Type of Job
Feb 22, 2023
About the job
Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful non-violent 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 loomed large. As an independent organization, Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities, safeguarding our independence and ability to speak the truth and act boldly. We recognize the importance of the moment: Ours is the first generation to experience the impacts of climate change and ecosystem destruction, and the last generation with a window of time to do something about it.
Greenpeace USA (GPUS) is hiring a Climate Campaigner to join our Campaigns Team. This position will play a vital role in helping shape and implement Greenpeace’s work to combat climate change, and promote racial justice and human rights. The Climate Campaigner will be responsible for helping to develop and carry out bold campaigns centered on building the people-power necessary to hold politicians and corporations accountable, and create real solutions commensurate with the urgency of this planetary crisis. Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic with strong communication and coalition-building skills, will have experience working on high impact, member-centered campaigns and will be adept in working with a team to respond to real world events and opportunities that affect campaign objectives, while staying aligned with long-term strategy.
The Climate Campaigner role is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible, hybrid position. This role is preferably based in Washington D.C., or can be based in any authorized Greenpeace state: CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MD, ME, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OR, VA, WA, for candidates willing to work East Coast hours. This position will report to the Climate Leadership Project Lead.
The Climate Campaigner is responsible for:
- Participating in strategic planning, informed by knowledge of climate issues and the climate movement, politics, allies and opponents; and participate in the implementation of strategies and tactics developed to achieve GPUS' climate, racial and economic justice objectives.
- Staying informed about related current events, and actively build a working knowledge of the political, policy and movement landscape as relevant to the campaign.
- Participating in alliances and/or support relationships with key constituencies, such as grassroots organizations, professional groups, labor, and others as identified in strategic planning.
- Working with GPUS Communications staff to develop public materials such as press statements, talking points, blogs, etc., and act as a spokesperson on relevant issue areas.
- Representing Greenpeace and the campaign in meetings, webinars, public events and with our members and the environmental community at large.
- Working with GPUS’ digital team to help design and curate content for social media, and develop digital campaign actions that engage our members and supporters across the country.
- Working with the GPUS’ distribution organizing team to develop compelling offline activities that engage our members and supporters in target geographies and across the country.
- Supporting and participating in nonviolent direct action (NVDA) events to support campaign goals.
- “Owning” the completion of specific activities, events or objectives as guided by the team’s campaign goals and strategies.
- Collect and incorporate feedback that models an orientation toward learning and growth as an individual and in teams.
- Demonstrate unwavering commitment to advancing equity and justice both internally and in our external campaign work.
- Perform other job related duties as requested or assigned by the Climate Leadership Project Lead or Climate Campaign Director.
Minimum requirements for the Climate Campaigner include:
- BA/BS Degree preferred or equivalent experience.
- A minimum of three (3) years campaign experience; climate or environmental advocacy preferred.
- Willingness to travel, as needed
- Willingness to work East Coast hours
- Ability to work with team members from across the organization on both rapid response moments and long-term projects, so that work is delivered in-line with clear objectives, on time, and to budget.
Additional qualifications for the Climate Campaigner include, but are not limited to:
- Experience collaborating with a range of civil society actors (issue groups, base-building community organizations, labor, social justice, etc.), and co-developing and executing activities with partners.
- Familiarity with non violent direct action as a tactic to achieve campaign objectives.
- Understanding of and commitment to racial justice and human rights, especially the rights of Indigenous Peoples and climate-affected communities.
- Strong communication skills - including written and spoken - to translate our goals, policy positions, research findings, etc. into public facing content for supporters, volunteers, allies, and staff.
- Digital engagement and campaign, and distributed organizing experience a plus.
- Fluency in a non-English language, especially Spanish, a plus.
If you are passionate about helping activists succeed in our fight against climate change and are passionate about cultivating a just and equitable work culture, please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be reviewed 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 underrepresented communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID - 19:
*As of Q1 2022, most Greenpeace employees are working from home due to COVID-19. In accordance with Greenpeace values to maintain a safe and healthy working environment, we have adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees, supporters, and the community at large from COVID-19. Current and future employees in need of an exemption from this policy for medical reasons, or because of sincerely held religious beliefs may request exemption. Accommodations will be granted where they do not cause Greenpeace undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
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.
Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.
The salary range for this position is anticipated to be $57,246- $65,800, and is commensurate with experience.