Director of Community Engagement
Posted on: January 8, 2021
Title: Director of Community EngagementOffice: Affiliate
OfficesLocation: Concord, NHThe ACLU of New Hampshire (ACLU-NH)
seeks a Director of Community Engagement to manage its organizing
campaigns, build volunteer capacity across the state, and engage
with community partners to advance civil rights. Under the
direction and supervision of the Political Director, the Director
of Community Engagement will manage a team of two full-time staff
organizers and will be responsible for engaging ACLU-NH's
volunteers around taking action on civil rights in NH. This is an
exciting opportunity to provide vision, leadership, and support to
an organizing program that focuses on the most important civil
rights issues of our time, including racial justice, voting rights,
and LGBTQ rights. The Director of Community Engagement will spend
50 percent of their time on management, strategic planning and
leadership, and 50 percent of their time directly engaging with
volunteers and on-the-ground organizing work. This position will
work closely with the organization's Communications, Political, and
Legal departments, coalition and community partners, and the
national ACLU. The position will be based out of the ACLU-NH's
office in Concord, with the potential for travel throughout the
state (Note: ACLU-NH has a generous mileage reimbursement policy).
Due to COVID-19, relocation to New Hampshire will not be
immediately required, with eventual relocation being determined by
the final candidate and the ACLU-NH Executive Director.
(Information about the ACLU-NH included at bottom of job
description.)The ACLU-NH will begin reviewing applications on
October 5th.PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES/RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT
ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
- Manage a team of two full-time organizers, each with their own
programmatic goals and responsibilities. Organize, manage, and
develop the team according to best practices for equity and
- Develop organizing campaign plans, and turn goals and
strategies into tactics, timelines, and metrics. Ensure that plans
are informed by a strong race equity analysis of the ways in which
the work can be influenced by the perspectives of under-represented
- Develop and strengthen relationships with coalition partners,
community leaders, and other state advocacy groups; proactively
identify opportunities for the ACLU-NH to support and amplify the
work of partners.
- Develop and implement ACLU-NH organizing initiatives across the
state, aimed at sustaining and building statewide organizing
- Develop and implement strategies to expand the ACLU-NH's
volunteer corps through recruitment, training, stewardship, and
- Plan and manage events to raise visibility and support for
campaigns and priority issues; support and participate in community
- Develop advocacy materials including fact sheets, toolkits,
action alerts, and social media content.
- In collaboration with the Communications Department, identify
and execute opportunities to leverage field activity for earned
- Manage ACLU-NH's field data, including management of affiliate
Voter Activation Network (VAN), and organizers' quantitative and
qualitative program reports.
- Ensure successful implementation of advocacy technology tools,
including distributed organizing tools such as peer-to-peer text
messaging, e-mail, and phone calls.
- Provide periodic briefing to the ACLU-NH Board of Directors on
the affiliate's organizing work.
- Manage the budget for organizing campaigns, working with the
ACLU-NH's Political Director and Operations Manager to track
- Ensure that field programs for national/federal campaigns
executed in New Hampshire are done in concert with state and local
advocacy campaigns, and in collaboration with coalition partners in
- In collaboration with the Political Director, mobilize ACLU-NH
volunteers to engage on priority legislation, including outreach to
elected officials and participation at legislative
- Demonstrated commitment to advancing the ACLU's values,
mission, and goals, with an understanding of the range of civil
rights and civil liberties issues and their implications.
- Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, and raising
and centering the voices and leadership of people who have been
directly impacted by the issues the ACLU champions.
- Minimum of five years of previous organizing experience.
- At least three years experience in full-time, on-the-ground
organizing, including volunteer recruitment, development, and
- At least two years experience managing organizing programs and
supervising paid organizing staff.
- Experience managing program and staff resources with
consideration for short and long-term plans and objectives.
- Ability to manage multiple ongoing organizing programs at once
with the ability to manage details and follow-through with minimal
- A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the
individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age,
gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability and
- Track record of centering the voices and leadership of directly
impacted people in organizing programs.
- Demonstrated ability to create and sustain coalitions of
diverse individuals or groups.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral,
including experience with public speaking and facilitating meetings
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including an ability to
navigate and resolve conflict in a manner that values and respects
relationships with colleagues inside and outside of the ACLU.
- Effective time management skills and the ability to work under
pressure, including short-term crisis management and rapid
- A flexible team player who works collaboratively and shares
responsibility and credit.
- Ability to manage a flexible work schedule, including some
evenings and weekends.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience with virtual organizing.
- Experience managing field and organizing programs for
- Experience managing multiple campaigns simultaneously.
- Experience with volunteer management software, including
- Experience with distributed organizing, including meaningfully
developing volunteer leaders.
- Previous experience working with a non-profit board a
plus.COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:The salary for this position will be
$55,000. The ACLU of New Hampshire provides excellent benefits,
including health and dental insurance with generous paid-time-off
policies, as well as a Defined Contribution 401K Retirement
Plan.APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Please send a cover letter and resume by
email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries should include Director of
Community Engagement in the subject line and all attachments should
be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled. Please indicate where you learned of
this job posting.This job description provides a general but not
comprehensive list of the essential accountabilities and
qualifications. It does not represent a contract of employment. The
ACLU of New Hampshire reserves the right to change the job
description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.The
ACLU of New Hampshire is an equal opportunity employer. We value a
diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of New
Hampshire encourages applications from all qualified individuals
without regard to arrest or conviction, race, color, religion,
gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age,
national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and
veteran status.ACLU OF NEW HAMPSHIRE:The ACLU of NH is a
non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to liberty,
justice, and equality. We actively defend the principles enshrined
in the New Hampshire state Constitution, and the U.S. Constitution,
and the Bill of Rights. We fight discrimination against targeted
and vulnerable communities. As a comprehensive civil rights
organization, our priorities include criminal justice reform, data
privacy, disability rights, free speech, freedom to worship,
immigrants' rights, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, reproductive
freedom, and voting rights.The ACLU of NH does our work:In the
courtroom. Our attorneys are in courthouses across the Granite
State defending people whose rights have been violated and filing
lawsuits against government overreach.At the statehouse. We
fiercely advocate for policies that protect civil rights and
liberties in New Hampshire.In the streets and communities. Our
organizers empower volunteers to educate and uplift the voices of
their communities.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, DC, 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
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