The ACLU of Alabama seeks a full-time Reproductive Rights Policy Strategist to support its Policy & Advocacy Department. The Reproductive Rights Policy Strategist assists in developing advocacy campaign goals, strategies, and plans to address and improve policies that affect reproductive rights across the state. The team works at the local and state levels in close collaboration with other departments within the ACLU of Alabama and ACLU National. This role may have managerial responsibilities. The position reports to the Director of Policy and Advocacy.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists in developing strategies and executing plans to achieve departmental objectives through a combination of policy knowledge and advocacy skills, with support from the supervisor. Manages projects independently.

  • Maintains knowledge of reproductive rights policy issues and the key influencers and organizations that shape the issue at the local and state level.

  • Exerts influence on policymakers and elected officials at the local and state level, including through coalition-based work.

  • Drawing on a range of prior experiences, uses good judgement in anticipating risks and opportunities to inform strategy development.

  • Produces high-standard written products for internal and external audiences, based on original research and analysis with minimal supervision.

  • Represents the organization in coalitions, media, and other forums and the local and regional level.

  • May manage, evaluate, and develop staff.

Competencies:

  • Influence: Able to persuade and influence individuals or groups to gain support and build momentum for ideas, proposals, and initiatives, including with skeptical audiences.

  • Strategy: Identifies and analyzes options for action, makes recommendations informed by prior experiences, policy knowledge, and relationships.

  • Quickly incorporates feedback to produce high quality written products; conveys ideas clearly and with empathy across different kinds of communication channels.

  • Project management. Manages projects of intermediate complexity, including planning and strategy responsibilities, delegating tasks to partners and team members, engaging vendors, managing project budgets, and overseeing documentation and reporting requirements.

  • Analytical skills. Observes, evaluates, and applies quantitative and qualitative data to solving problems. Able to both diagnose problems and offer solutions that are aligned with the organization’s position and role.

  • Identifies and defines problems, able to extract insights from different kinds of data, organizes information effectively, uses information to develop workable solutions.

Qualifications:

  • Preferred experience and in-depth knowledge of the public and community health landscape

  • At least three years of experience working in community organizing, political campaigns, and/or public policy research and advocacy.

  • Intermediate knowledge of Alabama’s history of reproductive rights policy.

  • Track record of achieving policy change to improve civil liberties at the local and/or regional level.

  • Has existing relationships and participates in relevant coalitions and networks for reproductive rights.

  • Solid computer skills, including proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and communications tools.

  • Flexible schedule and ability to work non-traditional hours as needed.

  • Demonstrated commitment to civil liberties.

Compensation and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience and within the parameters of the ACLU of Alabama: $55,000 - $65,000. Benefits include medical and disability insurance, 401(k) and vacation, holiday, and sick leave.

Application Process:
Please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and salary requirements via email to: jobs@aclualabama.org with “Reproductive Rights Policy Strategist” in the subject field.

 

The ACLU of Alabama is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, non-binary and transgender individuals.

Any candidates requesting accommodations may either contact us at jobs@aclualabama.org, or through an independent third party at aclu@rocketcityhr.com at (256) 272-9555 at extension 9.