Director of Policy Advocacy [NPAD-06], Political Action and Advocacy Unit, New York, NY
Office: National Offices, New York, NY
Location: New York
OCTOBER 9, 2018
Director of Policy Advocacy [NPAD-06]
American Civil Liberties Union
Political Action and Advocacy Unit, New York, 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, 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 Director of Policy Advocacy is responsible for leading the organization’s policy advocacy team, in close coordination with the Issue Campaigns Director. The Director of Policy Advocacy will be responsible for managing a team based in both New York and Washington, D.C., and orienting that team towards effective policy work for issue campaigns as well as policy support for affiliate campaigns. This will require collaboration with state affiliates and the Washington Legislative Office within the National Political Advocacy Department; leveraging the growing grassroots capacity of the ACLU’s People Power project and the new national field team; working closely with the communications team; and staying in close touch with the ACLU’s Legal Department.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reporting directly to the Deputy Political Director/National Advocacy Director, the Director of Policy Advocacy will do 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
Please send a cover letter, a resume and a relevant writing sample of no more than 3 pages to hrjobsNPAD@aclu.org - Reference [NPAD-06/ACLU-W] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address.
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