Field Organizer

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Compensation is based on experience and ACLU of NM compensations structure.




PO Box 566
New Mexico
United States


The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico (ACLU-NM) seeks a dynamic and experienced Field Organizer to conduct grassroots and grass-tops organizing activities designed to broaden and build the organization’s base of support, primarily focusing on issues related to police reform and ending mass incarceration, with some work on other ACLU-NM priorities. This position will be based in Albuquerque.

Founded in 1962, the ACLU-NM is an affiliate of the national ACLU. The ACLU-NM has offices in Albuquerque and Las Cruces and a staff of 18 people. It has 13,000 members across the state and an annual budget of $2 million. To learn more about the work of the ACLU-NM please visit and

This is an exciting time to work for the ACLU. The ACLU-NM is doing its part in the nationwide struggle to defend the Constitution while working to protect and advance civil rights and liberties in New Mexico. Recently, the organization launched key initiatives to reduce mass incarceration, support Muslim refugees, protect immigrants from harsh deportation policies, and strengthen women’s access to reproductive health care.


Under the direction and supervision of the Senior Policy Strategist, the Organizer will help to create and implement advocacy strategies aimed at police reform and reducing mass incarceration and racial disparities within the criminal justice system. In addition, the Organizer will do some work on immigrant rights, access to reproductive healthcare, and other projects as assigned. The Organizer will collaborate closely with the organization’s Policy, Communications, Legal and Development departments, as well as coalition partners.


  • Develop and implement plans to organize New Mexicans across the state to work toward police reform and reducing mass incarceration and racial disparities in the criminal justice system and other ACLU-NM strategic priorities.
  • Recruit, train, and manage an active volunteer pool to take action as well as to expand and strengthen the base of the organization.
  • Build, strengthen, and maintain working relationships with key coalition partners and other allies.
  • Plan and execute events, including activist trainings, volunteer appreciation events, listening sessions, panel discussions, candidate forums and other community events.
  • Provide logistical support for advocacy strategies across departments.
  • Represent the ACLU of New Mexico before community groups, including speaking at community events.
  • Work with digital tools to promote events and communicate organizational messages.


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including an ability to navigate and resolve conflict in a manner that values and respects relationships with colleagues inside and outside the ACLU of New Mexico.
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • A self-starter and finisher with a demonstrated ability to manage projects and follow-through with minimal direct supervision.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Emotionally mature, with a sense of humor and the ability to maintain balance and perspective.
  • A flexible team player who works collaboratively, shares responsibilities, and supports and acknowledges colleagues’ contributions.
  • A commitment to diversity; respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability, arrest or conviction history, and socio-economic circumstance.
  • Personally committed to advancing the ACLU’s values, mission, goals and programs. Preference will be given to applicants with an understanding of issues facing communities directly impacted by the criminal justice system, police violence, and immigration policies, either through personal lived experience or prior work experience.
  • Willingness to work occasional overtime or irregular hours, including some weekends.
  • A car, a willingness to travel within the state, and a current driver’s license.

The ACLU of New Mexico is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of New Mexico encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.


Excellent benefits include paid vacation, medical and dental insurance, 401k plan, life and long-term disability insurance, and generous paid holidays.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Send a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to . Please include your last name and “Field Organizer” in the subject line, and indicate in your cover letter where you found this job listing. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by October 22, 2018.