Campaigns Director


At Greenpeace, we believe in the power of our people. From our staff and volunteers, to our supporters and donors, Greenpeace recognizes that we are all connected in the fight against corporate interests and climcate change.


We use this people-centered dynamic to drive our campaigns, amplifying the stories of people most affected by the detrimental effects of climate change and corporate greed to bring maximum impact and ensure that the voices of the marginalized are heard.


To take our campaigns to the next level, Greenpeace is hiring a dynamic Campaigns Director that can develop and execute impactful people-powered campaigns aligned to Greenpeace’s vision of a greener, more peaceful world.


Leading a team of fantastic, passionate campaigners, they will oversee the development and implementation of all campaign strategies, ensuring strategic cohesion and impact across our campaign work, driving resource allocation and prioritization decisions, and scoping potential new areas of work for the organization.


The Campaign Director will also partner with Greenpeace’s Program leadership to creatively guide GPUS’ efforts to build our base of supporters across all facets of our program work in order to shift the balance of power away from corporations and into the hands of people.


The ideal candidate for this role should be a highly skilled, passionate and innovative leader with extensive experience both creating compelling campaign strategies as well as managing teams to deliver related outcomes.


They should bring a strong desire to combat climate change, promote environmental health and drive systemic change.  They should also have an understanding and appreciation for people-centered movements, and bring a core understanding of online and offline mobilizing to their work.


The Campaign Director is an exempt, full-time, benefits eligible role that can be based in either Washington DC or San Francisco, CA; and reports to the Chief Program Officer based in DC.


The Campaign Director will:

  • Ensure the Campaigns Department is an effective, strategic, collegial and aspirational force for driving the best possible campaign work
  • Lead, engage and motivate a team of issue Campaign Directors (Climate, Oceans, Forests, Democracy), the Research Director and the Political and Business Coordinator, ensuring that all teams are ambitious, high performing and aligned with the organization’s vision and theory of change
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to the GPUS program in collaboration with Chief Program Officer and other senior leaders including managing departmental initiatives as appropriate
  • Ensure that our campaign portfolio is made up of medium and long-term campaign strategies that:
    • Inspire and engage people in driving change
    • Provide opportunities for collaboration with other Greenpeace offices and progressive allies
    • Deliver on our commitment to racial and social justice
    • Provide opportunities for fundraising and achieve our environmental goals.
    • Take into account external factors and trends
  • Ensure that the Project Portfolio is funded and staffed appropriately while helping the Program Director to foster a culture of philanthropy throughout the staff of the department
  • Applies and develops knowledge of our funding model to the recruitment, retention and engagement of GPUS volunteers and donors, and actively identifies ways to communicate GP’s narrative to its supporters Includes meeting with donors directly
  • Actively collaborate with peers in Greenpeace offices around the world to coordinate GPUS involvement in high impact international campaigns in concert with the Program Director and issue Campaign Directors
  • Track environmental politics and movement activities and ensure GPUS leadership and program staff are kept informed of key relevant developments
  • Mentor and develop leaders on the team, at all levels


Minimum requirements for the Campaigns  Director include:

  • At least seven (7) years experience managing  complex, highly-skilled, diverse and remote teams in a fast paced, ambitious work setting; ideally in areas with a focus on climate change through a social justice lens
  • At least seven (7) years developing and delivering long-term, issue-based campaign strategies that deliver high impact, to include experience directing large, national or international projects across multiple location

Additional qualifications for the Campaigns Director include, but are not limited to:

  • Keen awareness of the political and environmental landscape and ability to identify new opportunities and potential challenges to our work, including environmental science, complex policy, and working knowledge of current environmental  issues
  • Demonstrated understanding of effective online communication to diverse audiences
  • Strong budgeting, analytical, and organizational skills, to include project leadership, administration, and planning skills enabling the delivery of projects to time, to budget and to deliver clear objectives
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple teams, set and review goals, and assess risks and outcome
  • Significant experience and perspective  navigating issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and brings a deep commitment to advancing these values
  • Deep knowledge of the  ways that bias impacts management & can drive equitable, unbiased solutions
  • Commitment to progressive values and peaceful and nonviolent direct action as a means to effect change

If you want to save the world from climate change and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application on our careers page, including your resume and a cover letter Applications will be review on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.
Greenpeace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We strongly encourage applications from marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact
Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States  without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.

Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For over fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster loom large. As an independent organization, Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities. Greenpeace is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices all around the world in over fifty countries.

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