STUDENT ACTIVIST COORDINATORS (SACs) are experienced organizers responsible for implementing and leading Amnesty International USA’s student and youth activism in their assigned states and across the country. The SAC program is a multi-year leadership development program with progressive skill development, responsibilities, and opportunities related to movement building and human rights campaigning.
SACs develop the leadership of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) Student Group Coordinators through one-on-one meetings and coaching, engage and support groups in campaign initiatives, and facilitating connection in their state to other groups, member leaders, and AIUSA staff. In their assigned areas, SACs recruit new school groups, educate and mobilize people around campaign opportunities, support Amnesty members to be aware of policy-related issues, and act as a spokesperson for AI where appropriate. SACs are supervised and supported by AIUSA staff and are part of a statewide leadership team responsible for developing and implementing an organizing strategy to advance human rights campaigns in their state.
SACs are provided with ongoing training and coaching by AIUSA staff and will have opportunities to take on increasing levels of responsibility at the state, regional, and national level. In the second year, SACs are supporting to develop their leadership and skills further, particularly around training and facilitation, campaign implementation, and public speaking, in addition to other roles as opportunities and needs arise. While maintaining the above duties for first year SACs, second year SACs assume the following responsibilities:
For more information, contact our Member Leadership and Training.