Field Organizer

Position
January 18, 2013

Field Organizer

Atlanta
Regular/Full Time/Exempt

The Field Organizer (FO) is responsible for organizing, coordinating and integrating the work of AIUSA activists across assigned geographic areas to create and support a cohesive, strategic, and effective approach to achieving AI's human rights goals. S/He coordinates and collaborates with key interdepartmental staff to deliver messaging, training and resources to members, member groups, volunteer leaders and partner organizations. The FO is responsible for increasing, diversifying and mobilizing the membership within assigned territories.

Capacity-Building:
Recruit, support and mobilize groups and activists. Identify and secure diverse potential volunteer leaders and groups, provide support and motivation through field visits and management at a distance to grow, educate and mobilize the membership.

Work with the Deputy Director of Membership to develop and implement strategies to grow and diversify membership throughout the assigned states in tangible, innovative and goal-oriented ways. Pilot new group structures.

Foster relationships with members and provide training to deepen member involvement.

Events and Campaigns:
Promote AIUSA campaigns and actions to the membership, including supporting groups and member leaders in developing and implementing actions and events, working in collaboration with campaign and development staff when appropriate; develop expertise on human rights concerns and relevant legislation, and serve as public representatives of AIUSA.

Connect campaign and organizing staff with key activists and collaborate on logistics, programming, report-outs, outreach and publicity to create well-attended and impactful events and regional meetings that match organizational goals.

With the Deputy Director of Membership, develop and implement regional responses to emergency and crisis situations.

Develop/Increase Local Presence:
Initiate and steward relationships with other organizations, coalitions, impacted populations and groups to connect and integrate the work of Amnesty campaigns and members to local needs and opportunities.

Administrative Support of Member Groups and Volunteers:
Ensure materials are provided to Amnesty members, activists and local partners; track and report on local group activities and needs; serve as link between member activists and Amnesty staff.

Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

Education
BA or equivalent education plus experience is required.

Experience
A minimum of four to six years of directly relevant experience is required, including working with diverse communities.

Skills or Related Knowledge

  • Teambuilding, organizing and excellent presentation and facilitation skills are required.
  • Experience and ability working collaboratively toward our shared goals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, training and facilitating
  • Ability to speak a second language is preferred.
  • S/He must be able to travel up to 25% of the time and work on weekends and evenings as needed

How to Apply

Qualified candidates must send a resume, cover letter and salary history to humanresources@aiusa.org. Please write "FOSRO-W" in the subject line of your email. We regret that we are unable to respond to individual inquiries about the position. AIUSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.