JOB OPENINGS

Organizing and Campaign Manager

About the Position: 

This is an exciting opportunity to be an agent of change of the youth justice system and education system within Louisiana. The Organizing and Campaign Manager will play a central role supporting the chapter leaders, members, and staff to coordinate advocacy and outreach strategies all with the goal of transforming the youth justice and education systems into equitable and supportive systems that work for all youth, especially youth of color. This position will work closely with chapter leaders, parents, family members, and youth throughout Louisiana to design, build, and execute campaigns. The Organizing and Campaign Manager will play an instrumental role in developing and implementing an outreach and recruitment strategy, build and sustain the membership base, and provide coordination support to engage membership in campaign activities.

Ideal candidates will have strong problem-solving skills to assist with the daily operation of an organization, leading talent management, and building organizational culture.

Responsibilities

Outreach and Recruitment:

  • Identifying and supporting parents, caretakers, and families struggling with a child in the education and youth justice systems as well as system-involved youth themselves.
  • Build, recruit, and sustain engagement with our membership base through various strategies inclusive of digital organizing techniques to ensure effective outreach during and post-pandemic.
  • Collaborate with chapter leaders and other staff to develop and implement an outreach plan.
  • Coordinate and facilitate FFLIC’s statewide annual membership meeting with chapter leaders and staff.
  • Ensure all information collected by chapter leaders from families is databased for reporting needs across the state.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with organizations working within or in the intersection of youth  justice or education reform arenas.

Community Building and Membership Development:

  • Collaboratively work with chapter leaders and other designated staff to develop and conduct Leadership Development and Community Building Leadership training of members to develop peer advocates and community leaders.
  • Coordinate quarterly membership drives with chapter leaders and other designated staff.
  • Support growth of chapter leaders as they continue to build their skillset.
  • Coordinate with chapter leaders to prepare members for any direct actions related to statewide and local campaigns.

Taking Action and Confronting Power:

  • Collaborate with chapter leaders to lead chapter meetings with parents in all chapter locations.
  • Coordinate and develop (with chapter leaders and members) statewide and local campaigns in each of FFLIC’s chapters that empower members to transform the youth justice system; transform local school systems; demand quality community-based programs and opportunities; and develop other local campaigns the membership deems necessary within FFLIC’s vision and mission.
  • Help membership base develop campaign goals, strategies, and tactics to achieve outcomes on specific issue areas.
  • Coordinate with chapter leaders’ members participation in the LA HOOP (Harvesting Opportunities Outside of Prison) Coalition to end the rebuilding youth prisons.
  • Coordinate FFLIC’s annual Love Beyond Bars Campaign with chapter leaders and other staff.
  • Coordinate and support Get Out The Vote (GOTV) activities.
  • Effectively collaborate with partner organization-led campaigns and activities.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate for this position has a proven commitment to improving lives of children and youth while possessing the following:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Prior work experience in social justice, racial equity, and/or civil rights.
  • Prior work experience collaborating with or working within public systems a plus.
  • Experience working with youth with a focus on youth development or youth leadership.
  • Strong project management and facilitation experience.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, grant writing and fundraising experience a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds and experience.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.
  • Ability to build teams and motivate staff and members to work together towards FFLIC’s collective goals.
  • Ability to manage multiple details while focusing on moving the big picture.
  • Ability to pivot and work effectively to support communities in crisis.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a vehicle, and auto insurance; must be able to pass a criminal background check and travel throughout the state of Louisiana.

Compensation

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. We provide a generous benefits package with 100% employer paid insurance premiums and 4 weeks paid vacation.

Pay: $50,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Your application must include: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) writing sample.  Include “Organizing and Campaign Manager” in the subject line. Please email application materials directly to FFLlC’s Deputy Director, Sonji Hart at [email protected].  We will not accept calls.

FFLIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  FFLIC values diversity and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. FFLIC does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, or sexual orientation.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • Yes

(Last updated 9/13/2021)

LA HOOP Coalition Manager

About the Coalition

FFLIC leads the statewide Louisiana Harvesting Opportunities Outside of Prison (LA HOOP) Coalition for Youth First’s national initiative to end youth incarceration. We believe in proven community-based alternatives that restore and heal our youth when they make mistakes instead of locking them in cages and destroying their hopes and futures. LA HOOP advocates for divestment from prisons and reinvestment of funding into mental health, equitable educational opportunities, mentorship, and pro-social activities that support youth wellbeing via a network of caring resources in their home communities. The youth-led #NoMorePrisons Campaign launched early 2021 to halt the rebuilding of and to close the existing youth prisons in Louisiana. LA HOOP coalition members includes directly impacted people, youth, grassroots Black, indigenous, people of color-led Community Based Organizations, and family members throughout the state aligned in our collective fight for youth justice and prison abolition.

