For nearly 100 years, the American Civil Liberties Union has been at the forefront of every major battle for civil liberties and social justice in this country. As leaders of the resistance, 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.

We are expanding our team with a fearless fundraiser capable of genuinely connecting comfortably with individuals, foundations, and corporations. The development professional who joins our team 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. Our next Development Officer wields the skills to proficiently navigate Northeast Ohio’s fundraising landscape by maintaining and increasing the generous donations that will propel our organization decades into the future. They will meaningfully assist our entire Development Department in crafting a comprehensive, broad based, diverse, and inclusive giving program. Our Cleveland-based Development Officer will accomplish this by consistently and effortlessly hitting key metrics, including dollars raised and number of meaningful contacts made. Equally as important, the successful candidate will achieve each of these standards while enthusiastically and actively engaging with our community to further the ACLU of Ohio’s mission.

Salary Range: $49,500 - $52,500.
Compensation: Salary offer shall be determined by depth and breadth of successful candidate’s knowledge and experience. Total compensation package includes generous health insurance benefits (including dental, vision, and hearing); new hires receive four (4) weeks of paid time off, accrued at approximately thirteen (13) hours per month; and eleven (11) paid federal holidays.

Application instructions
Please submit a resume and cover letter to, with the subject line "Development Officer." Please indicate in your cover letter how you heard about the position.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Equal employment opportunity/affirmative action statement
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 or familial status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction.