Human Rights Fundraiser

Amnesty International

Job Details

  • Level Entry
  • Job Location Throughout the United States
  • Remote Type Fully Remote
  • Position Type Full Time
  • Salary Range $22.50 Hourly
  • Travel Percentage None

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the global organization’s presence in the United States. We engage people in the U.S. to fight injustice all around the world, while we also work to protect people’s human rights here in the U.S. Amnesty International USA has more than one million members and activists in all 50 states, who are part of a larger global movement of 10 million people in 150 countries. We are a democratically governed, grassroots membership organization, which means that our members vote on key policy issues and elect our Board of Directors. Some of our members are experts on specific human rights issues, parts of the world, or advocacy areas, and they serve as volunteer leaders. Others are volunteer leaders of local or student groups in towns, universities, states, or regions of the country. Amnesty International USA’s elected Board members, staff, and members work together to lead the organization.

Job Summary

The Human Rights Fundraiser is a role within AIUSA’s Development Team, where they build meaningful relationships with current and prospective financial donors. They help ensure vital funds are generated to support our campaigns to protect people wherever justice, fairness, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied. The ideal candidate for this entry-level role is a passionate human rights activist who desires to develop their skills in non-profit fundraising and advertisement/telemarketing within a global grassroots movement.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Represent, enhance, and promote the Amnesty International brand positively, professionally, and effectively
  • Contact existing, potential, and former donors to communicate AIUSA’s current campaigns and victories to encourage and secure financial funding
  • Meet & exceed fundraising targets set by leadership
  • Communicate campaign briefings and adhere to the objectives of campaigns
  • Input bank details, donor information, and data capture while ensuring close attention to detail and accurate recording on databases & excel
  • Document feedback and/or complaints to share with leadership ensuring they are communicated internally for follow-up and resolution
  • Ensure that all data is handled in accordance with Data Protection legislation and financial good practice
  • Undertake any other relevant duties or projects delegated by leadership

Qualifications and Experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong verbal communication and computer system navigation skills are required
  • Experience in high volume outbound, sales, telemarketing, and/or cold calling preferred
  • Ability to adhere to elements of a script
  • Reliable and an exceptional communicator
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledgeable with an appreciation for campaigning within a human rights organization
  • Experience working within a team to achieve a shared objective
  • Ability to achieve monthly goals and stay motivated
  • Advocacy, customer service, call center, and/or fundraising experience are a plus
  • Skilled and confident in building interpersonal relationships
  • Knowledgeable in database systems and the creation and use of spreadsheets
  • Must be comfortable interacting with external members and high-profile donors

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required

We recognize the valuable skills that can be gained through internships, fellowships, volunteer work, and non-traditional work experience. This experience helps build competencies and knowledge that may translate to our job openings. We seek a diversity of experience and skills for our workplace and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our openings.

Amnesty International USA is an equal-opportunity employer. AIUSA encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status and record of arrest or conviction, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people; women; people with disabilities, protected veterans, and formerly incarcerated individuals are all strongly encouraged to apply.


Dismantling white supremacy is central to the fight for human rights in the United States and around the world. As we mobilize staff and activists and work with partners to help transform the multiple systems where oppression operates in the world around us as part of our human rights mandate, anti-racism must be integral to our work. What does that mean for Amnesty International in the United States? It means using our people power to fight injustice and centering the voices and experiences of those most impacted by racist structures, beliefs, and laws. Fundamentally, it means doing our human rights work differently than it has been done before, because we know that who we work with, how we work, the work we do, and ultimately who we are, are all interconnected.

As an international, intercultural, intergenerational and intersectional movement of activists committed to protecting and advancing human rights for all, Amnesty is deeply committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA). To learn more about how we integrate these concepts into our work and workplace, visit:

Remote and Hybrid Workplace Policy

Because the health and safety of our employees and candidates are a top priority, we are currently conducting our hiring process virtually. We are currently starting our positions as fully remote but will transition to a hybrid work environment when our offices re-open, expected to be in January 2023.