Digital Activism Coordinator

Job Detail

Company: Recruiting through World Skills Employment Centre
Industry: Non-profit Sector
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Level ($):
Job Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Highest Level Of Education: Other
Job Posting Date: 10-Jul-2018
Apply by: 20-Jul-2018

Job Description:

Job Opportunity with Amnesty International

World Skills Employment Centre is working with Amnesty International to recruit for the position of Digital Activism Coordinator.

World Skills is not hiring for this position. If you are interested in this opportunity, please follow these steps:

  • Please send a cover letter and a resume to, on or before 9:00 am, July 20, 2018.
  • Please write the position title in the subject line of your email.
  • Please save your cover letter and resume as a SINGLE document, with the file name Your First Name_ Last Name_Position Title (John_Smith_Project Officer). IMPORTANT!
  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Please submit your resumé and a covering letter outlining: 1) why you are interested in joining Amnesty International Canada; 2) your qualifications for the position; and, 3) how you wouldcontribute to the diversity of our workforce and the diversity of perspectives to further our human rights work. Please provide samples of your work for traditional and digital media.

If you are not yet registered with World Skills, please contact 613-233-0453 to book an appointment for Intake and Assessment or to learn more about our programs and services.

  World Skills works with newcomers/immigrants to help them integrate into the Canadian labor market.

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of 7 million ordinary people in more than 150

countries who come together to achieve extraordinary results in defending and promoting human

rights. We get discriminatory laws changed and prisoners of conscience released. We’ve helped

stop torture, commute death sentences and worked to end violence against women. We stand

alongside Indigenous Peoples demanding that their rights be respected.

Amnesty International Canada is committed to employment equity, actively seeks diversity in the

workplace, and welcomes and encourages applications from members of equity-seeking groups

including women, transgender, non-binary, and LGBTI individuals; First Nations, Metis, and Inuit

individuals, persons with disabilities, and members of racialized and marginalized groups.

We are recruiting a Digital Activism Coordinator to create and support an engaging digital

experience and supporter journeys that foster in-person activism.

The Digital Activism Coordinator is also responsible for growing the supporter base and level of

engagement on Urgent Actions via email, social media, and mobile, as well as supporting the

Amnesty SOS app, producing branded multimedia assets, and connecting the Urgent Action

program to branch priorities.

This is a fast-paced, goal-oriented job requiring the interpersonal and technical skills to lead

innovation and inspire the public and human rights supporters to take action, as well as inspire

digital skill development and use of digital tools by colleagues. The Digital Activism Coordinator

works in close collaboration with the Digital Communications team and the Programs team.

Full details are available in the job description posted on Amnesty International Canada’s



Core Skills and Experience:

  • The ability to quickly write and edit clear and persuasive copy
  • A passion for and systemic understanding of human rights issues in a global context
  • Experience facilitating in-person activism with the support of digital tools and tactics
  • Experience with video editing and graphic design to craft effective advocacy images
  • Experience working with data and analytics in an advocacy context
  • Experience working with and organizing volunteers
  • Experience with developing online learning processes and platforms
  • Experience using CRMs (e.g. Engaging Networks, Nationbuilder), CMSs (e.g. Drupal,
  • Wordpress), and social media platforms including ad managers
  • A willingness to take risks, fail, and adapt
  • Demonstrated creative thinking, innovative problem-solving, and contributing to team
  • synergy while working with colleagues who have diverse perspectives
  • The ability to work effectively, collaboratively, and to manage conflict with peers,
  • partners, and other stakeholders.


  • Coding skills in web development (HTML/CSS)
  • Experience working or volunteering with a non-profit advocacy organization
  • Experience with community organizing and campaigning

Experience comes in many forms, many skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. If

your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, consider applying.

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours/week)

Start date: As soon as possible

Duration: Indeterminate period

Location: Toronto Regional Office

Starting salary: $64,241 - $66,093 per annum (commensurate with qualifications)

Travel: Some travel required