Organizer, ACLU of Wyoming [ASD-91]
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
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The ACLU of South Dakota headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, the ACLU-SD defends civil liberties and civil rights in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wyoming through litigation, legislation, and public education. The ACLU-SD seeks applicants for a full-time Organizer position, which will be located in its Laramie Wyoming office.
The Organizer will work with the Policy Director for Wyoming in implementing a community outreach strategy to build scalable public education and advocacy programs, while incorporating organizing, coalition-building, leadership development, communication, and lobbying tactics. The Organizer will ensure ACLU-WY staff and supporters have the tools, information, and opportunities to be effective advocates. The position will report to the Policy Director.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Execute effective organizing plans with motivating tactics for volunteers that balance achieving immediate campaign goals with building long-term volunteer capacity.
- Develop, strengthen, and nurture alliances and work in coalition with communities of color, youth groups, formerly incarcerated people, and other advocacy groups.
- Recruit and train community leaders and volunteers in support of campaigns.
- Plan and manage events to raise visibility and support for campaigns.
- Develop strategy and lead field organizing activities for policy campaigns.
- Elevate the stories and experiences of impacted communities and individuals, ensuing that the interests and vision of impacted populations and the broader community are reflected in campaigns.
- Organize, lead, and participate in community education events, rallies, and meetings.
- Develop advocacy materials including fact sheets, toolkits, action alerts, blog posts, and social media content in collaboration with the Communications Director and Communications Associate.
- Provide trainings for community members and coalition partners on how to conduct policy advocacy with decision makers.
- Organize and attend lobbying visits with state and local officials.
- Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion within the workplace; using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance
- Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.
- Other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
- Three years’ experience in community/field organizing and base building.
- Demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles.
- Demonstrated ability to work on fast-paced campaigns with many moving pieces and ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
- A history of working collaboratively and successfully with people and organizations from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and broad range of ideological positions and religious views.
- Results-orientated, self-starting, and willing to learn.
- Experience managing multiple projects and the ability to oversee volunteers and leaders.
- Ability to travel across the state, as necessary, and participate in occasional evening and weekend meetings.
- Unwavering commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU, including a demonstrated commitment to racial justice and civil rights issues.
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
Please send cover letter and resume by email to HRJobsSD@aclu.org. Reference [ASD-91] in subject line.
Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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