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Lead Statewide Organizer

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New Orleans, LA, USANew OrleansLAUSA
Full-time

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?

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) is a statewide grassroots, multi-generational membership-based organization committed to abolishing all forms of state violence against Black youth -- especially youth in New Orleans -- through transformative organizing, holistic leadership development, and advocacy. We seek to divest from the youth justice system and invest in community-based alternatives, including policies that transform our educational system into one that truly serves young people.

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven person to join our team to outreach to families and youth to “Get Out The Vote” (GOTV) and build the movement in Louisiana to end mass incarceration and school pushouts. 

Areas of Responsibility: 

The Lead Statewide Organizer’s job would include:

Outreach and recruitment:

  • Coordinating regular outreach to GOTV 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);
  • Track and prepare canvassing plans (doors to knock) with member volunteers;
  • Ensure data collected and 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;
  • Follow up with GOTV contacts to invite to various forums to gather input and support for the Peoples Platform

Organizational Management:

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

Must Be:

  • Knowledgeable and resourceful regarding GOTV, the juvenile justice system and school system in Louisiana
  • 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
  • Outgoing and a strong communicator, written and verbal.
  • A team player, willing to work with a diverse staff and membership
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to travel the state of Louisiana
  • Ability to work 40 hours per week
  • Ability to work nights and weekends when necessary

Preferably:

  • Has firsthand knowledge of the local juvenile justice and/or education system
  • Has experience as an advocate and/or organizer with formal training
  • Has campaign fundraising experience
Compensation/Benefits: 

Salary range:  $30,000 - $35,000 annually. Salary commensurate with experience. 100% benefits covered by employer

How to Apply: 

Please submit resume and cover letter by May 31, 2019: Gina Womack, FFLIC, 1307 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., Suite 303, New Orleans, LA 70113; or email to [email protected]   No phone calls please!

Additional Information: 

FFLIC is an EOE.  

Organization Info

Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)

Overview
Headquarters: 
New Orleans, LA, USA
Annual Budget : 
$500,000-1M
Size: 
1-10 employees
Founded: 
2000
About Us
Mission: 

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) is a statewide grassroots, multi-generational membership-based organization committed to abolishing all forms of state violence against Black youth -- especially youth in New Orleans -- through transformative organizing, holistic leadership development, and advocacy. We seek to divest from the youth justice system and invest in community-based alternatives, including policies that transform our educational system into one that truly serves young people.

Programs: 

For over 17 years, FFLIC has been holding decision makers accountable and insuring youth can thrive by advocating for systemic policy reforms at schools all the way to the State Capitol. Focusing on youth justice reform and education justice, we are tackling the problem of school push-out and the school-to-prison pipeline through developing the leadership of parents and young people through the following programs:


Parent Advocacy Clinics
To address the immediate needs of our families in crisis, we are currently creating a Toolkit for advocating for youth in schools and will be hosting educational advocacy clinics across New Orleans starting in 2019. The goal of the toolkit and clinics is to provide additional support to the organization by going directly into the community to train parents on the tools needed to successfully advocate for their children and increasing FFLIC’s capacity to provide peer to peer advocacy for parents who are experiencing school pushout.


Parent Leadership Development
As a statewide organization, FFLIC has several chapters comprised of parents with children in or impacted by the youth justice system. We work to develop their leadership as advocates and organizers through trainings and workshops building the capacity and political power of the larger movement to end mass incarceration. This leadership development allows us to plug parents into our ongoing work, such as the Let Kids Be Kids Campaign and our annual days at the Capitol fighting to keep their children in schools and speaking up for legislation to reform the education and youth justice systems in Louisiana.

Black Man Rising Movement (BMR)
Black Man Rising seeks to put youth on the first steps of their success through mentorship programs.

Black Girls Rising (BGR)
Black Girls Rising engages girls of color empowering and promoting healing from their traumatic experiences from school push-out through storytelling, spoken word, and cultural inclusion.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
May 13 2019
Active Until: 
Jun 13 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Families and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)
industry: 
Nonprofit