ACLU of Maryland Now Hiring a

Director of Engagement & Mobilization  

 

The ACLU of Maryland seeks an Engagement/Mobilization Director, for a newly-created management position.  The ideal candidate is a highly organized people-person who is enthusiastic about developing relationships with all kinds of people all over the state of Maryland to further the goals of the ACLU - namely, protecting the rights of all people in Maryland, while prioritizing race equity both inside and outside the ACLU. 

 

About the ACLU of Maryland

Founded in 1931, the ACLU-MD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with over 42,000 members and supporters. We have two offices in Maryland: Our main office in Baltimore and a field office in Takoma Park, Maryland.  The ACLU-MD is an affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The Director of Engagement & Mobilization will be able to work out of both.

Our affiliate, like the ACLU nationally, has experienced significant growth of late as we have engaged in fighting recent, aggressive efforts to undermine civil rights and civil liberties. Our 20 staff members, along with hundreds of volunteers, work daily to achieve our mission using litigation, legislation and public education on a broad range of constitutional issues, including racial justice, criminal justice, free speech, religious freedom, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, privacy and voting rights.  For a fuller view of our broad agenda, visit http://www.aclu-md.org.

 

About Our Engagement & Mobilization Work

 

Under the Engagement/Mobilization Director's leadership the ACLU of Maryland will organize and mobilize people to advance our public policy, legal, and communications priorities.  The Director will build relationships and serve as the primary point of contact for activists (e.g., ACLU members, board, and committee members, chapters, People Power, volunteers, communities, and partner organizations). They will act as a connector between ACLU staff and activists, and share information about these relationships interdepartmentally within the ACLU.

 

Roles and Responsibilities  

 

General engagement

 

  •  Build relationships for the purpose of engaging in grassroots and grass tops advocacy.
  •  Serve as primary contact for activists.
  •  Recognizing the intersectionality of our work, connect activists to aspects of the ACLU's work they care about.
  •  Develop strategic education and mobilizing programs.
  •  Develop and maintain a system for tracking relationships.
  •  Support and participate in ACLU of Maryland's progress towards our race equity goals.

 

Clients/activists

  •  Develop and maintain relationships with supporters created through ACLU's litigation and policy work.
  •  Develop and maintain relationships w/clients, clients' families, impacted people, and communities of color generally.
  •  Develop and maintain a system for utilizing ACLU's legal intake process as a form of community and constituent engagement.

 

Volunteers

  •  Manage the entry point for volunteers; shepherd potential volunteers to staff for in-office volunteer opportunities and to the board, board and staff committees, the ACLU's Know Your Rights program, policy and advocacy efforts, and more.
  •  Collect and maintain information about potential volunteers, monitor for trends and clusters from same geographic area or skills, identify people to develop further, etc.
  •  Assist all departments in identifying current and upcoming volunteer needs.
  •  Recruit, train and manage an active volunteer base to participate in local events, mobilization, and other activities.

 

Outreach/Organizing

  •  Represent ACLU at meetings, events, rallies, KYR, tabling at festivals, etc. to further goals; supervise others doing outreach at such events.
  •  In conjunction with other staff members, develop and execute special events, like town hall meetings, direct actions, social events for purposes of mobilizing/engagement
  •  Manage regularly-scheduled phone banks, lobby nights, etc. for ACLU activists to advance policy priorities

 

Qualifications:

  • At least four years of experience in organizing, volunteer management,and/or community engagement work.
  • A commitment to race equity and social justice.
  • Ability to be patient, flexible and positive when working with project teams, clients, and partner groups.
  • Established relationships and familiarity with Maryland communities, state, and local government preferred.
  • Ability to take initiative, think creatively, work independently, and keep organized.
  • Possesses clear communication skills with an ability to articulate complex issues and communicate them to a variety of diverse audiences. Bilingual skills in an underserved language are preferred.

 

Compensation and Benefits

Salary based on experience. Excellent benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, and a friendly work environment.

 

Deadline/Start Date

The position will remain open until filled.  Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

 

To Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references here. Please indicate where you saw this job listing.

 

The ACLU of Maryland is equal opportunity employer that values diversity and strives for authentic inclusion.  We do not discriminate in employment based on any individual's race, socioeconomic status, national origin, color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity.