The ACLU seeks a full-time, hearing, designated ASL/English Sign Language Interpreter in the Administration & Finance Department to provide interpreting services for the Director of Disability Accessibility & Inclusion in meetings, office events, the occasional out-of-office gathering, conferences, and more. This position will be reporting to the Deputy Chief Operating Officer.  

This position will be based out of our National office in New York, NY. Candidates located in/or relocating to the NYC metropolitan area preferred.  

NOTE: This position may be approved for remote work from a different U.S. Location with occasional travel required.  


  • Demonstrates high-quality interpreting skills to mediate both culturally and linguistically between spoken English to American Sign Language (ASL) in a broad range of contextual environments, including but not limited to; one-on-one meetings, small and large group meetings, videoconference, phone calls, training, and presentations, conferences, and more. 
  • Highly skilled and adept in responding to changing circumstances and needs of a dynamic culture and will pave the way for a connected and trusted accommodation experience. 
  • RID or NAD certification required 
  • 3+ years of professional experience as a sign language interpreter is preferred. 
  • Interpreting coordination skills 
  • Ability to understand and adhere to the ACLU mission and vision *see ABOUT ACLU*  


  • Facilitate communication between the Director of Disability Accessibility & Inclusion (Deaf) and other non-signing colleagues and external customers in various settings.
  • Handling interpreting logistics, including gathering preparatory information, and troubleshooting issues to remove communication barriers before, during, or after an interpreting assignment. 
  • Working with procurement to contract with interpreting vendors and individual contractors and maintaining fruitful relationships with each.
  • Coordination of additional interpreters including appropriate selection and scheduling of interpreters and ensuring they have necessary preparatory and contextual information. 
  • Commitment to adhering to the RID CPC and maintaining required CEUs. This includes a special focus on Social Justice and Disability Justice training and current events that will be relevant in ACLU spaces.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion 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 circumstances.
  • Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts with colleagues. 
  • Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Commitment to the mission of the ACLU *See About ACLU section* 


The annual salary for this position is $110,206 (Level G). 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.  

The ACLU is committed to providing high-quality comprehensive benefits and programs designed to meet the needs of our employees and their eligible dependents. 

We offer comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage including gender affirming and family forming care in addition to domestic partner coverage options.  A full suite of wellness opportunities including mental health support, wellness challenges and programming are also offered.   

To help plan for the future, build long term financial security and prepare for unexpected life events the ACLU offers a retirement investment plan with an automatic matching employer contribution, short and long-term disability coverage, paid family leave and life insurance coverage. 

We offer employees a variety of ways to refresh, decompress and meet a variety of personal and professional commitments including a generous time off policy which includes vacation, sick time, personal days and paid holidays, hybrid work arrangements, back up childcare, commuter and parking benefits and much more. 


The Administration and Finance Department is led by ACLU’s Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel and provides operational, financial, technical, and human capital support and services for a 550+ person national non-profit organization. The department is integral in creating and sustaining cohesive systems across departments to ensure all staff has access to the resources they need to support the ACLU's mission of advancing civil liberties and civil rights.  


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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