State Voices is a national network – built from the states up – that helps grassroots organizations win civic engagement victories and build long-term political power. Since 2008, we’ve been employing the principles of collective impact, building the capacity of partners with data analysis and shared resources, and strengthening our democracy by amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.
State Voices sustains a dynamic ecosystem of 23 state tables comprised of 784 partner organizations. We provide the organizations in our network with the data, tools, and support they need to help create a healthy and thriving democracy through a racial equity lens. We advance this work through three national programs: Civic Engagement (voter registration and turnout, issue advocacy and constituency engagement), Civic Access (voting rights and election administration) and Civic Representation (census and redistricting).
Florida 501(c)(3) Civic Engagement Table is a state based collaboration (“Table”) formed to improve long-term coordination and communication among nonprofit, socially responsible civic engagement organizations in Florida. The Florida 501(c)(3) Civic Engagement Table’s nonpartisan mission is to engage underrepresented and socially responsible voters in the democratic process and to establish collective action around common issue areas. Those issue areas include voting rights, quality and affordable health care, economic justice, civil rights, improving public education, and more. Florida 501(c)(3) Civic Engagement Table is a fiscally sponsored project of State Voices.
It’s our collective duty to end the systemic, relentless disenfranchisement targeting communities of color, young adults, LGBTQ people, and single women. That’s why State Voices works year-round to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy.
The Florida Civic Engagement Table (FLCET) seeks a full-time Executive Director to begin work in February 2020. The Executive Director will coordinate the collaborative, which is made up of justice-oriented, nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations. Through effective collaboration with table partners, the Executive Director is responsible for developing a coordinated, statewide program plan, fundraising to support the plan, innovating and evaluating best practices, engaging new partners to participate, managing staff and contractors, and overseeing the provision of resources and technical assistance for table partner organizations. The Executive Director will report to State Voices’ Senior Director of State Capacity Building.
Organization and Mission
- Responsible for implementing FLCET programs that align with the organization’s Mission and Vision, including, but not limited to voter registration and mobilization, issue organizing, census, voting rights, election protection and civic representation
- Lead the strategic planning to ensure that FLCET can successfully fulfill its Mission in the future
- Responsible for the enhancement of FLCET’s image by fostering trust and collaboration in the community
- Responsible for communicating effectively with State Voices, as well as providing in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for informed decision-making
- Engage in planning, coordination, and networking at state and national levels
- Actively participate in the State Voices network, learning from and engaging with other state tables to bring new ideas to Florida, and grow the profile of FLCET nationally
- Expand the coalition by identifying and meeting with non-profits across the state that work with historically under-represented people and communities
- Represent FLCET in local, state, and national coalitions
- Lead all fundraising efforts, which includes planning appropriate strategies, submitting donor proposals, as well as maintaining good organization fundraising records
- Responsible for fiscal integrity and management of the FLCET operating budget
- Responsible for budget submission for approval, annual budget development, and providing monthly financial statements
- Responsible for developing criteria for re-grant allocation to partners, as well as provide program and financial oversight
Supervision & Management
- Manage the staff & consultants required to implement programs on behalf of table partners
- Develop and coordinate trainings for table partners, including (but not limited to) non-partisan voter engagement tactics (voter registration, voter education, voter mobilization, advocacy), data tools, tracking and management, and voter contact actions
- Responsible for the hiring, training, and retention of competent, qualified staff to meet the needs of the table
The ideal candidate will possess many, if not all, of the following qualifications:
- Seven years’ experience in labor, political, or community organizing campaigns, and an understanding of legislative and electoral processes
- A track record of senior leadership and management of diverse teams in a mission-driven organization
- A demonstrated commitment to economic, racial, and gender justice
- Relationship-oriented, ability to develop authentic relationships built on trust and accountability
- Political acumen and a sophisticated intersectional analysis
- Demonstrated knowledge of 501(c)(3) nonpartisan voter engagement and advocacy rules
- Excellent strategic thinking in a political and movement context
- Big, visionary ideas and ideals, and the capacity to convert them into solid strategies and action
- An adaptive leadership style, with the ability to problem-solve, navigate complex situations and relationships, and take advantage of strategic opportunities
- Demonstrated experience in coalition-building, and knowledge of the political landscape in Florida are required
- Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently, and prioritize work effectively
- Diplomatic, professional approach to problem-solving, and the ability to think independently and creatively
- Fundraising ability, experience, and enthusiasm, including a track record of raising significant funds from a variety of sources
- An ability to develop and maintain a network of contacts which includes foundation funders and individual donor prospects
- Skills in talent management, team-building, mentoring, delegation, and developing staff leadership
- Outstanding written and oral communication, including effective communication among wide audiences and diverse stakeholders
- A self-starter, willing to work long and irregular hours and travel as needed
- Ability to travel up to 25% of their time in order to serve table partners and represent FLCET
- Must reside in FL, or be willing to relocate
- Knowledge of state-level policy is a plus.
- Send your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: [email protected].
- To ensure your submission is properly routed, use the subject line “FLCET Executive Director Position”
- Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled; however, preference will be given to resumes received by January 24, 2020.
- No calls please.
Location: Florida (exact city negotiable, with regular in-state travel)
Compensation: Compensation is $75,000 – $95,000 based on experience.
Reports To: State Voices’ Senior Director of State Capacity Building
State Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.