New York, NY

Assistant Director, Corporate Engagement, American Civil Liberties Union

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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.

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The ACLU seeks a full-time position of Assistant Director of Corporate Engagement in the Development Department of the ACLU’s National office in New York, NY.

The ACLU’s work – to make sure the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States are upheld for all of us – would not be possible without the ACLU community of members, donors, activists, and community, foundation, and corporate partners who dedicate their time, expertise, and resources to the fight for civil liberties. The mission of the Development Department is to unlock the full potential of this community as partners in the creation of a more perfect union. We pursue our mission by developing strategic partnerships, demonstrating impact, asking donors to consider giving the ACLU their full support, and building long-term relationships to defend freedom for the next generation.

The Assistant Director of Corporate Engagement, reporting to the Director of Corporate Engagement, is a frontline fundraiser managing a portfolio of corporate donors and prospects with cause marketing, grant-making, and/or sponsorship potential. Portfolio management includes prospecting, solicitation, stewardship, cultivation, and proposal and report development.  The role will have a special emphasis on retention of crisis response donors and on prospecting.  The Assistant Director will be responsible for prioritizing opportunities with the greatest return on investment.


  • Develop and execute strategies from engagement to solicitation to cultivation for corporate donors and prospects
  • Conduct prospecting research on the eligibility and brand alignment of corporate cause marketing inquiries
  • Develop and oversee data management and research processes and practices for prospecting
  • Manage information flow between prospects/donors, ACLU program staff and Communications/Marketing colleagues
  • Liaise with in-house general counsel’s office to manage and track the internal drafting and approval processes for charitable sales promotions and corporate sponsorship contracts and agreements
  • Collaborate with Analytics and Communications colleagues to optimize cause marketing relationships for brand and audience building
  • Advise Corporate Engagement Coordinator in managing asset creation and data input of multi-company cause marketing and sponsorship campaigns
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with Development colleagues and ACLU program, Communications and Affiliate staff across the organization
  • 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 managing accounts in a development, fundraising, corporate relations, or marketing environment
  • Experience with client/donor management and managing cause marketing campaigns and event sponsorships
  • Exceptional writing, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Highly developed cross-departmental project management skills with the ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, and prioritize between conflicting demands
  • Experience with CRM software and computer fluency on platforms including Microsoft Office and Google docs
  • Sophisticated understanding of the role of written communications in building and maintaining complex individual and institutional relationships
  • Ability to anticipate obstacles and propose recommendations to support initiatives
  • Ability to identify and create processes necessary to support effective partnerships
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment and facilitate joint problem solving
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively develop and implement work plans, often within tight timeframes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with donors as well as within the team, department, and across the nationwide organization
  • Willingness to travel as needed


  • Experience with evolving trends in CSR, corporate partnerships, cause marketing and employee engagement
  • Experience with Salesforce
  • Experience working at complex national or international nonprofits
  • Experience with c4 fundraising


The annual salary for this position is $110,206 (Level G). This salary is reflective of a position based in New York, NY. This salary will be subject to a locality adjustment (according to a specific city and state), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting. Note that most of the salaries listed on our job postings reflect New York, NY salaries, where our National offices are headquartered.

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