District of Columbia
National Distributed Organizer [NPAD 29, 30 & 31]
American Civil Liberties Union
National Political Advocacy Department, New York, NY, Washington DC or Remote
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities 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, advancing racial justice, 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 and civil rights cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than one million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, record of arrest or conviction.
The ACLU’s digital grassroots organizing program uses the collective power of the American people behind our advocacy and electoral campaigns to defend civil liberties at the federal, state, and local levels. Reporting to the Associate Digital Organizing Director, the National Distributed Organizers will work within the grassroots advocacy team to mobilize our volunteers and grow our base of support. The ideal candidates possess knowledge of grassroots organizing with expertise in digital organizing tools such as Slack, Relay, and Maestro to assemble and support massive teams of remote volunteers on priority issues. Applicants should also love and respect volunteers and put them at the center of our organizing work.
The National Distributed Organizers will work closely alongside a team of other digital organizers, the advocacy department, the digital team, and others in the institution. The positions will be based in either the New York or Washington, D.C. office, or remotely.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop and design organizing and volunteer engagement plans; evaluate results and make modifications, as needed.
- Use a hands-on approach to solve difficult and complex problems.
- Recruit, train and manage volunteers.
- Lead volunteer trainings, provide support and guidance for volunteer events and actions.
- Develop close relationships with volunteers using tools such as Slack, Relay, and other platforms.
- Produce clearly-written copy on a tight deadline.
- 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, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
- Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.
- Work in coordination with national field and affiliate organizing staff to package and execute distributed campaigns.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- 1-2 years of experience in digital organizing and/or digital production, preferably in a campaign environment.
- Experience in grassroots or political organizing.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with team members and volunteers, both near and far.
- Adept at responding to issues that arise quickly.
- Comfort and ability working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
- Willingness to work flexible hours as needed related to peak volunteer engagement times.
- Ability to take initiative and see projects through to completion.
- Ability to pay consistent attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Commitment to the mission of the ACLU.
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume and a relevant writing sample to: hrjobsNPAD@aclu.org – reference [NPAD 29, 30,31] in the subject line.
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
The Department of Education has determined that employment in this position at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
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Please be advised that the Department of Education has determined that that employment at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
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