ABOUT THE JOB
- Synthesize complex information into clear and compelling grant proposals and reports, letters of inquiry, and stewardship materials for both foundation and individuals in assigned subject areas
- Take on additional writing assignments as needed such as contributing to the department’s boilerplate language and collateral materials including impact reports, the Annual Report, and summaries of legal projects
- Develop and maintain knowledge of ACLU past, current, and future work in assigned program areas
- Meet all writing deadlines for assigned portfolio
- Assist ACLU program staff with stewardship of current funders in portfolio, including by proactively drafting substantive updates on the ACLU’s work and maintaining knowledge about relationships with the relevant donors
- Conduct research for new potential funders and develop cultivation strategies
- Assist, as needed, with the creation of grant budgets
- Significant experience applying excellent writing skills in foundation relations or a related field, including ability to synthesize and communicate complex issues clearly and concisely; maintain high level of accuracy and detail; adapt writing styles for varied audiences; and positively influence and persuade
- Ability to create persuasive and compelling organizational-level messaging and cases for support in changing political environments
- Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously and independently, often under deadline pressure
- Ability to edit and/or rewrite the work of others
- Ability to develop and maintain productive relationships within the team, department, and across the nationwide organization
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
- Commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance
- Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.
- Familiarity with fundraising databases
- Experience working at complex national or international nonprofits
ABOUT THE ACLU
For 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
The ACLU makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions.
The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.