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ACLU Senior Advisor, Affiliate Equity Programs

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New York

Skills And Qualifications:



·        Serving as a strategic partner to ACLU’s 54 affiliates to increase and improve equity, inclusion, diversity, and belonging practices and culture

·        Working with the Senior Director for Affiliate Equity Programs to implement EDIB strategy and action plan

·        Collaborating with members of the ASNI department to ensure that EDIB efforts are reflected in all aspects of the organization’s human resources work

·        Reviewing affiliate human resource policies and identifying gaps that can be addressed

·        Conducting EDIB training and developing learning measurement strategies to assess and report training results and impact

·        Managing a process to document affiliate EDIB requests and ensure satisfactory follow up to requests

·        Coordinating responses to affiliate EDIB requests

·        Collecting and assessing annual affiliate demographic surveys, discerning trends, identifying challenges and accomplishments; and sharing information with colleagues in the department to help inform their work

·        Monitoring and reporting progress made to increase diversity among ACLU affiliate leadership

·        Designing and developing EDIB resources, case studies, tools, and information for affiliates

·        Identifying and documenting affiliate practices that are positive and replicable for the development of case studies and to support peer to peer learning

·        Coordinating affiliate EDIB related convenings and management coaching (whether provided by consultants or ACLU staff), overseeing feedback surveys and conducting de-briefs and assessments to determine their effectiveness

·        Coordinating activities for cohort-based groups, including supervisors, equity officers, and other cohort groups as assigned by the Senior Director

·        Managing the ASNI EDIB assessment and measurement process

·        Helping to implement efforts to improve the talent pipeline within the organization

·        Bring expertise and leadership to an affiliate restorative inclusion program that provides affiliates with coaching, tools and skills in addressing conflicts, microaggressions, and difficult conversations

·        Organize, support and coordinate cohort-based groups to advance EIDB goals and action plans

·        Working closely with the Knowledge and Learning team, ensuring that the knowledge sharing platforms include rich content on EDIB, including research, case studies and best practices

·        Help lead the creation and implementation of a communications plan that fosters excitement and interest in building belonging cultures and increases awareness and use of resources

·        Managing the ASNI EDIB newsletter ensuring that the newsletter content provides relevant, up to date, information and resources and keeps affiliates informed about ASNI EDIB efforts

·        Ensuring that affiliates are consulted at the early stages of all nationwide EDIB initiatives

·        Acting as an ambassador within the ACLU for the Department’s EDIB programs

·        Supporting efforts of the Chief Equity Officer to implement programming nationwide while helping to ensure that program implementation accounts for particular opportunities or challenges in the affiliates

Required Education:



·        Bachelor’s degree required

·        Demonstrated subject matter expertise in EDIB and change management

·        Demonstrated analytics skills to gather, interpret and deliver data

·        History of building and maintaining positive relationships with internal stakeholders and the external community

·        Strong communicator with excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

·        Proactive in anticipating and preempting problems

·        Proficient with MS Office

·        Excellent conflict transformation and restorative justice facilitation skills and experience creating restorative practices for the workplace

·        Experience facilitating, teaching, and coaching in diversity related topics

·        Demonstrated ability to cope with change and shift gears comfortably

·        Operates ethically with high integrity

·        Ability to work in a collaborative, interdependent manner with a wide array of colleagues and clients

·        Diversity, equity, and inclusion program design and facilitation skills

·        Creative, responsive, resourceful, and collaborative

·        Excellent project management skills including planning, logistics, and scheduling

·        Ability to manage a wide variety of projects simultaneously and function autonomously to meet the needs of a diverse client base

·        High level of cultural competence valuing all individuals, respecting differences and engaging in ongoing learning about impacted communities

·        Commitment to the mission of the ACLU

·        Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability and socio-economic circumstance

·        Commitment to work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts



·        Master’s degree in related fields like Organizational Development or Organizational Excellence; Learning; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; or Leadership Development

·        Bilingual

·        At least 10 years of experience developing EDIB training, educational curricula, and resources

Salary And Benefits:



For 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, achieving full equality for the LGBT community, establishing new privacy protections for our digital age, 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.


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, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

The ACLU makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions.


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