Job Title: Public Policy Director
Department: Public Policy
Job Reports to: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt-Full Time
Collective Bargaining Unit: Eligible
Pay Range: $101,000.00 - $110,000.00
Location: Baltimore, MD or Annapolis, MD
About the Position
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland /ACLU Foundation of Maryland seeks a dynamic attorney, strong community advocate, and an experienced innovative program director to lead the public policy work of the organization in advancing the ACLUs broad and ambitious civil rights and civil liberties agenda including government accountability, police accountability, individual autonomy, voting rights, immigrants rights, and education before the Maryland General Assembly, the executive branch, and local governmental bodies, as well as some work with Marylands Congressional delegation.
This is a full-time position. During the Maryland General Assembly legislative session (January April), the Public Policy Director will be based in Annapolis. During the interim (May December), the Director will be based in Baltimore City. During COVID19 the position is fully remote and will be performed via telecommuting.
The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader who flourishes in a fast-paced environment and can effectively manage multiple issues and projects simultaneously. They will enjoy mentoring staff and cultivating advocacy and leadership skills within the team. They will have a demonstrated commitment to advancing racial equity, substantial public policy or legislative experience, knowledge about civil rights, and experience in working with local, state, and national partner organizations and community allies. They are a thoughtful leader who values and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance, and they actively work to foster an equitable and inclusive experience for everyone in their work.
The Public Policy Director leads and participates in advancing ACLU of MDs broad civil rights and civil liberties policy agenda through applying a race equity lens. Oversee public policy strategy for the organization. Develop and assess public policy work to disrupt the systems and practices that disadvantage communities impacted by injustice from advocating autonomously for justice reform. Provide leadership and development to the Public Policy team. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team and Management Committee, the Public Policy Director will advise the Executive Director and colleagues on policy advocacy implementation consistent with ACLU-MDs strategic priorities.
Essential Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:
The information provided below encompasses the essential functions and capabilities linked with this position:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The individual in this position is expected to engage in the following work-related activities:
Management & Supervisory Responsibility
This position is a management team position that encompasses the supervisory responsibility described above. Members of the management team are responsible for managing matters of significance directly related to the organization. They exercise discretion and independent judgment for the organization. This position customarily and regularly directs the work of at least two or more full-time employees or their equivalent.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
In addition to the management team responsibilities, they include but are not limited to:
Minimum Entry Qualifications
Race Equity Commitment:
Typical Education & Work Experience:
(Relevant experience will substitute for required education at a rate of one-year relevant experience per year of required education.)