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The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia seeks dynamic individuals to join its team and help expand its statewide presence and accomplishments as the premier advocacy organization for civil liberties and civil rights in the Commonwealth.

 

About the ACLU of Virginia
Founded in 1968, the ACLU of Virginia is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization with 10,000 members that protects and advances a broad range of constitutional rights, including free speech, religious liberty, privacy, reproductive freedom and equal justice for racial minorities, LGBT persons and immigrants. The ACLU of Virginia is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the country’s foremost advocate for the Bill of Rights.

All ACLU of Virginia employees work in the Richmond office that is a few blocks from the state capitol and federal and state courthouses.

The ACLU of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons to apply.


Job Opportunity

Director of Public Policy and Communications

The Director of Public Policy and Communications plays a leadership role in advancing policy change through the ACLU of Virginia’s integrated advocacy program that seeks to protect civil rights and civil liberties through litigation, legislation, and public education. Guided by the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors, the Director identifies policy change opportunities participates in researching and writing about policy issues, develops issue campaigns, and helps identify and mobilize coalition partners. Working with the Strategic Communications Manager, the Director oversees the development and execution of a communications and media relations strategy that utilizes both traditional and new media and handles press and other media inquiries as appropriate. The Director leads the ACLU of Virginia’s representation before legislative and executive branch officials and agencies at the federal, state and local level. As a key member of the leadership team, the Director participates fully in establishing and accomplishing program priorities, developing and managing the budget for the policy and communications programs, and assisting in raising funds to carry out the programs.

Applications accepted until position is filled. Submit your application as soon as possible. To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by 5pm EDT, June 19, 2015. Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job listing.

 

Strategic Communications Manager

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia seeks a dynamic individual to join its team and help expand its statewide presence and accomplishments as the premier advocacy organization for civil liberties and civil rights in the Commonwealth. The Strategic Communications Manager will play an active role in developing and implementing a communications and media relations strategy that utilizes both traditional and new media to build support for the ACLU’s work, further its programmatic goals, and increase public awareness and appreciation of civil liberties.

Applications accepted until position is filled. Submit your application as soon as possible.  To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by 5pm EDT, July 1, 2015.  Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job listing.

 

Director of Philanthropy

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia seeks a dynamic and ambitious Director of Philanthropy to lead the affiliate’s fundraising program and significantly increase resources needed to assure that the organization can achieve its strategic objectives while responding effectively to unexpected attacks on the civil liberties and civil rights of Virginians. Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Philanthropy is a senior management level position responsible for leading fundraising efforts to support a growing annual budget (currently about $1.6 million) and strengthen the organization’s relationship with its supporters.

Applications accepted until position is filled. Submit your application as soon as possible. To ensure consideration, application materials must be received by 5pm EDT, May 15, 2015.


Requests for Proposals

English-to-Spanish Translation Project

The ACLU Foundation of Virginia seeks an experienced professional with the ability to translate documents from English to Spanish, including legal documents.  The ACLU Foundation of Virginia is developing the app as a public education and awareness project and to facilitate documentation of potential legal claims.  The content for the app is in English, but we want to offer a Spanish language version, too. Accordingly, we need to retain someone to translate the app materials from English to Spanish.

Proposals are reviewed as they are received. Content must be translated by Wednesday, August 5.


Internship and Externship Opportunities

Communications Internship

The ACLU of Virginia seeks undergraduate or graduate students interested in non- profit communications, public relations, or journalism for communications internships.  The internships are designed to give students the opportunity to experience firsthand the workings of a non-profit communications department.

Deadlines: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. 

 

Legal Interns/Externs

The ACLU of Virginia typically seeks two legal externs during the academic year, and two legal interns during the summer.  Interns/externs will be an integral part of the legal program, and will contribute as much and in as many ways as his or her ability allows.  Interns/externs will assist in the development of ACLU cases from initial intake, through interviews, factual investigation, and legal research, to litigation.

Deadlines: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  

 


Ongoing Volunteer/Intern Opportunity

Graphic Design and Multimedia Volunteer/Intern

The ACLU of Virginia seeks volunteers interested in providing on-going graphic design and multimedia services.  This opportunity is ideal for students interested in building their portfolios or for professionals seeking to assist in the promotion of fundamental liberties in Virginia.

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