (many times in the evenings and weekends) to meet program requirements and to broaden community reach;
- Must have their own vehicle and be willing to drive long distances or to travel for at least 1 weekend out of every month.
$55,000 annual and a generous benefit package
How to Apply
Please email a thoughtful, one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and why you want to work at FLIC to HR@floridaimmigrant.org with the subject line “Director of Organizing”.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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DEVELOPMENT MANAGER (FULL TIME)
Florida Immigrant Coalition seeks an experienced and intrepid fundraiser and grant writer responsible for identifying, cultivating and securing a diverse base of financial support for an agile and growing immigrant rights movement in Florida. Candidate should have high standards of excellence, be mission driven and comfortable with achieving a $1,000,000 goal per year. Solid writing skills, ability to work with others and attention to detail, including deadlines are ideal traits.
- Research, review, writing and editing of organizational proposals for funding from private donors, public foundation, and/or institutional donors.
- Maintain current foundation portfolio by preparing and submitting grant renewal requests and reports of existing grants in collaboration with Directors and program staff.
- Identify and submit monthly solicitations to new potential sources of support in order to grow the portfolio.
- Manage collaborative relationships with partner organizations for joint fundraising, when applicable or with program staff as needed.
- Take the lead on organizing quarterly, special project events with defined monetary and list-building goals as well as political education and cultural community building purposes.
- Insure proper data management, record keeping and acknowledgement of funders, donors, members and partners.
- Coordinate organizational fundraising events and cultivate relationships with individual donors (to include membership).
- Work closely with FLIC member groups to implement an existing “friendraising” plan, developing an expanding resource base with community support from individuals, businesses and churches.
- Individual must share a commitment to the organization’s mission and have a minimum of 3 years of experience with grant writing.
- Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals; strong editing skills.
- Previous experience with diverse fundraising strategies, including special events and individual donor solicitation.
- Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
- Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
- Position will require the ability to travel locally and work occasional evenings and weekends.
How to Apply
Send your resume and cover letter to HR@floridaimmigrant.org with the subject line “Application for Development Manager.” Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
FLIC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals.
Anywhere in Florida
Commensurate with experience
VOTER REGISTRATION MANAGER (FULL TIME)
The Voter Registration Manager will manage alongside FLIC’s Political Director and Field Manager all aspects of voter registration activities for our statewide voter engagement program, including management of field staff, administrative needs, and strategic planning. The role of the Voter Registration Manager is also to support the efforts of FLIC members and various sites throughout the state in relation to voter registration. The ideal candidate understands comprehensive campaigns, field operations and adult education methods to implement culturally appropriate capacity building activities and civic engagement opportunities for partners and in the field.
Key Roles include:
- Implement strategies and build infrastructure to conduct voter registration operations in South, Central Florida and North Florida
- Support the Communications Team to develop messaging and materials for campaigns and field programs
- Supervises: Regional voter registration teams, Site Leads, Team Captains, Canvassers, Embedded Organizers, Quality Control Associates.
- Execute voter registration plans and monitor progress towards measurable outcomes and other voter turnout /engagement activities.
- Develop and manage Partnership Agreements with local partners to implement voter registration programs.
- Support alliance building and membership development to sustain productive internal and external relationships and promote the Florida Immigrant Coalition Votes and its member organizations.
- Ensure Voter Database development and management to serve campaign needs. Support Field Manager to produce, use and track appropriate data. Develop and oversee data, reporting, and quality control systems statewide.
- Facilitate weekly campaign meetings including setting an agenda, leading teams through the meeting, and ensuring follow-up.
- Contribute to the development of overall campaign strategy and strategic decision making.
- Ensure that campaign teams are working in accordance with the campaign’s strategy and field plans.
- Coordinate the documentation and monitoring of progress towards programmatic goals and objectives.
- Provide supervision and coaching to those you directly supervise. This includes performance related feedback, training and support, work planning and appropriate delegation of responsibilities and work.
Qualifications and experience
- Three or more years in leadership positions in political campaigns, field, and canvass operations covering numerous geographic regions and contacting tens of thousands of voters.
- Demonstrated ability to execute campaign goals and objectives, to work effectively with local allies and leaders and carry out required objectives.
- They will have successful experience leading and managing diverse staff and working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and will have intellectual drive, a progressive outlook, and the entrepreneurial spirit to effectively conduct campaigns.
- Strong communication, interpersonal, and motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential.
- Strong management and supervisory skills required. Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and an orientation towards handling many responsibilities.
- Background and commitment to social justice work and demonstrate a strong personal commitment to FLIC’s mission and values.
- Experience in building and maintaining multi-sector alliances preferred.
- Strong analytical skills, excellent written and verbal communication, and organizational skills.
- Computer skills: working knowledge of campaign databases including the Voter Activation Network, word processing, spreadsheet, and multimedia presentation software.
- English fluency required, other language desirable (Spanish and/or Haitian Creole).
- Prior knowledge and experience working in Florida and selected regions is a plus.
- Familiarity with 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 non-profit rules a plus.
- This position requires travel.
$45,000 annual and a generous benefit package
How to Apply:
Please email a thoughtful, one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and why you want to work at FLIC to HR@floridaimmigrant.org with the subject line “Field Manager.”
Application deadline: Until position is filled
FLIC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, LGBTQ individuals, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
FLORIDA NEW AMERICANS (FNA) COORDINATOR (FULL/PART TIME)
The Florida New Americans (FNA), an initiative of The Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), is a naturalization program that started January of 2012. The Citizenship Coordinator will oversee the FNA program and will do extensive outreach to those who have language barriers, financial barriers to naturalization and/or those who are from underserved immigrant communities to organize citizenship events.
- Conduct outreach to community-based organizations identified by FLIC and or in partnership with mutual partners, to eligible legal permanent residents and potential legal partners, in preparation for citizenship events.
- Coordinate and plan citizenship events.
- Process Citizenship applications when necessary
Partnership Building and Volunteers Management:
- Serve as liaison between FLIC and its partners.
- Support volunteers recruitment and training
- Ensure tracking and monitoring of data
- Work closely with the Communications team to promote events.
- Paralegal on Immigration with a minimum of two years’ professional experience
- Project management experience with demonstrated ability to solve problems, meet tight deadlines, manage resources effectively, work in teams and with people of diverse backgrounds
- Attention to detail, strong writing ability, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work at a fast pace while managing project requests is required.
- Passion for social, racial, gender, worker justice and Florida politics preferred
- Ability and flexibility to travel locally, statewide and nationally and work some weekends.
- Experience and personal interest in managing social media
- Must have their own vehicle and be willing to drive long distances
- Must work flexible schedule and be able to travel local, statewide and nationally.
- Must be bilingual in English and Spanish or Creole
- Great customer service, ability to multitask and handle stressful situations
- Self-starter, takes initiative
How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject line “Application for FNA Citizenship Coordinator”. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
FLIC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbians, gay men and transgender individuals.