JOB OPENINGS

FFLIC seeks a Program Director for the New Orleans Community Accountability Project (NOCAP)!!

Are you an experienced project director interested in working with school leaders while supporting parents to foster change?

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven person to join our team to work with parents and school leaders to improve the school climate in New Orleans.

The NOCAP Project Directors’ duties would include:

Developing and Sustaining School Partnerships

Work with 16 local schools in New Orleans to do the following:

  • Provide free assessments and reports on their strengths and weaknesses;
  • Provide access to knowledgeable consultants, community partners, training, and resources;
  • Develop a school network to put them in touch with other schools and share successful programs;
  • Develop a formal process where school leaders have access to Black, New Orleans native education professionals for professional development opportunities;
  • Create a monthly “Parent-Child Friendly Schools” newsletter to spotlight participating schools’ success as partners of NOCAP;
  • Promote NOCAP’s parent tool for assessing schools amongst New Orleans parents and guardians;
  • Write an annual NOCAP Report Card and disseminate statewide;
  • Provide Professional Development training for school leaders and staff;

NOCAP Parent Assessment Leader Team:

Work with a group of 16 parents & guardians of school-age youth and children to do the following:

  • Develop a School Climate Assessment Tool for NOCAP;
  • Distribute and collect 500 School Climate Assessment tools from parents and guardians of school-age youth and children;
  • Build two cohorts of two-parent and guardian groups to facilitate the NOCAP School Climate Assessment Tool;
  • Develop a training curriculum and provide training for the NOCAP Parent Assessment Leader Team; a minimum of 12 trainings annually;
  • Identify and work with “specialized” community organizations to facilitate necessary training opportunities;

NOCAP Community Advisory Board:

Work with a small group of 5 Community Stakeholders to do the following:

  • Develop an annual school-climate report for charters schools in Orleans parish;
  • Provide support to the NOCAP Parent Assessment Leader Team
  • Advocate for positive school climate locally, statewide, and nationally

Outreach and Recruitment:

  • Outreach to 500 parents and guardians of school-aged youth and children.

Organizational Management

  • Collect and report weekly, monthly, and quarterly program data;
  • Personal Professional Development;
  • Develop volunteer programs and supervise as needed;
  • Follow all organizational management protocol;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications Required:

  • Knowledgeable and resourceful regarding the juvenile justice system and the school system in Louisiana;
  • Experience working as an advocate and/or organizer with formal training;
  • Experience working collaboratively with school leaders;
  • Expertise in working with youth and parents of school-age children and youth;
  • Campaign and fundraising experience;
  • A go-getter! Someone who takes the initiative and leadership to implement a vision;
  • Passionate about racial and economic justice and committed to the goal of reducing incarceration and increasing funding for community-based programs for youth;
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including training facilitation;
  • Strong work ethic, self-directed, able to coordinate multiple tasks, and highly motivated;
  • Detail-oriented and reliable for following through with all emails and other correspondence;
  • Able to effectively and efficiently address crises and problem-solve with open communication;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a vehicle, and automobile insurance;
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check;
  • Must be able to travel the state of Louisiana;
  • Must be able to work a 40 hour work week with the ability to work nights and weekends when necessary;
  • Must be able to effectively utilize job-related software including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and the internet to type proficiently, prepare reports, write correspondence and e-mail.

Salary range: $50,000 annually. Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits 100% covered by the organization.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to by November 15, 2019: email to Damekia Morgan 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 on the basis of race, color, gender, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, or sexual orientation.

FFLIC Seeks a Lead Statewide Organizer!

Are you an experienced organizer interested in motivating community members and helping turnout brand new voters; helping impacted families advocate for their children in school and prison; developing campaigns and growing the movement to end the school to prison pipeline?

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven person to join our team to outreach to families and youth to build the movement in Louisiana to end mass incarceration and school pushouts.

The Lead Statewide Organizer’s Duties Would Include:

OUTREACH AND RECRUITMENT:

  • Coordinating regular outreach and recruitment of new FFLIC members in order to build a strong FFLIC chapter in our 4 chapter locations – (New Orleans, Lafayette, Lake Charles and Shreveport);
  • Ensure contacts and new members are entered into our database;
  • Develop any needed outreach materials with staff;
  • Coordinate advocacy with staff for parents and families struggling with a child in the juvenile justice and school systems by following advocacy protocols and ensuring all information is databased for story circle and reporting needs across the state.

COMMUNITY BUILDING AND MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:

  • Working with designated staff to coordinate Leadership Development and Community Building Leadership training of FFLIC members in order to develop peer advocates and community leaders;
  • Ensuring all attendance to trainings and databasing information from meetings.

