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Senior Director, Campaigns and Campaigns Management

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New York, NY, USA

The Senior Director of Campaigns leads AIUSA's work to develop, implement and evaluate Amnesty’s priority campaigns. Each year, the organization prioritizes one or two campaigns and works to achieve significant human rights impact through activism and advocacy. This position also oversees crisis response, including short-term campaigns to stop an urgent human rights violation. Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, the Senior Director manages a staff of campaigners, and works with other teams in the Campaigns and Membership department, alongside Amnesty members and activists, and with others in the organization to advance our campaign work.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Develops AIUSA’s campaign strategies to achieve impact on human rights in the U.S. and globally
  • Manages the campaigns team; serves as a mentor and coach, working collaboratively with staff in planning and implementing work plans.
  • Serves as a strategic thought partner and collaborator with other program, advocacy and membership teams.
  • Participates in shared responsibility and collaboration with AIUSA volunteer leaders; engages internal and external constituents in activism and advocacy to support our campaigns.
  • Works with colleagues across the Amnesty global movement to advance global campaigns and to collaborate on human rights impact.
  • Represents Amnesty International USA to external partners and fosters collaboration and alliances
  • Leads team implementation of the organizational strategic plan to achieve four-year goals.
  • Applies creativity and innovation to campaigning strategies; identifies best practices in the field of campaigning; supports testing and evaluation to improve organizational impact.
  • Manages the unit’s budget; supports fundraising efforts to secure additional resources for campaigning
  • Collaborates closely with other teams in the organization to develop strategies to recruit and engage members and activists and grow our supporters.
  • Creates processes, procedures, forms and/or rules necessary for work completion, efficient workflow and/or service delivery.
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience including experience in campaigning and in working with members and volunteers.
  • At least five years of experience managing, three or more staff, including senior managers.
  • Nonprofit experience and experience working on human rights preferred
  • Experience training and developing campaigning staff and in management of a team
  • Experience preferred in each of the following areas of work:
    • Digital campaigning
    • Media campaigning
    • Volunteer-led distributed campaigning

 Skills required:

  • Strong creativity and strategic thinking skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; strong diplomatic skills used to influence others, resolve problems, manage projects or achieve appropriate solutions
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; effective planning and delegation skills
  • Strong team management, leadership development, and facilitation skills; highly collaborative style
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
  • Ability to handle a variety of key initiatives concurrently
  • Patient, calm under pressure, honest communicator
  • Can take and deliver effective feedback
  • Inspirational figure with a commitment to campaigning as means of effecting change
  • Strong commitment to building and working with inclusive and diverse teams
Job Function: 

Organization Info

Amnesty International USA

New York, NY, United States
About Us

Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.

We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, we investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.

Amnesty International USA is the US National section of Amnesty International.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jun 1 2019
Active Until: 
Jul 1 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Amnesty International USA