Skip to main content

Telephone Fundraiser

Job Details

Boston, NYC, Oakland, Washington D.C. - ,
Full Time
$22.50 Hourly

Telephone Fundraiser

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the global organization’s presence in the United States. We engage people in the U.S. to fight injustice all around the world, while we also work to protect people’s human rights here in the U.S. Amnesty International USA has more than one million members and activists in all 50 states, who are part of a larger global movement of 10 million people in 150 countries.  


Job Summary

The Human Rights Fundraiser is a role within AIUSA’s Development Team, where they build meaningful relationships with current and prospective financial donors. They help ensure vital funds are generated to support our campaigns to protect people wherever justice, fairness, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied. 

The ideal candidate for this entry-level role is a passionate activist for human rights with a desire to develop their skills in non-profit fundraising and advertisement/telemarketing within a global grassroots movement.  


What We Offer 

  • $22.50 / hour (base pay) – Full-time hours 
  • Full medical and dental benefits after 90 days 
  • Training on telemarketing and phone fundraising  
  • Training on Amnesty’s campaigns and policy work 
  • Learn donor relations and acquisitions 
  • Professional development courses through LinkedIn Learning 
  • The ability to work from home 
  • Flexible work schedules  

Qualifications and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required. 
  • Strong verbal communication and computer system navigation skills are required. 
  • Experience in high volume outbound, sales, telemarketing, and/or cold calling preferred. 
  • Ability to adhere to elements of a script. 
  • Reliable and an exceptional communicator. 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail  
  • Knowledgeable with an appreciation for campaigning within a human rights organization.  
  • Experience working within a team to achieve a shared objective. 
  • Ability to achieve monthly goals and stay motivated. 
  • Advocacy, customer service, call center, and/or fundraising experience are a plus. 
  • Skilled and confident in building interpersonal relationships. 
  • Knowledgeable in database systems and the creation and use of spreadsheets 
  • Must be comfortable interacting with external members and high-profile donors. 



Dismantling white supremacy is central to the fight for human rights in the United States and around the world. As we mobilize staff and activists and work with partners to help transform the multiple systems where oppression operates in the world around us as part of our human rights mandate, anti-racism must be integral to our work. What does that mean for Amnesty International in the United States? It means using our people power to fight injustice and centering the voices and experiences of those most impacted by racist structures, beliefs, and laws. Fundamentally, it means doing our human rights work differently than it has been done before, because we know that who we work with, how we work, the work we do, and ultimately who we are, are all interconnected. As an international, intercultural, intergenerational and intersectional movement of activists committed to protecting and advancing human rights for all, Amnesty is deeply committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA). To learn more about how we integrate these concepts into our work and workplace, visit: 

COVID-19 Consideration 

Because the health and safety of our employees and candidates are a top priority, we are currently conducting our hiring process virtually.