Location

Orlando

Department

Field

Deadline date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida (ACLU-FL) seeks an Immigrant  Rights Organizer. The position will be based in the ACLU FL Miami Office and reports to the Field Director.

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Florida is an affiliate of the national ACLU, a national public interest organization devoted to the defense of the Bill of Rights.  For over 100 years, the ACLU has served as the nation’s primary protector of the liberties that define our democracy. The organization implements its vital civil liberties mission in all 50 states in large part through affiliate entities such as the ACLU of Florida. Operating out of six offices—Miami (main), Tampa, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee, and Jacksonville—the Florida affiliate has a budget of over $8 million and 55 staff members, placing it among the larger ACLU affiliates in the nation.

The ACLU of Florida, the state’s largest civil rights and civil liberties organization, employs litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional values and individual rights, such as freedom of speech, racial justice, right to privacy, religious liberty, criminal justice reform, voting rights, reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ rights, disability rights, and immigrants’ rights.  The ACLU of Florida litigates a broad range of complex constitutional cases in federal and state courts through direct representation, filing amicus briefs, and submitting administrative complaints to state and federal agencies.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Organize around multidisciplinary objectives to advance civil liberties  utilizing a combination of advocacy and organizing strategies 
  • Engage, Recruit, Develop & Empower community leaders and volunteers in support of the Floridians for Immigrant Justice Campaign 
  • Building a large- scale capacity program of volunteers
  • Develop strategy and field organizing activities for the campaign. 
  • Elevate the stories and experiences of impacted communities and individuals,  ensuring that the interests and vision of impacted immigrants and the broader  community are reflected in campaigns 
  • Organize, lead, and participate in community education events, rallies, and  meetings 
  • Assist in developing advocacy materials including fact sheets, toolkits, action alerts, blog  posts, and social media content in collaboration with the Communication Strategist & Policy Strategist.
  • Identify needed training and presentations and build out materials for volunteers. 
  • Provide Know Your Rights training for impacted communities and individuals,  employers, educators, medical providers, educators, etc. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion within the workplace; using personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual  orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance 
  • Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles  and/or conflicts 
  • Meet quantitative goals for event building, volunteer contact and recruitment
  • Other duties as assigned 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

While no one person will have all the qualities enumerated below, the successful  candidate will bring many of the following qualifications and attributes: 

  • History of living in or working with immigrant communities, preferably in Florida
  • Fluency in a language other than English (Spanish, Hatian Creole, etc.strongly preferred) 
  • Experience in political organizing and base building through a snowflake  growth model 
  • A history of working collaboratively and successfully with people and  organizations from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and broad range of  ideological positions and religious views 
  • Experience with passing local municipality ordinances 
  • Commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in  the face of obstacles 
  • Ability to work on fast-paced campaigns with many moving pieces and ability to  adapt to changing circumstances 
  • Self-starting and willing to learn 
  • Experience managing multiple projects and the ability to oversee volunteers and  leaders 
  • Ability to travel across the state, as necessary, and participate in evening and weekend actions, meetings, events, etc.
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU, including a demonstrated  commitment to racial justice and civil rights issues

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, within the range of $45,000- $60,000. The ACLU of Florida provides excellent benefits, including health and dental  insurance with generous vacation, holiday and sick leave policies, as well as a Defined  Contribution 401K Retirement Plan. Base vacation leave is five weeks per year.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@aclufl.org. All inquiries should include Immigrant Rights Organizer in the subject line and all attachments should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please indicate where you  learned of this job posting. No phone calls, please.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential  responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of  employment. The ACLU of Florida reserves the right to change the job description  and/or posting at any time without advance notice. 

The ACLU of Florida is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse  workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Florida encourages applications  from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender,  sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital  status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. We encourage formerly incarcerated individuals to apply. If selected for an interview, please inquire if  financial assistance is needed in order to attend.

The ACLU of Florida makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment efforts provide persons with disabilities with full opportunities for employment in all positions.

The ACLU of Florida undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment  and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full  opportunities for employment in all positions.