Company: New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Posted on: May 13, 2022
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
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
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
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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 officials.
Develop policy expertise on NYCLU issues and local and statewide
Participate in NYCLU internal issue-based working groups.
Other related duties as assigned.
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 campaigns.
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 and
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are selected for an interview,
you will receive additional information regarding how to request an
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