President - FAMM #2023-2799

Location US-DC-Washington, D.C.
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FAMM (formerly Families Against Mandatory Minimums) has been a catalytic force in reshaping the US criminal justice system since 1991. Our mission is to create a more fair and effective system that respects American values of individual accountability and dignity while keeping communities safe. We are seeking a President with a proven track record in action-driven advocacy who can spot opportunities, anticipate challenges, and ensure FAMM’s continued relevance and impact on criminal justice policy and the communities we serve. Reporting to the board of directors, you will oversee the strategic and operational effectiveness of our campaigns and lead a highly experienced staff of 25, driving our fundraising and advocacy-based public relations and communications efforts.


Our commitment to being resolutely nonpartisan sets us apart. We make progress amid shifting politics and changing popular opinion through public education and targeted advocacy rooted in uncompromising dedication to the families in our network—over tens of thousands of individuals who have been impacted by failings in our nation’s criminal justice system. We were instrumental in the passage of the First Step Act (2018) and are now working to urge Congress to pass the EQUAL Act and Independent Prison Oversight. We are broadening our reach as many states reconsider mandatory minimum requirements with our Second Chances Agenda, asking states and Congress alike to pass “second look” laws, expand compassionate release programs, and increase opportunities for clemency.


We will look to you to read the political landscape, amplify the voices of our network, and envision clever and strategic ways to leverage our work and influence to meet the moment now and into the future. Your ability to communicate persuasively and embrace working with policymakers and people from both sides of the political aisle will be central to your success.  


Key Focus Areas

  • Strategic and Operational Leadership. Create plans for achieving goals and objectives set in collaboration with the board of directors. While not directly managing day-to-day finances, provide leadership in overseeing our $4.5-5M operating budget (with more than six months of financial reserves).
  • Staff Management. Lead an effective team dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission through advocacy, engagement with families impacted by incarceration and returning citizens, media outreach, and fundraising.
  • Public Relations and Communications. Oversee all external communications, including our website, marketing collateral, emails, and social media. Serve as the face of the organization and participate in external events to increase visibility and credibility and develop and maintain strategic partnerships to promote our mission.
  • Fundraising. Work with the development manager to meet annual fundraising goals by securing financial support from foundations, corporations, and individual donors. Play a primary role in stewarding major donors while building new relationships.


Work Environment, Salary, and Benefits

  • Local team members work together in our Washington, DC, office three days a week with two days remote. Collaboration is essential for the work we do.
  • The budgeted salary range for this position is $190K - $250K with an excellent benefits package, including life, health, dental, and vision insurance (100%), a 403(b) investment account, and ample sick leave and personal time off.
  • We are an informal but professional team that cares about doing the most good for the most people in the moment when it matters most. That means we seize chances, dive in fast, and don’t get stuck in unnecessary processes or overthinking.



  • 15+ years of experience in advocacy or lobbying on the federal or state level (criminal justice reform is preferred, but not required). Experience leading nonprofit or private organizations.
  • Experience in public relations, marketing, and fundraising.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and visual communication skills.
  • Familiarity with or an interest in the criminal justice system and current debates surrounding reform.
  • Experience in working with organizations across the ideological spectrum.


About Us

FAMM’s greatest asset has always been the stories of its members. By sharing the impact of unjust sentencing and prison policies on incarcerated individuals, their families, and their communities, FAMM has helped create urgency around the issue and made the problem feel real to the policymakers who have to be moved to make meaningful change. This two-pronged approach—public education and targeted advocacy—is core to FAMM’s success to date and will remain critical to its work as the organization expands its organizing efforts nationally.


To Apply

We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences. People of color, people impacted by the criminal justice system, and LGBTQ+ applicants are encouraged to apply.


Use the "Apply" button on this page or simply email your resume to Bob Corlett at with “FAMM - President #2023-2799 SA” as the subject of the email.


Please note: The budgeted salary range for this position is $190K - $250K.



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