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Seeking Independent Contractor

Southeast Ohio Election Research

The ACLU of Ohio seeks an Independent Contractor to conduct research on Ohio’s election systems, as well as election trends in Southeast Ohio, including but not limited to usage rates of Ohio’s different voting methods, ballot security protocols, and voting impediments. Read the Call for Proposal.

Job Openings

Development Officer – Cleveland

The ACLU of Ohio seeks a Development Officer in Cleveland who will work closely with our Development Director in planning and implementing fundraising strategies – with a clear understanding that this is the work that ensures the ACLU of Ohio’s long-term sustainability and growth.

Organizing Associate - Southeast Ohio

The ACLU of Ohio seeks an Organizing Associate in Southeast Ohio who – as a community organizer – identifies, recruits, trains, and manages leaders in the criminal justice reform and justice movement spaces in Ohio to end systemic inequities through policy change.

Policy Strategist - Cleveland

The ACLU of Ohio seeks a Policy Strategist, in Cleveland, who is primarily responsible for persuading local, state, and federal lawmakers to improve legislation as they are building alliances with coalition partners and stakeholders across the entirety of the political spectrum.