Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Employment Type: Project Staff
The New Florida Majority is an independent organization working to increase the voting power and political influence of marginalized and excluded communities toward an inclusive, equitable, and just Florida. We train residents to be leaders, mobilize communities around issues, and build our collective voting power so our democracy works for everyone.
The North FL Lead Organizer will be responsible for leading work on one or more of NewFM’s core issue areas: voting rights, criminalization, economic justice and climate change. The Lead Organizer is responsible for building NewFM’s base. The candidate will cultivate new relationships while supporting and strengthening current organizational relationships with partners and allies. The Lead Organizer will develop and implement training opportunities for electoral personnel and volunteers.
The Lead Organizer will work with the North Florida Regional Director and a team of community leaders to identify, build and win citywide campaigns. The Lead Organizer reports to the North Florida Regional Director.
- Ensuring the solidity and consistency of the New Florida Majority’s organizing model and community organizing programs in diverse communities of North Florida.
- Guiding the development of staff members and volunteers’ abilities to be effective organizers and community leaders.
Program Development and Coordination
- Coordinate various programs and projects in active NewFM communities/neighborhoods to recruit and mobilize our base.
- Work with community members and partner organizations in setting goals and planning community campaigns.
- Ensure implementation of quantitative objectives in membership recruitment and development. Track and support multiple programs and trouble shoot.
- Lead program evaluation and development of new programs/campaigns.
- Develop and maintain effective relationships with partner organizations, allied groups, community leaders, and public officials.
- Represent NewFM in forums, public meetings, and community coalitions by working with the communications staff to develop coherent community relations and building community visibility.
Training and Member Development
- Design and implement organization-wide development program(s) to sharpen strategic analysis, deepen political education, and develop precise skills relevant to organizing and campaign goals.
- Guide qualitative leadership development with member-leaders of each partnering organizations and their organizing staff.
- Coordinate training series – identify needs, develop workshops, conduct training and document curriculum.
- Model worthy practices to address dynamics of race, class and gender.
Direct NewFM Electoral Campaigns
- Implement campaign field strategies and provide input on planning including methodology, target area(s), research, data, analysis, staffing, technology and budget.
- Assist with campaign communication strategies such as messaging, scripts, literatures, press releases, and other printed materials;
Coordinate GOTV activities.
Qualifications and Experience
- The ideal candidate is a seasoned organizer, a strategic campaign planner, and a leader with grassroots, labor, and/or political organizing experience.
- Applicant must share a commitment to the organization’s mission and have at least 5 (five) years of experience in community organizing and training, including supervision experience.
- Strong track record of winning concrete campaign victories, mobilizing large numbers of people into action and building community leadership.
- Experience supervising and/or managing others; at least three organizers and working in and managing work teams.
- Self-motivated, ability to take initiative and ability to manage multiple projects.
- Ability to motivate, mentor and support others in the development of their own skills and leadership.
- Ability to work independently, yet collaboratively, according to goals of the organization.
- Ability to interact with and understanding of persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.
- Ability to work well as part of a team and contribute to our diverse, community-based organization.
- Proficiency with word-processing, data base software and e-mail required.
- Must be detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines.
- Must have reliable transportation
Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package including health insurance, vacation, seniority raises and sabbatical for full-time employees.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org the subject line: North Florida Lead Organizer.
The New Florida Majority is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.