Florida State Director
Location: Orlando, FL
Employment Type: Full-time/Permanent
FLSA status: Salary/Exempt
Compensation: DOE, excellent benefits coverage, as well as paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.
Mi Familia Vota/Mi Familia Vota Education Fund is a leading national civic engagement organization dedicated to empowerment and civic participation in the Latino community. MFV/MFV EF develops, coordinates, and implements sophisticated non-partisan field programs and strategies including citizenship promotion and assistance, voter registration, and voter education and mobilization. Through innovative voter registration methods, high impact trainings, and issue-based organizing, MFV builds Latino political power. Year-round, MFV engages with Latino communities around six issues: immigration, voting rights, the environment, worker’s rights, education, and healthcare.
Mi Familia Vota is a 501 c(4) organization, with Mi Familia Vota Education Fund as a 501 c(3) entity. We are headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, maintaining operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.
The State Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for MFV/MFV EF staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. S/he will initially develop deep knowledge of field, core programs, operations, and business plans.
The State Director will manage program coordinators in strategic cities of the state, will serve as liaison to MFV/MFV EF’s partners; will take a leadership role in building and cultivating c(3) civic participation tables at the state and municipal level; will develop and lead a MFV EF State Advisory Board; and will keep them abreast of programmatic strategies and challenges. The State Director will be a relentless advocate for program initiatives and the overall mission of MFV/MFV EF and will actively promote them by developing partnerships with the media.
The State Director reports to the National Field Director and will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the operational aspects of the annual budget. Finally, the State Director will develop relationships with public and private funders independently and through state Tables.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Leadership & Management:
- Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
- Instill a sense of financial accountability among team members by modeling tight financial oversight of the organization.
- Actively engage and energize MFV/MFV EF volunteers, board members, partnering organizations, and funders.
- Develop, maintain, and support a strong Advisory Board; serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations as well as for the national rollout.
- Recruit, lead, develop, coach, and retain high-performance upper management team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control and performance.
- Provide leadership in development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture and supporting staff during organizational growth.
- Develop and implement training programs and retreats to expand the capacity of all staff.
- Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
Planning & New operations:
- Design the state expansion to key urban centers and complete the strategic business planning process for the program expansion into targeted new areas.
- Begin to build partnerships in new areas, establishing relationships with the funders and political and community leaders at each expansion site.
- Be an external local and national presence that helps establish, publishes and communicates the Latino and Immigrant agenda as well as MFV/MFV EF’s program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and national replication.
Financial, Community Relations & Communications:
- Prepare and submit an annual operational budget, manage effectively within this budget, and report accurately on progress made and challenges encountered.
- Ensure the continued financial viability of MFV/MFV EF’s operational units through sound fiscal management.
- Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion while simultaneously retiring building debt.
- Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence and all new media, to stronger partnerships with traditional media, particularly Spanish language media to both create a stronger brand and promote MFV EF’s civic participation agenda.
- Publicly represent MFV/MFV EF with the media and external constituency groups, including community, governmental, and private organizations and build excitement for MFV/MFV EF’s mission.
The State director will be thoroughly committed to MFV EF’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- At least 3 years of senior management experience, BA preferred.
- Knowledge and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
- Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and personnel information systems.
- Knowledge of US politics and civic engagement trends, methods and strategies.
- Track record of effectively leading, and regionally and/or nationally scaling, a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff.
- Ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth.
- Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
- Past success working with a board of directors, with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.
- Strong organizing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders from various cultures.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
- Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
- Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
How to Apply:
Send a resume, letter of interest, and two references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use subject line: “Florida State Director”. No phone calls please.
Visit our website at www.mifamiliavota.org for more information.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. Mi Familia Vota/Mi Familia Vota Education Fund reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.
Mi Familia is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color and LGBTQ strongly urged to apply. Bilingual candidates urged to apply. Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at Mi Familia Vota, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications 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.