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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.
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Job posted: 2022-01-01