Director, Women’s Rights Project (WRP-03), NY
Office: National Offices
Location: New York, NY
Posted: June 21 2019
ABOUT THE JOB
The Legal Department of the ACLU’s National Headquarters in New York, NY seeks applications for the full-time position of Director, Women’s Rights Project.
Founded in 1972 by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Women's Rights Project (WRP) is dedicated to achieving gender justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, the ACLU Women’s Rights Project pushes to address gender-based oppression, focusing on institutions that perpetuate gender discrimination, including those that perpetuate gender-based violence, inequities in the workforce, and discrimination through big data.
The Women’s Rights Project is part of the ACLU’s Center for Liberty, which is dedicated to the principle that we are all entitled to determine the course of our lives based on who we are and what we believe, free from unreasonable government constraint and baseless stereotypes. The Center for Liberty encompasses the ACLU’s work on women’s rights, reproductive freedom, LGBT rights and the rights of people living with HIV, freedom of religion and belief, and the rights of people with disabilities.
The WRP seeks a Director who is deeply engaged in intersectional conversations about gender justice; who can build on this current moment of activism, including the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements; and who can connect to movements from Black Lives Matter to the Women’s March.
The Director of the Women’s Rights Project is responsible for leading a project staff based in New York that includes litigators, paralegals, legal assistants, and one or more legal fellows. The role reports to the Director of the Center for Liberty. The WRP Director's responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
ABOUT THE ACLU
For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked 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, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach.
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