About the FFJC
The Fines and Expenses Justice Center (FFJC) is a national center for advocacy, policy, information and collaboration on effective solutions to the unfair and damaging imposition and enforcement of fines and penalties. costs in the criminal justice system. The mission of the FFJC is to end abusive collection practices, eliminate costs in the criminal justice system, and make fines proportionate to the offense and to the individual. The FFJC works with affected communities, advocates and justice system stakeholders to create an equitably funded justice system that treats individuals fairly and ensures public safety.
Summary of position
Location: Flexible in Florida; Tallahassee or South Florida preferred
Status: Full time; Exempt
Reports to: Florida State Director
The Deputy Director will be responsible for advancing campaigns and growing support for FFJC reform efforts in Florida. Under the direction of the Director of the State of Florida, the Deputy Director will develop relationships with other organizations, particularly community organizations; as well as state and local legislators; actors in the justice system, including prosecutors, public defenders, clerks, law enforcement and judges; the community of faith; and the business community. The Deputy Director will contribute to strategy development and leadership.
- Conduct research on fines and costs issues, including analysis of public records and reports
- Support local community leaders in their advocacy for fines and fees reform
- Strengthen and develop coalitions and foster alliances with organizations and the community groups to advance political campaigns
- Organize lobbying activities, including training for voters
- Assistance in the development and implementation of the communication strategy and materials
- Organize events to educate on fine and fee reform issues
- Help develop a policy reform strategy
- Monitor and help prepare for legislative committee hearings
- Respond to communications from those directly concerned
- Facilitate the narrative development of the experiences of directly affected individuals
- College diploma or relevant work experience
- Two years of experience in community organization and / or political advocacy
- Demonstrated ability to work with affected people and community leaders
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity
- Demonstrated ability to work independently / remotely
- Excellent group facilitation, coalition building and leadership skills
- Demonstrated ability to think strategically about criminal justice reform
- Commitment to grow as a leader in response to feedback and mentoring
- Fluency in the Spanish language is a plus
- Knowledge of Florida’s legislative process is a plus
- Advocacy experience on criminal justice reform issues is a plus
- Organized, diligent, proactive and detail oriented
- Passionate about criminal justice reform
- Flexible and adaptable
- Excellent time management skills
- Willingness to travel throughout Florida and occasionally to DC or New York
- Willingness to work occasionally nights and weekends
- Sense of humor
- Those personally affected by the justice system are encouraged to apply
Salary range: $ 65,000- $ 75,000, with generous vacation and leave policy, health, dental and vision insurance and other benefits.
How to register
Please submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter (attached) demonstrating your interest and qualifications for the position of Rachele Grieco Cole at email@example.com.
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The Fines and Fees Justice Center is a project of the New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501 (c) (3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public interest projects and grant programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, enriching and allowing everyone to realize their potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious beliefs, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation , national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by local law and / or of the state in which you are working.