Volunteer Role: Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing Steering Group Activist Representative

Job No: AIA209
Location: All locations

This is an exciting opportunity for an Amnesty International Australia (AIA) activist to become an Activist Representative on our Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing (DIW) Steering Group.

The DIW Steering Group is responsible for developing a DIW Action Plan and planning a consultation with a diverse range of AIA members, staff, activists, and community members. 

This is a flexible role, and the successful candidate will negotiate their responsibilities with the DIW Steering Group, depending on their skills and interests. 

Some of the responsibilities of this role may include for example:

  • Engaging activists and/or community members
  • Providing advice and feedback 
  • Conducting research
  • Drafting elements of the Action Plan 
  • Brainstorming implementation initiatives
  • Drafting communications 

In addition, the successful candidate must be available to attend a 1 hour meeting once per month (once per fortnight during peak periods of activity) via Zoom or in person at our Melbourne action centre, and additional time to complete tasks as negotiated with the DIW Steering Group.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the DIW Steering Group, please send your responses to the Selection Criteria, along with a brief cover letter (1/2 page maximum, in dot point form or however you prefer) which outlines:

  • your knowledge of and/or any lived experience relating to diversity, inclusion and wellbeing; and 
  • Optional (not essential): any professional, volunteer, or informal experience you may have in projects and/or activities relating to diversity, inclusion and wellbeing.

Applications close COB Monday 30 September.

This opportunity within Amnesty International Australia is on a volunteer and unpaid basis. There is no intention to enter into an employment or legal relationship by either party in fulfilment of the duties as specified in this position description. By applying for this opportunity you agree to the above.

 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at Amnesty

We are committed to equal opportunities in all areas of our work, community and partner relationships. We want people to achieve their full potential, which will positively impact on our work and the communities in which we operate. At AI Australia, our values empower people to be themselves within an inclusive and supportive environment. We are a movement of people from all walks of life around the world. We intend to actively contribute to building a more diverse and inclusive team.

About us:

Amnesty International Australia is one of Australia’s largest not for profit organisations. We are an independent, global movement that campaigns courageously for human rights for everyone.

We’re ordinary people from all walks of life, standing together for justice, freedom, human dignity and equality. We use our passion and commitment to bring torturers to justice, change oppressive laws and free people imprisoned just for voicing their opinion.

We’re independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion to ensure we can speak out on human rights abuses wherever they occur.

Every day we move closer to a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.

We stand for equality, justice, freedom, and human dignity and uphold these values:

  • Empowerment - we build people power
  • Persistence - we are resolute in pursuit of our goals
  • Integrity - we hold ourselves to the highest standards
  • Courage - we are fearless in upholding human rights
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