Community Organizing Coordinators (COCs) are volunteer member leaders* who lead a Task Force in their state. With Task Forces being issue-specific, COCs bring together AIUSA members in their state to strategize on how to make a meaningful human rights impact. COCs work closely with their state Organizer and other AIUSA staff to build people power. COCs are expected to build lasting and authentic connections with activists and community partners that will propel human rights victories and inspire others to join the movement!
- Recruit new Task Force members
- Plan events that align with Task Force’s strategic vision
- Facilitate meetings and trainings
- Serve as the primary point of contact to Task Force members
- Identify leaders among the people
- Plan and carry out direct actions in the community, if needed
- Work closely with the Organizer and other AIUSA staff to build people power and advance AIUSA’s priorities
- Keep up to date on AIUSA policy and stances on relevant issues
- Build long lasting connections with activists and community partners
- Attend and participate in AIUSA events and internal planning
- Experience with grassroots activism.
- Familiarity with Ending Gun Violence, Refugee and Migrant Rights, or Tech and Human Rights in your state.
- Willingness to seek, build, and nurture relationships with community partners and other activists.
- Commitment to organizing on an issue for the long-term.
- Ability to commit to staying in the role for at least one year.
- Become a dues paying member of Amnesty International USA.
- Spend at least 15-20 hours per month on duties related to this role.
*Please Note: This is not a paid role, as Amnesty International USA does not offer paid volunteer positions.