The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) seeks applications for a full-time field manager position to coordinate public engagement and outreach efforts throughout the state and to build community and coalition support for the ACLU of Pennsylvania’s policy agenda.
The ACLU-PA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest organization, dedicated to defending and enhancing personal freedoms protected by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights through litigation, legislative advocacy, and community education. It is a fast-paced environment that addresses headline-making issues with powerful personal stories and dynamic, precedent-setting solutions. The ACLU-PA has ten volunteer chapters, approximately 52,000 members and donors, and 23 full-time employees, and a $3.8 million operating budget.
The field manager will help to establish a sustainable advocacy network by utilizing the strength of the ACLU’s growing network of members, supporters, and volunteer activists to enhance the organization’s political capacity and effectiveness. As part of the advocacy and policy team, the field manager will educate, motivate, and develop leaders in local communities to advocate on ACLU policies and proposals while simultaneously working with coalition partners, public officials, and community members to galvanize support for ACLU initiatives.
This position requires a demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and at least five years’ experience developing and coordinating successful political, legislative, or grassroots advocacy campaigns. The field manager works under the supervision of the advocacy and policy director and in close collaboration with other staff, particularly the legislative director, to advance the organization’s policy goals. The position can be based in Allentown or State College, with frequent travel within the state. This is a new, two-year position with a possibility of renewal, depending on circumstances and funding.
Salary is commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU-PA compensation scale. Excellent benefits include generous vacation and sick leave; individual/family employer-provided health insurance; life insurance and long-term disability; defined contribution plan with employer match; and 10 paid holidays. This position is full-time, salaried, and non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
To apply, send a letter of application (cover letter), resume, and a writing sample related to your past advocacy work (no longer than five pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your last name and “Field Manager” in the subject line of the email. In your letter, please indicate where you learned of the posting.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website, www.aclupa.org/jobs.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, people with records of arrest or conviction, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.
The ACLU-PA comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union (the “Union”) of Pennsylvania and the ACLU Foundation (the “Foundation”) of Pennsylvania. The Union is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, and ACLU membership dues fund its lobbying work. Donations to the Union are not tax-deductible. The ACLU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Foundation funds support litigation and public education efforts. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible. The field manager is an employee of the ACLU of Pennsylvania.
Both the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the ACLU Foundation of Pennsylvania have the same overall mission, and share office space, employees, and the same board of directors. The two entities are jointly known by the term “ACLU of Pennsylvania.”
ACLU-PA’s hiring process will comply with Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards (“Ban the Box”) ordinance.