Thursday, April 7, 2011
When: Tuesday 10th May 2011 (meeting 6 - 7.30pm; dinner from 7.30pm).
Where: Amnesty International Action Centre, Level 1, 79 Myrtle St, Chippendale
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 8396 7665 - please mention if you are going to attend in person or ring in. While AI wants to engage with as many action groups as possible, we understand that it may be difficult (both in terms of time and money) to travel to Sydney to attend the catch-up. AI NSW is able to pay for transport for members outside the Sydney area or assist those who would like to ring in over the phone to take part in the meeting. If you are unable to attend in person but are keen to ring in: (Ph.) 96960695, (PIN) 336849#
The Catch-Up will be a great opportunity to: - Meet and engage with other NSW groups, convenors and members of AI NSW. - Receive updates on the Refugee campaign and our new campaign around AI's 50th Anniversary - Go over problems arising for action groups, especially on retention and mobilisation of members - Run through the new campaign and events - Provide us with valuable feedback about your group activities, experiences and concerns.
Looking forward to seeing all of you at the meeting!
- Demonstrated high level of oral and written communication skills
- Demonstrated high level organisational skills including strong administrative skills and the ability to coordinate diverse activities
- Experience in working with a diverse range of volunteers
- Ability to work to under pressure and to tight time schedules as a member of a team.
- Strong computer skills, particularly word processing and data entry. Familiarity with Microsoft Access, Lotus Notes and desktop publishing programs are an advantage.
- Understanding of and sympathy with AI's aims, basic principles and working methods.
- It is desirable that applicants have experience in event coordination.
In return, you will be rewarded with flexible working conditions, a fantastic and supportive office environment, and the knowledge that you will be working for an organisation committed to making a difference.
If this role sounds like you and you would like to be remunerated with a base salary of $54,608 p.a. pro rata plus superannuation, please send your resume and application letter responding to the selection criteria to email@example.com by 9am Friday 8 April 2011.
NB: This position is only open to current staff members and volunteers of Amnesty International Australia.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Are you a local activist, human rights defender or victim of human rights abuses? Do you know a local activist, human rights defender or victim of human rights abuses?
Do you feel like sharing your story?
Amnesty International Australia is on the look-out for inspiring stories which would be highlighted in local media outlets to coincide with Amnesty's 50th Birthday.
If you want to participate in this celebration, than just send us the following information at the following address before May 2nd: firstname.lastname@example.org
1- Name (individual or group)
2- One-two sentences about your story and why it would be of interest. E.g. Why did you get involved, what did you do (letter writing, advocacy, have you experienced human rights abuses) and what makes your story unique and inspirational?
3- Relationship/connection with Amnesty International. E.g. Are you a supporter of Amnesty, since when, have you been involved in campaigns, etc?
4- Available photos
5- Contact details