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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 loomed 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 believes that a healthy democracy is a precondition for a healthy environment. Our democracy should be our best tool to advance climate solutions, ensure environmental equity and hold corporations accountable, but it has been hijacked by the corrupting influence of big money in our political system. A rash of recent anti-voter measures in too many states are designed to make it harder for people, especially the BIPOC to exercise their freedom to vote. And a new wave of anti-protest legislation seeks to shrink democratic space, deny the right to protest, and silence the dissent that makes a democracy thrive. Greenpeace is a national organization with interest in building our footprint at the grassroots level especially in priority democracy campaign states.
Greenpeace is hiring a Senior Democracy Campaigner to lead our grassroots relational organizing efforts on voting rights and the right to protest. The campaigner will implement a variety of grassroots strategies and campaigns to advance our democracy campaign goals and other initiatives.
The Senior Democracy Campaigner will work with Greenpeace volunteers and supporters, coalition partners and movement allies to plan joint strategies to defeat new voter suppression measures, circumvent those already passed, and push back against the introduction and passage of state-level anti-protest bills. The campaigner will train and build capacity of volunteers and state-based allies, develop campaign materials, issue updates, action alerts and media materials needed to implement the campaign at state level. The Senior Democracy Campaigner is responsible for expanding relationships on the ground with BIPOC communities and will serve as the vital link connecting Greenpeace’s national democracy campaign with local/state efforts.
The ideal candidate must be a team player who is passionate about growing the community and working at the intersectionality of democracy and Greenpeace’s climate solution goals. The ideal candidate will be energetic, enjoy being around people, is result oriented and self motivated with experience engaging volunteers and community groups in action and advocacy and has demonstrated experience working and building trust with BIPOC communities. The campaigner will be a good listener, love collaboration and determined to make an immediate impact leading to transformative systemic change.
This is a full time, exempt, benefits eligible position based in any authorized Greenpeace state (DC Preferred): CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MD, ME, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OR, VA, WA. This position will report to the Democracy Campaign Director based in Washington, DC.
The Senior Democracy Campaigner will:
- Work with coalition partners to develop, maintain and share campaign strategies and resources.
- Implement fast-paced advocacy, grassroots, digital and communication strategies for voting rights and protest rights.
- Work with Greenpeace US Distribute Organization Team, Digital Engagement staff, to identify and act on State-level strategic opportunities to mobilize Greenpeace’s network of supporters and activists.
- Help coordinate large and diverse coalitions. Act as a thought partner with state coalition partners, movement allies in pushing our campaign objectives.
- Maintain and build relationships with state and local partners in grassroots and grasstops outreach, mobilization and advocacy strategies.
- Organize efforts to counter state-level attacks on democracy and the right to protest, such as legislative attempts to criminalize protest or stifle speech through SLAPP lawsuits.
- Actively contribute to the democracy campaign goals and drive campaign objectives. Identify and guide strategic research and power analysis that makes a strong case for the right campaign targets that Greenpeace can move.
- Line manage individuals and coordinate teams as needed.
Minimum requirements for the Senior Democracy Campaigner include:
- BA/BS Degree preferred or equivalent educational experience.
- A minimum of 6 years experience in developing and delivering campaigns.
Additional qualifications for the Senior Democracy Campaigner include, but are not limited to:
- Experience working in coalitions, including cross-cultural, cross-movement sector coalitions.
- Experience leading people-powered or public engagement campaigns preferred.
- Organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and navigate complex policies and relationships; experience with running fast paced, creative, engaging activist projects and campaigns project administration.
- Proven understanding of and ability with social media practices, principles and implementation.
- Clear understanding of the relationship between digital engagement and campaigning and advocacy and basic implementation skills, including experience with Project Management Tools such as Asana and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools such as EveryAction, ActionKit, or a similar membership platform (Or if this experience is not deep, eagerness to build these skills).
- Strong presentation skills, written and oral; comfort speaking to the public, Greenpeace supporters, allies and the media.
- Commitment to nonviolence as a means of effecting change. Proven track record of reaching and inspiring people online to take action both online and offline.
- Experience in all phases of developing and running a project, from conception to completion.
- General knowledge of traditional democracy related topics, including campaign finance, voting rights, indigenous sovereignty and/or environmental justice desired but not essential if eager to dive in and learn.
- A deep belief in the benefit of a participatory, fair and thriving democracy to make the world a better place - and a driving passion to help build that kind of democracy in the U.S.
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.
BENEFITS & COMPENSATION:
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.
- Salary for this position starts at $70,000 and is commensurate with experience.
Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.
If you want to join the fight against 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.