Compliance Associate for Political Law [ADMU-62], Office of Corporate Counsel, NY

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


Compliance Associate for Political Law [ADMU-62]

American Civil Liberties Union

Office of Corporate Counsel, NY

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, 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. With more than a 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 Office of Corporate Counsel, in the national office of the ACLU, seeks applications for the full-time position of Compliance Associate for Political Law. The position will report to the ACLU’s Corporate Counsel for Political Law. The position is based in New York City.



The Office of Corporate Counsel is responsible for internal legal matters affecting the ACLU’s national offices, which include over 500 employees, primarily in New York and the District of Columbia. The Office handles a broad range of matters including tax-exempt organization law issues, lobbying and campaign finance rules, corporate and regulatory filings; intellectual property and licensing issues, trademark protection, film and other media production; negotiating and drafting contracts; grant agreements; ethical and procedural rules impacting or relevant to the legal representation of clients; governance and compliance policies; and real estate matters. 

The Compliance Associate will work closely with the attorneys in the Office of Corporate Counsel and with advocacy and communications staff across the ACLU.

The Compliance Associate for Political Law will also receive regular training and close supervision from the Corporate Counsel for Political Law in their daily work. 



  • Collect and track data as needed to comply with lobbying, campaign finance, and other regulatory requirements on an ongoing basis.
  • Prepare, file, and maintain records of registrations, reports, and other disclosure forms, including all federal, state, and local lobbying and campaign finance reports.
  • Coordinate reporting with ballot committees and with coalition partners as needed.
  • Maintain and update reporting calendars and other tracking systems used for political law reporting and compliance management.   
  • Draft grant agreements, correspondence, and other materials as requested.
  • Support attorneys and staff in the Office of Corporate Counsel with other departmental matters as needed.



  • Two years of relevant administrative or paralegal work experience preferred. 
  • Experience with regulatory filings is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills required.
  • Must possess excellent attention to detail; interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills; and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to manage multiple projects simultaneously, often under strict deadlines.
  • Experience working in a large organization of comparable complexity is preferred.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in organizational matters.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion within the workplace; 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.



The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume by email to Reference [ADMU-62] in subject line.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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.

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

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, and veteran status.

The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.

We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.

The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”