Campaign Manager, Ending Gun Violence (0329)

  • Category:
    Campaigns & Membership
  • Region:
    Multiple Locations
  • Location:
    Oakland, CA, New York, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington DC
  • Type:
  • :
    Full Time
  • FLSA:
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Job Summary

The Campaign Manager for Ending Gun Violence at AIUSA will manage and direct the organization’s work to fight gun violence, stop deadly force by the police, and address other criminal justice related issues. The Campaign Manager will work with member leaders and staff from across various departments to develop and implement strategies; the position manages a campaigner and supports the efforts of Amnesty local and student groups and activists to mobilize Amnesty’s grassroots membership on these issues. The Campaign Manager will coordinate work with external stakeholders, coalition partners, and local coalitions in target cities and states to lead grassroots organizing and advocacy efforts. The Campaign Manager will also work with Amnesty International sections in targeted countries where these human rights issues are relevant.


  • Provides overall strategy and direction for AIUSA’s work on gun violence, police use of deadly force and other criminal justice related issues.
  • Supervises a campaigner on gun violence and criminal justice, working collaboratively with her or him to develop yearly goals, work plans, and conduct reviews and evaluation.
  • Coordinates the work of a cross functional campaign team that includes representatives of many of AIUSA’s departments and teams to ensure the strategic alignment of organizational resources in support of campaign goals and outcomes.
  • Develops and manages a member leadership team that contributes to the strategic planning and implementation of the campaign plan.
  • Identifies and develops key alliances with organizations and community leaders to help advance the campaign agenda; works to strengthen and build relationships with local, state and national gun violence advocacy groups; and supports activities across a range of stakeholder organizations, advocacy groups and local coalitions.
  • Supports fundraising efforts for programmatic work; manages the budget for the portfolio of issues; handles relationships with sub-grantees supported by a grant from a foundation.
  • Coordinates work with counterparts at Amnesty International’s Secretariat (IS) and in other Amnesty sections, ensuring that AIUSA and global AI movement strategies are aligned.
  • Conducts advocacy on the federal level, and works closely with various departments to build state and local advocacy strategies.
  • Serves as a public spokesperson for the campaign; develops talking points and other resources to position Amnesty within the broader movement against gun violence.
  • Utilizes creative campaign strategizes, tactics and actions to build AIUSA’s visibility on the issue and to engage diverse constituencies in the campaign; assists in the development of campaign tactics for on the ground/ community organizing in targeted cities and states.
  • Develops training and educational materials and assists in training youth groups, local member groups, member leaders, and external stakeholders on human rights principles, messaging, and grassroots organizing.
  • Collaborates internally with other program and administrative staff on assignments that may go beyond the targeted campaigns and externally with partner organizations, community leaders and allies as needed.
  • Presents a positive image of AIUSA to others.
  • May supervise intern, consultants and/or other staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • At least seven years of direct experience with issue areas and campaign management
  • Relevant programmatic and coalition building experience required
  • Staff management experience preferred
  • Organizing and advocacy experience preferred
  • Nonprofit experience preferred


  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills with proven ability to build cooperation, resolve problems, manage projects and/or implement appropriate solutions
  • A demonstrated ability to strategize, develop, organize and run successful campaigns
  • Proven experience as a direct manager and team manager with effective planning and delegation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication including public speaking skills
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
  • Proven skills in project management including budgeting
  • Exceptional initiative and follow-through skills with the ability to deliver measurable results
  • Strong relationships within related human rights and/or social justice advocacy communities
  • Familiarity with international human rights standards related to economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights
  • A commitment to uplifting diversity, equity and inclusion in programs and in organizational policies
  • Strong understanding of the intersection between the criminal justice system, mass incarceration, and gun violence
  • Good political judgment and strategic analysis skills
  • Ability to multi-task, pay attention to detail, and juggle competing priorities
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours
  • Commitment to the mission statement and goals of Amnesty International USA


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Amnesty International USA is an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Women, People of Color, LGBTQIA individuals, and other historically disenfranchised populations are encouraged to apply.

Due to the large volume of applications, we are only able to contact those applicants who are selected for interviews.

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