Now Hiring: New Orleans Alliance for Equity and Justice Program and Campaign Manager

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About Foundation for Louisiana

Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is a social justice philanthropic intermediary founded in 2005 as the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation to invest in the immediate recovery of Louisiana’s communities after hurricane Katrina. While FFL was founded in the wake of hurricane Katrina, our founders recognized the need to address the longstanding inequities that have shaped life outcomes for the most marginalized of Louisianans. Our programs grew in response to these needs, and today FFL focuses on racial justice, climate justice, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity, LGBTQ organizing, and support for Louisiana's vibrant arts and culture via:

  • Investment: We redistribute resources to on the ground projects, many of whom can't access traditional philanthropy. Each year, FFL redistributes approximately $2 million to support organizations and projects throughout Louisiana in our key program areas.
  • Power building: We build the capacity of our partners and grantees to effect change in their communities. Our signature programs, LEAD and Together, convene emerging and experienced community leaders to provide them with training related to organizing, advocacy, policy change, leadership, public speaking, and group facilitation to tackle issues of climate change, police accountability, health disparities, housing access, and more.
  • Collaboration: We develop collaborative initiatives through leveraging public and private partners to impact change, support public policy initiatives, and provide critical fiscal sponsorship and management to external projects and special initiatives.

Since inception, FFL has invested $55 million in more than 250 mission-critical nonprofit organizations working across the state towards building a more just Louisiana. As a social justice philanthropic intermediary, FFL’s work unapologetically advances racial justice while moving Louisiana forward. The foundation engages communities in both program co-design as well as its grant-making process, in order to expand opportunities and move communities towards a more just future.

Position Overview

The New Orleans Alliance for Equity and Justice (NOAEJ), a project of the Foundation for Louisiana, seeks a Program and Campaign Manager to facilitate and coordinate a campaign to end the judicial system’s practice of using bail, fines, and fees in the city of New Orleans. The NOAEJ is comprised of non-profit organizations that have shared values and analyses about the opportunity to eradicate the use of bail, fines, and fees as a means of strengthening families, improving justice outcomes, and increasing community safety. The duration of the position is two years.

The Program and Campaign Manager is an effective leader responsible for developing and sustaining operational infrastructure for the New Orleans Alliance for Equity and Justice. This position is responsible for managing the NOAEJ’s campaign by coordinating the NOAEJ action teams, implementing the NOAEJ strategic framework, supporting grant making and evaluation, as well as well research and documentation of promising practices.

The position will be based in New Orleans. The position may require travel, particularly between the Baton Rouge and New Orleans offices, as well as program meetings throughout the state and some conference travel. The Program and Campaign Manager is an exempt position, primarily 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, travel and additional hours including evenings and weekends may be required from time to time.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following is a summary of the duties required:

Issues Campaign Management (50%)

  • Lead the implementation of NOAEJ’s strategic campaign, working closely with partners and allies, to meet the NOAEJ’s goals as reflected in the strategic framework.
  • Engage policy makers, advocates, and practitioners on issues relevant to the NOAEJ’s objectives.
  • Conduct research on promising and best practices to help inform program design, development, and implementation

Planning and Operations  (40%)

  • Oversee planning and execution of program meetings, including team meetings and check-ins with staff members and/or consultants.
  • Manage the NOAEJ program budget.
  • Supervise staff and/or consultants hired to support the NOAEJ.
  • Provide reports to the Foundation’s donors.

Communications (10%)

  • Work with FFL’s communications team and Senior staff to develop and implement a communications practice to keep all stakeholders and partners informed of the Foundation’s criminal justice work and the NOAEJ.
  • Disseminate relevant information, analysis, and communications tools to FFL partners and allies.
  • Network and outreach to local, regional and national actors to seek their collaboration in support of program and objectives.

Required Competencies

  • Three or more years of experience in policy reform or advocacy at the federal, state, or local level in criminal justice reform.
  • Proven experience developing and implementing issue-based campaigns to create lasting social change.
  • Superb facilitation skills with a clear approach to build consensus and address conflict.
  • 3-5 years of project management experience designing and implementing processes and practices with diverse stakeholders, addressing their challenges, and developing equitable solutions.
  • Self-awareness
  • Knowledge of anti-bias and anti-racism frameworks
  • A demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically, including an ability to lead and manage complex policy reform efforts involving multiple issues and parties.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure.
  • Team player; work well with groups and independently.

Other Desired Competencies

  • A demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships and partnership with grassroots coalitions, community members/leaders, public sector partners, and media.
  • High level of organization and attention to detail.
  • Excellent research, writing, and public speaking skills.

Salary:  $60,000-$70,00 annually plus a generous benefits and PTO package, including:

  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision premiums
  • Up to $50,000 employer-paid life insurance
  • and a 403(b) retirement employer match

 To Apply: Please send your resume along with a cover letter to Alfredo Cruz, Vice President of Programs and Special Initiatives, Foundation for Louisiana, via email:

No phone calls please. Individuals fluent in Spanish and/or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply.  Review of applications began on August 8, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Foundation for Louisiana follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, criminal justice background and marital status.

This policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, outside vendors, members and customers, service clients, use of contractors and consultants, grantees, board members and dealings with the general public.

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