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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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The 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.

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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.