The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC) is seeking a Chief Program Officer to oversee our integrated advocacy program. Over the past several years, the ACLU-NC has grown in breadth and depth and uses multiple advocacy strategies to protect and advance the civil rights and civil liberties of everyone in North Carolina. These strategies include litigation, legislation, public education, and policy advocacy among others. After engaging in a sweeping strategic planning process, we created this new position—Chief Program Officer—to help lead and coordinate our broad array of work. Ideally, the Chief Program Officer will bring their experience challenging systems of oppression to our overall strategies for achieving greater justice and fairness within our organization and across our state. 

We seek an experienced, innovative, and collaborative leader who works well with diverse groups of people to lead the implementation and coordination of the ACLU-NC’s strategic work through the functional program areas of: Legal/Litigation; Policy Strategy and Advocacy; and Communications. Each of these programmatic areas is led by an experienced director who in turn supervises the team. 
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Chief Program Officer will serve as the hub for cross-departmental strategies on issues that require coordination across ACLU-NC’s legal, communications, advocacy, and policy teams. This core leadership role will oversee the organization’s high-level cross-functional integration between all program areas and resource allocation. The Chief Program Officer will also lead the implementation of our strategic programmatic framework, assist in the development of programmatic evaluation tools, and assist in determining the best tactical use of resources ensuring that the ACLU-NC integrates all components of the strategy to advance equity and racial justice. The Chief Program Officer is a member of the Leadership Team. This position will, when at full capacity, lead a department of 25 in a unionized environment, directly supervising 3-4staff. The number of direct reports and department size is subject to change.  

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