Company: New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Position: Organizer Department: Regional Offices Terms of
Employment: Regular Full-Time/Exempt Location: Nassau County
Regional Office - Hempstead, NY Salary: $51,229 - $67,478
Application Deadline: Until the position is filled The New York
Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's leading
advocates on behalf of constitutional rights and liberties. Founded
in 1951, as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties
Union, the NYCLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with
more than 180,000 members and supporters, and eight offices
statewide. We work in the courts, in the legislatures and on the
streets to advocate for racial and economic justice, free speech,
freedom of religion, privacy and equality before the law for all
New Yorkers. For more information, please visit our website: . DEI
VISION STATEMENT The NYCLU affirmatively values the humanity and
contributions of those we work with, inside and outside of the
organization; and will take action to build and sustain an
equitable, anti-racist culture that centers the voices and
experiences of marginalized and directly impacted people and
communities, and an organizational environment where all people
feel valued, trusted, and respected. We are committed to diversity,
equity, and inclusion, and having a workforce that reflects the
population that we serve and actively recruit people of color,
women, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and
LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION The
NYCLU seeks to fill the position of full-time Organizer, based out
of the Nassau County regional office, located in Hempstead, NY.
Regional offices conduct multi-layered advocacy efforts aimed at
both the state and local levels including grassroots organizing,
public education, coalition building, leadership development,
on-line activism, and direct lobbying of state and local lawmakers.
The Organizer supports the regional office in a wide range of both
local and statewide work including organizing, campaign planning,
community outreach, and volunteer engagement. The ideal candidate
for this position will have a strong understanding and affinity for
the NYCLU's mission with a demonstrated commitment to civil rights
and liberties; will understand systematic inequality, grassroots
campaign planning and implementation experience, including
leadership development and base building, and should have prior
experience organizing and empowering communities. Exposure to
policing and immigration issues a plus. ROLES &
- Identifying local priorities in collaboration with the Regional
Director and initiating campaign planning, strategizing and
- Represent NYCLU as an agent for change in the movement to end
barriers to civil rights and liberties through coalition work,
community organizing, relationship building, public speaking,
direct action and public education.
- Support and strengthen the Nassau office's volunteer base,
including recruiting, training, and developing volunteers and
members as leaders, ambassadors, advocates, and organizers with a
commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive volunteer
- Organize and implement community outreach events and host
public education programs.
- Identify opportunities to base-build, increase mobilization
capacity and broaden the presence and efficacy of the regional
- Work in collaboration with the Regional Director and staff
across the NYCLU on statewide legislative campaigns including
in-district and Albany lobby visits, event planning, public
education, lobby training, and lobby day planning.
- Work cooperatively and collaboratively on statewide initiatives
with the Field Department Organizers as directed by the Regional
- Assist in conceptualizing and implementing local campaigns to
advance and defend civil liberties in Nassau County.
- Engage in a wide array of tactics, including lobbying,
outreach, canvassing, tabling, digital organizing, conducting know
your rights trainings, participate in stakeholder meetings, plan
and implement community forums, engage in coalition building and
organizing to build grassroots and organizational power on a wide
range of civil liberties issues.
- Issue-spot and identify organizing opportunities to build
grassroots advocacy power, elevate and center the voices of
- Train, engage, and mobilize a grassroots network of members,
supporters, and volunteers in collaboration, when appropriate, with
NYCLU's Field Department.
- Use interdepartmental tools and strategies, such as CRM
database and P2P text messaging, to achieve campaign success.
- Organize and conduct public education events, presentations,
workshops and panel discussions that further our local and
statewide strategic campaign plans.
- Learn and use community asset mapping and a power analysis to
increase the understanding of systematic inequality and center the
voices of directly impacted people and marginalized communities in
local and statewide organizing plans.
- Meaningfully engage in direct lobbying of public
- Develop policy expertise on NYCLU issues and local and
statewide political trends.
- Participate in NYCLU internal issue-based working groups.
- Other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor's degree and four or more years' experience in
grassroots or community organizing.
- Demonstrated commitment to civil rights and liberties.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent presentation skills including active listening.
- Experience developing and presenting trainings.
- Experience writing and implementing strategic campaigns,
including development of digital toolkits.
- Experience implementing social media components of
- Experience planning and implementation of special events.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, proven ability to effectively
interact with diverse populations and a proven track record of
- Ability to think critically and contextually about systemic
issues of race, power and identity.
- Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects
- Proficiency with MS Office programs, digital organizing tools
and social media platforms.
- Valid U.S. driver's license and registered vehicle.
- Long Island resident.
- Familiarity with Nassau County history, government structures
- Ability to regularly travel within Long Island with majority of
travel in Nassau, Suffolk, Albany, and NYC headquarters as
- Willingness to work flexible hours including many evenings and
- Spanish language skills a plus. HOW TO APPLY Please submit your
resume and cover letter that includes your unique qualifications
for this position, and where or how you learned of this job posting
via . If feasible, please submit these materials as a single PDF.
The NYCLU is an equal opportunity employer and encourages
applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race,
sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion,
national origin, citizenship, marital status , sexual orientation,
veteran status, record of arrest or conviction or any other
characteristic protected by applicable law. We are committed to
diversity, equity, and inclusion, and having a workforce that
reflects the communities that we serve. The NYCLU 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 e-mail
email@example.com . If you are selected for an interview, you will
receive additional information regarding how to request an
accommodation for the interview process. PI175538044
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