Location

Hudson Valley Regional Office (Remote position for an extended period of time due to COVID-19)

Deadline date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Full-time/Exempt

SALARY

$57,377 - $83,133, commensurate with experience and qualifications

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: www.nyclu.org.

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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 New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) seeks well-qualified candidates for the full-time position of Hudson Valley Regional Director. The Hudson Valley region covers Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties. This role is responsible for monitoring and responding to civil liberties and civil rights issues in the region and carrying out the mission and priorities of the headquarters office.

Reporting to the Director of Chapters, the Regional Director directly supervises a part-time administrative assistant, and works closely with local advocacy groups, statewide NYCLU staff, and a local volunteer advisory board to maintain a strong civil liberties voice in the region. Candidate will possess a proactive, energetic, multi-tasking work temperament with a passion for and knowledge of civil liberties issues. They will be a self-starter, have existing relationships or the ability to quickly build those relationships, and will be the principal organizational representative.

The NYCLU's Chapters/Regional Department works to advance and defend civil rights and civil liberties across the state. The Department is comprised of 7 regional offices located throughout New York State, each with a Director and Administrative Assistant, as well as Organizers and Deputy Directors in certain offices.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Be a key voice for civil rights and liberties in the region.
  • Manage a small office and supervise staff, volunteers and interns, oversee annual budget, meet deadlines and engage in regular communication with NYCLU staff around the state, submit biweekly activity reports, assume responsibility for lease, physical plant and equipment maintenance. 
  • Identify and cultivate community members, volunteers, elected officials, and influencers to support NYCLU’s work. Recruit and sustain NYCLU members and supporters through event planning, outreach, and visibility in the region.
  • Monitor and respond to systemic civil liberties concerns within the region using a range of strategies, including public education, community organizing, legislative and lobbying work, public events and rallies, building partnerships with local organizations, and writing and delivering public testimony.
  • Respond to and refer calls for legal assistance, identify and match intake trends to NYCLU priorities and mission, and work with NYC staff to identify appropriate remedies.
  • Collaborate with our Development department, identify and build relationships with key donors, plan fundraising events, and support grant-writing efforts.
  • Collaborate with our Communications Department, maintain a social media presence, respond to media inquiries, support e-activism, and manage an events calendar.
  • Collaborate with the Policy, Field, and Education Center teams to advance NYCLU’s priorities and mission throughout the state.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience in 1 or more of the following areas:
    • Community organizing
    • Legislative advocacy, lobbying, or government relations
    • Law or public policy
    • Campaign or strategic planning
    • Research
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and consistent access to a vehicle
  • Demonstrated public speaking experience
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Teams, and Zoom.
  • Familiarity with the Hudson Valley, New York region.
  • Willing and available to work occasional weekends and/or evenings
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter that includes your unique qualifications for this position, where or how you learned of this job posting, your salary requirements, and whether you live in or would be willing to relocate to the Hudson Valley region via https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/618099/New-York-Civil-Liberties-Union-Foundation/Hudson-Valley-Regional-Director.

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 population 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 ldecicco@nyclu.org.  If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.