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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.





Policy/Advocacy; Duration: 3 years


Applications will be accepted until October 18, 2021.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation of Florida seeks a Data Analyst.  The Data Analyst works in the ACLU of Florida’s Policy and Advocacy Department and supports the work of the ACLU’s Southern Collective. This position is located in the organization’s Jacksonville office and may include travel throughout the South.

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Florida is an affiliate of the national ACLU, a national public interest organization devoted to the defense of the Bill of Rights.  For over 100 years, the ACLU has served as the nation’s primary protector of the liberties that define our democracy.  The organization implements its vital civil liberties mission in all 50 states in large part through affiliate entities such as the ACLU of Florida. Operating out of four offices—Miami (main), Tampa, Pensacola, and Jacksonville—the Florida affiliate has a budget of over $8 million and 55 staff members, placing it among the larger ACLU affiliates in the nation.  

The ACLU of Florida, the state’s largest civil rights and civil liberties organization, employs litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional values and individual rights, such as freedom of speech, racial justice, right to privacy, religious liberty, criminal justice reform, voting rights, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, disability rights, and immigrants’ rights.  The ACLU of Florida litigates a broad range of complex constitutional cases in federal and state courts through direct representation, filing amicus briefs, and submitting administrative complaints to state and federal agencies.    

The Southern Collective is made up of the ACLU’s 12 affiliates in the South – the ACLUs of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. In partnership with ACLU National, the Southern Collective was launched in 2019 to address the challenges in the South that are rooted in its unique history of racial oppression and violence and equally remarkable history of civil rights struggles and victories. The Collective’s strength lies in its power to share and collaborate for change in a region that is paving the way for racial justice nationwide.

The Data Analyst is a staff position within the Affiliate’s Policy and Advocacy Department (PAD). The position reports to the Deputy Political Director and provides support to the twelve ACLU affiliates of the Southern Collective and the Southern Collective itself. The Data Analyst will analyze data to develop and explain insights into civil rights issues facing Southern affiliates, primarily in the realm of voting rights, racial justice, and criminal legal reform. These insights will inform policy, communications, and legal campaign strategies, while data visualization products will support integrated advocacy campaigns. In addition, the Data Analyst may provide support in litigation, message testing for advocacy campaigns in the South, and contribute to operational system analyses of the Southern affiliates.  This is a three (3) year contract position.


  • Conduct research and integrate data from multiple sources, in multiple formats.
  • Evaluate expected impact of proposed legislation or policies.
  • Process, cleanse, and verify the integrity of data used for analysis.
  • Analyze data for trends, disparities and patterns to inform electoral, strategic, and policy decisions.
  • Create data visualizations for web and print to demystify data for general audiences and package it for use in advocacy.
  • Collaborate with staff across the ACLU to identify data-driven solutions to communications, legal, policy, campaign, and workflow needs.


  • Strengthen relationships with strategic partners, including research vendors, academics, and others.
  • Contribute to strategy development.
  • Contribute to development of materials, tracking and reporting tools.
  • Facilitate polling and messaging testing.
  • Provide software solution recommendations.
  • Serve as spokesperson, as necessary.


  • While no one person will have all the qualities enumerated below, we hope that a successful candidate will bring many of the following qualifications and attributes:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics, computer science, statistics, applied public policy or similar field; or demonstrated work experience in similar fields.
  • At least two (2) years of experience conducting research and data analysis in a public policy or comparable work setting, with demonstrated experience in handling large data sets.
  • Proficiency in applied statistics skills and query languages such as SQL.
  • Proficiency with data analysis and visualization products and cloud computing, such as R, STATA, Google Cloud Platform, MS Access and Tableau.
  • Proficiency with GIS
  • Innate curiosity, passion and initiative.
  • Unwavering commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU, including a demonstrated commitment to equity and racial justice.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience, within the range of $52,000 - $70,000. The ACLU of Florida provides excellent benefits, including health and dental insurance with generous vacation, holiday and sick leave policies, as well as a Defined Contribution 401K Retirement Plan.  This is a three (3) year contract position.

Please send cover letter and resume by email to All inquiries should include Southern Collective Data Analyst in the subject line and all attachments should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Applications will be accepted until October 18, 2021. Please indicate where you learned of this job posting. No phone calls, please.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU of Florida reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

The ACLU of Florida is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Florida 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, or veteran status. We encourage formerly incarcerated individuals to apply. If selected for an interview, please inquire if financial assistance is needed in order to attend.

The ACLU of Florida undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions. Fluency in Spanish and Creole is preferred but not required.


  1. We review applications and create a small pool of people to send a short exercise.
  2. Names and all identifying information is removed from the exercises and they are graded using a matrix.
  3. Top three candidates based on cover letter, resume, and exercise ranking are given a group interview.
  4. References checked.
  5. Offer made.


  • We value justice, where all people are treated fairly, with dignity, and have equality under the law.
  • We value liberty, where all people have self-autonomy, freedom from suppression, and freedom to make their own choices.
  • We value democracy, where all people have their voices heard and have the ability to meaningfully participate in decision-making.
  • We believe in non-partisanship. Our work is guided by our values, not by political party or personality.
  • We believe in centering the leadership and voices of impacted people.
  • We believe in equity and inclusion. We build and sustain a culture of belonging as part of our work, and our work is guided by our belief in the inherent worth of all people.
  • We believe in integrated advocacy. Our work is guided by the knowledge that achieving our mission requires us to use multiple tools, rather than relying on any one single tactic.
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