JOB OPENINGS

FFLIC seeks a Campaign Director!

Are you an experienced organizer/campaign planner interested in working with impacted youth, families and organizations to foster change?

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) is a statewide grassroots, multi-generational membership-based organization committed to abolishing all forms of state violence against Black youth — especially youth in New Orleans — through transformative organizing, holistic leadership development, and advocacy. We seek to divest from the juvenile justice system and invest in community-based alternatives, including policies that transform our educational system into one that truly serves young people.

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven person to join our team to lead our campaign to end the building of youth prisons in Louisiana and move to smaller regionalized youth facilities across the state.

The Campaign Directors’ duties would include:

This role requires leadership experience working collaboratively with youth, community members, partners and stakeholders to build consensus amongst groups and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Campaign Management and Strategies
• Identification of member organizations to make up the Steering Committee.
• Convening of Steering Committee: Steering Committee will vet and nominate groups dedicated to long-term reform to participate in Coalition.
• Development of roles and responsibilities for each organization.
• Development of code of ethics, communication guidelines, community agreements, and non-compete agreements.
• Facilitate the creation of a statewide Campaign Plan Document with Coalition members to guide our work into the implementation phase.
• Ensure inclusion and leadership of impacted youth and adults in development and implementation of campaign.
• Oversee outreach and base-building.
• Publicly represent the campaign at national, state and local forums, conferences and meetings.

Coalition Building
• Development of strategic roles and responsibilities for each organization.
• Development of code of ethics, communication guidelines, community agreements, and non-compete agreements.
• Development of Campaign Plan Document with Coalition members to guide our work into the implementation phase.
• Outreach to coalition members.

Communications Management
• Oversee communication consultant activities including social media, outreach materials, website and media training for spokespersons.
• Lead campaign efforts to build strong relationships with media.
• Recruit campaign spokespersons.

Project Management
• Plan and lead regular meetings among steering committee members and campaign members.
• Develop and implement a strategy for engaging campaign members.
• Develop and implement a strategy for engaging key high-profile stakeholders across the region.
• Manage Field Organizer(s) 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.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate for this position has a proven commitment to improving lives of children and youth and is a strategist with strong campaign instincts and organizing talent. We are seeking candidates with experience in the social justice, racial equity, and civil rights field who have led successful grassroots campaigns incorporating youth leadership and youth development best practices. Must have a valid driver’s license, a vehicle, and automobile insurance; must be able to pass a criminal background check and travel the state of Louisiana.

Additional Skills
• Experience supervising a small staff.
• 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.
• 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 Range: $45,000- $50,000 based on annual FTE, commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, exempt, temporary position with 100% benefits covered by the organization. This hire is for an initial 6-month Campaign Planning Phase with an option for this role to become a long-term position. Position start date is planned for no later than May 15, 2020.

How To Apply
Please email a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (3 pages or less) by April 17, 2020 to Sonji Hart at [email protected] No phone calls, please!

FFLIC is an EOE. 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.