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Executive Director

Job Posting – January 18, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio is a dynamic, not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that protects and promotes a vast array of civil liberties including freedom of speech and expression, racial justice, gender equality, voter rights, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, and disability rights. We are looking for an Executive Director to provide enthusiastic and focused leadership and vision to the organization while serving as the public face of the ACLU of Ohio in interactions with numerous communities and constituents.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree is required, with an advanced degree in public policy, public policy administration, law, business administration, or other relevant field preferred; a minimum of five years of experience (10 years preferred) in nonprofit management, government administration, or equivalent service; extensive knowledge of civil liberties and civil rights; successful record of fundraising; proven track record of creating and implementing programs; effective written and oral communication skills including formal presentations and contemporaneous responses to inquiries from media personnel and others; experience creating and supporting partnerships and collaborations with diverse organizations and individuals; familiarity with the technology necessary to facilitate organizational management and messaging; ability to make decisions and to negotiate effectively on the organization’s behalf; ability to travel throughout Ohio and occasionally outside the state; and successful record of working effectively and collaboratively with a board of directors and a staff composed of diverse personalities and talents.

Salary will be based on skills and experience. Benefits package includes health, life, disability insurance, retirement benefits, and paid time off.

Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter explaining their qualifications and interest for this position, and names of at least three references to Confidential review of resumes will begin on February 22. References provided by applicants will not be contacted until applicants are notified and give the search committee permission to contact references. The position will remain open until the right person is found.

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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. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.