ACLU of Washington

Communications Assistant

OVERVIEW

The ACLU of Washington is a leader among state affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union, the country's premier guardian of liberty. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend American rights to freedom, fairness and equality. The ACLU is both nonprofit and nonpartisan. The ACLU-WA’s staff of 40+ employees and numerous volunteers works in a fast-paced, friendly and professional office in downtown Seattle. We are supported by more than 80,000 members, activists, and donors.

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, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, socio-economic circumstance, or record of arrest or conviction.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide administrative support to the Communications Department’s staff members. This involves managing calendars and the department’s electronic and paper files; making occasional travel arrangements.

  • With attention to detail and professionalism, draft, produce, format, and proof-read e-mails, letters, online postings, publications, and other materials.

  • Arrange meetings, take notes, prepare background materials, and handle follow-up actions.

  • Produce audience, media, and issue research briefs for communications staff.

  • Communicate confidently and respectfully with representatives of the press, ACLU leaders, vendors, and allies.

  • Manage the communications volunteer database. Assist in volunteer recruitment, education, and supervision.

  • Manage the ACLU e-mail list and listserv databases. Add and remove users and keep contact databases up-to-date.

  • Using online databases, assist in media monitoring and research.

  • Assist the public relations team with ACLU events. Coordinate with vendors, assist with

    event set-up and break-down, and assist with volunteer recruitment and management.

    Limited evening and weekend work is required.

  • Other duties as needed. Help facilitate the smooth running of the office.

For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, please refer to the job description.