ACLU Hawaii


The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawai‘i seeks a dynamic, experienced chief executive to lead a civil liberties agenda throughout Hawai‘i. Founded in 1920, the ACLU is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization which uses legal, advocacy, and public education approaches to protect and promote a broad range of constitutional issues including individual rights and freedoms, free speech, racial justice, criminal legal reform, immigrant’s rights, voting rights, privacy, religious liberty, reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and more.

Founded in 1965, the ACLU of Hawai‘i is an affiliate of the national ACLU, the leading defender of civil liberties guaranteed by our nation’s Bill of Rights. Based in Honolulu, the ACLU of Hawai‘i has an operating budget of approximately $2.1 million. The organization is led by a 15 member Board of Directors and a team of 12 staff members who work to protect the rights of everyone in Hawai‘i and advance our priority issues.

Accountable to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will be a strong partner with leadership to further advance an affiliate that has made gains in many core ACLU issues. The next leader will further advance the affiliate’s legal, advocacy, and public education programs in new ways to meet emerging challenges – all within a special cultural and political environment where relationships are crucial to success.