September 18, 2019

The ACLU of New Hampshire (ACLU-NH) seeks a Field Organizer to join our ACLU Rights for All Campaign ahead of the New Hampshire presidential primary in February 2020. This position is specific to the NH presidential primary and will conclude on February 28, 2020. The ACLU Rights for All Campaign is focused on making civil rights a prominent issue in the NH presidential primary, through direct voter education and direct candidate engagement. The ACLU-NH, including its campaigns, is non-partisan and does not endorse candidates.

Under the direction and supervision of the ACLU-NH Field Director and in collaboration with the ACLU-NH organizing team, the Field Organizer will develop and manage multiple volunteer-led teams across the Seacoast, Lakes Region, Manchester, and Nashua areas. The Field Organizer will mobilize ACLU voters, empower volunteers, and train volunteer leaders, all with the aim of amplifying civil rights within the presidential primary. This will include organizing volunteer trainings, canvasses, phone banks, and other events to mobilize volunteers and engage candidates.  This position will be based out of the ACLU-NH’s field office in Manchester, working closely with the affiliate’s main office in Concord.

Individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system, the fight for reproductive and LGBTQ justice, and other civil rights issues are strongly encouraged to apply.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

ACLU Rights for All Campaign:

  • Recruit and develop volunteer leaders and teams to manage a canvassing program that educates voters on civil rights and liberties through the February primary, and transition teams to future ACLU-NH campaigns.
  • Organize and conduct volunteer trainings, with an emphasis on 2020 election activities and ACLU-NH legislative goals.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with ACLU-NH supporters, volunteers, volunteer leaders; build relationships with community groups and grassroots organizations to engage them in ACLU-NH campaigns                                                        
  • Work with advocacy technology tools, including implementing the best use of volunteer management software, social media, the suite of ACLU People Power tools including text messaging, e-mail, and phone calls to increase engagement.
  • Ensure that mobilization efforts are part of long-term organizing and capacity building for the ACLU-NH, including assisting in setting up and executing two-way communication channels for volunteers and recruiting and supporting volunteer leaders and volunteer teams.                            
  • Work closely with the field team and communicators director to utilize social media to amplify ACLU issues and messaging, and to mobilize volunteers.    
  • Center the voices and leadership of directly impacted people in all organizing programs.
  • Work with the field team to track progress to goals, produce reports and highlights, and adjust field plans as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Field Organizer should possess the following experience and personal attributes:

  • Personally committed to advancing the ACLU’s values, mission, goals, and programs, with an understanding of the range of civil rights and civil liberties issues and their implications.
  • Personally committed to raising and centering the voices and leadership of people who have been directly impacted by the issues the ACLU champions.
  • One to two years of organizing experience, including experience developing volunteer leaders and teams, recruiting and organizing people to accomplish a social change goal, and building power in communities
    • Can include organizing (and volunteer work) on political campaigns, issue advocacy, or community organizing.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including an ability to navigate and resolve conflict in a manner that values and respects relationships with colleagues inside and outside of the ACLU.
  • A flexible team player who works collaboratively and shares responsibility and credit.
  • A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities with strong time management skills and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability. A self-starter and finisher with a demonstrated ability to manage details and follow-through with minimal direct supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills. A willingness and ability to speak in public and to facilitate meetings and trainings.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, including some weekends.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS 

This is a short-term salaried position, with a pro-rated monthly salary of $3,333.00 plus benefits. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, medical insurance, and 401(k) matching.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three professional references by email, to jobs@aclu-nh.org

The ACLU of New Hampshire is an equal opportunity employer.  We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of New Hampshire encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

 

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