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Job Opening: Communications Manager

Job Description
We seek a full time Communications Manager to join our team and manage the internal and external organizational communications, to advance our mission. The goal of the Communications Manager is to increase the organization’s visibility through mainstream media, online social networks and in the community, thereby increasing the organization’s efficacy and recognition.

Responsibilities

  • Strategic communications: Create and manage an Annual Communications Plan and budget aligned with FLIC’s Annual Operating Plan; lead and implement communications strategies for FLIC’s programs and campaigns; define framing and messaging
  • Branding: Oversee all of FLIC’s public branding materials and design (or work with designers) to create materials
  • Media relations: Manage FLIC’s relations with local, statewide and national media; update FLIC’s media lists; write and disseminate press releases, letters to the editor and op-eds; do media outreach for events and campaigns; build relationships with reporters; prepare members to be spokespeople and serve as spokesperson
  • Digital communications: manage and update FLIC’s active websites, social media platforms, emails, online actions, text messaging
  • Documentation: Document through pictures and videos the organization’s events and track metrics and other communications benchmarks.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years’ professional experience with advocacy communications and/or media relations. College degree helpful, but not required
  • 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 multiple projects is required
  • Passion for social, racial, gender, worker justice and Florida politics preferred
  • Experience writing and editing content for different media and audiences
  • Experience in media relations, writing press releases and giving interviews
  • Experience and personal interest in managing social media: Facebook Twitter, Instagram
  • Experience managing and updating websites, specifically using WordPress; HTML/web publishing skills helpful, but not required
  • Experience in database management, helpful but not required (Salsa Labs/Salesforce)
  • Photography and graphics design skills (flyers, memes, infographics), helpful but not required
  • Experience filming and editing short videos, helpful but not required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Dropbox and Google Docs required; Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are a plus
  • Must work flexible schedule and be able to travel local, statewide and nationally

Candidates must be fluent in reading, writing and speaking in English and Spanish. Knowledge of Kreyol is a plus.

The position is based in Miami and reports to the Executive Director.

How to apply
Send your resume, cover letter and 2 writing samples to HR@floridaimmigrant.org with the subject line “Application for Communications 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 lesbians, gay men and transgender individuals.

About FLIC
The Florida Immigrant Coalition is a statewide alliance of close to 60 diverse, dues-paying member organizations and a growing number of individual members, including farmworkers, students, service providers, grassroots organizations and legal advocates, who come together for the fair treatment of all people, including immigrants. We accomplish our mission through coordination of immigrant organizations and community education, organizing and advocacy.

The Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) seeks equal rights for ALL Floridians, including immigrants. We work together to protect our communities from detentions and deportations, protect the rights of immigrant workers, promote pro-immigrant laws and access to education for immigrant youth, assist immigrants in their path to citizenship, as well as increasing civic participation and economic opportunities for our communities.

 

 

Job Opening: Florida New American (FNA) Coordinator

Position:    Exempt
Report to:    Director of Services

Job Description
The Florida New Americans (FNA) Program is an initiative of The Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC), a naturalization program that started January of 2012. The Citizenship Coordinator will oversee the FNA program, work with funders, do extensive outreach to those who have language barriers, financial barriers to naturalization and/or those who are underserved immigrant communities.

Responsibilities

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 clinics
  • Host information sessions in various communities identified by FLIC
  • Coordinate the planning of citizenship clinics, including, but not limited to:
    • Scheduling of the citizenship workshops
    • Venue identification
    • Coordination of all operational aspects of the citizenship clinic
    • Oversee the clients follow up and Solve clients complaints
    • Process Citizenship applications when necessary

Partnership Building and Volunteers Management

  • Serve as liaison between FLIC and its partners with weekly phone call or face to face meeting as needed
  • Build relationship with, and develop awareness and commitment of community leaders and diverse stakeholders to support naturalization efforts
  • Engage the partners in info session and workshops/clinics
  • Support volunteers recruitment and training

Program Reporting

  • Insure tracking and monitoring of data
  • Prepare and submit monthly or quarterly reports as indicated in the contracts

Program Communications

  • Work closely with Communications and IT support to ensure
    • Events flyers are created and scheduled in a timely manner for dissemination
    • Events are posted in the calendar (FLIC’s; FNA website, social media ….)
    • Ongoing update and management of the FNA social media pages
    • Provide contents information and feedback on marketing materials related to FNA
  • Ensure FNA website contents are updated current/future FLIC’s, Partners Orgs and USCIS on a regular basisSupervision and Administrative tasks
  • Schedule and maintain bi-weekly team meeting
  • Provide program update during staff call or face to face meeting
  • Provide training of new program staff and volunteers as needed
  • Participate on bi-weekly or monthly national partner organizations call and training
  • Oversee the maintenance of FNA marketing and workshops/clinics materials
  • Ensure management and safety of clients’ files
  • Supervise citizenship navigators/volunteers
  • Ability and flexibility to travel locally, statewide and nationally

Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years’ professional experience in related field and or College degree required
  • 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
  • Experience and personal interest in managing social media: Facebook Twitter, Instagram
  • Experience in database management, helpful but not required (Salsa Labs/Salesforce)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Dropbox and Google Docs required; Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are a plus
  • 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 CreolePlease 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

 

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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.