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Statewide Field Director

Equality Florida is seeking Statewide Field Director to lead our state advocacy and public education activities.

 

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to mobilize volunteers to identify, persuade and mobilize residents to a certain goal or action.

 

The Field Director will execute the day-to-day civic engagement program including but not limited to voter registration/ pledge to vote, volunteer canvassing, training volunteers and community leaders, and phone calling and turnout efforts.

 

About Equality Florida:

Equality Florida is the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community

Compensation depends on experience and is highly competitive. Equality Florida is an equal opportunity employer, and we make a particular effort to recruit people of color, transgender, gender non-conforming and LGBTQ people to apply for open positions.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with all departments to build and execute the strategy for securing passage of our legislative priorities.

  • Support local policy efforts.

  • Build a sustainable internship and volunteer leadership mechanism that provides us with a consistent stream of diverse talent.

  • Organize lobby days in district and in Tallahassee.

  • Assist with Candidate outreach and education.

  • Ensure VAN tools and data are maximized particularly in relation to our donor database.

  • Identify top support prospects via the voter model and execute plan to convert them into donors and volunteers.

  • Collect and develop key stories through spokesperson trainings, outreach events, and coordination with other departments.

 

Qualifications:

  • Exceptionally organized with strong time-management skills and work ethic
  • Commitment to full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Floridians
  • Must have the ability to find a path to victory and effectively turn that strategy into concrete steps.
  • Proficiency in the Voter Activation Network (VAN)
  • Disciplined, adaptable, and solutions-oriented approach to all tasks
  • Must be able to work with legislators on both sides of the aisle
  • Must have strong communication skills, written, public speaking and media skills to shape the narrative and develop relationships with media outlets and reporters.
  • An ability to build volunteer teams to engage in outreach, town halls and other labor intensive events
  • Must have strong collaboration skills and the ability to lead peers and build consensus with team mates who are under a shifting array of deadline pressures and keep the team focused.
  • Frequent travel required
  • Applicant must currently live in or be willing to locate to Florida
  • At least 3 years work experience preferred or an equivalent graduate degree preferred

 

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume or CV to [email protected]

Cover letter and/or resume must include current address, please address cover letters to Amber Paoloemilio.

 
Please note that we are not able to respond directly to every applicant. Should your qualifications match our requirements for the open position we will be in touch with you. If there is not a match, we will retain your materials for future reference. 

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact see the "Take Action" page on our website: Eqfl.org/volunteer_opportunities