Director of Policy Development and Programming

American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
Washington D.C., DC

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations, seeks an experienced, creative and detail-oriented Director of Policy Development and Programming based in Washington, D.C. to lead ACS’s “Economic, Workplace and Environmental Regulation” and “Separation of Powers” efforts. The first portfolio focuses on workers’ rights and economic opportunity, as well as the environment and technology law and seeks to develop a comprehensive vision of the role of regulation in our society. The second addresses the proper balance of power between the three branches of government, as well as between the federal government and the states, and includes work on national security law and policy.

The Director plays a central role in coordinating and facilitating ACS's substantive legal and public policy work in the areas described above and will:

  • Work closely with constitutional scholars, practitioners, advocates, public officials and law students to formulate and advance a progressive vision of the law that is intellectually sound, practically relevant, and faithful to our constitutional values and heritage;
  • Develop and oversee execution of conferences, symposia and other live programming;
  • Work with authors to publish ACS Issue Briefs and other publications.


Applicants should possess a J.D. degree from an accredited law school and have 5-10 years of professional experience. The ideal candidate will be familiar with constitutional and other legal scholarship, and have outstanding analytic, writing, and interpersonal skills. This position will report to the Vice President of Policy Development and Programming.

How to Apply:

ACS values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer; women, people of color, people with disabilities and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.