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Assistant Policy Director

Position Available in our Columbus office
May 2017

For more than 93 years, the American Civil Liberties Union has been at the forefront of every major battle for civil liberties and social justice in this country. Principled and nonpartisan, the ACLU brings together activists from all walks of life in the advancement of equality, fairness, and freedom, especially for the most vulnerable in our society.

The ACLU of Ohio seeks a motivated professional to help us advance this mission.

The Assistant Policy Director leads the policy department in integrated strategies to address, and further the goals of, the ACLU of Ohio’s priority issue campaigns.

Ideal candidates will have outstanding verbal and written communication skills, an outgoing personality, and an ability to travel.

This is an exciting opportunity to build a career in the service of social justice with a dynamic nonprofit organization. ACLU of Ohio staff are committed to equality, respectful of diversity, and are willing to go above and beyond to get the job done.

Over the years staff members have found the ACLU to be an accommodating, inspiring and fun place to work. Although the environment is informal—staff members wear jeans to work a good deal of the time—we are an activist, hard-working team involved in the life of the community.

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To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to In your cover letter, include the phrase “Assistant Policy Director.”


The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is committed to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action in its employment, delivery of legal and educational services, and relationships with vendors and contractors. The organization will not tolerate discrimination with regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or marital or family status.

The ACLU of Ohio acts affirmatively to meet both the spirit and the letter of applicable polices and laws and to value and respect the diverse population it serves in Ohio.