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Senior Climate Campaigner - Project Lead

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Sep 28, 2022

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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 looms 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.


Greenpeace USA is hiring a Senior Climate Campaigner - Project Lead to join our team. This highly experienced campaigner will report to the Campaigns Director and play a vital role in shaping and implementing Greenpeace’s work to combat climate change and promote justice and human rights. They will manage two campaign team members and work in an interdisciplinary team.

We are looking for someone to help Greenpeace build and carry out bold campaigns centered on people power to phase out fossil fuels and create real solutions commensurate with the urgency of the climate crisis. The right candidate will have a proven track record of designing and delivering high impact, people-centered campaigns and exceptional project management skills. Experience running successful corporate campaigns, particularly targeting technology or financial corporations, is a plus.

A successful Senior Climate Campaigner - Project Lead will be adept at responding to real world events and opportunities that affect their objectives, while not losing track of long-term strategy. They develop projects with an eye toward public engagement at all levels (online, offline, fundraising, etc.) looking to empower people and reach diverse audiences. They will be a strategic partner to program leadership as well as colleagues in fundraising.

This is a full time, exempt position based in any authorized Greenpeace state: CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA,  IL, MD, ME, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OR, VA, WA.

The Senior Climate Campaigner - Project Lead will:

  • Oversee development of strategy and work plans for ambitious, high impact, and well-researched campaigns that use the power of people and have the courage to confront politicians and corporations.
  • Maintain clear and sustainable timelines, clear roles and responsibilities, and task manage cross-department team members to develop and implement key pieces of work.
  • Directly line manage 1-3 people, including staff development and performance reviews.
  • Manage allocation of budget and staff resources and suggest shifts as needed to maximize impact.
  • Serve as spokesperson with media and external audiences to advance our campaigns and enhance organizational profile.
  • Lead big-picture strategic planning informed by expert knowledge of climate issues and ongoing analysis of the climate movement, politics, allies and opponents.
  • Develop mutually beneficial internal and external relationships between the GP team, our global colleagues, our allies, and other stakeholders; including proactively communicating successes and learnings to the national and global organization.
  • Collect and incorporate feedback that models an orientation toward learning and growth as individuals and in teams.
  • Support fundraising efforts and engage directly with donors.
  • 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 Campaign Director including line managing staff.

Minimum requirements for the Senior Climate Campaigner - Project Lead include:

  • BA/BS Degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of seven years environmental campaign experience; climate advocacy strongly preferred
  • 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 organizations, labor, social justice, etc.)
  • Strong project planning, management, and leadership skills to enable the delivery of projects to time, to budget and to in-line with clear objectives
  • Commitment to non-violent direct action
  • Understanding of and commitment to human rights, especially the rights of Indigenous Peoples and climate-affected communities

Additional qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Proven ability to manage professional priorities, manage time and meet deadlines
  • Digital campaign, engagement, and marketing, and expertise
  • Excellent communication skills, including both written and public speaking skills
  • Ability to assess and mitigate risk
  • Experience conducting research and analysis
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed
  • Fluency in a non-English language, especially Spanish, a plus

If you want to save the world from climate change and believe in environmental justice, 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 marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact

COVID - 19 Notice:

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.

If you’re ready to join an ambitious team of passionate people dedicated to stopping climate catastrophe and advancing justice, please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be review on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.

Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.

Salary for this position starts at $82,000 and is commensurate with experience.

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