Digital Organizing Strategist
Deadline: Until filled
Location: Washington, D.C.
Organization: American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities 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. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or national origin.
The ACLU is launching a grassroots organizing program to put the collective power of the American people behind the ACLU’s campaigns to defend our civil liberties under the Trump administration. Reporting to the Digital Organizing Director, the Digital Organizing Strategist will work within the new grassroots advocacy team to mobilize our volunteers and grow our base of support. The ideal candidate possesses knowledge of grassroots organizing with expertise in digital organizing tools such as Slack, Relay, and Maestro to engage our volunteers in key campaign moments across our issue priorities. The Digital Organizing Strategist will work closely alongside a team of other digital organizers, the advocacy department, the digital team, and others in the institution. This position will be located in our Washington, D.C. office. This is a one-year limited duration position with a possibility of extension.
Roles and responsibilities
- Generate compelling campaign actions and tactics to cultivate engagement across our volunteer base.
- Lead volunteer trainings, provide support and guidance for volunteer events and actions, and develop close relationships with super-volunteers using tools such as Slack, Relay, and other platforms.
- Produce emails and texting campaigns and lead advocacy calls to effectively mobilize and recruit volunteers.
- Train other staff in how to deploy digital organizing tools and participate in this new program.
- Collaborate to manage the program website and other digital channels.
- Collaborate in the coordination of partnerships with other grassroots groups.
- Demonstrate 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, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
- Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts.
Experience and qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years of experience in digital organizing and/or digital production, preferably in a campaign environment.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with team members and volunteers, both near and far.
- Deep familiarity with social media and adept at responding to issues that arise quickly
- Expertise with advocacy CRM tools like ActionKit, Blue State Digital, etc.
- Experience in grassroots or political organizing.
- Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite.
- Strong work ethic.
- Ability to pay consistent attention to detail.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Ability to demonstrate grace under pressure.
- Commitment to 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:
Please send a cover letter, resume and a relevant writing sample to: hrjobsPAAU@aclu.org – reference [PAAU-9/12] in the subject line.