ACLU of Georgia

First Amendment Organizer

Position Overview
The ACLU of Georgia is seeking a dynamic First Amendment Organizer to grow the organization’s body of work in protecting the first amendment rights of Georgia residents. This person will coordinate public engagement, partnerships and advocacy efforts as well as support legal action on a range of first amendment issues. This position, which reports to the Deputy Policy and Advocacy Director, is grant funded for two years with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the supervision of the Deputy Policy and Advocacy Director, help recruit and coordinate partners statewide into a statewide first amendment coalition working on issues such as the right to protest, freedom of expression, classroom censorship, and more;
  • Organize public education events on first amendment issues such as forums and town halls;
  • Closely monitor federal, state, and local current events related to the first amendment; identify opportunities for affiliate engagement;
  • Expand and develop the organization’s first amendment volunteer engagement programs such as the Legal Observer Program, Know Your Rights and Freedom Schools;
  • Work with members of the Policy and Advocacy Department to develop advocacy strategies for statewide and local policy efforts on the range of first amendment issues;
  • Coordinate rapid response as needed;
  • Represent the ACLU of Georgia in public speaking engagements, either as a speaker or facilitator;
  • Draft public education materials and other content needed to communicate effectively about the affiliate’s first amendment efforts;
  • Help to identify plaintiffs for potential first amendment legal cases.

Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of experience in political, legislative, or grassroots advocacy campaigns;
  • Demonstrated project management experience; experience in a non-profit organization a plus;
  • Strong group facilitation, coalition building, and leadership skills;
  • Experience working with a range of partners to advance legislative or policy goals
  • Strong proficiency with the use of software platforms and high degree of comfort with multiple technology applications;
  • Excellent analytic and communication skills, both written and oral; experience as a public spokesperson and advocate;
  • Experience training and motivating volunteers and supporters;
  • Ability to work independently and to keep organized in a fast-paced environment, manage several projects simultaneously, and adjust to frequently changing demands.
  • Passion for defending the first amendment rights of all;
  • A demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and civil rights, and an understanding of and appreciation for the ACLU’s values, mission, and goals;
  • Ability to work with and center historically marginalized or oppressed communities of different cultures and backgrounds. This includes having a mature understanding of how structural racism, sexism, and prejudice against all kinds of marginalized communities pervade our society;
  • A valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and willingness to travel extensively around the state;
  • Ability to work irregular hours, and to attend evening and weekend meetings.

Compensation:

The ACLU of Georgia offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU-GA’s compensation scale. Excellent benefits include paid vacation, sick time, and holidays; medical, vision and dental insurance; life and long-term disability insurance; Flexible Spending Account; and 401(k) Defined Contribution Retirement.

To Apply:

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to jobs@acluga.org. To facilitate our review, your emails should have the subject line: “[Your last name] First Amendment Organizer Application.” We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

This job announcement provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU-GA reserves the right to change the description and/or posting without advance notice.

The ACLU-GA is an equal opportunity / fair chance employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU-GA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or record of arrest or conviction. We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: info@acluga.org.