September 24, 2021


North Dakota



The ACLU of North Dakota seeks applicants for the full-time position of Advocacy Manager. 

The ACLU of North Dakota defends civil liberties and civil rights in North Dakota through litigation, legislation, and public education.

About the opportunity: Reporting to the Campaigns Director, the Advocacy Manager will develop and manage advocacy work statewide. They will do so primarily via identifying, shaping, and executing advocacy campaigns in the team's priority issue areas. They will work under the direction of the Campaigns Director and will closely collaborate with the Chapter's Communications Department and, to a lesser extent, the Legal Department.


The annual salary for this position is $76,416 (Level G). This salary is reflective of a position based in North Dakota. 

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  • Develop and execute effective multi-disciplinary advocacy campaigns to advance civil rights/liberties, including a combination of policy, communication, community organizing, and legislative strategies under the direction of the Campaigns Director
  • Using issue analysis and research, prepare materials in collaboration with communications staff, including issue briefs, policy letters, reports, talking points, op-eds, blogs, and more. Work with communications staff to identify and develop stories of impacted individuals
  • Prepare and manage ACLU ND statewide advocacy agenda: identify, analyze, and track priority issues in North Dakota that affect civil rights/liberties
  • Establish and cultivate collaborative relationships with community partners, coalitions, stakeholders, and key state and local policy-makers
  • Identify and develop relationships with and leadership opportunities for directly impacted community members in order to accomplish shared goals; elevate the experiences of impacted populations to ensure the interests of vision of impacted populations are reflected in campaigns
  • Serve as a spokesperson for ACLU ND both with the press and as a professional representative of the organization
  • Organize, lead, and participate in community education events, meetings and trainings
  • Develop strategy and lead field organizing activities for advocacy campaigns
  • Plan and manage events to raise visibility and support for campaigns
  • Engage in special projects and other duties as assigned
  • Center principles of equity, inclusion, and belonging in all work, embedding the values in program development, policy application, and organizational practices and processes
  • 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


  • Experience in political, advocacy, organizing, or policy related field
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with staff and partners from diverse backgrounds, coalitions, community groups, and volunteers
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours and commute to meetings and events throughout the state as needed as well as to attend national and regional ACLU trainings and staff conferences
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities and to demonstrate grace under pressure
  • Ability to execute a goal-oriented approach that meets objectives and deadlines
  • Ability to think creatively and to use non-litigation strategies to promote integrated advocacy campaigns
  • Personal initiative and the ability to follow through with minimal direct supervision
  • Proactive and adept with key tools in advocacy and policy change, understanding of the political landscape, and the ability to work effectively across the political spectrum and on issues that require bi-partisan support, preferred
  • Strong sense of accountability to both internal teams and external partners in the community, preferred
  • Open to constructive criticism and an interest in strengthening or developing professional skills and tactics, preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills including an ability to resolve conflicts in a manner that respect relationships with colleagues and community partners, preferred
  • Emotionally mature, with a sense of humor and ability to maintain balance and perspective, preferred
  • Works collaboratively and shares responsibility and credit. Prioritizes a team approach and collaborative decision making across departments, preferred

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The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union – beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.

For over 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 LGBTQ+ 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.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the ACLU and central to our work to advance liberty, equality, and justice for all. We are a community committed to learning and growth, humility and grace, transparency and accountability. We believe in a collective responsibility to create a culture of belonging for all people within our organization – one that respects and embraces difference; treats everyone equitably; and empowers our colleagues to do the best work possible. We are as committed to anti-oppression and anti-racism internally as we are externally. Because whether we’re in the courts or in the office, we believe ‘We the People’ means all of us.

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. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities, protected veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.

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