ACLU of Hawai‘i seeking applicants to join its leadership team


The ACLU of Hawai‘i has announced two new leadership roles for the affiliate. It will be hiring a Smart Justice Campaign Director to lead Hawaii’s Smart Justice campaign, which is part of a coordinated, nationwide effort to halve incarceration rates and confront systemic racial inequalities in the criminal justice system. The affiliate is also hiring a Development Director to build its capacity at a time when civil rights are under attack.
Executive Director Joshua Wisch said: “As a leading defender of civil rights locally, the ACLU of Hawai’i is in a unique position to tackle one of the most entrenched problems facing our community: mass incarceration. Inequality in the criminal justice system is not only a national problem. Here in Hawai’i we simply have too many people in our jails and prison and too many of them are being held while they wait for trial just because they aren’t wealthy. It tears families and communities apart and does not make us safer. We are hiring a Smart Justice Campaign Director to help build this movement locally, and a Development Director to ensure we have the resources we need to sustain this work.”
The ACLU of Hawai’i welcomes applicants for the Smart Justice Campaign Director who have been formerly incarcerated. Wisch said: “We are casting the widest and most inclusive net we can to find the best candidates, including those who have experience being incarcerated or otherwise entangled with the criminal justice system.”
The office currently has six full time staff, a legal fellow, and hosts several legal interns each year. Application information can be found on the website: