Crisis Response & Tactical Campaigner

Job Detail

Company: Recruiting through World Skills Employment Centre
Industry: Non-profit Sector
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Level ($):
Job Location: Ottawa preferred (Toronto possible)
Highest Level Of Education: Other
Job Posting Date: 10-Jul-2018
Apply by: 29-Jul-2018

Job Description:

Job Opportunity with Amnesty International Canada

World Skills Employment Centre is working with Amnesty International Canada to recruit for the position of Crisis Response and Tactical Campaigner.

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 29, 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!
  • 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 would contribute to the diversity of our workforce and the diversity of perspectives to further our human rights work.
  • Late applications will not be accepted.

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.

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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 Crisis Response and Tactical Campaigner to lead the development and

delivery of campaigns often reacting to and driven by emerging opportunities or necessities in

urgent and critical human rights deterioration around the world.

The Campaigner adapts and operates on a number of critical campaigning issues, sometimes

concurrently, in a time-pressured environment. The campaigns operate over a 6-month to 2-year

time horizon.

Their plans must contribute as much as possible to all of the Branch’s objectives, including

human rights impact, financial health, supporter growth and supporter engagement.

Campaigners are expected to help build the understanding of the members, supporters and the

general public of the importance of achieving the long-term and annual goals of their area of

work and of the Branch as a whole. They contribute to the development of supporter training in

their areas, such as preparing briefing materials and offering webinars, and to the engagement of

supporters and the public in activism that supports the achievement of the strategic goals.

Throughout their work, Campaigners must contribute to gender equity, integrate youth and

address the broader goals of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-oppression.

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




  •  a minimum of 3 years of experience in an NGO with a campaigning focus Special Knowledge or Ability
  • experience with ‘rapid response’ campaigning, including identifying, testing, and running campaigns on a range of issues in response to the news cycle
  • experience using digital tactics (petitions, letters to the editor, phone banking, etc.) that engage various target audiences and inspire a large supporter base to take action
  • experience designing inspiring and impactful supporter journeys (from signing a petition through to registering for a rally)
  • a passion for and systemic understanding of human rights issues in a global context, including knowledge of international human rights law and related international bodies, mechanisms and policies
  • knowledge of and connections with Canadian civil society movements, networks and stakeholders in the relevant areas

Interpersonal Skills

  • advocacy and strategic thinking skills
  • a talented partnership builder with the ability to collaborate with staff and supporters in developing strategies
  • ability to learn from, and help others learn from, experiences
  • direct work with individuals at risk or human rights defenders is an asset Communication Skills
  • the ability to quickly identify key information then write clear and persuasive copy
  • superb communication skills necessary to act as spokesperson for the Branch
  • ability to write, design and post material to the Branch website and to blog
  • ability to use social media strategically to advance campaign objectives

Technical Skills

  • experience using CRMs (e.g. Engaging Networks, Nationbuilder), CMSs (e.g. Drupal, Wordpress), and social media platforms
  • experience working with data and analytics in an advocacy context is an asset

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours/week)

Start date: By September 17, 2018

Duration: Indeterminate period

Location: Ottawa preferred; Toronto possible)

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

Travel: Some travel required