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.
The Deputy Director of Development (“Deputy Director”) empowers ACLU NorCal development team members to maximize their fundraising capacity by overseeing the Development Operations unit that supports the implementation of ACLU NorCal’s fundraising approach and practices. The Deputy Director creates and manages an effective infrastructure, optimizes business processes and systems, and provides timely analysis to support data-driven decision-making in support of staff and constituent needs.
The Development Operations unit recently underwent a restructure and is currently hiring this and additional positions to fully staff the unit. As such, strong and inclusive management skills are a must. You are a collaborative leader who thrives in a busy, bustling environment with the ability to easily balance multiple projects coming at you at once while staying focused on the details that matter. You work well under pressure, leading with curiosity, empathy, and clear communication. You support your staff’s success through your planning processes, goal-setting and related accountability measures, and management practices. You have a strong commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU NorCal, and you are excited to address the tensions that exist between philanthropy and our work for racial and social justice. You treat every person with whom you work with dignity and respect, and you actively work to foster an equitable and inclusive experience for donors, staff, and other partners in your work. You are open to learning new approaches, skills, and practices, even when this may push you outside your comfort zone.
In carrying out the responsibilities for this position, the Deputy Director will collaborate with other ACLU NorCal and National ACLU development units, NorCal finance, and other stakeholders across the organization. You will oversee a team of 6 staff, with five direct reports, and report to the Director of Development. As part of the ACLU NorCal development team leadership, you will partner with the other Deputy Director to act in place of the Director of Development in their absence.
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 (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter, and (3) a list of three references, one of which should be someone you previously supervised. Applicants concurrently applying to any other position with the ACLU should state what other position they are applying for in the cover letter. Please submit your application online at: https://boards.greenhouse.io/aclunc/jobs/5732007002
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The 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 our communities and the people we serve. ACLU NorCal will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (SF Police Code, Article 49).