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Nevada State Director

For Our Future and For Our Future Action Fund are seeking a Nevada State Director to direct a robust on- and off-year advocacy and independent electoral state progressive coalition organization.
FOF aims to win elections and regain political power by engaging and mobilizing people and community-based organizations on progressive issues. In 2019, FOFAF will continue to engage on community issues with a focus on establishing permanence and economies of scale to be leveraged. Building off of our 2016 campaign in five battleground states, FOF has continued its unique and now-proven model to build infrastructure and power for progressive issues and candidates in 2018 and intends to continue this engagement further yet through 2020. The model is to work with and through community-based organizations and local activist networks, with a focus on field and earned media. Our goal is to turn communicators into connectors, engage communities in policy fights, and turn out voters for progressive issues and champions for Election Day victories.


For Nevada’s Future is a project of For Our Future Action Fund (“FOFAF”), a non-profit “social welfare” organization, & For Our Future (“FOF”), a federally registered “independent expenditure” political action committee that incorporates both issue advocacy and electoral programming, respectively.

Primary Responsibilities:


The Nevada State Director is responsible for building and managing an organization, and developing and executing a strategic statewide issue advocacy and electoral program. They drive state-specific issue and electoral organizing plan around FOFAF and FOF’s core issue-areas: climate, economic fairness, education, and racial justice. They facilitate the development and management of the statewide organizational staff and program run through partner organizations. They ensure that state and national investments are aligned and coordinated. They represent the state organization in state coalitions, via communication with the national FOFAF and FOF team, the FOF/FOFAF board and their in-state representatives, and other key Nevada stakeholders. They manage state consultants, facilitate a training program, facilitate coordination and information sharing between partners and allies, lead in the assessment of progress and achievement of program deliverables, and advance FOFAF and FOF’s interests and priorities. The Nevada State Director reports directly to the National Executive Director, coordinates closely with the national staff, as well as key stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities include:


● Developing and managing the state strategy and budget.
● Leading a results-driven statewide team of communication, field and organizing professionals.
● Oversees all in-state FOF and FOFAF programs, evaluates the impact of programs, and ensures innovation as necessary to ensure success.
● Directing an innovative grant-making program to community-based organization in the state that reflect the strategy to win on core issues, electoral priorities, and tactical priorities.
● Performing outreach to in-state donors and the in-state donor table to coordinate, align, and possibly bring new funding to the organization for maximum impact.
● Regular reporting of state qualitative and quantitative accomplishments.
● Maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, partner organizations, policymakers, opinion leaders, funding partners, and other community leaders.
● Working with national Human Resources team to manage and oversee all FOF and FOFAF hiring within the state.
● Handles all complaints or problems and report any that may raise legal, liability, or compliance issues to General Counsel.
● Performs other duties and responsibilities as designated by the Executive Director

Qualifications & Experience


● Enthusiasm for Building Progressive Power - A firm understanding of Nevada’s legislative process and political landscape, and the path to power in the state. Ability to work and adapt to a changing political and policy landscape.
● Strategic Planning - Ability to develop short and long-term statewide plans, set objectives and metrics, track progress toward achieving objectives, and align those strategies with other progressive efforts in state. Ability to get buy-in and build consensus among a diverse group of stakeholders for that plan is required.
● Commitment to the Mission - Dedication to grassroots, local organizing and empowering state/local organizations to lead our work. Understanding of local community-based organizations and respect for their leaders and programs.
● Organizer at Heart - Inclination to lead via organizing rather than by decree. Ability to build strong teams to accomplish goals without a need to bottom-line everything. Talented in coalition and team building.
● Financial Management - Understanding of financial management and financial controls. Experience crafting and managing budgets and familiarity with financial reporting and compliance. Understanding of the legal requirements and restrictions of 501(c)(4) and 527 (PAC) organizations a plus.
● Program Management - Experience executing statewide issue advocacy campaigns, and working within or managing issue coalitions. Demonstrated knowledge of effective and successful electoral plans, including targeting, voter contact, GOTV and best practices with each. Solutions-oriented approach, with a willingness to take initiative, while juggling several priorities that may change quickly. Multi-tasker with excellent time management skills and ability to hit deadlines.
● Communication Skills - Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to write compelling program reports, fundraising/marketing documents, and program debrief reports. Demonstrated ability in building relationships and maintaining communication with key statewide stakeholders required. Demonstrated ability to navigate conflict and work toward resolution required.
● Coalition Work- Experience working in a coalition setting, particularly coalitions with labor partners, strongly preferred. Experience in engaging and understanding the unique nature of individual unions and how they fit into the greater progressive landscape. Experience in engaging progressive organizations in dense urban areas, as well as suburban areas, is preferred.
The State Director must reside in Nevada. Must be willing to travel and may be required to work outside of normal business hours, including weekends and holidays. Salary range for this position will be commensurate with experience. Compensation package includes 95% employer paid health care benefits, 401K, and cell phone reimbursement.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. FOFAF offers a competitive salary and benefits package consistent with experience, skills and demonstrated abilities.

 

 

The State Director must reside in Nevada. Must be willing to travel and may be required to work outside of normal business hours, including weekends and holidays. Salary range for this position will be commensurate with experience. Compensation package includes 95% employer paid health care benefits, 401K, and cell phone reimbursement.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. FOFAF offers a competitive salary and benefits package consistent with experience, skills and demonstrated abilities.

 

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