The Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief executive officer of the ACLU of Louisiana (Affiliate), with primary responsibility for managing the organization's day-to-day activities and operations, leading the organization's fundraising, directing and coordinating the work of a professional staff, and serving as the primary spokesperson for the ACLU.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will put forward a plan to ensure the fiscal health of the Affiliate. Furthermore, the ED shall ensure that its internal and external communications, fundraising, legal, and legislative programs meet the needs and interests of the Affiliate's constituents within the constraints of an approved budget.
The successful candidate will have a substantial knowledge of the civil liberties policies and principles of the ACLU and a personal, passionate commitment to the preservation of individual freedoms. The ED will act as a leader and manager who balances internal management with external impact and visibility. The individual must communicate the mission and activities of the ACLU to a variety of constituencies, as well as to the broader public. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience within budgetary limits. Benefits package provided.
Bachelor's degree required, with consideration given for an advanced degree. Five years of nonprofit management experience preferred. Initial review of application will begin April 15, 2007 and continue until the position is filled with a target employment date of June 11, 2007. Resumes will be accepted until April 20, 2007.
Full job description is available from Alfred B. Shapiro, General Counsel, 1500 Lobdell Avenue, Suite B, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806. Please send resumes to same address or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, the site of the Affiliate office.
The ACLU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, members of racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and GLBT individuals.