- Together with community leaders and ACLU staff, develop and implement ACLU of Missouri’s collaborative, community policing campaign;
- Attend on-the-ground community and protest events in St. Louis area;
- Along with ACLU Program Associate, represent ACLU at select, related coalition meetings;
- Identify and build relationships with community leaders and other stakeholders, including current and former local, county and state law enforcement officials;
- Organize coalition of stakeholders;
- Compile stories and evidence from community members to support the need for community-based policing;
- Identify emerging leaders and explore possible solutions, including Cincinnati's collaborative policing model; once solutions are identified, develop and implement a plan of action;
- Facilitate and coordinate community listening sessions, ACLU presentations, and other events.
- B.A. and/or 5 or more years of related experience in advocacy/community organizing; experience in criminal justice and/or racial justice advocacy strongly preferred;
- Demonstrated commitment to advancing reform in policing practices in St. Louis area;
- Familiarity and comfort with a broad range of community organizing tools and techniques; experience engaging activists through online channels a plus.
- Experience working in coalition, including developing shared plans, coordinating external and internal communications, and understanding how to navigate dynamics among partner groups and bridge apparent or subtle divides.
- Comfort working with different types of people and coalition partners from established community leaders and "grasstops" community members to emerging leaders and grassroots activists, and ideally law enforcement.
- Demonstrated connections to the St. Louis community;
- Maturity, professionalism, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and knack for relationship building and diplomacy;
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, envision a strategic plan and implement the plan to completion;
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a diverse staff, including remote supervisor;
- Value and respect diversity;
- Willingness to work evening and weekend hours;
- Travel throughout the St. Louis area required.
- Bilingual skills are a plus.