Organizer

01 Jan, 2022

Jobs

Organizer

Amnesty International
Atlanta, GA

The AIUSA Organizer is responsible for developing and implementing traditional and digital organizing strategies that will lead to an increase in activist participation and long-term engagement around Amnesty International USA’s (AIUSA) campaigns and program work.  The position requires experience working with volunteers; an understanding about how to engage activists at the grassroots level; an ability to develop and cultivate volunteer leadership; and a willingness to build community partnerships through a distributed organizing practice.  

Responsibilities

  • Work with a senior organizer to develop, test, and implement community organizing and campaign advocacy strategies in assigned states using AIUSA’s distributed organizing practice. 
  • Inspire and encourage a broad and diverse base of  activists to take action on AIUSA’s campaigns and program work.
  • Recruit new activists into AIUSA’s activist base using online and offline tools and strategies.
  • Develop volunteer Organizing Leaders through a series of individualized check-ins, training, and other engagement practices.
  • Move grassroots activists and other volunteers into various leadership opportunities to support local and national human rights campaigns priorities.
  • Lead or assist in virtual and in-person event planning to boost AIUSA’s activist base and organizational visibility.
  • Cultivate and foster activist-led actions and events. 
  • Assess and deliver training needs and develop skills to support activist development and increase the impact of their actions.
  • Build awareness on human rights issues through Human Rights Education.
  • Represent AIUSA to external partners and foster collaboration and alliances.
  • Monitor and report on local developments happening at the municipal and state level that have human rights impact.
  • Track and report on grassroots activism throughout assigned states. 
  • Help advance goals outlined by AIUSA’s Organizing Unit.
  • Participate in shared responsibility and collaboration with volunteer leaders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time (assuming all safety precautions) and work on weekends and evenings as needed.

Experience, knowledge, and skills required

  • 3-5 years of social justice organizing experience working directly with volunteers.
  • Comprehensive understanding of organizing fundamentals including the difference between organizing and mobilization.
  • Strong abilities to build connections and relationships in the community.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in organizing offline and online, including knowledge of digital organizing and ability to use technology to scale organizing and advocacy initiatives.
  • Knowledge of how national and state legislative systems function, including legislative calendar, key targets, and tracking legislation.
  • Knowledge of key domestic and global human rights issues. 
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail, including strong project management, organization, and tracking activist journeys via selected organizing database.
  • Strong attention to detail, task management and ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Robust written and oral communication skills including public speaking, training, and facilitation.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Sheets, and CRMs (customer relationship management), texting (Thrutext, Hustle)
  • Ability to work under pressure and on multiple projects.

Additional desired experience and considerations:

  • Demonstrated experience in distributed organizing practices.
  • Ability to speak a second language.

Learn more here

Job posted: 2022-01-01