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|Job Title:||Community Organizer [SD-04]|
|Organization:||American Civil Liberties Union|
COMMUNITY ORGANIZER [SD-04]
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation National Office, Fargo, ND
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with more than 500,000 members and is dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The ACLU of South Dakota a National Chapter Office of the ACLU is seeking applications for the full-time position of Community Organizer in its newly created National Office in Fargo, North Dakota.
The ACLU of South Dakota is a national chapter of the ACLU and conducts state based advocacy through public education, litigation and lobbying. The ACLU South Dakota is the newest national chapter of the ACLU and it is quickly growing with the recent addition of the National Office in Fargo, ND. They both handle issues regarding reproductive freedom, voting rights, the rights of lesbian, bisexual and transgender as well as many other civil liberties issues.
The office seeks an experienced professional to serve as a Community Organizer in North Dakota at the newly created office in Fargo, ND, the Community Organizer will report to the Executive Director of the ACLU of South Dakota. He/she will work closely with the Advocacy Director, Communications Director, staff members and with other offices from the national ACLU.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Design and implement grassroots strategies to mobilize ACLU members and supporters to advance civil liberties in North Dakota.
Plan and implement community education events.
Monitor state legislative activity for issues that impact civil liberties priorities.
Work closely with the Executive Director of the ACLU of South Dakota and other senior staff, as well as ACLU national staff as appropriate, in implementing programs that address ACLU priority areas for North Dakota.
Organize and/or participate in statewide coalitions that address civil liberties priorities.
Assist in the development and distribution of public education materials.
Recruit and work with local volunteers to assist with outreach, advocacy and other public education and communications efforts.
Develop and work with volunteers and ACLU of South Dakota legal counsel to screen requests for legal assistance in civil cases.
Responsibility for contributing content for web site and social network (Facebook) for North Dakota.
Perform administrative tasks related to the position.
Bachelor?s degree and a minimum of 1 year experience required.
Experience organizing issue-orientation campaigns.
Excellent organization skills, independent worker with the ability to self motivate, work well with and lead others.
Experience working in Latin American or Native American communities is preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, including word processing, spreadsheet preparation, and internet research. Proficiency with other Microsoft Office Publisher and Access is preferred.
Strong written and oral communication skills, including ability to motivate and interact effectively with people from different racial, social and economic backgrounds.
Must have strong organizational skills, be detail oriented and possess the ability to follow projects through to completion.
Willingness to travel and work flexible hours, including some evening and weekend meetings.
A valid driver?s license is required.
Strong understanding and commitment to civil rights issues, including supporting the mission of the ACLU.
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter (include salary requirements), resume, a list of three references, and a writing sample by email to email@example.com include ?Reference [SD-04/WACLU]? in the subject line - or by mail
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, which will not be before June 23, 2011.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.