Home > Get Involved > Careers

Careers

COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (FULL TIME)

FLIC is seeking a Communications Manager who will work closely with various departments, including civic engagement and development, and be responsible for ensuring clear and consistent communication with all of FLIC’s stakeholders. The Communications Manager will lead the implementation of an organizational communications strategy that includes digital, owned, and earned media strategies, as well as the maintenance and development of infrastructure necessary to accomplish FLIC’s communications goals.

Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in strategic communications, especially with organizations working to improve conditions for immigrants and other marginalized communities. Preference is given to those with experience in advocacy communications, digital organizing, content creation or media relations.
  • Ability to conceptualize and execute a strong strategic communications plan and budget that defines the framing and messaging, and then lead and implement those communications strategies across FLIC’s programs and campaigns.
  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills, including the ability to write compelling content across a variety of media, including press releases, talking points, media advisories, online content, print materials, and more.
  • Ability to generate press coverage and to oversee earned and paid media strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a press list, prep spokespeople, pitch stories, write and disseminate press releases, build relationships with reporters, analyze press coverage, pull media reports, and get LTEs and Op-Eds placed in local, statewide, and national media.
  • Knowledge of digital strategy and analytics, with enough proficiency in online organizing strategy to supervise and guide a Data and Digital Organizer who will be responsible for implementing FLIC’s digital strategies and goals.
  • A keen eye for design and visual aesthetics, with the ability to work with designers to develop engaging print and online visual content, including flyers, memes, logos, brochures, banners, and more.
  • Experience managing a communications team and working with vendors, freelancers, and consultants
  • Highly skilled at prioritization and flexibility to remain focused on goals and able to solve complex problems under tight deadlines. Ability to plan and track complex projects while juggling competing priorities and adapting when needs change unexpectedly.
  • Fluent in reading, writing, and speaking in English and Spanish and/or Creole.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule, including working nights and weekends, and willingness to travel extensively across the state and across the country.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and implement communications strategies for FLIC’s programs and campaigns, defining framing and messaging
  • Optimize, update and streamline communications and data management processes, software tools, and organizational framework
  • Create and manage the production of all owned content and communications collateral, text, and graphic content
  • Oversee FLIC’s public branding, social media, and digital presence
  • Update and improve the website and communications platforms
  • Create and manage an Annual Communications Plan and budget aligned with FLIC’s Annual Operating Plan
  • Ensure quality and consistency of visual brand and core messaging throughout all external communications
  • Manage FLIC’s relations with local, statewide and national media.
  • Do media and digital outreach for events and campaigns
  • Prepare members to be spokespeople
  • Track metrics and other communications benchmarks.
  • Collect stories from program staff, members, community members, volunteers
  • Supervise communications team, interns, and volunteers

How to Apply:

Please email a one-page cover letter and three writing samples along with your resume. Please send as separate attachments to HR@floridaimmigrant.org. Please note: unless all three elements (writing samples, cover letter & resume) are included, your application will not be considered.

Application deadline: Until position is filled

The Florida Immigrant Coalition is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, trans, queer, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

# # #

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.

Grants management

  • 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.

Fundraising

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 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

Location:         

Anywhere in Florida

Salary:

Commensurate with experience

 

###
 

Digital Organizer & Content Creator

The Digital Organizer & Content Creator is responsible for the development of creative content, including graphics and videos, and the development and implementation of online organizing programs leading to offline organizing and community activation. This position will work online and offline organizing digital campaigns targeting community members to build momentum for FLIC’s campaigns and programs. The position involves working closely with the communications team to help create print and digital collateral, develop paid and organic social media strategies, draft member communications, and work with program leads and organizers to identify and test methods to generate activism among members and allies to the organization.

This is a fast-paced, self-driven position that requires a blend of interpersonal skills, creativity & flexibility, familiarity working with various tech platforms, and a willingness to complete different tasks every day. This role includes the typical responsibilities of an organizer, such as cultivating relationships, tracking metrics, and managing data, as well as communications functions like creating graphics, planning social media content, and developing and launching digital campaigns that grow our community and increase engagement.

Detail of Responsibilities

Digital Communications and Organizing

  • Organize, develop, and coordinate online social media outreach, web-based advocacy, and online to offline integration of members and supporters interested in campaigns
  • Develop social media calendars, social media toolkits, and vehicles for communication among organization and individual members which promote FLIC campaigns
  • Develop and implement paid social media advertising strategies
  • Assist in the identification and development of strategies aimed at building and retaining membership segments, while working with the Data Organizer and other members of the communications team to help measure and analyze the effectiveness of such strategies
  • Assist media relations director in maintaining media database and scheduling media advisories, press statements and other forms of communication 
  • Collaborate in the development of on-the-ground and online campaigns that broaden and deepen activism and engagement among members with specific interests
  • Provide or plan trainings and support in digital organizing to newcomer leaders and allies so they can participate effectively in campaign activities

Content Creation

  • Develop graphics for print media, including but not limited to logos, brochures, flyers, banners, posters, shirts and other types of collateral 
  • Create digital graphics for the web and social media, including digital banners, photo collages, infographics, illustrations and more
  • Shoot, edit and produce videos, gifs and other types of compelling, shareable visual content
  • Work with Data Organizer to track social media metrics and analytics to advise on strategies for expanding and improving FLIC’s social media and digital communications influence (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, SMS, and more)
  • Create and update templates for staff to create their own flyers, signs, and other basic visuals
  • Provide training and support to staff to help expand their graphic design capabilities
  • Contribute to future platform updates and the development of branding guides

