Southern Collective Organizing Advisor
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ACLU

1,001-5,000 employees

Non-profit organization advocating for civil rights and liberties.
Company Overview
The ACLU stands out as a leading non-profit organization committed to defending and preserving the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Its culture is deeply rooted in action, with a focus on tackling the most pressing civil rights and liberties challenges through nationwide litigation, advocacy, and public education. The ACLU's competitive advantage lies in its Systemic Equality agenda, which actively works to end discriminatory policies and practices that disproportionately impact Black communities, thereby fostering a more equitable society.
Social Impact

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$120K

Founded

1920

Headquarters

New York, New York

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

2%

1 year growth

6%

2 year growth

12%
Locations
Orlando, FL, USA • Tampa, FL, USA • Miami, FL, USA • Jacksonville, FL, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
Management
Public Policy
Word/Pages/Docs
CategoriesNew
Legal & Compliance
Responsibilities
  • Advise Executive Directors and program leaders at Southern Collective affiliates on building new or developing organizing programs
  • Advise and provide assistance to the Field/Program Director and key organizing staff in Southern Collective affiliates
  • Provide assistance to the Field Director and/or key organizing staff in developing and implementing strategies to organize affiliate supporters and constituents
  • Advise on the most efficient technology, tools and resources to use dependent on the affiliate needs
  • Working with the Program and Strategy team in the Affiliate Support and Nationwide Initiatives (ASNI) department at the national ACLU, advocate for use of best practices in building organizing programs
  • Working with the People and Equity team in ASNI, advocate for the use of best practices in building a strong workplace culture
  • Provide regular updates to, and regularly consult with, the Southern Collective Executive Director steering committee
  • Develop resources to support the growth and development of organizing programs and the implementation of field and organizing plans
  • Provide feedback to the Executive Director/ Program Director in the hiring, onboarding, and direction of organizing staff as needed
  • Provide training to affiliate staff on organizing best practices and tactics
  • Other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications
  • 5 to 7 years of issue advocacy, political and/or electoral organizing management experience
  • Strong track record of developing training and curriculums, mobilizing large numbers of people into action, and building community leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to build advocacy programs and to meet teams and organizations where they are in terms of capacities and needs
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to pro-actively communicate and build trust with a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent relationship building skills and experience working effectively with organizations in a contract/consulting or coaching capacity
  • Ability to work independently and engage a variety of stakeholders at any given time
  • Strong fluency and experience with project management
  • Strong, clear, and accurate writing, editing, and verbal communication
  • Strong computer skills including working knowledge of campaign databases
  • Prior knowledge and experience working in one or more of the outlined Southern states
  • Familiarity with 501(c)3 structures and 501(c)4 non-profit management
  • Experience in political/advocacy/campaign organizing
  • Experience putting campaign strategy and tactics for volunteer engagement into practice
  • A history of working collaboratively and successfully with people and organizations from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Deep commitment to maintaining the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and take initiative in an environment with shifting priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a fast-paced campaign with many moving pieces and adapt to changing circumstances preferred
  • Ability to have a flexible schedule and travel
  • Must have a Driver’s License
  • Fluency in Spanish or Creole is a plus, but not required
  • Unwavering commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU, including a demonstrated commitment to equity and racial justice