ABOUT THE JOB
- Work with national staff and ACLU affiliates to identify policy opportunities to achieve strategic goals, strategies, and budgets and execute on those campaigns to reach political/policy outcomes in specific Equality Division issue areas related to immigration reform, racial justice, AMEMSA and indigenous people
- Work with the Deputy Political Director to manage a policy and campaigns team of staff to achieve legislative, administrative, electoral and, on occasion, corporate policy outcomes that advance civil liberties and civil rights, while building the ACLU’s political power
- Operate as a key liaison between policy and campaign staff and NPAD senior leadership, to help identify areas of work that should be prioritized by the department
- Develop concepts for federal/state/local work, and partner with ACLU affiliates to build campaign goals, strategies, and budgets to reach political/policy outcomes in the federal/state/local legislative, administrative, and electoral arenas
- Operate as a key decision maker on campaign and policy engagements, shaping budgeting decisions, campaign priorities, policy development agendas, and political messaging frames within the Equality Division
- Develop relationships with ACLU affiliates, allies, and other organizations to further political advocacy goals
- Help lead federal advocacy work (legislative and administrative), which is implemented by NPAD staff through direct lobbying and other campaign-based engagement
- Work with others in the ACLU, such as colleagues in the Affiliate Support and Nationwide Initiatives Department, to make affiliate campaign grants and provide feedback to affiliates on grant commitments
- Help develop staff capacity to work together collaboratively and grow issue expertise and campaign skills
- Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned
- Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development, policy application, and organizational practices and processes
- Familiarity building, leading, and working within coalitions
- Experience designing campaign strategy and tactics and executing campaign plans
- Demonstrated people management experience
- Ability to manage and oversee multiple campaigns at once
- Excellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to speak in public settings on behalf of one’s organization
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment, simultaneously handle many tasks, work efficiently and quickly, and meet deadlines, while remaining composed under pressure
- Willingness to travel
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards 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
- At least six years of issue advocacy and/or electoral campaign experience at the federal, state, or local levels, including campaign management experience
- Significant immigration law and policy experience in order to lead a team of experienced immigration advocates
- Experience with Border and Asylum issues; Advocacy experience related to Racial Justice, AMEMSA or Indigenous People’s issues a plus
- Experience on both issue campaigns or electoral campaigns
- Experience leading legislative and administrative advocacy
- Experience generating creative campaign approaches to issue advocacy.
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 Department of Education has determined that employment in this position at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
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
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