Nominating Committee Open Position

The Amnesty International USA Nominating Committee is seeking applicants to serve a two-year term, renewable once, as a Member-at-Large.  The Member-at-Large may reside anywhere in the United States.

About the committee

Each year, the Nominating Committee recommends a slate of candidates, subject to approval by the Board of Directors, for the Board of Directors general membership election to fill vacant Board seats. The Nominating Committee is responsible for reviewing applications, interviewing applicants and their references, and ultimately recommending a candidate slate through a rigorous vetting process.


  • Strong interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of Google Docs and Workspace
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Board governance knowledge and experience
  • Commitment to IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility)
  • Appreciation of Amnesty’s culture

Roles and Responsibilities:

AIUSA’s Board of Directors consists of AIUSA members who are elected by the larger membership. The Nominating Committee plays an important role in supporting the Board in the election process. As a member of the committee, you help to identify, review, and recommend a diverse group of potential candidates who are interested in running for the Board.

The Nominating Committee also oversees the election of Board officers and makes recommendations for new Nominating Committee members.

Members of the Nominating Committee must be prepared to devote a significant amount of time to reviewing applications, interviewing prospective Board candidates, and checking their references during the late fall-early winter. The average weekly time commitment during this period is approximately 10 hours per week. The Nominating Committee also meets in-person over a weekend in January to select a proposed slate to present to the Board of Directors, as well as during the spring for the AGM. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all meetings currently are conducted remotely via Zoom.


Application Deadline  

Submissions are due April 18th, and will be reviewed in late April and early May. Interviews will take place in May, and a selection will be made in June. If appointed, you will begin serving your two-year term during the Summer of 2022.



For more information

If you would like to contact one or more current members of the Nominating Committee to obtain further information about service on this committee, their contact information is noted below:

West: Tahira Bano ([email protected])

Northeast: Baaqeyah Muhammad El ([email protected])

Mid-Atlantic: Amrita Minhas ([email protected])

Southeast: Reid Russell ([email protected])

Midwest: Quintin Gay ([email protected])

Youth: Casey Dai ([email protected])

Member-at-Large: Govind Acharya ([email protected])


Staff Representative: Aashka Merchant, Governance Officer ([email protected])