Qualifications

  • Ability to conceptualize digital strategies in support of FLIC’s mission: Can proactively create digital strategies to help FLIC achieve its mission (which includes winning advocacy and electoral campaigns and building power in the Florida immigrant community). Must be able to craft strategic toolkits and plan strategies to engage in digital list building and online-to-offline organizing.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Spark: Must be able to create compelling graphic and video content in multiple formats, including AI, PSD, GIF, INDD, MOV, and more.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.
  • Excellent writing skills: Ability to write compelling, error-free content for a variety of digital platforms, including email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Ability to write and speak in multiple languages preferred. Spanish and/or Creole skills a plus.
  • Ability to collect social media metrics and use various tools to schedule posts and collect data: Should be able to draft regular reports gathering social media metrics across multiple platforms and use Buffer, Hootsuite, and more to schedule steady streams of compelling, strategic social media content. Experience with data analytics a plus. 
  • Prioritization and flexibility: Focused on goals and able to problem-solve in order to meet them. Skilled at planning and tracking complex projects, can juggle competing priorities, and capable of adapting when plans need to change (which they sometimes do, unexpectedly).
  • Based in Florida: Applicants should be based in or willing to relocate to Florida, preferably South Florida. This position involves a mixture of site-based and remote work, including some travel.
  • Alignment with FLIC values and mission: Committed to an ideology of building community power and shares FLIC’s commitment to membership grassroots decision-making.

How to Apply:

Send a resume, three graphic/video samples, and references to hr@floridaimmigrant.org

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 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.

###

 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.

Programmatic:

  • 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 volunteer management:

  • Serve as liaison between FLIC and its partners. 
  • Support volunteers recruitment and training

Program Reporting:

  • Ensure tracking and monitoring of data 

Program Communications:

  • Work closely with the Communications team to promote events. 

Qualifications:

  • 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 hr@floridaimmigrant.org 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.

###

SOUTH FLORIDA REGIONAL ORGANIZER (FULL TIME)

Detail of Responsibilities:

Membership Engagement

  • Develop a base of directly impacted people that would passionately advance the work of immigrant justice.
  • Foster and track mutual growth in existing member relationships through intentional 1 on 1s, collective consciousness-building and trainings.
  • Evaluate the level of commitment and capacity in members in order to properly support their growth and leadership.
  • Identify local issues and make deliberate decisions on the level of commitment that would best fit the program and long term vision.
  • Lead and support on integrated civic engagement and service models that would elevate community awareness and participation in the democratic process. 
  • Strategically engage, align, and mobilize membership on advocacy and implementation of policies that reflect our values at the local, state, and federal level.
  • Cultivate relationships with strategic allies and partners in order to expand reach and uplift opportunities for intersectional capacity building. 
  • Plan and host a dynamically engaging annual regional membership meeting that would promote collective power-building and alignment in the region. 

Political Education

  • Support the curriculum development and implementation of the coalition’s conscious-building political education programs. 
  • Consult participants on the content, facilitation, and engagement level of workshops to evaluate impact and areas for growth. 
  • Identify, train, and support facilitators in membership-led workshops.
  • Support communication and awareness campaigns that educate communities on current political context and action. 

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 coalition, labor, or grassroots organizing, at least 1 year.
  • Is politically conscious about intersectional causes of oppression and resistance, can work and connect with other social justice issues and links our state and national work to transnational focus. 
  • Ability to recruit, coordinate, and engage large mobilizations towards action.
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced environment while problem solving in order to meet priorities.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined in planning and tracking priorities, with attention to detail, for bi weekly reporting.
  • Comfortable in working and contributing to a highly collaborative and diverse team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as well as Google based collaborative Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides. 
  • Dedicated and able to work flexible hours which may include evenings and weekends.
  • Must be willing to travel for statewide meetings and trainings at least once a month 

How to Apply: 

Send resume and cover letter to hiring@floridaimmigrant.org 

The Florida Immigrant Coalition is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, trans, queer, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

###

SEMINOLE TEAM LEAD (TEMPORARY)

Job Description:

 Help expand Florida’s voting base as we gear up for the 2019 election cycle. The Florida Immigrant Coalition is hiring motivated individuals for a paid voter registration operation in Seminole County. Team Leads will execute and meet the benchmarks set by the overall voter registration program. Team Leads will coordinate with the Team Leads on identifying events and activities for voter registration. 

This is a temporary position. Canvassers will work five days a week: 5 hours a day on weekdays and weekends, under the immediate supervision of the Team Leads.

Position Period:

January 1st, 2020 to May 8th, 2020 (depending on county) 

Hours:

40 Hours per week depending on County (Will require a flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings) 

Location:

Seminole County

Detail of Responsibilities:

  • Meet daily, weekly and monthly VR benchmarks 
  • Identify events, actions and other activities for site-based VR 
  • Work above mentioned schedule 
  • Fill out accurate daily reports 
  • Work well in a team-setting
  • Organizing to recruit people for FLIC membership
  • Recruit Volunteer canvassers

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A commitment to the immigrant rights movement and the overall social justice movement in Florida 
  • An understanding of voter registration programs and at least 1 year’s experience in labor, political, or community organizing and political campaigns. 
  • Preferred bilingual or trilingual [Spanish & Creole] 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and outgoing personality
  • Be goal-oriented, punctual, organized and with a positive attitude
  • Have access to a personal cell phone for job duration 
  • Comply with FLIC policies: attendance, equipment, payment, dress code 

How to Apply:  

Send resume and cover letter to hr@floridaimmigrant.org 

The Florida Immigrant Coalition is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, trans, queer, and people of color are encouraged to apply.