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Deputy Director, Development

ACLU of Northern California
California, United States
$115,000.00 - $135,000.00
Closing date
Aug 8, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Other Fundraising
Advocacy, Legal Services, Other Fields, Research
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with ACLU of Northern California in the search for a Deputy Director, Development.

ACLU of Northern California (ACLU NorCal) seeks an experienced leader to ensure that its program integrates thoughtful strategy, authentic engagement, innovation, and best practices. The Deputy Director will provide strategic direction and support staff to do their best work within a healthy working culture. The Deputy Director will be essential to ACLU NorCal's work to further ground its development approach and practices in racial and social justice. The Deputy Director will report to the Director of Development.

ACLU makes sure that constitutional rights — to free speech, to privacy, to due process — don’t just exist on paper, but also in practice. The ACLU is the first line of defense against threats to civil liberties and it works to ensure these freedoms are guaranteed to every person in this country. Its work is guided by the principles of freedom, equality, and justice enumerated in the Constitution. However, it knows that because of historic and systemic racism and other forms of oppression, these principles are not equitably applied to all. In an ideal world, everyone would have equal access to justice and equal protection under the law. Unfortunately, neither the world nor the country is ideal. ACLU's work involves hard subject matter that can be emotionally draining. Candidates for the position of Deputy Director will understand that as a mission-driven organization, the ACLU strives to make the world is a better place knowing that the road is long and hard. At the same time, ACLU understands the importance of self-care, and does its best to reflect that in its practices and values.

ACLU of Northern California advances equity and inclusion in the workplace by providing equal employment opportunity to support a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (over 40), sexual orientation, military and veteran status, and any other basis prohibited by law. The organization also provides reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. This equal employment opportunity policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, advancement, training, problem resolution, and separation from employment. Through this policy, the ACLU NorCal strives to establish and maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is free from discrimination and supportive of a workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the communities and the people it serves.

At least ten years of experience in the non-profit sector, philanthropic sector, or other relevant positions, with at least three of those years being in a management position supervising staff is required for this position. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letter should be responsive to the mission of ACLU Northern California and the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

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