The ACLU of New Hampshire is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Regional Campaign Manager. The ACLU-NH’s passionate community of activists is stronger than ever. The mission of the Regional Campaign Manager is to unlock the full potential of activists, volunteers, community members, and the ACLU-NH as partners in the creation of a Granite State that is just and equitable for all. Our mission is only possible through co-building and sustaining a movement at the ground level. Through shifting power, we aim to advance civil rights and liberties issues at any given time.
Our team works on regional based campaigns through an integrated advocacy format that demands a high level of interdependence. The Regional Campaign Manager is a member of the ACLU-NH’s Organizing Department and reports to the Organizing Director. Together, this team will help to achieve our goals at the local and state levels through grassroots, community-based organizing and various creative organizing strategies and tactics. At the ACLU-NH, there is a strong emphasis on long-term relationship building, community empowerment, and transformation.
Campaign Design and Execution
- Creates long-range campaign plans that integrate policy, communications, organizing, legal, and development strategies.
- Works closely with cross-departmental colleagues to develop goals, strategies, and plans to improve policies that affect civil liberties in border communities.
- Plays a lead role in executing plans to achieve campaign objectives, including by coordinating across multiple departments and managing a dynamic.
- Exerts influence at the local and state levels through relationships with allied organizations, grassroots groups, and elected officials. Able to exert influence in adversarial contexts.
- Represents the organization in coalitions, the media, the New Hampshire state legislature, and other forums.
- Participates as a leader in strategy development, campaign budgeting, and overall team development for the Organizing Department.
Activist Engagement and Education
- Engage in a wide array of base building tactics to engage and activate members, volunteers, and civil liberties advocates including canvassing, tabling, phone or text banking, digital organizing, participating in and leading coalitions, participating in stakeholder meetings, hosting community meetings/townhalls, and organizing rallies.
- Develop and lead grassroots public education efforts on our issues by designing and conducting trainings, hosting and participating in community meetings and public forums, contributing to ACLU-NH communications (blog posts, social media, etc.), creating toolkits and other educational materials.
- Conduct strategic rapid response actions as new issues emerge. Embrace flexibility if a rapid response leads to working outside of normal business hours or reprioritizing other work projects.
Volunteer and Leader Development
- Respectfully and relentlessly recruit and sustain supportive relationships with volunteers, meeting people wherever they are in their activism to develop their skills, their commitment to justice, and ability to meaningfully engage in our work.
- Cultivate trust and reciprocity for transformative organizing by elevating volunteers’ strengths, talents, and special skills in alignment with our mission.
- Cultivate and nurture relationships with people who are impacted by our issues, providing support and development to connect their expertise and experience to advocacy through storytelling, testifying, co- authoring communications and educational materials, co-hosting meetings/calls, and contributing artwork or other talents.
Collaboration for Movement Building
- Build and sustain relationships with coalition partners and other community stakeholders and groups essential to advancing civil liberties issues. Move at the speed of trust with potential partners and continuously look for how the ACLU-NH can support our partners, especially those working with directly impacted communities.
- Work across issues in region while honoring and demonstrating the interconnectedness between issues.
- Participate in the development of local and statewide organizing plans that advance our mission and fulfill our short-term and long-term goals. Work collaboratively with organizations with similar goals and jurisdictions.
- Issue-spot and identify organizing opportunities in alignment with our mission and goals.
- Actively collaborate across the organization in alignment with our integrated advocacy approach.
- Remain vigilant of where cross-departmental strategies can form.
- Effectively manage people, teams, and/or projects internally when necessary.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
The ACLU-NH is an equal opportunity and equity-based employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU-NH encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, previous incarceration or involvement in the criminal justice system (consistent with legal and job requirements), or veteran status. We provide a collegial work environment, with flexibility (subject to job requirements) and employee benefits designed to assist with personal needs and circumstances.
The salary for this position will be $48,000 - $55,000. The ACLU-NH provides excellent benefits, including health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vision, dental insurance, generous paid-time-off, and a Defined Contribution 401K Retirement Plan.
This position requires the ability to operate a computer, laptop, and other office equipment, as well as personal electronic devices in order to draft/write, communicate, and perform other functions of the job in a professional office setting.
Please submit via email a resume and cover letter to Ed Taylor, Organizing Director, at email@example.com. Please put “Regional Campaign Manager” in the subject line of your email. Resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered.
Application review will start on November 15, 2023. Applications after that date are encouraged and will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
WHO WE ARE
For over 100 years, the ACLU has been at the forefront of every major civil liberties fight in our country’s history. Whether it’s reducing the prison and jail population, achieving full equality for the LGBTQ community, reducing immigration detention, or ending unjust laws that strip people of their fundamental right to vote, we take up the toughest civil liberties issues to defend all individuals from government abuse and overreach. With ACLU affiliate offices in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, we fight tirelessly to defend our rights in the courts, influence public policy, and empower communities to advance rights for all. The ACLU of New Hampshire was established in 1968 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public interest organization dedicated to the defense and expansion of civil liberties and civil rights in New Hampshire. We are the state’s largest and most influential civil rights organization, combining litigation, policy advocacy, communications, and community organizing tactics to promote a broad range of individual rights and liberties. We have a staff of 15 professionals working in our Concord office. We are a passionate, highly motivated group of lawyers, public policy experts, lobbyists, community organizers, communicators, and fundraisers, and we’re looking for exceptional talent to join our team. To learn more about the work of the ACLU of New Hampshire, please visit www.aclu-nh.org