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30 Apr 2021

Full-Time Senior Director of STrategy – Posted by Florida, United States

Job Description

Senior Director, Strategy
Florida Rising


About Florida Rising

Florida Rising organizes multi-racial movements to win elections, change laws, and create a state where everyone can be safe, happy, healthy and whole.

The organization is a people-powered organization made up of members advancing economic and racial justice across Florida.

For more information on Florida Rising, please visit its website.


The Opportunity

Florida Rising is seeking a strategic leader to grow the strength of the organizing and political program to make Florida better for everyone. The Senior Director of Strategy will work in collaboration with the Executive Director, the organizing staff leadership, political directors and member leaders to refine and grow an organizing program that builds the power of those who have been historically kept at the margins at the local, state, and federal level, and to ensure that the organization is building a diverse movement with a culture that is rooted in equity and inclusion.




Responsibilities include:

  • Providing strategic vision and coordination across the organizing, political, and membership teams;
  • Building on the existing organizing foundation to design and implement an organizing program that can grow quickly;
  • Facilitating campaign development at the local and state levels;
  • Partnering with the other leadership to identify and cultivate funding for the work;
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of systems for organizers statewide to be successful and develop as leaders;
  • Hiring and developing talented Directors and Leads across the state.


The ideal candidate will have the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:

  • A proven track record of success in strategy development, cross team collaboration and/or building and managing an organizing program; at least seven years of experience in community organizing, union organizing, political organizing, and/or legislative issue advocacy experience;
  • Experience managing staff, with a preference for past experience managing senior level managers;
  • Clear understanding of cutting edge political and organizing strategies;
  • Strong track record of winning and mobilizing large numbers of people into action and building community leadership;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to share a vision; strong emotional intelligence;
  • Multicultural competence and demonstrated ability to work with people from a variety of ethnic, racial, socio-economic, educational, linguistic, and religious backgrounds, as well as people of various physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and generations; experience building diverse, equitable, and inclusive movements preferred;
  • Strong, clear, and accurate writing, editing, and verbal communication;
  • Excellent relationship building skills and experience working effectively with community groups and members;

A passion for member-driven campaigns the expand democratic rights for communities that have been historically marginalized, excluded and silenced is a must.

How to Apply

Koya Leadership Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Trisha Sutrisno and Amber Gomes are leading this search. To make recommendations or to express your interest in this role please visit this link here or email tsutrisno@koya or All nominations, inquiries, and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. …………….. Florida Rising are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination because of sex, marital status, race, age, creed, national origin or the presence of disabilities. False or misleading statements during an interview and/or on the application are grounds for terminating the application process or, if discovered after employment, terminating employment. A felony conviction will not necessarily bar an applicant from employment.

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

Job expires in 77 days.

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