Senior Campaigner (2 year term)
Job Details
Experienced
Throughout the United States - ,
Fully Remote
Full Time
$69,063.00 - $86,329.00
Negligible
Job Summary

Amnesty International (AI) is a global movement of more than 10 million people who campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion, and are funded mainly by our membership and public donations. 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. AIUSA has more than a million members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

 

AIUSA’s Campaigns & Crisis Response Unit leads the design and implementation of the organization’s human rights Campaigns and crisis response efforts. Our Campaigns are intended to make a real difference in peoples’ lives as a step toward transforming our world to one in which all human rights of all people, everywhere, are respected, protected and fulfilled. The Amnesty movement defines a Campaign as a highly focused, time-bound, and winnable project, strategically planned, coordinated, and communicated to achieve an explicitly defined external objective. The organization’s Campaigns use a range of tactics and a high concentration of human and operational resources. AIUSA’s Campaigns can be on any human rights topic, issue or case, in the US or globally. Advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) are at the heart of our Campaigns and everything we do.

 

The Senior Campaigner creates and implements effective human rights campaign strategies that make impact, also serving as a key thought partner with the rest of the Campaigns & Crisis Response Unit to help AIUSA become a more effective campaigning organization. This position has two primary responsibilities:

 

(1) Identify campaign objectives in collaboration with stakeholders, and design effective and achievable campaign strategies to win the campaign and grow the human rights movement.

(2) Manage and implement campaign strategies in collaboration with a cross-organizational Campaign Team

 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Work in close collaboration with a range of stakeholders, including impacted people, partners and Amnesty members and staff in the USA and worldwide, to design and win these human rights Campaigns
  • Select with stakeholders a specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely (SMART) objective for each campaign to achieve, one that also advances inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA)
  • Create and implement a sound and effective strategy to achieve the campaign objective, using strategic campaigning tools, data analysis and campaigning best practices, in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to select, implement, and evaluate effective tactics within the campaign strategy, including creative and innovative grassroots activism tactics, public education, and creative stunts
  • Integrate monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) best practices throughout each Campaign; collect, analyze and report relevant data; embed learnings within AIUSA and implement them in future Campaigns; and share Campaign results with stakeholders internally for staff, board, and members, and externally to coalitions and the public
  • Continuously develop campaigning skills and best practices through trainings and education; help other stakeholders develop those skills and best practices; and embed those skills and best practices in AIUSA’s Campaigning resources
  • Develop relationships with relevant international, national, and local coalition partners and other stakeholders to make human rights impact, win Campaigns, foster collaboration, and help grow the size, diversity, and influence of the human rights movement in the US and around the world
  • Develop high quality activism and advocacy materials for Campaigns, including activist toolkits, public education materials, and other digital and written material as needed to achieve Campaign objectives
  • When required, conduct advocacy with governments to achieve Campaign and serve as a public and media spokesperson about Campaigns
  • May supervise interns
  • When required, assist the National Director of Campaigns and Crisis Response on crisis response efforts
  • Evening and/or weekend availability as needed
  • Travel as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Two-year fixed term role
Qualifications and Experience

Skills:

  • Strong strategic thinking, project planning management, and analytical skills
  • Strong track record working with advocacy-oriented research and analysis
  • Excellent organizational and task management skills, with attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills and ability to maintain composure under pressure
  • Positive, solutions-oriented approach to handling challenges
  • Ability to make tough decisions quickly and effectively under pressure in response to new events and developments
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Ability to campaign on any human rights topic, issue or case, with equal commitment, passion and enthusiasm
  • Ability to identify opportunities for innovation and to test new ideas
  • Ability to use tact and discretion to obtain cooperation and understanding
  • Diplomatic skills to obtain trust, cooperation, and understanding to resolve challenges
  • Ability leading, coordinating and/or working with high-level team of advisors/staff/volunteers
  • Ability and willingness for periodic travel
  • Spanish or other languages a plus

 

Education and Experience:

  • B.A. and a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience leading the development and implementation of impactful campaigns, including the creation of effective strategies and the implementation of effective grassroots activism tactics and creative stunts
  • Experience with key campaign tactics include grassroots activism, public education, creative stunts, coalition-building, lobbying, research, and strategic communications.
  • Experience working cross-organizationally with other units including Communications, Government Relations and Organizing staff
  • Experience lobbying government officials and as a spokesperson with media and the public are preferred
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with a range of diverse stakeholders, including volunteers and partners, in designing and winning campaigns
  • Demonstrated success in designing and running campaigns that helped grow and diversify a grassroots base
  • Demonstrated success in designing and running campaigns that advance inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility
  • Experience using digital tools including email, SMS, social media and data analytics to achieve campaign victories that attract new AIUSA members
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights, inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility
  • Experience with human rights issues and international law strongly preferred

 

 

We recognize the valuable skills that can be gained through internships, fellowships, volunteer work, and non-traditional work experience. This experience helps build competencies and knowledge that may translate to our job openings. We seek a diversity of experience and skills for our workplace and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our openings.

 

OUR COMMITTMENT AS AN ANTI-RACIST ORGANIZATION AND TO INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND ACCESSIBILITY (IDEA)

 

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: https://www.amnestyusa.org/idea/

 

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. We are currently starting our positions as fully remote but will transition to a hybrid work environment when our offices re-open, expected to be in January 2023.

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