Request for Proposals
Spanish Language Consultant

The American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (ACLU-PA) is seeking a Spanish Language Consultant to assist the organization in its outreach to Spanish-speaking media and communities. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending and expanding individual rights and personal freedom, the ACLU is the nation's foremost guardian of liberty. The ACLU-PA promotes, defends, and advances constitutional principles founded in the Bill of Rights through litigation, legislative advocacy, and community education.

The ACLU-PA is a fast-paced environment that addresses headline-making issues with powerful personal stories and dynamic, precedent-setting solutions. The ACLU-PA has three offices, ten volunteer chapters, over 40,000 members and donors, 35 employees, and a $5.3 million operating budget.

The Spanish Language Consultant will report to the Director of Communications and will be contracted to work approximately 20 hours per month to support the ACLU-PA’s work in advocacy, in litigation, and in fundraising. ACLU-PA staff have been working remotely since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Spanish Language Consultant can also work remotely after ACLU-PA’s offices reopen.

ACLU-PA has budgeted $25,000 for a one-year contract, which is negotiable.

The Spanish Language Consultant will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Strategize with the ACLU-PA comms team on effective outreach to Spanish-speaking audiences in Pennsylvania
  • Translate and/or write press releases, video and audio scripts, blog posts, social media text, and other forms of written content
  • Identify Spanish-language media in Pennsylvania for outreach and build and maintain relationships with reporters
  • Other strategic initiatives, as determined by the ACLU-PA comms team in coordination with the consultant

While no one person will have all of the qualifications listed below, a successful candidate will bring many of the following qualifications and skills:

  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish; native speaker is a plus
  • At least two years of related experience
  • Experience in nonprofit, advocacy, or other community-based organizations   
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of and interest in social media trends and the use of social media for issue-based advocacy
  • A demonstrated ability to write clearly and precisely  
  • Excellent organization and administrative skills: a strong, consistent attention to detail, an organized work style, and the ability to follow through on work assignments with a minimum of direct supervision
  • Demonstrated interest in, enthusiasm for, and commitment to the mission and principles of the ACLU

All proposals will be treated confidentially. Send a resume, cover letter, a brief writing sample, and estimated quote to search@aclupa.org. Please include your last name and “Spanish Language Consultant” in the subject line. No calls, please. Quotes will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website, www.aclupa.org/jobs.

The ACLU-PA is an equal opportunity employer.  We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. The ACLU-PA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or record of arrest or conviction.

ACLU-PA’s hiring process will comply with Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards (“Ban the Box”) ordinance.

The ACLU-PA comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union (the “Union”) of Pennsylvania and the ACLU Foundation (the “Foundation”) of Pennsylvania. The Union is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, and ACLU membership dues fund its lobbying work. Donations to the Union are not tax-deductible. The ACLU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Foundation funds support litigation and public education efforts. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible. 

Both the ACLU of Pennsylvania and the ACLU Foundation of Pennsylvania have the same overall mission, and share office space, employees, and the same board of directors. The two entities are jointly known by the term “ACLU-Pennsylvania.”