We’re Hiring: Nevada Deputy Director

Position: Nevada Deputy Director 

Status: Full-Time Exempt

Location: Remote within the Las Vegas Metro area and must be able to work Monday-Friday 12-4 pm Eastern Time. (These are the hours during which all staff must be available; the other working hours within the day are flexible according to one’s time zone and the needs of one’s team.)

About FFJC:

Nearly every interaction a person has with the justice system, regardless of guilt or innocence, comes with a bill. But for those without the means to immediately pay up or fight back, one missed payment opens the door to dire, lifelong consequences. 

The Fines and Fees Justice Center (FFJC) was founded to end the immoral practice of governments’ using fines and fees to profit off the most vulnerable. We empower state and local efforts to end fees in the justice system and ensure that fines are fair and equitably imposed. Over the last six years, FFJC has achieved over 20 legislative victories and directly aided even more, authored two dozen original research and policy reports, and partnered with more than 300 organizations to advance the national fines and fees reform movement.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Nevada State Director, the Deputy Director will advance campaigns and grow support for FFJC’s reform efforts in Nevada. The Deputy Director will develop relationships with other organizations, particularly community-based organizations; impacted individuals; state and local elected officials and policymakers; justice-system stakeholders, including prosecutors, public defenders, court clerks, law enforcement and judges; the faith community; and the business community. The Deputy will also be responsible for fines and fee research, creating and presenting documents related to the research. The Deputy Director will travel to Carson City during Nevada legislative sessions to assist with lobbying efforts. The Deputy Director will contribute to strategy development and leadership commensurate with their experience level. 


Reporting to the NV State Director, the NV Deputy Director will:

  • Manage, develop, and conduct NV specific research and analysis of data to support campaign efforts; 
  • Participate in the development and implementation of a court-watching program;
  • Work with the NV State Director to develop and give presentations to the NV state legislature.
  • Participate in lobbying activities during NV legislative sessions. 
  • Organize, mobilize, and support local community leaders and directly impacted people in advocating for fines and fees reform;
  • Represent FFJC at outside stakeholder meetings and lead coalition meetings on fines and fees; 
  • Support the NV State Director in advocating at the local and state level for fines and fees reform; 
  • Work in partnership with broader FFJC staff and external partners on legislative, regulatory, and communications campaign strategy.


While no one candidate will embody all the qualifications listed below, strong candidates will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences: 

  • Education and work experiences:
    • Masters level degree and two years of relevant work experience or;
    • Bachelor’s degree and four years of relevant work experience or;
    • High school diploma or equivalent and six years of relevant experience 
  • Excellent research, writing, and public speaking skills
  • Ability to work with diverse communities
  • Excellent group facilitation, coalition-building, and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about criminal justice reform, economic justice, and racial justice
  • Sense of humor
  • Ability to work independently and remotely
  • Ability to travel occasionally and more frequently when the legislature is in session.
  • Commitment to develop as a leader in response to feedback and mentoring

Nice to have:

  • Spanish language ability 
  • Knowledge of Nevada state legislative process 
  • Criminal justice reform issue advocacy experience 
  • Existing relationships with partner organizations, elected officials and/or other stakeholders. 

Those who have been personally impacted by the criminal legal system are encouraged to apply.


FFJC’s compensation philosophy consists of a 5-band salary structure. The Nevada Deputy Director is a band 2 position. The starting salary for the position is between $85,000 and $92,500 based on the qualifications of the candidate at the time of hire. FFJC offers excellent benefits, including:

  • 401(k) option with up to 6% employer contribution.
  • Extremely generous employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees and their families.
  • Pre-tax transportation, dependent care, and flexible spending account benefits.
  • Substantial paid time off, including all federal holidays, the day after Thanksgiving, 4 floating holidays, 120 hours of vacation time, 96 hours of sick leave, and 24 hours of volunteer leave annually. FFJC also closes its office during the week of July 4th for all employees.
  • Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave after 1 year of employment.
  • Employees who work 6 consecutive years at FFJC receive an 8-week paid sabbatical in their seventh year.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter (as attachments) explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position to HR at We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

More information about the Fines & Fees Justice Center can be found at: 

The Fines & Fees Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer and will consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law. 

FFJC is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, FFJC will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations.