ABOUT THE JOB
The ACLU seeks a full-time position of Senior Advisor, Partnerships & Impact Strategy in the National Political Advocacy Department of the ACLU’s National office. The role is based in Washington, DC or New York, NY.
The National Political Advocacy Department (NPAD) works to strengthen the efforts of the ACLU at the federal, state, and local levels of government. The department harnesses the political power that comes from having more than eleven million members and supporters, as well as affiliates in every state. Through grassroots organizing, lobbying and policy work, and issue campaigns, the ACLU seeks to achieve profound change in the legislative, administrative and electoral arenas.
The Senior Advisor, Partnerships & Impact Strategy will report to the Chief Political Advisor. This role will be responsible for managing and strengthening the Department's partnerships with both ACLU affiliates and external partner organizations, and ensuring that the Department’s internal operations are calibrated to produce maximum impact. The Senior Advisor serves as a thought partner with Department staff as they build and execute campaigns in key programmatic areas, and helps to ensure that the Department’s programming reaches scale. This role will work across all of the Department's Issue Division areas, placing emphasis in areas determined in coordination with Department Leadership.
- In coordination with NPAD staff, lead efforts to systematically cultivate campaign and other programming partnership opportunities with ACLU state affiliates, other key internal stakeholders, and key external partner organizations, designed to produce concrete policy and political outcomes
- Work in close coordination with other ACLU Departments and entities, including the Affiliate Support and Nationwide Initiatives Department and the Development Department, to develop synergies that facilitate our work with ACLU state affiliates and other partners
- Provide strategic guidance to and serve as a clear point of contact for ACLU affiliates exploring opportunities to leverage the varied skills, capabilities and resources of the National Political Advocacy Department
- Help ensure deliberate and strategic coordination across the National Political Advocacy Department in its partnerships with ACLU affiliates, to avoid challenges such as over concentration of programming in a single state, with a single affiliate
- Develop presentation materials for consumption by ACLU affiliates and other partners that outline partnership opportunities available with NPAD in an accessible manner
- Develop regular reporting, for internal and external audiences, on partnership outcomes to highlight strong partnerships, areas of concern, and promote deconfliction
- Help Issue Division campaign strategists and policy counsels with outreach to cultivate partners, in a coordinated and effective manner
- Facilitate the creation of platforms that support training, lesson sharing, and skill development, such that the Department is consistently maximizing its impact
- Proactively support efforts associated with recruitment and effective integration of a diverse and talented staff, that helps to ensure the Department can consistently reach its political/policy objectives
- 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
- Demonstrate a 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
- Demonstrate a commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
- Significant experience with issue advocacy and/or electoral campaigning, including campaign management experience
- Ability to work independently as well as within a team
- Experience building, leading, and working within coalitions
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, simultaneously handle many tasks; work efficiently, meeting multiple deadlines, while remaining composed under pressure
- Background in ACLU subject matter issues preferred
- Experience working within a federated structure preferred
The annual salary for this position is $135,795 (Level E). This salary is reflective of a position based in Washington, DC. This salary will be subject to a locality adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting. Note that most of the salaries listed on our job postings reflect New York, NY salaries, where our National offices are headquartered.
ABOUT THE ACLU
The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union – beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.
For over 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 LGBTQ+ 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.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the ACLU and central to our work to advance liberty, equality, and justice for all. We are a community committed to learning and growth, humility and grace, transparency and accountability. We believe in a collective responsibility to create a culture of belonging for all people within our organization – one that respects and embraces difference; treats everyone equitably; and empowers our colleagues to do the best work possible. We are as committed to anti-oppression and anti-racism internally as we are externally. Because whether we’re in the courts or in the office, we believe ‘We the People’ means all of us.
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. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities, protected veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.
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.
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The Department of Education has determined that employment in this position at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.