Amnesty International, USA is seeking applicants to serve a three-year term beginning Fall 2016 on the AIUSA Board of Directors. An intensive, nationwide search is being conducted to assemble a qualified, diverse, and representative slate of candidates for the Board of Directors election. Individuals who are willing and able to dedicate considerable time and energy to upholding the AIUSA mandate, and growing the human rights movement are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have insight into domestic and international human rights trends and issues with particular interest in those relevant to AIUSA; a thorough understanding of legal and ethical expectations for a 501(c)(3) organization; previous involvement in management and/or governance; experience in financial and budget review processes, and have knowledge of the mission and vision of AIUSA. Applicants must be members of AIUSA in good standing at the time of the application deadline.
The Board of Directors develops a clear vision for the organization through policies that set goals and priorities for AIUSA. Each Board member is responsible for being an active participant in the work of the Board of Directors; providing stewardship to the organization; serving as an ambassador for AIUSA; establishing, evaluating and revising organizational policies to realize the organizational vision; establishing appropriate and constructive working relationships with members, volunteers and staff and members; and ensuring the financial health of the organization through fiscal oversight and support of fundraising efforts.
Interested applicants should submit the application questionnaire and résumé or curriculum vitae, due by September 1, 2015 at 5pm EDT, to Michelle Menzel, Board and Governance Liaison, at [email protected]. A cover letter is optional. Please contact your regional representative of the AIUSA Nominating Committee (list below) if you have any questions about the application process.
Nominating Committee Representatives:
Northeast: Ken Mayers ([email protected])
Mid Atlantic: Simon Billenness ([email protected])
Midwest: Janet MacLean ([email protected])
South: Rodrick Colbert ([email protected])
West: Cosette Thompson ([email protected])
Youth Representative: Jessica Evans ([email protected])