Details: Salary depends on experience.
Mi Familia Vota/Mi Familia Vota Education Fund is a national civic engagement organization dedicated to empowerment and civic participation in the Latino community. MFV/MFV EF develops, coordinates, and implements sophisticated non-partisan field programs and strategies including citizenship promotion and assistance, voter registration, and voter education and mobilization. Year-round, MFV engages Latino communities around six issues: immigration, voting rights, the environment, worker’s rights, education, and healthcare.
Mi Familia Vota is a 501(c)(4) organization, while Mi Familia Vota Education Fund is 501(c)(3).
The State Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for MFV/MFVEF staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans. The State Director is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the operational aspects of the annual budget and reports to the National Field Director and Executive Director.
The State Director will manage program coordinators in strategic cities of the state; serve as liaison to MFV/MFVEF’s partners; take a leadership role in building and cultivating civic participation tables at the state and municipal level; and develop and lead a state advisory board. The State Director will be a relentless advocate for program initiatives and the overall mission of MFV/MFVEF; and will actively promote the mission by developing partnerships with the public, media, and funders.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Leadership & Management:
- Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
- Instill a sense of financial accountability among team members by modeling tight financial oversight of the organization.
- Actively engage and energize MFV/MFVEF volunteers, board members, partnering organizations, and funders.
- Develop, maintain, and support a strong Advisory Board; serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as for the national rollout.
- Recruit, lead, develop, coach, and retain high-performance upper management team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control and performance.
- Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.
- Develop and implement training programs and retreats to expand the capacity of all staff.
- Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
Planning & New operations:
- Design the state expansion to key urban centers and complete the strategic business planning process for the program expansion into targeted new areas.
- Begin to build partnerships in new areas, establishing relationships with the funders and political and community leaders at each expansion site.
- Be an external local and national presence that helps establish, publishes and communicates the Latino and Immigrant agenda as well as MFV/MFVEF’s program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication.
Financial, Community Relations & Communications:
- Prepare and submit an annual operational budget, manage effectively within this budget, and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.
- Ensure the continued financial viability of MFV/MFVEF’s operational units through sound fiscal management.
- Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion while simultaneously retiring building debt.
- Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence and all new media to stronger partnerships with traditional media, particularly Spanish language media to both create a stronger brand and promote MFV/MFVEF’s civic participation agenda.
- Publicly represent MFV/MFVEF with the media and external constituency groups, including community, governmental, and private organizations and build excitement for MFV/MFVEF’s mission.
The State director will be thoroughly committed to MFV/MFVEF’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- At least 3 years of senior management experience, BA preferred.
- Knowledge and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
- Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and personnel information systems.
- Knowledge of US politics and civic engagement trends, methods and strategies.
- Track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff.
- Ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
- Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
- Past success working with a board of directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
- Strong organizing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
- Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. Mi Familia Vota/Mi Familia Vota Education Fund reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
Mi Familia Vota is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color and LGBTQ strongly urged to apply. Bilingual candidates urged to apply. Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Mi Familia Vota, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.
Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance. Paid holiday, vacation, and sick leave.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required