Jobs in Florida
Disability Rights Florida (DRF), a Florida-based member of the National Disability Rights Network, and the third largest Protection & Advocacy agency in the country, works to protect and advance the rights of individuals with disabilities across the state through advocacy and litigation. A fierce and committed advocate for all Floridians across the disability spectrum, DRF seeks nominations and applications for its next Executive Director (ED). The new ED will lead a dedicated team set to grow to about 85 staff members spread across four offices, while providing vision and strategic direction to the agency in its steadfast goal of being Florida’s leading disability rights advocate.
Founded in 1977, DRF serves as the designated protection and advocacy system for individuals with disabilities in the State of Florida. Through their administration of nine federal grants, DRF provides no cost services at to all Floridians with a disability-related issue, and leads statewide initiatives on disability rights advocacy. Some of the issues and initiatives include, but not limited to: self-advocacy support; investigations into complaints of abuse, neglect and rights violations; educating policy makers about the needs of people with disabilities; systemic and legal advocacy; monitoring of public programs and facilities; and, where appropriate, litigation.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will lead the organization in its delivery of individual services and statewide advocacy and litigation priorities, and will provide thoughtful leadership to position the agency for continued success through this time of change and growth. S/he will be an inspiring and skilled leader, establishing strong relationships both internally and externally, and working collaboratively to articulate and implement the next phase of strategic growth for the agency. The ED will be responsible for overseeing staff based in Tallahassee, Gainesville, Tampa, and Hollywood.
The ideal candidate will have significant nonprofit leadership experience, preferably within the field disability rights advocacy, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advocating for the rights of people with disabilities. S/he will pursue opportunities to expand DRF’s impact within Florida and elevate its profile nationally. S/he will manage all internal finances and growth of a $8.9 million budget, and will ensure compliance with legal and funder requirements, safeguarding the short- and long-term fiscal and programmatic health of the organization. S/he will also bolster internal capacity and organizational infrastructure, while cultivating meaningful relationships and collaborations with Board members, key legislators, current funders, new prospective philanthropic supporters , and other key social service and public interest partners.
The ED will have an immovable moral core, exhibit humble servant leadership, have a strong ability to leverage staff effectively, collaborate effectively with the Board, and pursue new fundraising opportunities in the private sector. S/he will represent DRF publicly, and will continue to elevate the organization’s image as a critical, impactful agency within the community. S/he will have an underlying commitment to ensuring persons with disabilities can meet their fundamental needs, and be assured equal access to opportunities and justice, bringing to the work a sensitive appreciation for the barriers persons with disabilities encounter.
APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS
More information about Disability Rights Florida may be found at:
Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, salary expectations, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: DRF-ED@nonprofitprofessionals.com. In order to expedite the sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.
Disability Rights Florida is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, and communities to apply.
Prisoner Rights-Impact Litigation Attorney
Florida Legal Services (FLS) seeks a dynamic, self-starting attorney with vision and a demonstrated commitment to public interest law and criminal justice reform to fill a full-time position. The attorney will advance the
work of our Institutional Legal Services Project which is dedicated to proactively representing youth, prisoners, immigrants, and others who are incarcerated or detained in state and federal institutions (and those recently released) in individual cases, class actions, and impact litigation to create systemic change and protect civil rights.
This position will focus on advancing criminal justice reform and strategies to reduce mass incarceration in Florida. Subjects of litigation may include addressing unconstitutional conditions in Florida’s prisons, jails and
juvenile detention facilities concerning, for example, issues of solitary confinement, racial disparities, medical and mental healthcare, the rights of LGBTQ persons, disability rights, and sexual abuse. The focus of the position may change based on changes in the law, the circumstances in Florida, or the needs of the organization and our partners.
This position can be based from our Newberry, Orlando, Tallahassee, or Miami offices. Florida Legal Services is a statewide leader in advancing economic, social, and racial justice. We are a non-profit public interest law firm that advocates for poor, vulnerable, and hard to reach people through impact litigation,
legislative and administrative advocacy, education, and strategic partnerships.
For more information: http://www.floridalegal.org/work-with-fls/
Legal Services of North Florida is hiring a Staff Attorney to provide legal assistance to survivors of Hurricane Michael. Along with client representation, this attorney will organize LSNF’s continued response to the legal needs of low income and vulnerable individuals affected by Hurricane Michael. Applicants should be a member of The Florida Bar, with preference given to candidates with clinical or legal aid experience. Candidates must have strong organizational and communication skills, as well as a high-level of comfort with technology, project management, and systems development. Ability to work independently and in team environments, to analyze complex issues and to obtain results to positively impact the client and community will also be considered.
This position is based in our Panama City office. Entry level salary of $46,000 is negotiable depending on experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits package includes paid holidays, paid vacation (which after two years, increases to five weeks per year), sick leave, and, after sixty days, fully paid health insurance for employee & dependent children, retirement plan, term life and disability insurance.
Please go to our website at www.lsnf.org to obtain the link to apply online. Applicants who do not submit a completed Legal Services of North Florida employment application will not be considered for the position. Any questions should be directed to Kristin Ervin, Human Resources Generalist, at Kristin@lsnf.org or (850) 701-3310.
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Manager of Data Analytics (Orlando-Daytona-Regional)
The Manager of Data Analytics is a dynamic and engaging professional responsible for training and assisting staff in the collection and reporting of data and the development of outcomes. The Manager of Data Analytics will formulate queries and reports in Legal Server case management system to aid in management of various grants management and standardized reporting. The position is responsible for producing periodic client services/activities reports for submission to various funders and to internal staff. The Manager of Data Analytics will assist firm leadership in drafting policies, procedures and processes based on Legal Services Corporation (LSC) regulations and training staff. The position will conduct proactive and periodic review of client/case data to ensure compliance with LSC regulations and other funder requirements. The Manager will also utilize GIS software/methodologies to assess and forecast service, delivery and efficiency. The successful candidate will assist in the preparation of reports, grants, presentations, and dashboards. The Data Analytics Manager will work with the Manager of Program Integrity and Implementation and the Manager of Quality Assurance to ensure continuation of quality improvement across the firm.
- BA/BS – related certifications desired. Six plus years progressive experience in a legal or government setting;
- Legal Server, Geographic Information System and Amplifund experience preferred;
- Ability to design and run reports in Legal Server on a routine basis to support grant application and grant reporting upon request by staff;
- Advanced capability in Excel;
- Able to set up tables, create pivot tables and pivot charts, build advanced formulas, and create dashboards;
- Experience with Power BI, Power Query a plus;
- Strong understanding of GIS (Geographic Information System) highly preferred;
- Ability to learn, summarize, and train staff on LSC regulations;
- Ability to draft reports in case management system by creating filters to accurately capture case/grant activities;
- Ability to analyze demographic and client services data and produce infographics- both internal and external stakeholders;
- Legal experience preferred;
- Must possess excellent legal and community partnership skills and be computer literate (Microsoft Office 365); and
- Valid Florida automobile license, use of own auto, and proof of insurance necessary.
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