Field Organizer -Washington, DC
Job Details
Experienced
Washington DC Office - Washington, DC
Full Time
Not Specified
Up to 25%
Description

The Field Organizer is responsible for developing and implementing strategies that will lead to supporter growth and increase participation in activism around AIUSA’s priority campaigns and core programmatic work.  This position will be based either remotely or in a AIUSA Field Office with the goal of growing AIUSA’s grassroots activists base in a given area.  This position requires an individual who will be innovative in exploring various organizing initiatives for the purpose of raising awareness on Amnesty International’s mission, activist engagement, and build a local grassroots network of human rights defenders.  The Field Organizer will work collaboratively across AIUSA’s Movement Building Department to identify and recruit new AI supporters, identify potential leaders, and advance AIUSA’s human rights priority campaigns and programmatic work.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement grassroots community organizing strategies in assigned states that is reflective of community engagement and leadership development.
  • Identify, recruit, and oversee a diverse pool of volunteer leaders and develop state leadership teams.   
  • Engage, catalyze and mobilize a grassroots activist base in AIUSA’s priority campaigns and program work.
  • Support legislative advocacy campaigns, including lobby elected officals.
  • Assist in the development and execution of small and large scale events throughout the year to increase AIUSA’s supporter base and visibility.
  • Cultivate and foster activists led actions and events.
  • Assess and deliver training needs and develop skills capacity to support activist development and increase the impact of their actions.
  • Build awareness on human rights issues through Human Rights Education.
  • Represents Amnesty International USA to external partners and fosters collaboration and alliances
  • Monitor and report on local developments happening at the municipal and state level that have human rights impact.
  • Track and report on grassroots activism throughout assigned states.
  • Help advance goals outlined by AIUSA’s Organizing Unit.
  • Participates in shared responsibility and collaboration with volunteer leaders
Requirements

Experience required:

  • 5 years of social justice organizing experience
  • Experience in public speaking, training, and facilitating
  • Knowledge of digital organizing
  • Community program design and event planning
  • Knowledge of national and state legislative systems
  • Knowledge of global and domestic human rights issues
  • Valid drivers license

 

Skills required:

 

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office, Google Suite and internet applications
  • Interpersonal skills required
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and on multiple projects
  • Ability to work well with people from all different spectrums
  • Innovative thinker with a creative eye
  • Ability to speak a second language is preferred
  • Must be able to travel up to 25% of the time and work on weekends and evenings as needed.

 

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Due to the large volume of applications, we are only able to contact those applicants who are selected for interviews.

 

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