Location

Austin preferred, remote in Texas optional

Department

Policy & Advocacy

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas is the leading civil rights organizations in the Lone Star State. We work in courts, legislatures, and communities to protect and extend the civil rights for Texans throughout the state. The ACLU of Texas is both a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization. The ACLU of Texas operates professional offices in Houston, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, and Brownsville, Texas.

Role Overview
The legislative analyst is a part-time, contract position lasting about six months. The analyst will review bills as they are filed and disburse summaries of priority legislation in each of the ACLU of Texas’ priority issue areas: Voting Rights, Smart Justice, Immigrant Rights, LGBTQ Rights, and Reproductive Rights. They will also provide administrative support to the Policy and Advocacy team by logging meetings with legislative offices and scheduling priority meetings.

Responsibilities
The legislative analyst will:

  • track legislation during the 87th legislative session of the state of Texas,
  • communicate directly with the Policy and Advocacy and Legal teams about priority legislation,
  • coordinate staff reporting on advocacy activity, and
  • provide administrative support to members of the Policy and Advocacy team.

Competencies

  • Ability to analyze the impact of proposed legislation
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Attention to detail

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and names and contact information of three professional references by email to jobs@aclutx.org and include “Legislative Analyst” in the subject line.

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 reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

The ACLU of Texas is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU of Texas 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, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction.