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Field Director

June 22, 2010

Florida New Majority (FNM) is a social justice organization whose mission is to build grassroots power to eliminate the structural barriers to social and economic opportunities for poor and disenfranchised communities.  FNM combines community organizing, leadership development, strategic alliance building, and electoral organizing to pursue its mission at the local and state levels.  Additionally, FNM build alliances between African American and new immigrant communities in Florida with a goal to build and gain power to win good jobs, housing, and opportunity for our community and turnout our members to vote in large numbers. 

FNM is currently looking for someone to fill the position of Field Director.
Overall Responsibility
This is an administrative position responsible for supporting regional organized efforts and oversees the development, operations, management, and quality control for Florida New Majority (FNM), a large scale regional local and state field program that employs both volunteers and paid staff.
Key Areas of Responsibility
The individual in this position supports regional organized efforts which include:
1.         Oversee the planning, coordination, development, implementation of FNM’s regional, state, and local efforts. 
2.         Oversee the development of landscape analysis for each target region:
2.1       Create model landscape analysis
2.2       Work with regional staff for the development of regional landscape analysis
2.3       Ensure the completion of landscape analysis for each target region 
3.      Oversee the development of Regional civic engagement plans in collaboration with local leaders and allies.
3.1      Civic Engagement Goals and Programs
3.2      Regional coalition and alliance building
3.3      Supportive Voter Database development and management
4.      Work with local leaders and allies to hire, train, and manage regional canvassing staff.

  • Work with local leaders and allies to implement agreed on Regional Civic Engagement Programs.
  • Assure that each canvassing operation has the resources and support needed to run effectively :

6.1      Payroll and administration
6.2      Training
6.3      Materials
6.4      Research, Analysis, Data
6.5      Technology

7.       Develop and oversee data, reporting, and quality control systems statewide.
8.        Provide leadership and direction in the recruitment, development and on-going management of staff, volunteers and operational processes.

  • Recruitment:  Oversee the building of a team of 15-50 canvassers by recruiting from within the local communities in each area.  Supervise the interview process for prospective staff and hire lead staff in all areas.
  • Staff Management:  Teach canvassing/fundraising skills.  Work with your staff in individual and group settings, with a particular eye towards developing leaders.  Cultivate a welcoming and motivating atmosphere.
  • Canvassing:  Canvass in the field as needed, to train new and experienced staff in the field and meet personal fundraising requirements.
  • Administration:  Carefully track income and expenses of all canvass operations.  Oversee processing of staff payroll.  Maintain records for future organizing efforts.
  • Oversee administration and operation staff work in partnership with the Organizing Director and/or local lead organizers to assist with community organizing and coalition building efforts and support the development of sustained internal and external relationships to promote the Florida New Majority.


  • 2-5 years experience in successfully organizing field and canvass operations covering numerous geographic regions and contacting tens of thousands of voters.
  • 2-5 five years experience in planning and leading community organizing programs.
  • S/he will have successful experience leading and managing diverse staffs and working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and will have intellectual drive, a progressive outlook, and the entrepreneurial spirit to effectively implement and manage and plan the systems, resources, structures, and processes that support the Center's mission and Florida New Majority mission.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, motivational skills, work ethic, and desire for political change are essential.
  • Strong management and supervisory skills required.
  • Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and an orientation towards handling a lot of responsibilities.
  • Self-starter and the ability to take initiative.
  • Background and commitment to social justice work.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent written and verbal communication and organizational skills.
  • Computer skills:  Required to have strong working knowledge of campaign databases including the Voter Activation Network, word processing, spreadsheet, and multimedia presentation software.
  • Ability to execute campaign goals and objectives, to work effectively with local allies and leaders and carry out required objectives.
  • Multi-lingual skills highly desirable (especially Spanish and Haitian Creole).
  • Experience in building and maintaining multi-sector alliances.
  • Prior knowledge and experience working in selected regions is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, social work, and public administration a plus, Master’s degree a plus. Or equivalent combination of education and experience preferably within the social justice/organizing sector.

Salary and benefits will commensurate with experience and education.

How to Apply:
If interested in this position, send your resume and cover letter via mail, email, or Fax:
Attn: Field Director Position
Florida New Majority
C/o Miami Workers Center
6127 NW 7th Ave
Miami, FL 33127
Fax: 305-759-8718
E-mail: floridanewmajority@hotmail.com

Application deadline: July 16, 2010 by 5:00 p.m.



Date Posted: June 3, 2010
Application Deadline: June 30, 2010

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Director, Grants Administration and Evaluation
Fort Lauderdale, FL


Duties and Responsibilities include:

· This administrative position is responsible for overseeing the administration of the Byrne JAG Memorial Grants for the Commission The individual in this position:

Serves as the key UWBCCSA resource for the Grants and Evaluation Program, coordinating and assisting in the preparation and development of all program evaluations, while maintaining a focus on program outcomes and goal area benchmark achievement. Administers programs, as well as ensuring that all dollars distributed are invested in programs that are cost effective, efficient and have measurable outcomes. Coordinates and manages the agency relations component of the grant/evaluation process with individual program managers, evaluators, the UWBCCSA Board of Governors and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Staffs the Byrne Grant Review and Selection Committees and assures the recruitment, training, evaluation and motivation of volunteers is completed according to guidelines. Coordinates and conducts on-site program monitoring visits. · Assists Vice President with research, evaluation and submission of grant opportunities

· Demonstrates a clear ability to write and effectively present information to top management, committees, program staff, public groups, agencies, and/or boards of Governors/Directors.

Uses discretion and judgment in the performance of duties every day. Assures work is performed within established policies, procedures and indicated timeframes. Works in a team environment and under general supervision.

Education Requirements: Combination of education and experience normally represented by a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5 years in the human services field with progressively more responsible job-related positions in program administration and grant writing; or equivalent combination of education and experience in the substance abuse prevention/treatment field.

Experience Requirements: Required experience includes human services program development and/or management, program evaluation, grant writing, review and/or administration and/or contract management. Administrative and experience working with volunteers preferred. Proficiency required in MS Word, Excel and other related computer programs required.

Category: Community Impact/Building Staff
Date Posted: June 3, 2010
Application Deadline: June 30, 2010

Cornell Crews Jr

Program Director

Partners For Self Employment Inc

3000 Biscayne Blvd ste 215

Miami Fl 33137

305.438.1407 x215  F: 305.438.1411



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