Details: Salary is based on market factors and individual experience and abilities. The salary range for this position is $32,142 to $48,213.
701 East Franklin Street
The Public Policy Associate is primarily responsible for state legislative and executive branch
advocacy but also engages with administrative agencies, house delegations, and builds and maintains relationships
with local legislators in Virginia as well as coalitions and local influentials. They will be a primary liaison between
the Advocacy team of the ACLU of VA and the state legislature both in and out of session. The Advocacy team of the
ACLU of Virginia will be focusing on crafting and executing an effective legislative strategy, and running two multiyear
advocacy campaigns centering around voting rights and prosecutorial reform. This role will help create a
legislative agenda, find patrons, and build coalitions to support the legislative side of our advocacy work. Based in
Richmond, the Public Policy Associate reports directly to the Director of Advocacy and works closely with other
members of the organization’s 17-person staff in implementing our action plan and achieving our strategic goals.
The ideal candidate will have experience lobbying or working in the Virginia state legislature for 1-2 sessions and
has a strong desire to increase their network and build lasting relationships with local elected leaders, coalitions,
and other influencers from both sides of the aisle. A background in organizing for ballot measures or legislative
organizing that engaged both parties is strongly preferred. They should have strong execution skills and be adept
at active listening. The ideal candidate should be comfortable speaking in public in both planned and
Excellent benefits include paid time off, generous paid holidays,
medical and dental insurance, 401K plan, life insurance, and income replacement during illness
through a combination of annual sick leave, short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Level of Language Proficiency
Fluency in Spanish
Minimum Education Required