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Grassroots Leadership & Engagement (GLE) Coordinator

Job Details

Washington DC Office - Washington, DC
Full Time
$58,944.00 - $73,680.00 Salary

Job Summary

The Grassroots Leadership & Engagement (GLE) Unit houses AIUSA's Member Leader, Human Rights Education, Grassroots Legislative Advocacy, Community, and Youth & Student Programs. These national programs manage and support grassroots engagement, leadership development, and human rights activism at AIUSA. GLE promotes shared responsibility and collaboration among the grassroots leadership and staff. The Youth & Student Program serves as the point of entry for young people into AIUSA's work to protect and defend human rights, working with over 600 high school and college student groups. The Community Program creates entry points and opportunities for activists to join AIUSA, supporting a network of approximately 100 community-based Local Groups, a Virtual Action Network of activists organizing online, and the Area Coordinator member leadership program.


The Grassroots Leadership & Engagement (GLE) Coordinator provides critical strategic to grassroots movement building. The GLE Coordinator is responsible for data management, member communications, and material support for AIUSA’s Community and Youth & Student Programs. The ideal candidate is organized and detail-oriented, and comfortable working collaboratively with staff and AIUSA members.  This role is a union position and covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Communication Workers of America (CWA), Local 1180.


Essential Job Functions

  • Implement and assess new communications and data management strategies that support improved retention, engagement, and growth in both Community and Youth & Student Programs
  • Support the development and maintenance of Youth & Student and Community Programs’ contact lists, electronic communications, and AIUSA’s online events calendar
  • Coordinate the development, procurement, shipping, and tracking of materials to AIUSA groups
  • Maintain a communications calendar indicating the schedule for emails, texts, and Slack posts, including making recommendations about timing and prioritization of messages
  • Compose and send weekly emails to programs and networks
  • Compose and post daily Slack posts to multiple workspaces; respond to direct messages and forward or flag messages for staff as needed
  • Monitor and respond to all emails in two public-facing email inboxes, forwarding or flagging messages for staff as needed
  • Update database and spreadsheets with current group contact information and to track group activities
  • Communicate with group members to ensure they complete onboarding steps


Youth & Student Program Specific Responsibilities

  • Support as needed in implementing Youth & Student Program initiatives upon request


Community Program Specific Responsibilities

  • Support as needed in implementing Community Program initiatives upon request

Qualifications and Experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highly organized and results driven
  • Experience or interest in program operations and intersectional movement building
  • Exercises commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility
  • Experience managing multiple concurrent projects to success
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement systems or processes for a team
  • Ability to conduct research, gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports and other materials
  • Strong written communication ability, including experience with email, newsletters, toolkits, and/or promotional materials
  • Demonstrated capacity to get things done independently as well with others
  • Experience with volunteer management and/or working in a membership-based organization
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and initiate creative solutions



Qualifications and Experience


  • BA/BS required and at least 3 years of relevant experience with administration, communications, and data management
  • Experience working with, and organizing, a database system and/or other data management and digital organizing tools strongly preferred
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications; experience with Slack and Constant Contact a plus
  • This role is hybrid, and requires 2-3 days a week in-person at the Washington D.C. office


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 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 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.




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:



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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