The Executive Director will lead efforts in all areas of the state organization. These areas include fundraising, grassroots organizing, diverse coalition building, research, policy analysis, communications, advocacy, litigation, and any other activities that promote the Common Cause agenda at the state and national level.
Develop effective, winnable policy reforms at all levels of government and advocate for their passage and implementation.
Develop and execute lobbying strategies to advance reform and hold federal, state, and local elected and appointed officials and other decision-makers accountable.
Oversee Common Cause Florida Election Protection program.
Produce timely, high quality policy research.
Develop and implement grassroots organizing strategies with Common Cause members to build support for the Common Cause agenda.
Encourage members to participate in lobbying and other advocacy activities.
Build and participate in effective and diverse political and civic coalitions.
Serve as Common Cause Florida’s spokesperson in responding to inquiries from media, government officials, and others.
Maintain communication with members and the public statewide through social media, website updates, and periodic emailed or written communication.
Advance the Common Cause agenda and mission, including nonpartisanship.
Center racial equity in our democracy agenda.
Manage the operations of Common Cause Florida, including budgeting, fundraising, and supervising consultants, staff, volunteers and interns.
Engage the state advisory board in policy, program, and development. Seek to expand state advisory board’s diversity.
Collaborate with staff in Washington DC, the region, and in other states.
Raise money from foundations, major donors, members, and special events, and devise other fundraising strategies to fund Common Cause programs, including lobbying efforts.
Work with national staff on, fundraising goals for the Florida organization.
Coordinate state membership activities with current members as well as expand membership in the state by engaging new members from diverse constituencies with the organization.
Required experience, education, and technical proficiency:
Organizational leadership experience. Five or more years management experience, including nonprofit organizations and political campaigns, preferred.
Strong fundraising skills and experience, with a willingness to learn more about and cultivate Common Cause’s network of major donors in Florida.
Demonstrated experience in working with the press including media outreach and as a spokesperson
Demonstrated experience with digital communications and online organizing.
Demonstrated experience leading public interest advocacy campaigns.
Ideally, you have:
Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with a volunteer advisory board, staff/volunteers/interns, and peers in other organizations.
Demonstrated commitment to cultural competency, including the ability to work effectively with those belonging to groups of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, language, ability, age and socioeconomic status.
Commitment to advancing racial equity through our democracy agenda.
Familiarity with Florida’s political landscape and the state legislative process.
Bilingual communication skills (Spanish or Haitian-Creole preferred).
Knowledge of office software, volunteer management, database management, and financial management.
Working knowledge of web content management systems and social media tools including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Willingness to travel and flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends.
You’ll thrive if you are/have:
Demonstrated leadership and organizing ability.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and build alliances among diverse communities and stakeholders, including but not limited to people of color, people of diverse political affiliations, business leaders, young people, and members of the faith community.
TO APPLY: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org and include EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Florida in the subject line. Incomplete applications submitted without cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
EQUITY & INCLUSION: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.
ABOUT COMMON CAUSE: Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process. Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.2 million members and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country including FLORIDA. more information can be found at: www.commoncause.org and for CCFL at https://www.commoncause.org/florida/ .
Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.