ABOUT THE JOB

The ACLU seeks a full-time position of Development Program Associate in the Development  Department of the ACLU’s National office in New York, NY.

The ACLU’s passionate community of donors and activists is stronger than ever.  The mission of the ACLU’s Development Department is to unlock the full potential of donors and the ACLU as partners in the creation of a more perfect union.  We pursue our mission by building long-term donor relationships and organizational partnerships, by demonstrating impact in response to threats, by engaging donors how they wish to engage, by taking interest in our donors and facilitating personal action, by being accountable stewards of their funds, and by asking donors to consider giving the ACLU their full support. 

Reporting to the Development Project Director, the Development Program Associate will be responsible for serving as a project management associate, providing support across multiple Development department teams. Responsibilities will include developing and maintaining resources that bolster internal management practices and organizational efficiencies, while providing logistical support to ensure operational success for the Development department.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in the creation and implementation of systems of operation and internal coordination for the Development department 
  • Help manage the full life cycle of department wide projects by tracking deliverables, timelines, accountability and progress to goals  
  • Assist with designing holistic project plans in coordination with other Development units and departments by establishing clear project objectives, determining priorities, identifying risks and defining discrete tasks through skilled project management 
  • Help manage inter- and intra-departmental projects, assessing progress to goals on multiple project plans, ensuring quality control, tracking deliverables and outcomes, and transitioning completed projects to long-term program owners  
  • Provide logistical support to Development Department Directors, including calendar and scheduling management, meeting coordination (department-wide and other events), planning, scheduling, material preparation, and invoicing   
  • Contribute to success of key internal and external meetings, including scheduling, set-up, preparing and printing materials, and taking notes with follow-up after  
  • Draft and edit various documents including internal and external communications  
  • Research, contribute to, and produce content for sharing information 
  • 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
  • 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

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Exceptional organizational, planning and project management skills  
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate expectations and timelines in a clear and concise manner  
  • Ability to work proactively and adapt quickly to changing priorities   
  • Strong interpersonal skills that contribute to a positive and productive working environment  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, simultaneously handle many tasks; work efficiently, meeting multiple deadlines, while remaining composed under pressure   
  • Self-motivated and possesses the ability to work independently as well as within a team   
  • Excellent analytical, writing and organizational skill 
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multifaceted projects across departments with multiple stakeholders   
  • Experience working at complex national or international nonprofits  
  • Experience managing schedules

COMPENSATION

The annual salary for this position is $72,141 (Level J). This salary is reflective of a position based in New York, NY. 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.

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 email benefits.hrdept@aclu.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

The Department of Education has determined that employment in this position at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. 

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