Executive Director, Amnesty International USA

Amnesty International (AI) is a global movement of seven million supporters, members, and activists who campaign for internationally recognized human rights to be respected, protected, and fulfilled. Its vision is for every person to enjoy all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Amnesty International’s iconic logo has been recognized world-wide for freeing prisoners of conscience, working against torture and the death penalty, speaking out for civilians in armed conflict, bringing human rights abusers to justice, influencing legislation and policy, protecting human rights defenders, strengthening the international human rights framework, and many other human rights concerns.

Operating as a democratic movement from its offices in 70 countries, including the US, Amnesty International is funded mainly by its membership and public donations. No funds are sought or accepted from government for its research or campaigning. AI is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest, or religion.

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is based in New York and is the largest section of the parent organization with nearly 200,000 members, including over 1,000 student and local groups. It raised $38M in 2015 and employs about 100 staff concentrated primarily in New York and Washington, DC with other staff around the country, including an in-house canvass currently based in five US cities. AIUSA’s Board of Directors is currently comprised of 18 people elected for up to two three-year terms by the members at large. AIUSA works on a broad range of human rights issues across the globe, with top priorities outlined in a new four-year Strategic Plan approved by the Board this spring after extensive consultation with AIUSA’s grassroots membership.

AIUSA seeks an exceptional Executive Director to lead the organization by working in deep collaboration with their incredibly powerful and engaged members, the Board of Directors, staff, and partners in the international movement to advance the human rights movement in the US and globally.

The Executive Director will bring exceptional leadership and strategic abilities, strong organizational management and communications skills, and a deep sense of respect for the power of grassroots organizing. S/he will be comfortable with a shared leadership model of organizational governance, and be passionate about ensuring AIUSA’s enduring role in the human rights movement.

This is a unique opportunity to assume a leadership role at the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization with a 55-year history of investigating and exposing abuses, educating and mobilizing the public, and helping transform societies to create a safer, more just world.
The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.

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Executive Director
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
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