Director of Training for Grassroots Organizing (NPAD-24)
American Civil Liberties Union
Political Action and Advocacy Unit, Washington, DC
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.
Grassroots organizing, online and offline, is growing and advancing significantly at the ACLU as more and more people join the fight to protect civil liberties. The Director of Training for Grassroots Organizing will be a critical function within the National Political Advocacy department. This position will serve as a new role at the institution, and therefore, the individuals must be entrepreneurial, possess demonstrated experience across a range of fields including grassroots organizing, program planning, coalition engagement, and be able to work independently to identify projects that help drive the political conversation and build long-term capacity for the national and state level organizations. The Organizing Training Director will be responsible for improving the ACLU’s grassroots organizing culture and capacity, developing a grassroots organizing curriculum and training program and resources for both volunteers and state affiliates, and leading a team of trainers and consultants. The ideal candidate will have experience in advocacy, public education and non-partisan get-out-the-vote campaigns, volunteer leadership development and organizing.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting directly to and working in collaboration with the Deputy National Field Director, the Director of Training for Grassroots Organizing will undertake the following:
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
HOW TO APPLY
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