JOB OPENINGS

Director of Programs

About the Position:

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Director of Programs will be responsible for the operational success of FFLIC’s programmatic areas. This position will plan and supervise all aspects of projects, from inception to execution, ensuring that objectives are carried out on time. These programmatic areas will consist of organizing parents and youth, driving local and statewide campaign work, providing individual advocacy to those impacted by the youth justice and education systems, ensuring the success of a multi-stakeholder coalition, and maintaining the seamless integration of these programmatic areas.  This position will focus on team management and program development by ensuring effective program delivery, quality control, data tracking and evaluation.  In this newly established role, the Director of Programs will directly supervise a growing staff of four people and will be a key external face for FFLIC in the community.

***Special note: This is a remote work position. The remote work must be in Louisiana, but not necessarily New Orleans.

Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Lead relationship building and cultivate meaningful collaborations with youth and other social justice movement organizations and organizations working with marginalized communities.
  • Recruit and mentor youth to lead and participate in activities in their local communities.
  • Support Youth Organizers through the process of proposing, planning, implementing, and evaluation community-based projects.
  • Establish a pilot youth club in an area high school as a model for how FFLIC can support youth organizers to undertake projects/activities to address the issues that are most relevant and pressing for their communities.
  • Ensure all members/participants and progress are entered into database
  • Foster and maintain strong, ongoing relationships with national and local organizations.
  • Collaborate with Communications Director and staff to refine external communications

Team Management and Development

  • Supervise program and organizing staff
  • Develop and implement a plan to evaluate the skill, experience, and professional development need for staff (youth and adults).
  • Ensure oversight of individual and organization performance standards.
  • Work with staff to develop consistent, high-quality project management support for all programmatic areas and direct reports and the staff, volunteers, and members they oversee.
  • Provide leadership to develop and maintain inter-team communication, cohesiveness, and an engaging culture.
  • Oversee the recruitment, hiring, training, wellness and development of programmatic staff
  • Work closely with senior management team to integrate cross collaboration with program areas, communication, and development.

Program Operational Management

  • Enhance, flesh out, and implement organizational vision as stablished in FFLIC’s Operational Plan.
  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence
  • Ensure consistent quality of communications, systems, timelines, and services to support youth and families
  • Develop processes and tools to better support the facilitation, collection and sharing of knowledge that is generated by the programs.
  • Ensure that key program/project outcomes and/or policy, advocacy, and legislation are evaluated and leveraged for community and organizational impact.
  • Manage relationships with partner organizations
  • Collaborate with Development director to monitor and report program outcomes, write grant proposals, and establish strategic priorities.

Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years’ experience in program management and team development
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth
  • Strength managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility and performance.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and commitment to youth and families impacted by the youth justice and education system.
  • Experience developing the leadership of staff, volunteers, and community members to lead the work.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Solid judgment and leadership skills.
  • A balanced team player and advocate, who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, yet demanding, work environment.
  • Ability to engage and motivate a variety of constituencies, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and thrive in a complex environment with multiple priorities.
  • Strong work ethic

Compensation

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience ($70-80,000 range). We provide a generous benefits package with 100% employer paid insurance premiums and 4 weeks paid vacation.

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 “Director of Programs” 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.

(Last updated 1/20/2022)

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.

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.

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.

Last updated 1/20/22