The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking a full-time Deputy Director of Organizing and Partnerships for the Smart Justice Campaign. The position is based in New York City.
With 2.3 million people behind bars in this country, the United States has earned the disgraceful distinction of being the world’s largest jailer. The nation’s machine of mass incarceration severely limits the ability of people, disproportionately people of color, from participating in the social, political and economic life of this country.
The ACLU’s Smart Justice Campaign, launched in 2010, is committed to realizing a new criminal justice system – one that is substantially smaller than its current size while also keeping communities safe, advancing racial justice, treating people fairly, and using fiscal resources wisely.
The ACLU’s Smart Justice Campaign works with partners to build a movement for social change and win state-based reforms needed to dramatically cut the size of our nation’s incarcerated population, while leveraging wins for nationwide reforms. The Campaign is committed to advancing both decarceration and racial justice. The issue of mass incarceration is ripe for bi-partisan involvement, and the ACLU works collaboratively with groups across the political spectrum to achieve our goal of ending mass incarceration.
Working in close partnership with ACLU affiliates, state and national coalition partners, and in particular, communities impacted by the criminal justice system, the Deputy Director of Organizing and Partnerships will work with the Campaign Director to lead a nationwide team in developing and executing state-based campaigns to reform the criminal justice system, with a particular focus on engaging impacted community members and allies in this movement for reform. The multi-disciplinary campaign team will include expertise in legislative and ballot campaigns, community organizing, coalition building, strategic communications, research, and criminal justice policy. The Deputy Director of Organizing and Partnerships will report to the Director of the Campaign. The ideal candidate will be someone who has personal experience with the criminal justice system, and experience in movement building, organizing and coalition building, as well as a track record of strategic development of long-term advocacy plans.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
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