Jobs, Fellowships and Internships

The ACLU of Massachusetts currently has these open positions:

• Part-Time Full Charge Bookkeeper
• Bilingual (English-Spanish) Intern or Volunteer for Summer 2015
• Public Advocacy Intern

Part-Time Full Charge Bookkeeper

The ACLU of Massachusetts seeks an experienced Part-Time (15-25 hours/week) Full Charge Bookkeeper in its Finance and Administration Department.

Under the supervision of the Director of Administration and Finance, this position requires a high degree of organization and initiative. The successful candidate will have proven bookkeeping skills, a facility with computers and electronic documents, a keen attention to detail and deadlines, an ability to work well with others as part of a team, and a commitment to civil rights and civil liberties.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Processing bills and payments, enter into QuickBooks and pay
• Processing receipt of donations and other income, enter into QuickBooks and deposit to bank
• Monthly/Quarterly/Annual closing and reconciliation of accounts and statements
• Generate financial reports for management team (While the bookkeeper may not be the regular presenter, they may be asked to present in the absence of the F/A director.)
• Process annual reporting such as 1099
• Allocate cost to departments and entities based on a cost allocation plan
• Financial analysis
• Work on special projects to improve and update the accounting process and system

Experience and Qualifications
• Major in Accounting or other related majors
• Strong organizational skills, excellent attention to details and ability to multitask
• Possess initiative, ability to work independently, work well under pressure and meet deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to work well with colleagues and with staff at all levels within the organization
• Computer literate – Sound experience with Excel for financial analysis and reconciliation, accounting software in Windows environment and paperless environment. QuickBooks experience ideal but not required.
• Hours 15 – 25/hours a week

Compensation
• Pay range $20 - $30/hr depending on experience. Benefits include paid vacation, 401k, and long-term disability insurance.

Application
• Applicants should submit a resume, list of references, and a cover letter describing the applicant's interest in this position via email to jobs@aclum.org. No phone calls or faxes please. Please submit applications by 4/30/2015.

About the ACLU of Massachusetts
The ACLU of Massachusetts was founded in 1918 and is an affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a nationwide, non-profit, non-partisan membership organization that works to preserve and expand the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Through strategies of litigation, advocacy, public education, and grassroots activism, we strengthen and expand public understanding of racial justice, juvenile justice, LGBTQ rights (including equal marriage), women's rights, criminal justice issues, equal opportunity, free speech and assembly, privacy rights, religious liberty, students' rights, voting rights, and reproductive rights.

The ACLU of Massachusetts is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of every race, creed, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.


Bilingual (English-Spanish) Intern or Volunteer for Summer 2015

Do you speak Spanish? Do you love to write? Do you want to work for justice and civil rights in a friendly and exciting environment?

The ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts, a public interest organization that defends civil rights and civil liberties, is seeking a person who is fluent in English and Spanish to help our outreach efforts in the Latino community. The person will write articles for publication on our websites and in media outlets and translate materials. He or she may also present on our issues, communicate with advocates and community members in Spanish, attend community meetings in Spanish and speak one-on-one with Spanish speakers on a variety of issues.

The intern/volunteer will address a variety of the issues the ACLU covers, from immigrant rights to free speech to LGBT issues. Articles will be posted on aclum.org, miaclu.org and/or our social media outlets.

Start/end dates and hours are flexible. It is also possible to work remotely.

The intern/volunteer will be placed in the Field Department and will work primarily with a lawyer in the Field and Legal Departments.

This is an unpaid position.

Qualifications

The applicant should be able to read documents in English and Spanish, communicate fluently in both languages, and write well in Spanish.

Please send a cover letter (in Spanish), a résumé or CV (in English or Spanish), and a writing sample (in Spanish) to the contact below. If you don't already have a writing sample in Spanish, you can write a piece (300 words or less) about a recent news event. Look at miaclu.org for style ideas. Feel free to call if you have any questions.

Laura Rótolo
Staff Counsel
ACLU of Massachusetts
211 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02110
lrotolo@aclum.org
617.482.3170 x 311

Updated 9.24.14

Public Advocacy Undergraduate Internship for Summer 2015

Do you care about civil liberties? Do you love to research and write? Do you want to work for justice and civil rights in a friendly and exciting environment?

The ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts, a public interest organization that defends civil rights and civil liberties, is seeking an undergraduate intern to work in the public advocacy department. The person will support the development and implementation of the ACLU of Massachusetts' public policy/advocacy campaigns. He or she may also represent on our issues, communicate with advocates and community members, and attend community meetings and events on a variety of issues.

The intern/volunteer will address a variety of the issues the ACLU covers, from criminal justice reform to free speech to LGBT issues.

The intern/volunteer will report to the Director of Public Advocacy, but they will work with various staff members

This is an unpaid position.

Qualifications

The applicant should be an undergraduate student with an interest in civil liberties and public policy/advocacy. There is only one position available for the summer semester so please be sure to send all application requirements before the deadline.

Please send a cover letter, a résumé or CV, and a writing sample to the contact below. Application Deadline: May 1, 2015.

Whitney Taylor
Director of Public Advocacy
ACLU of Massachusetts
211 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02110
wtaylor@aclum.org
617.482.3170 x 344

Updated 12.22.14


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The ACLU of Massachusetts is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBT people to apply.