The ACLU of Nevada is our state's largest and most active organization devoted to the protection and advancement of civil rights and civil liberties and one of the state’s most effective public interest nonprofits. The organization works on a broad range of civil rights and civil liberties issues, including but not limited to free speech, election protection, education reform, drug law reform, women’s issues, prisoners’ rights, immigrant’s rights, the rights of the homeless, criminal justice reform, and LGBTQIA+ rights.

The ACLU of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Nevada encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction.

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

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The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada (ACLUNV) seeks applicants for Program Assistant position in Reno. The Program Assistant reports to the Policy Director and may receive assignments from other senior leadership staff as the position is designed to provide cross-departmental support. This individual will split their time between office management and programs support tasks including community outreach, volunteer coordination, event support, educational programming, and legal intake.  

They work closely with the Policy, Legal, and Development departments on a variety of strategic initiatives, increase public awareness and appreciation of civil liberties, advocate for positive changes in the civil liberties landscape, and engage supporters in achieving our mission.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Pay starts at $18.50 per hour. Excellent benefits include generous paid-time off; medical, dental, and vision insurance; life and long-term disability insurance; defined contribution plan with employer match; and twelve paid holidays. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE

Administrative Support

  • Provide agency wide office management and administrative support;
  • Maintain ACLUNV office and administrative procedures;
  • Answer calls on office line by following protocol for media, transferring call to staff, or responding as needed;
  • Track expenses and prepare monthly expense reports;
  • Maintain office equipment including computers, telephones, WiFi, and troubleshoot basic computer problems for staff;
  • Greet visitors and explain how to contact the ACLUNV for assistance.

Program Support

Outreach and Development

  • Attend events, trainings, and meetings on behalf of the ACLUNV; 
  • Monitor community event and partner organization calendars;
  • Maintain files and database to track policy, advocacy, and outreach issues;
  • Develop and execute the Northern Nevada volunteer program.

Policy

  • Review agendas for legislative and administrative public meetings to issues spot policy proposal implicating civil liberties;
  • Provide support to the Policy Director and Program and Policy Associate including scheduling, research and meeting preparation;
  • Assist with bill tracking during the legislative session;
  • Monitor implementation of legislation;
  • Review, edit, and draft letters, reports or other policy department publications.

Legal

  • Legal Admin as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and civil rights, and strong support for the goals of the American Civil Liberties Union;
  • Ability to self-start and to work independently under pressure;
  • Ability to juggle workload and complete competing tasks;
  • Ability to work professionally, cooperatively, and collegially on wide-ranging projects with staff and diverse individuals, organizations, and coalitions;
  • At least two (2) years of administrative experience or program support preferred;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to maintain orderly records;
  • Proficiency with MS Office.

Strongest candidates will also have:

  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • Demonstrated skills in maintaining and problem-solving Information Technology systems.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit: (1) letter describing interest in the position; and (2) resume online at https://aclunv.bamboohr.com/jobs/ If you run into any issues, please contact admin@clunv.org.

We will accept applications until June 18 with a goal of a start date around July 5. 

 

LEGAL INTERN/EXTERN

The application period for Summer 2021 has ended. Check back for Fall postings.

The Student Legal Program gives law students the opportunity to work as part of the ACLU of Nevada’s legal team in Las Vegas.

As a legal intern, you will be supervised by the ACLU of Nevada’s legal team while developing advanced skills in brief writing, client communication, civic engagement and research. You will gain an understanding of the U.S. Constitution, as well as civil liberties and civil rights laws in the U.S. and Nevada.

The ACLUNV Student Legal Program touches on all of the aspects of the organization’s work including our legal, programmatic, and advocacy efforts. Your legal experience may include, but is not limited to, work in the following areas:

  • Assisting on briefs and providing additional legal support when there are pending or active cases.
  • Attending meetings and provide public testimony.
  • Contributing to the ACLUNV Know Your Rights program by drafting cards, training materials, and more.
  • Assisting with researching civil rights issues and brainstorming ideas to assist with advocacy.
  • Monitoring potential civil rights violations statewide by assisting with the intake complaint process and attending meetings with local groups.
  • Participating in student and youth outreach and public education efforts.

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

The application period for Summer 2021 has ended. Check back for Fall postings.

The Digital Communications Intern will work with the Communications and Outreach Department throughout the summer to engage Nevada communities on civil rights issues through social media and other digital platforms. This is a non-exempt, part-time, temporary position paying $15/hour. 

The Digital Communications Intern will:  

  • Work on digital communications strategies and tactics for civil rights advocacy.  
  • Manage ACLUNV social media channels. 
  • Create graphics, videos, and other digital assets to educate the public on civil rights issues. 
  • Research and draft talking points and messaging toolkits.  
  • Track and monitor public hearings on key issues. 
  • Contribute to editorial work such as blogs and op-eds.
  • Other tasks as needed.