Office: National Offices, New York, NY
Location: New York
MARCH 13, 2019
Special Assistant - Chief of Staff’s Office [EXEC-18]
American Civil Liberties Union
Executive Department, NY
For nearly 100 years, the American Civil Liberties Union (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, preserving the right to vote, the right to have an abortion, the rights protected by the First Amendment and due process of law, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. 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, economic status, national origin, immigration status, incarceration or record of arrest or conviction. The ACLU was founded by Roger Baldwin, Crystal Eastman, Albert DeSilver and others in 1920. We are nonprofit and nonpartisan and have grown from a roomful of civil liberties activists to an organization of more than 1.6 million members and supporters. We handle nearly 6,000 court cases annually from our offices in almost every state.
The ACLU is supported by annual contributions from its members, plus grants from private foundations and individuals. It does not receive any government funding. It is entirely non-partisan, criticizing and working with Democrats and Republicans alike and establishing coalitions with groups as diverse as Planned Parenthood, the NAACP and the NRA.
More information can be found on the website: www.aclu.org.
The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking a Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff who possesses a drive for efficiency, attention to detail, resourcefulness, and good judgement. The Special Assistant will thrive in a dynamic, high-intensity environment and excel at time management, organization and planning skills. This position, which provides support to the Chief of Staff, will be responsible for assisting and project managing the Chief of Staff’s internal and external projects, maintaining her schedule, conducting and presenting research, and logistical and administrative support. The Special Assistant will also work as a liaison between the Chief of Staff and members of the Senior Leadership Team, department staff, affiliate staff, vendors, and outside stakeholders.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific responsibilities include:
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 submit a letter of interest (with salary requirements), and resume to HRJobsEXEC@aclu.org. - Reference [EXEC-18] in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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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.”