MPA Job list***Public Policy Advocate - American Civil Liberties Union of Utah
angela.stefaniak at cppa.utah.edu
Thu May 15 15:13:32 MDT 2008
*American Civil Liberties Union of Utah - Public Policy Advocate *
The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah seeks an experienced leader
to serve as our
Public Policy Advocate with primary responsibility for advancing the
ACLU's policy priorities through
coalition building, implementing legislative strategies (including
lobbying), field organizing and
involving ACLU members and leaders in the policy work of the organization.
. Devise and implement strategies to advance the ACLU's legislative
agenda including working
with legislators, members, coalition partners and the public.
. Work with the staff attorney, analyze pending legislation, and prepare
summaries, and reports.
. Prepare and deliver testimony on pending legislation.
. Represent the ACLU in meetings of ad hoc legislative coalitions and
community groups as requested.
. Design and implement grassroots strategies to mobilize ACLU of Utah
supporters to take meaningful action on ACLU's local, state, and
. Expand use of web-based technologies as a tool for activists to
advance ACLU of Utah's
. Develop targeted mailings and email alerts to ACLU of Utah members on
organize phone banks, track activist participation.
. Work to increase the ACLU's presence statewide and grassroots
yearly planning, special event development, town halls, membership
. Devise and implement strategies to motivate and engage young people,
with school and college groups advancing the ACLU's policy campaigns.
. Plan and coordinate selected issue campaigns.
. Strengthen and nurture alliances with communities of color,
communities of faith, the
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender communities, youth groups and other
interest groups on
. Work with the Development Director to develop written materials,
packets, letters, flyers, and other documents to advance issue campaigns.
. Represent the ACLU in various coalitions and before community groups.
. Work with the national ACLU on various federal or nationwide issues.
. Recruit, train, and supervise Field interns.
. Attend various ACLU functions. Handle other projects, as assigned.
. Engage in public speaking, write articles for the organization's
newsletter and articulate the
ACLU's view to the public on a broad range of issues.
. Bachelor's Degree required. Advanced degree in related field (public
policy, social work,
journalism, sociology, law) helpful but not required.
. Excellent leadership skills to facilitate communication and
. Experience in developing and coordinating successful political,
legislative, or activist
. Experience with on-line organizing and communication.
. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; experience as a
and advocate; ability to speak and write Spanish a plus.
. Ability to work effectively with lawyers and other professional staff;
comfort with analyzing
and articulating legal concepts and other complex issues and
communicating them to a
variety of audiences; a "quick study" on a dynamic array of issues.
. Ability to keep organized in a fast-paced environment, to manage
simultaneously, and to adjust to frequently changing demands.
. Proficient in Microsoft Office; familiarity with Mac and Windows
. Experience in supervising and motivating volunteers and working
cooperatively with groups.
. Familiarity with and a demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and
civil rights; personal
enthusiasm and a confident, professional presentation.
. A commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the
individual and respects
differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation,
religion, ability and socioeconomic
. Ability to work occasional overtime or irregular hours, to attend
evening meetings, and to
. Energy, collegiality, creativity and a sense of humor.
Compensation and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience. Paid time off in accordance with
ACLU of Utah policies and
procedures. Additionally, the ACLU of Utah currently offers excellent
medical and dental insurance,
disability insurance and a pension plan.
Application: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Electronic applications in MS Word or pdf preferred. Submit a letter of
interest, current résumé, a
writing sample (less than five pages), a 3-5 year salary history and the
names and telephone
numbers of three references to: aclu at acluutah.org
The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and
encourages women, people of
color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender individuals to apply.
ABOUT THE ACLU OF UTAH
The ACLU of Utah is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union,
a national public interest
organization, which is the leading defender of civil liberties
guaranteed by our nation's Bill of Rights.
The ACLU of Utah is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008. With a
current staff of four, the ACLU of
Utah and its Foundation operate jointly as private, nonprofit
organizations. To achieve our mission,
we manage legal, legislative and public education programs on a broad
range of constitutional
issues including discrimination, free speech, religious freedom,
reproductive rights, racial justice,
GLBT rights, and privacy. The ACLU has more than 2600 members in Utah.
Angie Stefaniak, MPA
Master of Public Policy Program <http://www.mpp.utah.edu>
Demography Certificate Program <http://www.demography.utah.edu>
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