Director of Policy and Program

The American Constitution Society (ACS), one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations, seeks an experienced, creative, and detail-oriented Director of Policy and Program based in Washington, D.C. to lead ACS’s “Democracy and Voting” and “Equality and Liberty” efforts.

The first portfolio focuses on developing a comprehensive vision of the right to vote and to participate in our political process. The second addresses the means of combating inequality resulting from race, color, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age and other factors.

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 and Program.


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.