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Associate, Donor and Brand Activation

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Location: New York, New York County, New York, USA Posted: Oct 21, 2022

Job Description


The ACLU seeks a full-time position of Associate , Donor and Brand Activation, in the Development Department of the ACLU’s National office in New York, NY.

The ACLU’s passionate community of donors and activists is stronger than ever. The mission of the ACLU’s Development Department is to unlock the full potential of donors and the ACLU as partners in the creation of a more perfect union. We pursue our mission by building long-term donor relationships and organizational partnerships, by demonstrating impact in response to threats, by engaging donors how they wish to engage, by taking interest in our donors and facilitating personal action, by being accountable stewards of their funds, and by asking donors to consider giving the ACLU their full support.

Reporting to the Deputy Director , the Associate is an integral member of the Donor and Brand Activation unit, which develops donor communications, publications, and events to advance the ACLU’s fundraising strategies. The Associate is responsible for coordinating and implementing the day-to-day efforts of the Donor and Brand Activation unit, ensuring that the team’s creative projects and business operations run smoothly. The position requires excellent project coordination, tactical thinking, communication skills, and attention to detail.


  • Support the successful implementation of large- and small-scale virtual and in-person donor events via project coordination, RSVP tracking, logistical and day-of event support, and follow up reporting
  • Be involved in the creative development and execution of donor events and communications by pitching ideas, managing discrete deliverables, sourcing stories and subjects, and liaising with external vendors and ACLU colleagues nationwide
  • Produce and distribute donor communications, including, but not limited to regular cultivation emails to the ACLU's major donors nationwide using Sailthru and other bulk email services
  • Assist with the production and distribution of major publications like ACLU Magazine, from start to finish, by liaising with cross-departmental ACLU colleagues and external vendors on production meetings and milestones, data pulls and mail plans, quality control, and performance reports
  • Serve as the unit’s representative on cross-departmental and nationwide internal working groups and special projects, sharing information and opportunities for donor stewardship and engagement
  • Serve as the administrative manager for the unit by creating and maintaining efficient processes and reporting to track invoices, budget expenditures, subject permissions, creative assets, and donor engagement activities

In addition:

  • 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
  • Be committed 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
  • Work collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and/or conflicts


  • Excellent project coordination, verbal and written communication skills, and attention to detail
  • Self-starter adept at planning, prioritizing, organizing, and follow-through, including adherence to deadlines and ability to manage multiple projects with overlapping deadlines
  • Ability to work proactively in an ever-changing, dynamic, and fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with staff at all levels within the organization, including senior staff
  • Ability to represent the organization and communicate professionally, maintaining tact, diplomacy, and confidentiality


  • At least 2 years in a project coordination or event planning (live and virtual) role
  • Experience with office software and fundraising databases like Salesforce
  • Familiarity with email service providers like Sailthru
  • Experience working at complex national nonprofits


The annual salary for this position is $76,469 (Level J). 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.


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.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values of the ACLU and central to our work to advance liberty, equality, and justice for all. We are a community committed to learning and growth, humility and grace, transparency and accountability. We believe in a collective responsibility to create a culture of belonging for all people within our organization – one that respects and embraces difference; treats everyone equitably; and empowers our colleagues to do the best work possible. We are as committed to anti-oppression and anti-racism internally as we are externally. Because whether we’re in the courts or in the office, we believe ‘We the People’ means all of us.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities, protected veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.

The ACLU makes every effort to assure that its recruitment and employment provide all qualified persons, including persons with disabilities, with full opportunities for employment in all positions.

The ACLU 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 email [email protected] . 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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