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Published 8 days ago

Coalition Director: Fair Budget Coalition

The Fair Budget Coalition (FBC) seeks a dynamic leader to join our team as a Coalition Director. The Coalition Director will be leading three full-time staff members who oversee the strategic direction of the organization and are responsible for managing the operational and programmatic work of FBC to achieve its mission of advocating and organizing around social and economic justice in the District. 

Since its founding in 1994, the Fair Budget Coalition (FBC) has brought together community members directly affected by poverty, human and legal services providers, advocates, faith organizations, and concerned District residents to advocate for a District budget and public policies that meaningfully address poverty and human needs. FBC leverages the collective power of its sixty plus member organizations to accomplish this work, including by helping them increase the civic engagement of those they serve and by creating processes and structures to ensure that those directly affected by poverty are at the forefront of crafting solutions. FBC’s vision is of a just and inclusive D.C. that supports strong and stable communities, allows low-income residents to live in dignity, and makes it possible for all residents to achieve economic security.

The Coalition Director will have clearly defined responsibilities and will work together with the FBC Steering Committee, the FBC Executive Committee, the FBC Staff, as well as with FBC members and community partners. 


Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to

Overseeing Annual FBC Budget Campaign:  

  • Work with FBC members, constituents, and the Steering Committee to develop budget and policy recommendations, including by leading monthly FBC meetings and coordinating with FBC issue workgroups to manage voting process;
  • Coordinate advocacy and budget trainings for member organizations;
  • Oversee FBC’s annual budget campaign by supervising the Campaign Manager, planning and attending lobby visits, testifying at the DC Council, tracking policies, and organizing actions;
  • Build and foster broad-based support for FBC priorities by fostering, strengthening, and cultivating relationships with member organizations, allied coalitions, and impacted community groups;
  • Oversee FBC’s Constituent Leadership Program by supervising the Budget Organizer;
  • Serve as a liaison to Steering Committee;
  • Manage the scheduling of all FBC meetings including six Issue Groups, the Steering Committee, and the Executive Committee;
  • Develop agendas and facilitate approximately ten meetings a month;
  • Develop written content including blog posts, annual budget report, policy papers, talking points, testimony, and infographics.

Managing Operations of Organization:

  • Maintain the fiscal health of the organization by overseeing the organizational budget, including financial forecasting and cash flow;
  • Supervising a team of 3-4 full time staff members;
  • Prepare all financial documents including budget, projections, cash flow, and income statements for funders;
  • Work with the organization’s fiscal sponsor on a range of financial and administrative items, including developing personnel policies for staff;
  • Manage staff and provide regular feedback through check-ins and evaluations;
  • Oversee membership records, including tracking dues payments, renewals, and recruitment;
  • Manage and implement an effective fundraising strategy in conjunction with FBC Executive Committee and fundraising consultant to secure new funding, including by writing, editing, and proofreading grant proposals and reports, cultivating individual donors, collecting membership dues and hosting fundraising events, including digital fundraising;
  • Serve as the public voice of the coalition and promote the advocacy efforts of FBC and its member organizations;
  • Oversee FBC’s Communications Strategy and serve as primary media contact;
  • Lead organizational strategic planning and other processes in coordination with the Steering Committee and Executive Committee.

Qualifications: 

The Coalition Director should possess the following experience and personal attributes: 

  • Ideally 5-7 years of non-profit experience; including, but not limited to operations, financial management, grants management, development, policy and research, and staff management
  • A passion for and commitment to social and racial justice with a deep understanding of structural racism and commitment to transformative anti-racism work;
  • A personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstances
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including an ability to work collaboratively, share responsibility and credit, and navigate and resolve conflict in a manner that values and respects relationships with colleagues inside and outside of FBC;
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage details, work independently, and follow through without supervision;
  • Experience and ease with facilitation of meetings and discussions;
  • Strong time management skills, with an ability to work effectively under pressure and to prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities;
  • A sense of humor;
  • Comfort with technology including proficiency with Google and Microsoft products.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advocacy or organizing experience on social justice issues, such as initiatives that address poverty and human needs strongly preferred;
  • Familiarity with DC history, culture, and unique characteristics;
  • Familiarity with the DC Council and Mayor’s Administration strongly preferred;
  • Excels at building relationships with diverse leaders and demonstrated success in running campaigns to win progressive change;
  • Familiarity with using CRMs to track and evaluate fundraising efforts;
  • A proven track record of successful fundraising experience, including securing grants from foundations and contributions from individual donors.



Compensation:

Salary range is $85,000-$95,000 with opportunities for salary increases after 1 year. 

Benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account (health and dependent care), commuter/transit pre-tax program, 3 weeks vacation (4 weeks in subsequent years), 14 paid holidays, professional development for growth, ability to work remotely, and eligibility for annual bonuses and salary increases based on the financial health of the organization.


To apply:

Please complete the online application. The position will remain open until filled.

The Fair Budget Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. FBC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, and disability. Black people and other people of color are highly encouraged to apply.

Coalition Director: Fair Budget Coalition

The Fair Budget Coalition (FBC) seeks a dynamic leader to join our team as a Coalition Director. The Coalition Director will be leading three full-time staff members who oversee the strategic…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$85,000 - $95,000

Benefits

Benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account (health and dependent care), commuter/transit pre-tax program, 3 weeks vacation (4 weeks in subsequent years), 14 paid holidays, professional development for growth, ability to work remotely, and eligibility for annual bonuses and salary increases based on the financial health of the organization.

Benefits include: medical, dental and vision insurance, flexible spending account (health and dependent care), commuter/transit pre-tax program, 3 weeks vacation (4 weeks in…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
Washington, DC, USA

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