San Francisco, CA

Individual Giving Officer, ACLU of Northern California

The Organization

The ACLU of Northern California is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the defense and expansion of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of Northern California (ACLU NorCal) is comprised of two distinct corporations, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California (the “Foundation”, a 501c3) and the ACLU of Northern California (the “Union”, a 501c4). The incumbent is a joint employee of both corporations. For most of the last century, ACLU Nor Cal has been part of many of the most major – and sometimes controversial – struggles for civil liberties and civil rights in our state.

Our mission is to ensure that constitutional rights don’t just exist on paper but are protected in practice. As we move into a new era, we face dangerous policies that threaten our civil rights and civil liberties, we must use our decades of experience in impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and fearless organizing to fight these policies and protect our most cherished rights and freedoms. At the same time, ACLU NorCal is committed to advancing proactive and positive change to transform laws and institutions to advance our values. We are committed to fostering an anti-racist work culture and to anti-racist principles and learning.

Position Overview

The Individual Giving Officer (IGO) is responsible for deepening relationships with a small portfolio of existing donors and qualifying new prospects to build a full portfolio. The IGO will participate in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding annual, special, and planned gifts from donors/prospects in the portfolio. A significant amount of the IGO’s time will be spent in direct interaction with donors, both in and out of the office, providing opportunities for donors to advance justice through their giving to the ACLU. In furtherance of the development department’s equity goals and commitments, the IGO also uses their unique position to support donors’ political journeys through donor education and by connecting donors to action opportunities within and beyond ACLU.

This position is represented by IFPTE Local 20.

How To Apply

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will be evaluating applications on a rolling basis. Applications must include:

  • a resume
  • a brief cover letter that includes:
    • an example from your past work experience that illustrates the specific skills and knowledge that you would bring to this role;
    • how you would contribute to the work culture of a team with diverse life experiences;
    • at least one other specific way you would be an excellent addition to the ACLU NorCal development department
    • a list of three references.
    • Applicants concurrently applying to any other position with the ACLU should state what other position they are applying for.

Please submit your application online at:

For selected candidates, we anticipate the full hiring process including:

  • Screening call with Human Resources Staff (no more than 30 mins)
  • Video interview with the Hiring Manager (no more than 30 mins)
  • Request for time-limited, take-home skills assessment or work sample from existing portfolio
  • Video interview with Hiring Manager and select staff (no more than one hour)
  • Reference checks and offer

The ACLU NorCal is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need assistance applying online, please e-mail  If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.

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