Organizer for Voter Engagement and Protest Monitoring

New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation

Posted: 10/8/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Advocacy/Lobbying

Primary domain: Other

City: New York

Postal code: 10004

State: New York

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

Our mission is to defend and promote the fundamental principles and values embodied in the Bill of Rights, the U.S. Constitution, and the New York Constitution, including freedom of speech and religion, and the right to privacy, equality and due process of law for all New Yorkers. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

Terms of Employment: Full-Time/Limited Term/Exempt

Location: New York Civil Liberties Union, 1 Whitehall Street, New York, New York

Department: Field

Salary: Subject to the NYCLU's salary scale and commensurate with experience and qualifications ($40,840-$54,302)

Application Deadline: Applications will be considered until the position is filled

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:


The NYCLU is seeking a full-time organizer for a limited term, from now through January 20, 2021 (the presidential inauguration day) for voter engagement (through November 3) and protest monitoring work (after November 3). The organizer will engage in organizing and advocacy to increase voter turnout (Get Out the Vote or GOTV) and protest monitoring.


• Assist organizers by supporting NYCLU's ongoing Voter Engagement work, including:

o Facilitating GOTV calls by NYCLU volunteers.

o Moderating slack channel to increase volunteer participation between GOTV calls.

o Facilitating trainings for phone banking and running virtual phone banks.

o Conducting 1:1s with volunteers to identify leaders and bring volunteers up the ladder of engagement.

o Working on volunteer canvassing initiatives, including phone banking and text banking.

o Providing additional support for GOTV activities as needed.

• Assist NYCLU organizers in organizing NYCLU's Protest Monitoring Program, including:

o Recruiting protest monitor volunteers via NYCLU's volunteer sign-up system.

o Assisting in setting up trainings for protest monitors and legal volunteers.

o Supporting with day-to-day volunteer and member communications and coordination as needed.

o Updating training materials and ensuring that protest monitors receive gear and any supplies needed.

o Scheduling shifts for protest monitors and legal volunteers for shifts.

o Providing support on the ground to protest monitors.

o Gathering and tracking footage and documentation submitted by protest monitors.

o Facilitating communications between protest monitors on the ground and legal support.



• Excellent engagement skills and the ability to communicate and relate to persons from a diversity of backgrounds.

• Experience with direct action, willingness to be on the ground at protests.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Strong commitment to public interest advocacy and civil liberties, including to supporting the right to vote and the right to protest.

• Ability to manage time and tasks independently and under pressure.

• Ability to manage multiple deadlines.

• Experience in canvassing.

• Experience in facilitation.


Please submit your resume and cover letter via

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 NYACLU 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 [email protected] If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

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