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State Director - Florida

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Reporting to FFJC’s Co-Directors, the State Director will be principally responsible for designing campaigns and building support for FFJC’s reform efforts in Florida by cultivating relationships with other organizations, particularly community-based organizations; as well as state and local legislators; justice-system stakeholders, including prosecutors, public defenders, court clerks, law enforcement and judges; the faith community; the business community; and media.

The State Director supervises a Deputy Director. The State Director may also supervise sub-grants to community organizations to ensure that those directly harmed by fines and fees have the capacity to work towards reform.

Location: State of Florida

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Build relationships with existing criminal justice reform coalitions and organizations interested in fines and fees reform across Florida;
  • Foster alliances with traditional and new organizations and community groups.
  • Work with state and local legislators and justice system stakeholders to develop and support appropriate policy, including developing strategic campaigns to support legislation.
  • Monitor and prepare for state and local legislative committee hearings, including preparing testimony.
  • Represent FFJC at events statewide to educate and mobilize communities to support fines and fees reform including community forums or town halls, presentations, and panel discussions.
  • Coordinate research and policy analysis, including producing high-quality policy documents (e.g., white papers, and policy briefs).
  • Work with the FFJC’s communications team, develop a communications and media strategy to advance state-level reform efforts, including but not limited to:
  • Traditional media and digital advocacy, including social media and electronic action alerts
  • Outreach materials, including talking points, fact sheets, fliers, and information packets
  • Serving as a media spokesperson

Required Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Four years of political campaign, issue advocacy or comparable experience, with experience in criminal justice reform a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about political issues
  • Experience working with diverse coalitions and socioeconomically disadvantaged communities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds and in diverse positions
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Knowledge of Florida’s legislative process is a plus
  • Supervisory experience a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus

Attributes:

  • Organized, diligent, proactive, and detail-oriented
  • Passionate about criminal justice reform
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Willingness to travel throughout Florida and occasionally out of state
  • Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends
  • Sense of humor
  • Those who have been personally impacted by the criminal legal system are encouraged to apply

Reporting to FFJC’s Co-Directors, the State Director will be principally responsible for designing campaigns and building support for FFJC’s reform efforts in Florida by cultivating relationships with other organizations…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    June 23, 2021

Salary

Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Tallahassee, FL, USA

How to Apply

Please include your resume and cover letter as attachment(s).

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