Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- 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.
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.