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Miami-Dade Development Officer

 

Job Description:

 

Seeking an organized self-starter with excellent multitasking skills, who works well independently and with others, to lead Equality Florida’s Miami Dade fundraising events and programs in this critical and exciting market. This position requires an outgoing, positive individual with strong communication skills (verbal and written), who is proficient in Word, Excel, Google’s online applications, and social media. This position also requires work on some evenings and weekends. Miami Dade is a fast growing and important community for our LGBTQ equality work and the Development Officer will work closely with the Deputy Director, South Florida Development Director and Senior Political Director to build a strong and successful program here. A proven track record of building volunteer teams and of fundraising success including event management and direct donor solicitation strongly preferred. Fluency in Spanish a plus.

 

Equality Florida offers a highly competitive compensation package, provides opportunity for advancement, and has excellent benefits including generous vacation/holiday time, as well as comprehensive health, dental, life, and retirement.

 

Responsibilities:

 

1. Coordinate our major donor cultivation and stewardship program - the Florida Council and Corporate Sponsorship in Miami Dade.

  • Recruit, renew, and provide support to develop a strong Florida Council membership in which donors are connected to the work and each other.
  • Manage donor stewardship events and activities such as Florida Council Mixers, personalized thank you letters, check-in calls, annual visits.
  • Cultivate new corporate sponsors and maintain current relationships 

2. Coordinate Equality Florida’s Miami Gala.

  • Recruit and manage the Steering Committees and Host committees.
  • Identify Gala and event locations.
  • Recruit individual and corporate sponsors.
  • Assist in development of Gala Program.
  • Assist in development of Gala materials.
  • Produce and manage the silent auction
  • Oversee logistics and volunteer teams
  • Manage vendors and contracts. 

3. Develop other EQFL events such as

  • Women for Equality socials
  • Allies Luncheons
  • Equality Means Business Luncheons
  • Legacy Society Luncheons 

4. Develop and manage the Equality Florida annual calendar for all Miami Dade area events.

 

5. Serve as a representative/ambassador and program leader - On occasion represent Equality Florida at community events, Prides, political forums, and coalition gatherings.

 

6. Assist at other development and programmatic events throughout the South Florida region from Palm Beach to Key West.

 

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume or CV to [email protected] with the title “Miami-Dade Development Officer" application.” Cover letter and/or resume must include current address; please address cover letters to Stratton Pollitzer.

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. Thank you.

 

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Equality Florida is an equal opportunity employer, and we make a particular effort to recruit transgender people, gender non-conforming people, people of color and people living with HIV to apply for open positions.

 

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

 

 


 

 

Safe and Healthy Schools Central Florida Coordinator Position

 

Equality Florida is seeking a Central Florida Safe and Healthy Schools Coordinator.

 

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.

 

Under the direction of our Safe Schools Director, our Central Florida Safe and Healthy Schools Coordinator will bring this pioneering new project to Central Florida to end LGBTQ bias where it begins, in our schools.

 

The program’s power lies in its ability to affect large-scale, systematic change across entire school districts, eventually initiating positive change across communities, throughout Florida, and all over the country. Through this program, we fight discrimination by empowering vulnerable populations while challenging interwoven systems of oppression including anti-LGBT bigotry, ageism, classism, sexism, racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia.

 

The main goal of the Safe and Healthy Schools Program is to counter the bullying, harassment, social isolation and bigotry that dramatically increase risk factors for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ+) youth by shifting the culture so that Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties adopt comprehensive and nationally recognized best practices for meeting the needs of LGBTQ students.

 

Responsibilities and Outcomes:

 

1. Provide LGBTQ sensitivity training for at least 500 principals, assistant principals, counselors, social workers, and nurses in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties in the first year of our program.

 

2. Build a coalition of local LGBTQ youth-serving nonprofit agencies to guide and support the Safe and Healthy Schools program. Deepen collaborative, ongoing, and critical partnerships between school districts and these local agencies, so as to regularly engage the districts to ensure policies, programs, practices and community partnerships are state of the art and systematically implemented.

 

3. Provide technical support to Orange, Seminole, and Osceola County Public Schools to strengthen already initiated LGBTQ student support programs, and to develop and launch new programs by accessing national research and resources to ensure efficiency and impact.

 

4. Create a Safe and Healthy Schools Assessment Manual – This comprehensive guide will outline the latest nationally recognized best practices, programs, and policies for meeting the needs of LGBTQ students in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola County Public Schools. The guide will also serve as a measurement tool that will rate these three districts on their current status in targeted areas, and will offer guidance for future success.

 

5. Serve as the go-to conflict resolution resource for school districts, and assist in responding to the growing number of crisis calls from LGBTQ students and their parents.

 

Key Project Activities:

  • Conducting comprehensive safe schools assessments and identifying priority needs

  • Establishing ongoing meetings with the three districts Superintendents or designee

  • Ensuring that school districts dedicate at least one full time staff person to LGBTQ youth support services

  • Ensuring that within schools, cross departmental work is being done to promote the principles of intersectionality, i.e., providing a consistent, ongoing safety net for students who are victims of multiple, intersecting forms of oppression such as LGBT-bias, racism, or Islamophobia (typically, this kind of holistic, wraparound service for vulnerable students is not provided within schools, so it would be a groundbreaking step for EQFL to provide guidance to schools undertaking such an endeavor)

  • Ensuring sufficient LGBT sensitivity and awareness training for all school principals and senior administrators (placing a special emphasis on transgender student needs, and an even greater emphasis on trans youth of color, who are among the very highest risk, most vulnerable populations; also promoting what are considered among the most cutting edge transgender policies and procedures for school districts throughout the country utilizing the expertise of De Palazzo, EQFL’s Statewide Safe and Healthy Schools Program Director, and Gina Duncan, EQFL’s Statewide Transgender Inclusion Director).

 

Qualifications:

  • Works well independently, self starter, coalition builder, problem solver, solid conflict management and listening skills, adaptable, excellent written and oral expression skills, knowledge of LGBTQ youth and their needs, school district experience very helpful. Spanish language capable and experience working with Hispanic, African-American and Black communities. Must live in the tri-county Orange, Seminole, Osceola area.

Compensation:

Competitive salary and excellent benefits including full medical and dental coverage, generous paid time off, and retirement benefits

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume or CV to [email protected] with the title “Central Florida Safe and Healthy Schools Position" application.” Cover letter and/or resume must include current address; please address cover letters to De Palazzo.

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. Thank you.

 

 


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