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We’re Hiring: Senior Campaigns Strategist

Position

Senior Campaigns Strategist

Location

Remote (with periodic travel to Washington, DC)

Status

Full-Time; Exempt

About Us

The Fines & Fees Justice Center (FFJC) is a national center for advocacy, policy, information, and collaboration on effective solutions to the unjust and harmful imposition and enforcement of fines and fees in the criminal legal system. FFJC’s mission is to end abusive collection practices, eliminate fees in the criminal legal justice system, and make fines proportional to the offense and the individual. FFJC works with impacted communities, advocates, and justice system stakeholders to create an equitably-funded justice system that treats individuals fairly and ensures public safety.

Position Summary

Reporting to the National Policy & Campaigns Director, the Senior Campaigns Strategist will be principally responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the national Free to Drive campaign and supporting the National Policy and Campaigns Director in launching and overseeing new national campaigns. This position will also work with the National Policy & Campaigns Director on building coalitions, identifying state and local partners, providing technical assistance to stakeholder groups on campaign topics, and supporting legislative advocacy to advance the mission of the campaigns. The Senior Campaigns Strategist may also support federal advocacy.

Essential Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Maintain and continue to advance the national Free to Drive campaign to eliminate debt-based driver’s license suspensions.
  • In consultation with the National Policy & Campaigns Director and Co-Directors, develop strategies to launch and execute new national fines and fees campaigns.
  • Provide strategic and technical assistance to state and local advocates and community-based organizations, policymakers, and stakeholders on campaign-related issues.
  • Work with the communications team to develop tools, resources and materials in support of national campaigns.
  • Work with the National Policy and Campaigns Director to prepare talking points and presentations, as well as campaign-related information.
  • Represent FFJC at conferences, meetings and legislative hearings, make presentations, testify, and participate in panel discussions, as needed.
  • Work with Sr. Policy Counsel to track, analyze and prioritize legislation that impacts national campaigns.
  • Work with FFJC colleagues on projects and initiatives related to national campaigns, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 8 years of professional experience, including at least 3 years in advocacy at the local, state or federal level, specifically in the criminal legal system. Fines and fees advocacy/campaign experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with direct legislative advocacy and drafting, analyzing and commenting on legislation.
  • Experience developing advocacy materials including model bills and talking points.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with
    professionals in various fields, as well as community-based organizations and impacted
    Individuals.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a growing non-profit environment. 

Attributes

  • Organized, diligent, proactive, and attention to detail.
  • Solution oriented and strategic thinker.
  • Passion for criminal legal systems reform
  • Flexible and adaptable.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally and work occasional nights and weekends.
  • Those with personal experience of the impacts of the criminal legal systems are encouraged to apply.

Compensation

$85,000 – $100,000, depending on experience, with excellent benefits including 401k matching, 100% premium coverage for health care, and generous leave policy.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter (as attachments) explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position to jobs@finesandfeesjusticecenter.org.

New Venture Fund Careers

The 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 they are working.

COVID-19 Policy

To center the safety and well-being of its employees, New Venture Fund requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at HR@newventurefund.org.

 

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