Florida Policy Institute (FPI) seeks an entrepreneurial and dedicated Executive Director to advance the policy and advocacy work of the Florida member of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ State Priorities Partnership.
Founded in 2014, FPI has a reputation for credible analysis on important state issues such as criminal justice reform, education, affordable housing, health care, and tax policy. Candidates should have a strong understanding of public policy and strong non-profit leadership skills to continue FPI’s growth and development. Joe Pennisi, the founding executive director, is retiring this fall. The Organization FPI is a four-year-old 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to advance state policies and budgets that improve the economic mobility and quality of life for all Floridians.
Believes that, “We are better together,” and collaborates with a range of allied organizations and communities across Florida to bring about lasting solutions to the fiscal and economic issues facing the state. FPI is one of the newest organizational members of the State Priorities Partnership, a national network that provides financial, policy and technical support, coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. For more information on FPI, visit our website.
Organizational Structure and Budget FPI has a budget of approximately $600,000. The current funding sources include both Florida-based funders and national foundations with an interest in public policy in Florida. The organization does not presently receive any government grants.
The FPI team consists of 6 staffers: an executive director, two deputy directors, two policy analysts and a communications specialist. One staff member works out of her home office in Tallahassee. Since FPI is only 4 years old, and only hired its first staffer 3 years ago, all of the team is relatively new to the organization. FPI is currently housed in shared work space with a month to month lease. The organization uses QuickBooks to manage its finances and contracts with a bookkeeper. Communications support is provided by a communications consultant.
The Executive Director reports to a 4-person board. The next leader will work with the current board to identify additional board members and build a cohesive board that can support the organization as its work evolves.
The Executive Director will build on FPI’s initial track record to raise the organization’s profile, deepen its impact on policy, build additional and deepen existing partnerships, strengthen the participation in the SPP network, and diversify and expand revenue sources.
The Executive Director will also:
Florida Policy Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, and any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law. Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Email applications are required and should be submitted to FPI@raffa.com.
For other inquiries, contact Ginna Goodenow at email@example.com.
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