Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Communications/Marketing Associate-ACLUF Communications Department, NY

Communications/Marketing Associate-ACLUF Communications Department, NY


American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
Communications Department, NY
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, ending mass incarceration, or preserving the right to vote or the right to have an abortion, the ACLU takes up the toughest civil liberties cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. With more than a million members, activists, and supporters, the ACLU is a nationwide organization that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C., for the principle that every individual’s rights must be protected equally under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.   
The Communications Department of the ACLU’s National office in New York City invites applications for the full-time position of Communications/Marketing Associate.
In the past year, the ACLU has introduced a dedicated Marketing Unit within the Communications Department.  The Unit is responsible for promoting the ACLU’s mission and its brand through the media, multi-faceted campaigns, web communications, publications, events, and other special projects.  In addition to building a stronger and more consistent organizational image, the Unit is also focused on building loyalty between the institution and its various stakeholders.  Reporting to the Associate Director for Communications/Marketing, the Communications/Marketing Associate will assist in implementing a long-term marketing strategy for the ACLU.  In particular, the Associate will help coordinate events, an online store, affiliate outreach, and other projects for the Marketing Unit.
  • As directed by the Associate Director for Communications/Marketing, and in collaboration with colleagues, develop and maintain the ACLU’s Marketing calendar of events and special projects.
  • Collaborate on planning and coordinating activities and events for the Marketing Unit, including tradeshows and other opportunities to strengthen the ACLU’s brand awareness.
  • Maintain inventory of ACLU-branded promotional materials and ensure that the stock is replenished with the necessary lead time.
  • Identify new opportunities to promote the brand and assist affiliates and other internal audiences with promotional activities.
  • Disseminate branded materials to ensure the integrity of the ACLU brand.
  • Manage the logistics for marketing events and special projects as directed by the Associate Director.
  • Coordinate internal and external correspondence and documents, including Marketing updates and posting marketing resources for ACLU affiliates and others as needed.
  • Assist with development of branded materials and coordination and promotion of an online store.
  • Develop a professional relationship and rapport with vendors.
  • Draft correspondence, create PowerPoint presentations, and prepare Excel spreadsheets.
  • Track marketing expenses.
  • Coordinate special projects and events as assigned by the Associate Director.
  • Supervise Marketing interns and volunteers as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of event planning, project management or related experience; CAPM or PMP certification is a plus.
  • Experience working at a non-profit organization is preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • High level of attention to detail with proofreading skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and discretion in communication with staff, affiliates, members of the ACLU Board and individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent time management and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage several projects simultaneously, often under strict deadlines.
  • Experience utilizing social media strategies and social networking services.   
  • Must be self-motivated, demonstrate grace under pressure and possess the ability to work well both independently as well as within a team.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher, etc.)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the ACLU.
The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.
Please send a cover letter with salary requirements and resume - Reference [COMM43/ACLU-W] in the subject line.Please indicate where you learned of this career opportunity.  You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
This posting provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required.  It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the posting at any time without advance notice.
The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU 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, and veteran status.   
The ACLU undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.
We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.
The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”
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