The staff at FAF would like to congratulate our newly elected Board Leadership:
JIM BALTZELLE, CHAIRMAN
Director Local Media, Southeast, The Associated Press
GARY GREEN, VICE CHAIR
Deputy News Editor and Digital Director, Innovation News Center
FRANK DENTON, TREASURER
Retired Editor, Florida Times-Union
In other FAF news. . .
Job Posting Alert: FAF seeking Foundation President
The First Amendment Foundation (FAF) seeks a president who is passionate about its mission as an advocate for open government in Florida and has a vision for the foundation’s future. FAF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984 to protect and advance the public’s constitutional right to open government through advocacy, educational training, and strategic support for citizens, public employees, and journalists. The candidate must have the ability to translate that passion into effective advocacy and development. The candidate must demonstrate an aptitude for fundraising, particularly in soliciting major gifts needed to increase the revenue of an established organization with a growing staff and statewide reach. The ideal candidate would have legal, legislative, advocacy, and similar experience. While FAF is based in Tallahassee, periodic travel throughout the state of Florida is required to serve FAF’s mission and development priorities. Executive-level organizational and management skills required. Conversational Spanish is a plus.
Your resume along with three references
A cover letter
A 500-word (maximum) statement of your vision for FAF
A one-page development plan that outlines key strategies, major donor opportunities, and the recurring Fiscal Year fundraising targets you envision for FAF
Salary range: $85,000 to $100,000, commensurate with experience and skills.
Interested candidates should send the above-requested materials in a single .pdf document email@example.com.
Position open until filled, and the selected candidate would begin in the Fall of 2019.
2019 Sunshine Seminar Schedule Announced
Please join FAF in your area at one of the locations below this Fall for Barbara Petersen’s last Seminar Series as our President. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from Florida’s Sunshine Law expert and receive your Continuing Education Credits.
*ATTENTION LAW STUDENTS* Now taking applications for Weiss Fellowship
FAF has a legal fellowship position available for 2L and 3L law students starting September 2019. The Weiss Legal Fellow works directly with the FAF president and general counsel on open government issues and will be actively engaged in tracking and analyzing legislation during the 2020 legislative session. Fellows are paid a small stipend and will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and communication skills, a demonstrated interest in public policy, and a commitment to public service. Candidates must be available to work in the FAF’s Tallahassee office January through April. Please submit your resume and a short writing sample by August 16 to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the First Amendment Foundation, please visit our website: www.floridafaf.org
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