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Human Rights Education and Training Specialist (2 Year Fixed Term)

Job Details

Throughout the United States - ,
Fully Remote
$69,063.00 - $86,329.00 Salary

Job Summary

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the global organizations 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 peoples 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. We are a democratically governed, grassroots membership organization, which means that our members vote on key policy issues and elect our Board of Directors. Some of our members are experts on specific human rights issues, parts of the world, or advocacy areas, and they serve as volunteer leaders. Others are volunteer leaders of local or student groups in towns, universities, states, or regions of the country. Amnesty International USAs elected Board members, staff, and members work together to lead the organization.

Job Summary

The Human Rights Education and Training Specialist is responsible for developing learning materials and pathways for learning that will support membership growth and engagement in human rights activism, and specifically focused on building awareness and engagement in our Individuals at Risk program, which is one of Amnesty Internationals flagship campaign. This work presents cross-cutting themes that intersects with work done across the organization.

This position will work in collaboration with stakeholders and content experts to develop human rights education curriculum for both formal and informal settings; materials and trainings, to be adapted by activists, educators, and peer trainers across the country; and HRE promotional resources to support IAR calendar actions such as Write for Rights, Banned Books Week, and others upon request.

This role is a union position and covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Communication Workers of America (CWA), Local 1180.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Drawing on critical pedagogies, produce training and resources to be used in formal or non-formal educational contexts that will address human rights violations and advance supporter engagement in IAR work
  • Design resources that support learning experiences for both youth and adult learners that are suitable to disseminate through various offline and online platforms including AIUSAs online member center and social media for innovative learner-centered experiences
  • Gather information, feedback, and analyze data to inform best practices and approaches for scaling up, design and development of creative and cutting-edge learner centered online and in-person experiences
  • Produce Young Responders Monthly which is a newsletter for elementary level audiences introducing content appropriate stories of individuals and communities at risk and building human rights literacy skills
  • Support with the development and program build of AIUSAs Human Rights Foundations Training of Trainers program
  • Present online and in-person trainings and workshops at national conferences and meetings, and in 1:1 or small group situations to support IAR-HRE engagement
  • Create Human Rights Education Training materials to support IAR focused advocacy
  • This is a 2 Year Fixed Term role

Qualifications and Experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of, education in and experience with pedagogy, participatory approaches to education and adult learning models
  • Sensitivity to learners differences, including learning preferences and varying cultures and backgrounds worldwide - Experience in universal design and accessible web-based content creation
  • Aptitude for developing innovative and creative ideas to use education technology to support effective human rights education work
  • Background in, knowledge of and passion for human rights education and activism
  • Capability both to work on your own initiative and as a member of a large and diverse team
  • Ability to manage a heavy and varied workload effectively, such as managing multiple projects and competing demands under deadlines while maintaining attention to detail and quality standards
  • Presentation skills and ability to represent AI to membership, activists, and external organizations
  • Ability to effectively use audio-visual and/or graphic design software is preferred
  • A collaborative partner who is a strategic decision-maker, agile, and able to respond to fast changing external events; able to identify opportunities for impact; mobilize support, action, and work effectively with partners and allies
  • Exercises commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish preferred

Education and Experience

  • B.A/B.S. and 5 years of relevant experience in human rights training and education
  • Experience in learner-centered instructional design, and a demonstrated ability in developing engaging online learning experiences for different audiences and with different platforms
  • Experience with the instructional design process, especially the ability to project manages the collaborative creation of online courses and to develop content proactively
  • Experience with facilitation and comfortable with making public presentations
  • Experience with participatory approaches, methodologies and tools when working with rights holders, partners, AI staff/activists and others
  • Lifting of boxes for set-up and breakdown at national conferences maybe required
  • Some travel is required for national conferences, trainings, workshops, and other events
  • Some weekend and weeknight meetings and Zoom calls is required
  • This is a 2 Year Fixed Term role

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.


All applications must be completed online, and we do not accept paper submissions. Please visit our Careers Page to review all current job postings. You must complete the entire online application, and electronically sign, in order for an application to be considered complete.

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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.


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:

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.

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