- Working with a multi-functional team to develop and implement medium and long term campaign strategies
- Providing regular hands-on support during project inception and launch, while empowering project teams to drive implementation
- Managing a team of campaign staff and supporting them to develop in their roles and to implement their individual and collective priorities within the campaign strategies
- Collaborating with Greenpeace US’ Grassroots, Online and Engagement staff to identify and act on strategic opportunities to mobilize Greenpeace’s network of supporters and activists and engage new audiences to simultaneously grow our base while advancing campaign goals
- Partnering closely with project leaders to develop a culture of testing and evaluation, and iterating as we work
- Developing and communicating a compelling rationale, vision and strategy for our democracy work to staff, supporters, donors, media, and allies
- Overseeing democracy campaign financial processes including annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting
- Providing strategic guidance to project teams, Program Management and organizational leadership on democracy-related issues
- Ensuring Democracy projects are aligned with long term organizational campaign strategies and goals
- Working with other campaign directors (Climate, Oceans, Forests) and senior leaders to create a compelling and cohesive narrative for Greenpeace’s overall work, and specifically how the Democracy campaign contributes to that broader narrative
- Maintaining awareness of issues and trends in environmental, racial justice, social change, and democracy movements to identify emerging opportunities
- Maintaining an increasingly broad network of allies, experts, and high level contacts to inform and support our work
- Building relationships with foundations and other donors, with support from our Development Dept
- As needed, working with international colleagues in the global Greenpeace organization to develop projects that fit global and US goals
- At least 8-10 years of organizing and campaign experience, with a track record of having engaged lots of people in issue campaigns via online and conventional organizing strategies, including 3-5 years of experience supervising and leading diverse, complex teams to achieve ambitious results.
- Familiarity and experience with the progressive social change sector, including having successfully collaborated with a range of civil society actors (issue groups, base building community orgs, labor, social justice, etc.)
- Experience with a wide range of campaign approaches, including with corporate campaigns, legislative campaigns, and/or electoral politics. If not previous experience with non violent direct action, then must have enthusiasm to learn and use this strategic tactic to advance campaigns.
- Experience and proven track record of building relationships with foundations to ensure funding
- A demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity, and social justice.
- Excellent writing skills and regular experience in public speaking.
- Sound judgment and willingness to make tough and strategic decisions.
- Able and willing to travel and work outside normal business hours as needed
Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave. After five years, staff are eligible for a paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. For more information, check out our benefits plan.