May 9, 2013
PROGRAM ASSOCIATE (EXEC-12)
American Civil Liberties Union Executive Department, NY
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), with more than 500,000 members, was founded in 1920 and is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Executive Department of the ACLU’s National Office in New York City invites applications for the full-time position of Program Associate.
The Program Associate will report to the Manager of Board Relations with whom s/he will oversee office management and support the Office of the Deputy Executive Director, the Board of Directors and the Office of the In-House General Counsel.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Prepare various confidential reports and documents including conducting original research and compiling/reformatting materials.
- Assist in the development and maintenance of National Board related portions of the Loop.
- Collaborate with the staff of the Executive Department on the annual budgeting process; liaise with the Accounting Department to process and reconcile payments and reimbursements.
- Create and edit visual presentations (charts, graphics) as needed.
- Liaise with outside organizations for special collaborative engagements, as well as more general requests for information.
- Coordinate meetings and events - including scheduling and preparing meeting materials for board committees, donor meetings, affiliate events, workshops, special staff projects, etc.
- Undertake special projects and provide back-up assistance in the General Counsel’s office.
- Draft, edit, produce, and distribute correspondence and public documents on behalf of the Deputy Executive Director. Maintain related files.
- Receive and screen communications to the Deputy Executive Director, including telephone calls, mail, and e-mail messages.
- Other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- A minimum of three years relevant experience preferred.
- Demonstrated experience supporting senior level staff strongly preferred.
- Excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Experience with the creation and maintenance of websites, including layout and posting of content is preferred.
- Demonstrated initiative, analytical and research skills and creativity.
- Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
- Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
- High level of interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal.
- Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in a professional manner.
- Ability to travel required.
- Strong commitment to civil liberties and human rights.
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 (including salary requirements), resume and a writing sample (no more than 3 pages in length) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference [EXEC-12/ACLU-W] in subject line. Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:
American Civil Liberties Union
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.
This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.
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, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. We encourage any applicants who need accommodations in the application process to contact: HRJobsINCLReq@aclu.org.
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.”