ACLU of Alabama
About ACLU of Alabama
The American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama (ACLU-AL) seeks a dynamic, experienced, chief executive to lead and significantly expand a civil liberties agenda throughout Alabama. The ACLU-AL is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization (comprised of two separate corporate entities, the ACLU of Alabama and the ACLU of Alabama Foundation) which uses legal, legislative and public education approaches to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional issues involving individual rights and freedoms, including free speech, racial justice, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, prison conditions, and more. The ACLU-AL is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation's Bill of Rights.
For over fifty years, the ACLU-AL has been one of this area's premier public advocacy organizations. Based in Montgomery, the state's capitol, the ACLU-AL has an operating budget of over $800,000. The organization is led by a twenty-one-member Board of Directors and a professional staff of nine and one office support staff.
To learn more about the work of the ACLU of Alabama, the ACLU, and the civil liberties they uphold please visit their website.
The Executive Director will serve as the chief executive officer of the ACLU-AL, with primary responsibility for managing the organization's day-to-day activities and operations, leading the organization's fund development efforts, directing the work of a professional staff, and serving as the primary spokesperson for the ACLU-AL. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will ensure that the organization is fiscally sound and that its internal and external communications, fund development, and programs are meeting the current and emergent needs and interests of its constituents.
The Executive Director will have a working knowledge of civil liberties issues and policies and be a leader and manager who is adept at balancing internal management with external impact and visibility. The individual must be an outstanding communicator who is able to convey effectively the mission and activities of the ACLU to a variety of constituencies, as well as to the broader public.
The ACLU-AL is poised for growth with additional staff members to be hired.
Leadership and Vision
General Management, Finance and Administration and Program
The Executive Director should have the following experience and qualifications:
Ideally, the successful candidate will have many, if not all, of the following characteristics:
Compensation & Benefits
Salary based on experience. Excellent benefits include paid vacation, medical and dental insurance, 401(k), life and long-term disability insurance, and generous paid holidays.
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The ACLU of Alabama is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity for all qualified people who desire to use their skills and abilities in their workplace, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, national origin, age, religion or disability.
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