the Fines and Costs Justice Center (FFJC) is a national center for advocacy, policy, information and collaboration on effective solutions to the unfair and damaging imposition and enforcement of fines and costs in the criminal justice system. The mission of the FFJC is to end abusive collection practices, eliminate costs in the criminal justice system, and make fines proportionate to the offense and to the individual. The FFJC works with affected communities, advocates and justice system stakeholders to create an equitably funded justice system that treats individuals fairly and ensures public safety.
The Deputy Director will be responsible for advancing campaigns and increasing support for the FFJC reform efforts in Nevada. Under the direction of the Director of the State of Nevada, the Deputy Director will develop relationships with other organizations, particularly community organizations; people affected; national and local legislators and decision-makers; actors in the justice system, including prosecutors, public defenders, clerks, law enforcement and judges; the community of faith; and the business community. The Deputy Director will contribute to strategy development and leadership based on his level of experience.
Deputy Director – Nevada
Nevada, northern Nevada preferred
Responsibilities and essential tasks
Organize, mobilize and support local community leaders in their advocacy for fines and fees reform
Strengthen and develop coalitions and foster alliances with organizations and community groups to advance political campaigns
Organize lobbying activities, including training for supporters
Conduct action research, including public record requests, and write papers and reports
Identify, interview and maintain relationships with impacted individuals
Organize events to educate on fine and fee reform issues
Help develop a policy reform strategy
Monitor and help prepare for legislative committee hearings
College diploma or relevant work experience
Three years of experience in community organization or political advocacy
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
Sense of humor
Commitment to grow as a leader in response to feedback and mentoring
Fluency in the Spanish language is a plus
Knowledge of the Nevada State Legislative Process is a plus
Advocacy experience on criminal justice reform issues is a plus
Those who have been personally affected by the criminal justice system are encouraged to apply
$ 65,000 – $ 75,000 with a generous vacation and time off policy, health, dental and vision insurance and transportation benefits.
How to register
Please submit a resume and cover letter (attached) explaining your interest and qualifications for the position to: Rachele Grieco Cole at [email protected]
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The Fines & Fees Justice Center is a project of the New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501 (c) (3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public interest projects and grant programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, enriching and allowing everyone to realize their potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious beliefs, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation , national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by local law and / or of the state in which they are working.