Job Title: Campaign Strategist – Eastern Shore
Department: Engagement & Mobilization
Job Reports to: Director of Engagement & Mobilization
FLSA Status: Exempt-Full Time - Temporary
Collective Bargaining Unit: Eligible
Pay Range: $68,000.00
Location: Baltimore, MD (Remote)
Based on Maryland, Eastern Shore
TWENTY-FOUR MONTH GRANT-FUNDED EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
About the Position:
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland /ACLU Foundation of Maryland seeks a talented community advocate, persuasive communicator, and an experienced outreach professional to develop and support grassroots level initiatives that support engagement and mobilization goals of the organization as they relate directly towards advancing the ACLU’s broad and ambitious civil rights and civil liberties agenda including immigrant rights issues, as outlined in its strategic plan.
This is a full-time position with a guaranteed two-year term of employment. The position is based on the Maryland Eastern Shore.
The ideal candidate will help design and conduct sustained organizing campaigns at the grassroots level to build civic engagement and support existing networks with a particular focus on supporting directly impacted communities, community leaders, and their allies in efforts to win policies on the local level (city and county) for the Eastern Shore of Maryland that reflect the ACLU of MD's strategic priorities. The concentration of the work will be centered in the mid and lower Eastern Shore and will be pioneering work related to stimulating the objectives of disbursed and impacted populations such as immigrants in this somewhat isolated geographical area. The strategist will also be involved in supporting our broader civil rights and civil liberties organizing efforts. Therefore, this position may also support work that is focused in all of the counties east of the Chesapeake Bay and throughout the state of Maryland to support and meet organizational objectives. Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Engagement and Mobilization, the Campaign Strategist will also work closely with our organization's Communications, Public Policy and Legal departments, coalition partners and the ACLU National Office to help ensure we stay true to our strategic priorities.
Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement strategies to organize Marylanders in a specific geographic area, the mid and lower Eastern Shore, to work toward achieving our strategic objectives, including developing campaign plans, and turning goals and strategies into tactics, timelines, and metrics. Forge and maintain key relationships in and with local community, decision-makers, and grassroots partners.
Management and Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position is designated as a non-management position and does not encompass supervisory responsibility. The position may function as a team leader, monitor interns and volunteer work assignments as directed by their immediate supervisor for:
Minimum Entry Requirements
(Relevant experience/education will substitute for required experience/education at a rate of one-year of relevant experience/education per one year of required experience/education.)
THE TOTAL REWARDS
Compensation and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience ($68,000.00). Excellent benefits include three weeks paid vacation at the time of hire (increasing to four weeks after four years); 13 paid office holidays; 12 paid sick days, telework and flex-time, generous medical insurance including two health, dental, and vision insurance options for staff members, their dependents and spouse/domestic partner; flexible spending accounts; employee assistance plan; six weeks of paid medical leave, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance; and 401(k) defined contribution retirement plan with employer match, free on-site parking, additional commuter benefits with access to commuter rail station. Direct exposure to cutting-edge civil liberties and civil rights work. This is a position is in the bargaining unit represented by OPEIU Local 2 and is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act
The position will remain open until filled. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a short (no longer than 5 pages) writing sample at this website: APPLY HERE. We discourage applicants from applying through third-party websites. Early applications are strongly encouraged. It will not be possible for us to respond to telephone or email inquiries. Resumes or applications sent via other avenues will not be considered.
About the ACLU of Maryland:
The ACLU of Maryland is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture that promotes equity. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
The ACLU of Maryland makes every effort to assure that its recruitment, selection, hiring and employment practices provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions. The ACLU of Maryland is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please email human resources at HR@aclu.org. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.
The ACLU of Maryland is a non-partisan, non-profit racial justice, social and public interest organization that works in the courts, legislature, and in support of communities to affect structural change. We exist to empower Marylanders to exercise their rights so that the law values and uplifts their humanity. Our vision is a Maryland where people are united in affirming and exercising their rights in order to address inequities and fulfill the country’s unrealized promise of justice and freedom for all. We are committed to centering race equity in our work, internally and externally, in order to better support and be accountable to Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color, whose civil rights and civil liberties are systematically threatened by white supremacy. ACLU-MD is an affiliate of the national ACLU.