The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate, teaching tolerance, and seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. With offices throughout the Southeastern United States, the SPLC employs litigation, legislative advocacy, and public education to advance criminal justice reform; protect the rights of children, immigrants and LGBT individuals; and combat policies and practices that punish people for being poor.
The Field Director will coordinate public engagement and outreach efforts throughout Alabama to build support for criminal justice reform—specifically, (1) reforming the juvenile and criminal justice systems so they operate fairly and equitably; (2) ensuring the dignity and humanity of those interacting with these systems; and (3) reducing the population of individuals detained and incarcerated in Alabama.
The Field Director will establish a sustainable advocacy network by building on and expanding SPLC’s partnerships with community leaders and grassroots stakeholders. This will require cultivating relationships with individuals, families and communities impacted by the criminal justice system; state and local legislators; executive agency personnel; the faith community; and other individuals and groups invested in reducing mass incarceration in Alabama. The Field Director will be responsible for developing and empowering leaders in local communities to advocate individually and collectively for reform.
The focus of the position may change as warranted by changes in the law, the circumstances in Alabama, and/or the needs of the organization.
Under the supervision of the Senior Supervising Attorney, the Field Director will:
Qualifications (Education and Related Work Experience):
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Other Special Considerations:
This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of a person in this position.
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and an example of a campaign plan you have worked on and/or advocacy materials that you have drafted. Please include a short statement describing the overall goals of the campaign, your role, and the outcome of the campaign.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.