01 Jan, 2022



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.  


  • 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.

  • 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