Freedom for All Massachusetts (FFAM), the campaign to preserve transgender nondiscrimination protections at the ballot in the 2018 election, has an immediate opening for a full time ballot question Campaign Manager to manage day-to-day campaign operations while working closely with a multi-organization Executive Committee.
In 2016, a bipartisan coalition of Massachusetts lawmakers passed legislation updating the Commonwealth’s nondiscrimination laws to include protections for transgender people in public spaces, such as restaurants, retail stores and hospitals. An Act Relative to Transgender Anti-Discrimination added “gender identity” to existing Massachusetts civil rights law for public accommodations, which currently prohibits discrimination based on age, race, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, religion and marital status.
Following the passage of the bill, anti-transgender activists secured the low threshold of signatures needed – fewer than one percent of the state population – to try to take these protections away on the statewide November 2018 ballot.
Freedom for All Massachusetts will lead a broad based coalition of stakeholders committed to protecting fairness for our transgender neighbors and ensuring that Massachusetts remains a leader on civil rights.
The Campaign Manager will be responsible for:
- Overseeing a multi-faceted campaign that seamlessly public engagement, earned, paid and digital media, and coalition building; and
- Hiring and managing staff;
- Working closely with the Executive Committee and key staff to secure the financial resources to sustain a statewide multi-million dollar campaign.
The position will report to and facilitate a cooperative and high functioning board of directors comprised of key stakeholder organizations. Success will be measured by the seamlessness of campaign operations, breadth and depth of public and coalition engagement, and the increase in overall support for fair treatment of transgender people among Massachusetts residents.
The ideal candidate will possess:
- A proven commitment to LGBT equality, including a specific understanding of the nondiscrimination issue landscape and of the transgender community and its experience with discrimination.
- Prior campaign management experience (strongly preferred).
- A minimum of six years of experience working on public education, advocacy or electoral campaigns.
- Experience hiring, training, motivating and managing campaign staff, consultants and key volunteers across multiple disciplines (ie, communications, organizing, fundraising) to meet and exceed collective and individual goals.
- Experience writing, implementing and accomplishing campaign plans with clear goals, timelines and objectives.
- Fundraising experience preferred; comfort and aptitude for fundraising essential.
- An ability to communicate complex topics in a manner accessible to the public.
- Ability to work independently and meet goals and deadlines.
- Willingness to work flexible hours and meet a demanding campaign schedule.
- Ability to balance different personalities, interests and capacities and direct them toward a common goal.
- Transportation and willingness to travel throughout the state.
Competitive benefits package. Position is available immediately and compensation is based on experience.