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Organisers x2 - Flexible location

Amnesty International Australia
  • Are you a passionate and motivated human rights defender?
  • Use your knowledge of building cohorts of highly empowered activists to effectively campaign for human rights
  • Two (2) Permanent, part time opportunities (30 hours per week) based from any our Action Centres (hybrid WFH arrangements available)

If you’re passionate about human rights and looking for a role where you can make real social change this is an exciting opportunity to join Amnesty International Australia’s Organising team in a permanent part time capacity. Reporting to the Organising Lead, the Organiser is responsible for building a cohort of highly skilled and empowered activists in Australia who effectively campaign for human rights in their communities.

The Organiser ensures that AI Australia's activist leaders are engaged, skilled and effective in driving activism and mobilisation across the Australian community.

We’re looking for an organiser who will mentor, train and develop activist leaders to ensure their development as defenders of human rights. You will also have experience working with activist leaders and rights holder communities to develop and deliver meaningful outcomes.

This role will be responsible for:

  • Working alongside activist leaders to create strategies, plans and activities to ensure strong and active local groups, campus networks, issue networks and other activism structures
  • Work closely with Activist Leadership Committees to develop and implement programs to grow activism and mobilisation nationally and in each region
  • Mentor, train and develop activist leaders to ensure their development as defenders of human rights
  • Provide advice and support for lead activists organising campaign activities and events
  • Provide advice and support to colleagues across Amnesty in designing, implementing and evaluating strategies and activities to engage activist leaders
  • Mobilise action groups and supporters on campaigns through the development of and implementation of mass outreach activities in partnership with lead activists
  • Work with lead activists to build relationships with key external stakeholders to advance AI Australia's goals including fundraising goals
  • Advise and support colleagues to develop, implement and evaluate strategies to strengthen the participation of activists leaders across all AI Australia’s campaigns and activities
  • Collaborate with other Organisers to support the effective planning and coordination of organising activities across Australia and the Asia Pacific

To learn more about this role, please view the attached detailed position description. If this role sounds like you please apply below. You must answer the following selection criteria and attach your CV/Cover Letter as part of your application.

Selection Criteria:

  • Please describe an experience partnering with activists to develop strategies and oversee social change campaigns or projects. What did you learn?
  • Please demonstrate your experience and skills in coaching, training, or empowering activists - is there an individual or team you are particularly proud of? How did you overcome any challenges you experienced?
  • Please comment and provide examples of your ability to identify opportunities and offer creative and innovative solutions
  • Please describe how you would encourage diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing in an activism context

You will benefit from generous work/life initiatives including working from home arrangements and a flexible leave and working hours scheme, a supportive environment working alongside committed and dedicated individuals and an opportunity to create meaningful human rights impact. To view more of the fantastic benefits that you will be offered as an employee, please visit our website.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

AI Australia is committed to equal opportunities in all areas of our work, community and partner relationships. We want people to achieve their full potential, which will positively impact on our work and the communities in which we operate. At AI Australia, our values empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment. We have a global, multicultural following and want to actively contribute to building a more diverse and inclusive team at AI Australia.

AIA is committed to making reasonable adjustments for candidates with a disability or other access needs during the recruitment and selection process. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please email us at humanresources@amnesty.org.au.

About Us:

Amnesty International Australia is one of Australia’s largest not for profit organisations. We are an independent, global movement that campaigns courageously for human rights for everyone.

We’re ordinary people from all walks of life, standing together for justice, freedom, human dignity and equality. We use our passion and commitment to bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws and free people imprisoned just for voicing their opinion.

We’re independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion to ensure we can speak out on human rights abuses wherever they occur.

Every day we move closer to a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

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