Campaign Strategist, Liberty Division

Employer
ACLU
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 26, 2021
Closes
Oct 28, 2021
Ref
166279783
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Title: Campaign StrategistOffice: National OfficesLocation: Washington, DCApply for this jobJob postings are hosted on Greenhouse. See their privacy policy.ABOUT THE JOBThe ACLU seeks applicants for the full-time position of Campaign Strategist in the National Political Advocacy Department, based in the ACLU's National offices in either Washington, DC or New York City.The National Political Advocacy Department (NPAD) works to strengthen the efforts of the ACLU at the federal, state, and local levels of government. The department harnesses the political power that comes from having more than eleven million members and supporters, as well as affiliates in every state. Through issue campaigns buttressed by grassroots organizing, direct lobbying, leveraging earned and paid media and other modern tactics, the ACLU seeks to achieve significant policy and political change in the legislative, administrative and electoral arenas.Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Liberty Division, the Campaign Strategist will work with national staff and ACLU affiliates to design, build, and execute campaigns directed at advancing civil liberties and civil rights by reaching specific political/policy outcomes. The Campaign Strategist will help drive programmatic work related to reproductive freedom and gender and economic justice. In the near term, the Campaign Strategist will play a key role in helping to define and implement a proactive programming agenda to match current challenges in the federal courts, including the Supreme Court's looming decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.RESPONSIBILITIESContribute to varied aspects of campaign planning and executionHelp develop campaign goals, plans, strategies, and tactics to achieve outcomes on specific issue areas, in conjunction with Director-level staff or a Senior Campaign Strategist; may contribute to developing and managing campaign budgetsEngage in legislative campaigns, electoral campaigns, administrative campaigns, and/or corporate campaignsUtilize a wide variety of campaign tactics and toolsIn conjunction with Director-level staff or a Senior Campaign Strategist, successfully employ constituent and/or voter targeting, developing advertisements (TV, radio, print), polling, and developing creative campaign tactics for earned media or other purposes A' . In conjunction with Director-level staff or a Senior Campaign Strategist, retain and manage consultantsWork closely with the organizing division on developing field plans for relevant campaignsWork in coordination with other stakeholders, affiliate staff, and national staff, including policy staff within the political advocacy departmentDevelop strategic partnerships that expand the ACLU's influence in ways the ACLU would otherwise not have operating aloneHelp facilitate on-the-ground meetings, planning, and campaign events in priority jurisdictions, as neededExercise independent judgment to solve problems and determine creative solutionsEngage in special projects and other duties as assignedCenter principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development, policy application, and organizational practices and processesCommitment to the mission of the ACLUDemonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstanceCommitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflictsEXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONSExperience with issue advocacy and/or electoral campaigning at the federal, state, or local levels, including campaign management experienceSubstantial experience designing campaign strategy and executing campaign plans and tacticsAbility to work largely independently as well as within a teamExcellent research, writing, analytical, and communication skillsFamiliarity building, leading, and working within coalitions A' . Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, simultaneously handle many tasks; work efficiently, meeting multiple deadlines, while remaining composed under pressureFluency, expertise and experience in at least one ACLU issue area A' . Comfort with policy, including an ability to efficiently and effectively weave policy objectives into campaign execution A' . Willingness to travelExperience doing advocacy on both issue campaigns and electoral campaigns, a plusExperience doing legislative and administrative advocacy, a plusExperience doing grassroots organizing, a plusCOMPENSATIONThe annual salary for this position is $115,638 (Level F). This salary is reflective of a position based in New York, NY. This salary will be subject to a locality adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting. Note that most of the salaries listed on our job postings reflect New York, NY salaries, where our National offices are headquartered.ABOUT THE ACLUThe ACLU dares to create a more perfect union - beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.For over 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 LGBTQ+ 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.Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the ACLU and central to our work to advance liberty, equality, and justice for all. We are a community committed to learning and growth, humility and grace, transparency and accountability. We believe in a collective responsibility to create a culture of belonging for all people within our organization - one that respects and embraces difference; treats everyone equitably; and empowers our colleagues to do the best work possible. We are as committed to anti-oppression and anti-racism internally as we are externally. Because whether we're in the courts or in the office, we believe "A< oeWe the People' means all of us.The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities, protected veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.The ACLU makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions.The ACLU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please email benefits.hrdept@. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.The Department of Education has determined that employment in this position at the ACLU does not qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

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