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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Campaign Coordinator, American Civil Liberties Union, Jacksonville, FL

Campaign Coordinator

Posted on: December 17, 2014
Posted by: American Civil Liberties Union of Florida

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU-FL) seeks a full-time, temporary Campaign Coordinator to staff the Justice for Jacksonville Coalition. The goal of the Coalition is to reduce death sentences in the 4th Judicial District (Jacksonville/Duval County). The ACLU of Florida convened the Coalition and seeks to support and expand its work through this position. The position is based in the ACLU of Florida's Northeast Regional Office in Jacksonville. The Campaign Coordinator will report to the ACLU of Florida's Director of Public Policy. This is a one year position that will end in January 2016.
  • Design and implement grassroots and grasstop strategies to mobilize supporters to take meaningful action to reduce the disproportionately high number of death sentences in the 4th Judicial District;
  • Undertake coordination of, expand, and provide support to the Justice for Jacksonville Coalition which operates in four primary areas – communications, public education and outreach; policy advocacy; and research.
  • Recruit, mentor and develop local individual, political, and organizational leaders as possible participants, representatives, and spokespersons for the Coalition and to support Coalition work to reduce death sentencing in the 4th Judicial district;
  • In collaboration with the ACLU-FL Communications Department, develop and disseminate public education materials including fact sheets about death penalty practices specific to the region via media, social media, and at events and meetings;
  • Organize regional public education and public policy events and activities to advocate for a reduction in death sentencing in the 4th Judicial District;
  • Engage ACLU members and supporters to advocate to reduce death sentencing in the 4th Judicial District through community forums, public hearings, panel discussions, phone banks, movie screenings, training for activists, and other activities;
  • Develop effective outreach techniques and tailor them to specific target groups, including communities of color, ethnic minorities in the region, religious groups, victim's families and advocates, community leaders, and law enforcement to encourage education, involvement, and engagement in Coalition work;
  • Public speaking on behalf of the Coalition;
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned and consistent with the goals of this position and the work of the Coalition.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;
  • Minimum of three years' experience with issue advocacy, preferably in the criminal justice field, which should include familiarity with grassroots and grasstop organizing, strategically identifying and targeting decision makers, identifying and developing influential spokespeople, and leveraging community and political power to effect policy change;
  • Demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and civil rights and the mission of the ACLU;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and familiarity with social media networking;
  • Ability to keep organized in a fast-paced environment and to manage several tasks simultaneously;
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Publisher);
  • Experience and skills in public speaking;
  • Experience in supervising and motivating volunteers; working cooperatively with diverse groups and organizations;
  • Ability to stimulate and inspire others;
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings, and to travel throughout Duval County; must have own transportation;
  • Fluency in Spanish is desired, but not required.
The ACLU of Florida is freedom's watchdog, working daily in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend individual rights and personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The ACLU-FL is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
Please send cover letter, resume, and list of three references by email to
All inquiries should include "Coordinator Applicant" in the subject line or reference field and all attachments should be in Microsoft Word or pdf format. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please indicate where you learned of this job posting.

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