ACLU has worked in courts, legislatures and communities to protect the constitutional rights of all people. With a nationwide network of offices and millions of members and supporters, we take up the toughest civil liberties fights. Beyond one person, party or side – we the people dare to create a more perfect union.
The ACLU-DE, the local affiliate of the national ACLU, was established in 1961. We are a first resort when the government threatens our rights in Delaware and a last hope when we are deprived of our liberties.
The Executive Director will have primary responsibility for managing the organization’s day-to-day operations, leading the organization’s fundraising efforts, directing the work and development of a professional staff, and serving as the primary spokesperson for the organization. The Executive Director will ensure that the organization is fiscally sound and that its internal and external communications, fund development, and programs are meeting the current and emergent needs and interests of its constituents.
Summary of Duties:
– Provide direction to guide programs that align with the organization’s vision.
– Lead the organization’s fund development efforts.
– Serve as an effective and visible spokesperson for the ACLU of Delaware.
– Represent the organization in the media, increase public awareness, and broaden the organization’s reputation to strategic constituents.
– Initiate and strengthen relationships and collaborations with organizations and leaders who are connected to the ACLU’s mission and purpose.
– Direct legal, legislative, and communications programs.
– Oversee the organization’s financial operations, oversee the budgetary process, and ensure that sound financial controls are in place.
– Motivate and maintain a cohesive staff, ensuring that there is strong internal communication and coordination; recruit new staff when appropriate.
– Implement policies, programs, goals and objectives as established by the board.
– Work with members of the board to identify and help recruit new board members.
– Regularly brief the board on the status of the organization.
– Engage the board in meaningful participation to further the organization’s goals.