Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- The ability to manage multiple funder accounts at once and communicate across a wide variety of stakeholders with often uncoordinated expectations
- Demonstrated track record of obtaining and managing a grant portfolio budget of over $1 million annually
- Demonstrates strategic, engaging interpersonal skillsets through ability to secure in-person visits and make meaningful connections with Foundations funders and staff
- Ability to clearly articulate—verbally and in writing—the case for Amnesty, and insightfully connect our work and relevance with existing, new and diverse audiences
- Ability to articulate complex specific programmatic work at a level conducive to securing six and seven figure grants
- Demonstrates and in-depth knowledge of philanthropic terminology to describe multi-faceted programs, including: theory of change, goals, objectives, inputs, outputs, outcomes, and indicators of success
- Manages conflicting priorities to ensure objectives are achieved and deadlines are met and systematically plans work in ways that maximize performance and cost effectiveness
- Uses in depth knowledge of funders, the market and current giving trends to predict future trends, and enable and inspire innovative thinking
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, in particular the ability to listen and communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders
- Strong commitment to making the workplace inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible for all
- Commits to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
Education and Experience
- BA/BS and at least 10 years relevant experience or MA/MS and 8 years relevant experience and/or sufficient relevant work experience. Knowledge of non-profit fundraising principles and environment, and C-3 permissible funding opportunities required.
- At least 5+ years of proven success in foundation fundraising, preferably for advocacy related issues, with personal experience soliciting and obtaining large-scale donations
- Experience (or equivalent experience) in personally soliciting and obtaining six and seven figure donations and working with senior leadership and staff to do so
- Must demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the terminology used by foundations to describe multi-faceted programs
- Strong organizational and project management skills, and familiarity with relational database required
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.
HOW TO APPLY AND OUR EEO STATEMENT
All applications must be completed online, and we do not accept paper submissions. Please visit the AIUSA Careers Page to review all current job postings. You must complete the entire online application, and electronically sign, for an application to be considered “complete.” We send emails via Paycom so please check your spam folders for any updates. Please email email@example.com for technical difficulties ONLY.
Amnesty International USA is an equal opportunity employer. AIUSA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities, protected veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.
OUR COMMITMENT 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 IDEA into our programs and workplace, visit: https://www.amnestyusa.org/idea/
Remote and Hybrid Workplace Policy
Because the health and safety of our employees and candidates are a top priority, we are currently conducting our hiring process virtually.
Staff, office visitors, and event attendees to be up to date with COVID vaccines before entering AIUSA offices or attending AIUSA events or in-person meetings. If anyone wishing to enter the office or attend our events is not vaccinated, they will need to have tested negative for COVID within 24 hours of entry. We expect that all staff and visitors entering the office or attending AIUSA events will, by accessing our facilities, be attesting that they are vaccinated or that they have tested negative within 24 hours of entry.
Please review the job description, which will state whether a role is hybrid and remote. Some roles may require travel domestically and/or internationally.