TAKING ACTION AND CONFRONTING POWER:

  • Coordinating local campaigns that empower members to transform the juvenile justice system; transform local school systems; demand quality community based programs and opportunities; and develop other local campaigns the membership deems necessary that stays with the FFLIC vision and mission;
  • Coordinating statewide campaigns with members designated staff and making sure members are present and prepped for any direct actions;
  • Developing and coordinating local campaigns in each chapter;

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT:

  • Personal Professional Development
  • Develop volunteer programs and supervise as needed
  • Follow all organizational management protocol
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications Required:

  • Knowledgeable and resourceful regarding the juvenile justice system and school system in Louisiana
  • Has experience as an advocate and/or organizer with formal training
  • Has campaign fundraising experience
  • A go-getter! Someone who takes initiative and leadership to implement a vision
  • Passionate about racial and economic justice and committed to the goal of reducing incarceration and increasing funding for community based programs for youth
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including training facilitation
  • Strong work ethic, self-directed, able to coordinate multiple tasks, and highly motivated
  • Detail-oriented and reliable for following through with all emails and other correspondence
  • Able to effectively and efficiently address crises and problem-solve with open communication
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a vehicle, and automobile insurance.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must be able to travel the state of Louisiana
  • Must be able to work a 40 hour work week with the ability to work nights and weekends when necessary
  • Must be able to effectively utilize job-related software including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and the internet to type proficiently, prepare reports, write correspondence and e-mail.

Salary range: $30,000 – $35,000 annually. Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits 100% covered by the organization.Please submit resume and cover letter to by November 15, 2019: email to Damekia Morgan 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 on the basis of race, color, gender, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, or sexual orientation.

FFLIC seeks a Community Youth Organizer!

We are seeking a dynamic individual to work to build the leadership of our young men and women between the ages of 10 and 24.

The Community Youth Organizer’s duties would include:

  • Participate in the development and facilitation, youth-centered trainings with modules on gender based violence, power and privilege, healthy relationships/healthy families, leadership, community organizing, and other relevant topics for youth
  • Assist with the development of a scope of work and recruit participants for a Youth Advisory Board
  • Participate in the creation and implementation of policies regarding youth volunteers including parental consent, liability, and code of conduct, and recommend revisions to existing policies to reflect the needs/realities of youth-focused programming

OUTREACH AND RECRUITMENT:

  • 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

COMMUNITY BUILDING:

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of community engagement and advocacy strategies designed to build and maintain awareness and support the work of FFLIC’s youth-focused programs and youth organizers
  • Help establish new relationships in the New Orleans community, and strengthen existing ones, in order to foster community support and engagement in FFLIC’s youth-focused work including outreach to: faith communities, partner organizations, schools and youth programs
  • Participate in or lead presentations/workshops in the community related to violence prevention, youth
    engagement, healthy relationships, community organizing, etc.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of specific projects and/or special events for youth,
    families, and community members
  • Create digital marketing and informational content to promote opportunities for youth organizers and
    community members to get involved with FFLIC

TAKING ACTION AND CONFRONTING POWER:

  • Coordinating local campaigns that empower members to transform the juvenile justice system; transform local school systems; demand quality community based programs and opportunities; and develop other local campaigns the membership deems necessary that stays with the FFLIC vision and mission;
  • Coordinating statewide campaigns with members designated staff and making sure members are present and prepped for any direct actions;
  • Developing and coordinating local campaigns in each chapter;

ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENT:

  • Personal Professional Development
  • Develop volunteer programs and supervise as needed
  • Follow all organizational management protocol
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications Required:

  • Experience working with youth (10-24 yo) and/or in community organizing strongly preferred
  • Knowledgeable and resourceful regarding the juvenile justice system and school system in Louisiana
  • Has experience as an advocate and/or organizer with formal training
  • Has campaign fundraising experience
  • A go-getter!  Someone who takes initiative and leadership to implement a vision
  • Passionate about racial and economic justice and committed to the goal of reducing incarceration and increasing funding for community based programs for youth
  • A team player, willing to work with a diverse staff and membership
  • Must complete 65-hour domestic violence/sexual assault certification training within six/twelve months of employment
  • Able to effectively and efficiently address crises and problem-solve with open communication
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a vehicle, and automobile insurance.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and oral, including training facilitation
  • Able to effectively and efficiently address crises and problem-solve with open communication
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, a vehicle, and automobile insurance
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  •  Must be able to travel the state of Louisiana
  •  Must be able to work a 40 hour work week with the ability to work nights and weekends when necessary
  • Must be able to effectively utilize job-related software including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and the internet to type proficiently, prepare reports, write correspondence and e-mail.

Salary range: $30,000 – $35,000 annually. Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits 100% covered by the organization.Please submit resume and cover letter to by November 15, 2019: email to Damekia Morgan 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 on the basis of race, color, gender, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, or sexual orientation.