Terms of Employment: Full-Time/Limited Term/Exempt
Location: New York Civil Liberties Union, 1 Whitehall Street, New York, New York
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: www.nyclu.org.
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.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• 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.