FFJC Careers: Deputy State Director – Florida

The Deputy Director will be responsible for advancing campaigns and growing support for FFJC’s reform efforts in Florida. Under the direction of the Florida State Director, the Deputy Director will develop relationships with other organizations, particularly community-based organizations; as well as state and local legislators; justice-system stakeholders, including prosecutors, public defenders, court clerks, law enforcement and judges; the faith community; and the business community. The Deputy Director will contribute to strategy development and leadership.

This position’s location is flexible, though Central or South Florida are preferred.


  • Support local community leaders in advocating for fines and fees reform
  • Strengthen and grow coalitions and foster alliances with organizations and community groups to advance policy campaigns
  • Organize lobbying activities, including trainings for constituents
  • Develop and maintain an active volunteer base
  • Help to develop and implement communications strategy and materials
  • Organize events to educate on fines and fees reform issues
  • Help develop policy reform strategy
  • Monitor and help prepare for legislative committee hearings


  • College degree or relevant work experience
  • Two years of experience in community organizing
  • Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to train community leaders
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Excellent group facilitation, coalition-building, and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about criminal justice reform
  • Commitment to develop as a leader in response to feedback and mentoring
  • Spanish language ability is a plus
  • Knowledge of Florida legislative process is a plus
  • Criminal justice reform issue advocacy experience 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.
  • Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends.
  • Sense of humor.
  • People with personal experience with the impacts of the justice system are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position to:

Ashley Thomas, Florida State Director

New Venture Fund Careers

Fines & Fees Justice Center is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.