About the Position:

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven person to join our team to lead the LA HOOP Coalition in building a youth-centered movement that dismantles intergenerational systems of white supremacy to abolish youth incarceration in Louisiana. The LA HOOP Coalition Manager will have both vision and skills to support and sustain a successful and inclusive Coalition. This position will foster collaboration and consensus building amongst youth, community members, organizational partners, and other stakeholders.

The LA HOOP Coalition Manager is responsible for overseeing capacity building, managing logistics, supporting the strategic planning and implementation of the Coalition’s campaign activities, and building a youth-led infrastructure for the movement. This position advocates for Louisiana’s most vulnerable youth and holistic transformation of the youth justice system. Other key duties include community outreach, strategic communications, and policy analysis.  The job requires flexibility, creativity, attention to detail, strong oral and verbal communication, and the ability to engage effectively with a wide range of audiences and partners.

Responsibilities:

The ideal candidate for this position will have commitment to improving lives of children and youth and is a strategist with strong campaign instincts and organizing talent engaging in the following:

Campaign Management and Strategies

  • Convene LA HOOP Coalition’s members and its subcommittees.
  • Develop roles and responsibilities for each organizational or individual member.
  • Develop, implement, and uphold a code of ethics, communication guidelines, community agreements, and non-compete agreements for Coalition members.
  • Implement and update statewide Campaign Plan document with Coalition members to guide our work into the implementation phase.
  • Ensure the inclusion and leadership of impacted youth and adults in the development and implementation of campaign.
  • Oversee outreach strategies in collaboration with coalition members.
  • Publicly represent the campaign at national, state and local forums, conferences and meetings.

Coalition Building

  • Development of strategic roles and responsibilities for each organization.
  • Implement and revise, as needed, code of ethics, communication guidelines, community agreements, sub-grant agreements, and non-compete agreements.
  • Implement and update Campaign Plan Document with Coalition members to guide our work into the implementation phase.
  • Coordinate with chapter leaders’ member participation in the LA HOOP Coalition to end the rebuilding youth prisons.
  • Develop and implement outreach plan and its activities for coalition members.
  • Support members in mapping existing resources to maximize collective efforts and strategies.

Communications Management

  • ·Oversee strategic communications with support of consultants including social media, outreach materials, website and media training for spokespersons.
  • Identify, recruit, and facilitate training for potential campaign spokespeople.
  • Serve as a spokesperson and liaison for members who are spokespeople to build strong relationships with media.

Project Management

  • Plan and facilitate regular meetings among campaign members and coalition subcommittees.
  • Ensure engagement of coalition members through various campaign activities.
  • Develop and implement a strategy for engaging key high-profile stakeholders (politicians, system stakeholders, impacted people) across the region.
  • Manage field organizers and volunteers.
  • Serve as main liaison with national partners and allies in other states.
  • Manage activities, timeline and deliverables.
  • Support and inspire Coalition Members to collaborate on achieving shared goals through action.
  • Build understanding of the intersections of FFLIC’s work and the goals of LA HOOP and navigate these boundaries with clarity.

Qualifications:

  • Strong project management and facilitation experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Prior work experience in social justice, racial equity, and/or civil rights.
  • Prior work experience collaborating with or working within public systems a plus.
  • Prior work experience with youth-led movements, preferred.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse groups such as multiethnic, multigenerational, or inclusive spaces.
  • Ability to build teams and motivate staff and members to work together towards collective goals.
  • Ability to manage multiple details while keeping the big picture central.
  • Strong project management and facilitation experience.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, grant writing and fundraising experience a plus.
  • Ability to manage multiple details while focusing on moving the big picture.
  • Agility and capacity to identify opportunities as they arise and pivot effectively to drive the campaign towards articulated goals.

Compensation

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. We provide a generous benefits package with 100% employer paid insurance premiums and 4 weeks paid vacation.

Pay: $50,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year.

To Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Your application must include: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) writing sample.  Include “LA HOOP Coalition Manager” in the subject line. Please email application materials directly to FFLlC’s Deputy Director of Finance and Operations, Sonji Hart at [email protected].  We will not accept calls.

FFLIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  FFLIC values diversity and is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. FFLIC does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, or sexual orientation.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • Yes

(Last updated 9/15/2021)