The Coalition for Black and Brown Ballot Access is a coalition that promotes and protects the right to vote is composed of Poder Latinx, Equal Ground Education Fund, Hispanic Federation, and Black Voters Matter. We work together across boundaries to meet the needs of our communities. The Coalition values our people encouraging their full potential to take part in free and fair elections, ensuring that every vote counts by educating voters in the process to include voting by mail and other methods.
For The Coalition for Black and Brown Ballot Access to achieve its ambitious vision, a dynamic, entrepreneurial, and detail-oriented manager is needed to help lead, manage, execute, and coordinate the work. This is a newly created position designed to facilitate collective success and serve as a public figure and strategist for the initiative. More specifically, the Director works in close consultation with the leadership group to drive strategy, communications, community engagement, and data and policy analyses. The person in this position must high level of autonomy; and will report to the leadership group. The manager must have excellent organizational skills and have good interpersonal skills.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The manager will provide high-level strategic thinking and representation to the effort as well as day-today support, facilitation, and implementation of the Coalition’s initiatives. Key responsibilities include:
- Receive direction and larger vision approach to work from Coalition membership
- Implement protocols and processes to maintain coalition members informed, and involved in major Coalition initiatives and decisions
- Establish and manage communication protocol with leadership team
- Operationalize implementation of Coalition decisions
- Build relationships and workflows with broader election protection community stakeholders.
- Identify capacity gaps and suggest plans for addressing them
- Manage up to 8 community organizers focused on election protection work
- Manage consultants hired on digital, communications and legal fronts
WORKING WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS:
- Maintain and grow list of Coalition partners per Coalition direction
- Seek involvement of and provide direction and support to partner organizations in aligning their work and advancing the goals of the Coalition.
- Ensure regular communication with partner organizations, especially regarding events and action items.
- Ensure representation of the Coalition at key community events.
STRATEGY AND POLICY MAPPING:
- Maintain understanding of current opportunities and challenges and develop possible solutions to address them.
- Maintain current understanding of pending and potential legislative, budget and policy priorities, to further campaign.
- Assure and/or coordinate representation at relevant legislative, budget and policy tables and other community convenings.
- Maintain communications with current and potential partners regarding goals, etc.
- Ensure accurate, appropriate easy to find information is publicly available on coalition’s website and social media accounts.
- Develop communications strategy, and draft press releases and other collateral, as necessary.
- Facilitate ongoing communication between leadership group and partners by hosting regular conference calls, in-person meetings, or regular email updates to ensure alignment of activity.
- Manage logistics of, and attending, community events.
- Manage progress monitoring of goals to ensure coalition is meeting targets and timelines. Development:
- Working with the Coalition’s leadership group, identify potential funding sources to support the goals and priorities of the Black and Brown Coalition, and contribute to grant writing.
- Prepare reports to funders and grantors of outcomes and accomplishments, as necessary.
- Collect summative data to sustain Coalition beyond single funding year. Data collection, analysis, and reporting:
- Work with the leadership group to determine targets and milestones for project.
- Provide monthly reports to the leadership group and Black and Brown Coalition on milestones and progress on goals.
- First and foremost, the manager must be committed to the vision. Additionally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
- At least 3 years of relevant work experience, including managing in a fast-paced and high-growth nonprofit, social enterprise, campaign, or business start-up environment.
- Fundraising experience and demonstrated success in cultivating fundraiser relationships.
- The presence to inspire confidence and passion in both internal and external audiences.
- Advanced strategy and planning skills, including an ability to think strategically on systemic levels over multi-year horizons.
- Strong data acumen and ability to oversee the presentation and analyses of complex data.
- Strong facilitation and presentation skills before multiple types of audiences. ∙ Experience with project management and stakeholder management.
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build authentic relationships with a diverse set of high-profile stakeholders and community members.
- Comfort with ambiguity and ability to thrive in a fluid, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
- Willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and extend beyond formal responsibilities based on the needs of the work.
- Familiarity with the Black and Brown communities of Central Florida and Tampa area.
- Existing relationships with, or ability to build relationships with, relevant stakeholders in the local or state area.
- Bilingual in Spanish/English is preferred but we will consider culturally sensitive applicants.
People of color encouraged to apply.