Rss http://greenjobsready.com/jobs test description en-us Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:35:29 GMT Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:35:29 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/rss/ Weblog Editor 2.0 editor@example.com webmaster@example.com <![CDATA[Senior Energy Liability Campaigner]]> http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128825/Senior_Energy_Liability_Campaigner.html
Greenpeace is the leading independent environmental organization that utilizes bold action, cutting-edge research and creative communications to protect the Earth. We expose global environmental problems and promote the solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. We investigate, document and expose environmental destruction in a peaceful manner and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices. To ensure our independence we do not accept donations from corporations or governments. To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.greenpeace.org

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

The Energy Liability Campaigner will be an integral part of the Greenpeace US Energy Team, responsible for designing, implementing, and coordinating legal strategies that push US corporations and governments to accept that fossil fuel companies have a financial liability for their contribution to climate change.  This position will include taking a leading role in global Energy Team in order to capitalize on opportunities in the US to help make change in other key countries.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.  In conjunction with the Energy Campaign Director, develop and execute a work plan in line with both short term and long term goals for the campaign.

- Coordinate information flow within campaign, between departments and across the global organization

-Facilitate strategic and tactical decision-making on a day-to-day basis

- Participate in strategic planning of the campaign

- Build alliances and/or support relationships with constituencies identified in strategic planning

- Maintain a working knowledge of political, legislative, regulatory and economic framework relevant to the campaign

- Coordinate and conduct research and analysis to further campaign goals

- Maintain a working knowledge of climate and energy issues and be able to present the information to a variety of audiences in language they can understand

- Develop or assist in the development of written materials

- Write or assist in writing press releases and in planning media strategies. 

- Act as spokesperson for campaign to the media and develop pro-active relationship with media

- Represent Greenpeace and the campaign at public events, grassroots activists groups, local citizens/town forums and the environmental community at large.

- Keep director up to date on the campaign and recommend changes in strategies or tactics if necessary

2. Manage a sub-component of a campaign or project independently, with guidance from the campaign director, including leading & managing a cross programmatic team, and generally ensuring good communications between the sub project team and other GPUS teams or departments as well as other GPUS offices. 

3. Lead engagement, including negotiations, with stakeholders such as government agencies and corporations

4. Manage campaign budgets as assigned by the Energy Campaign Director

5. Mentor junior campaigners to teach the fundamental skills of Greenpeace campaigning.

6. Direct, organize and participate in non-violent direct action events to support the campaign goals and national objectives.

7. Contribute to building and maintaining a strong, diverse and inclusive campaign team

8. Perform other job related duties as requested or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Skills:     

- Strong project leadership and project planning skills to enable the delivery of projects to time, to budget and to deliver clear objectives

- Strong communication skills, both written and oral

- Proven ability to develop and implement campaigns

- Ability to think creatively and innovate

- Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

- Ability to travel

- Leadership ability

EXPERIENCE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

- A minimum of seven years experience in campaigning, on climate and energy issues, legal and/or on market based strategies

- A bachelors degree and/or equivalent experience in a relevant field

- Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team

- Well-rounded with ability to work with a variety of people and groups

- Proven experience in directing a project from conception to completion and clear track record in overseeing effective campaigns

- Strong skills and experience in public speaking/lobbying and/or organizing people around an issue

- Commitment to non-violence as a means of affecting change and supportive of non-partisan approaches to advocacy

- Willing to travel as required

BENEFITS:

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.

Commitment to Diversity:

Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that is a reflection of the global campaigns and missions that we champion.

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@wdc.greenpeace.org. Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in Greenpeace’s mission and the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Applications will be accepted until October 6th, 2014. Please use the email subject line: Energy Liability Campaigner Position – YOUR NAME. No phone calls please.

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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:28:45 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128825/Senior_Energy_Liability_Campaigner.html
<![CDATA[Governance Coordinator]]> http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128824/Governance_Coordinator.html
The Governance Coordinator is a high level administrative position that works closely with the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel and both the Greenpeace, Inc. and Greenpeace Fund, Inc. boards. This position will serve as the key link between the senior management of the organization and the two boards. The Governance Coordinator will also be the key link between voting members and the Greenpeace, Inc. board. The Governance Coordinator will play the crucial role of working with the board to create and manage the board development strategy, as well as the board’s fundraising efforts. This position will also manage board communication with voting members, who elect the board.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the chief contact person between both Greenpeace boards and senior management of the organization;
  • Advise board members on key governance issues;
  • Assist the board in reviewing governance guidelines;
  • Assist with board member recruitment and orientation;
  • Advise the board chair on any committee appointments;
  • Manage board election process
  • Stay on top of governance and board management trends;
  • Assist in drafting key board documents;
  • Keep organizational records, such as articles, bylaws, and minutes;
  • Coordinate the submission of materials to board members prior to board meetings.
  • Provide logistical assistance for board meeting preparation and planning events.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience;
  • Basic knowledge of the laws affecting the organization and non-profit organizations;
  • Understanding of governance issues;
  • Solid facilitation and consensus-building skills;
  • Strong communication and administrative skills;
  • Ability to make things happen;
  • Ability to build trusting relationships with board members;
  • Political savvy to help the Executive Director strategically prepare areas of discussion;
  • Attention to detail, protocol, and people dynamics;
  • Prior experience working with boards preferred;
  • Proactive and service-oriented but easy going personality;
  • Ability to manage up;
  • Consistency and a high degree of quality in work;
  • Ease in getting along with team members at all levels;
  • Curiosity and a constant interest in learning;
  • Excellent judgment, discretion, and diplomacy;
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team;
  • Commitment to environmental issues

Benefits:

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.

Commitment to Diversity:

Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that is a reflection of the global campaigns and missions that we champion.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, including where you heard of this position, and resume to resumes@wdc.greenpeace.org . Please use the email subject line: GOVERNANCE COORDINATOR – YOUR NAME. Application deadline is September 30, 2014.

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Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:33:45 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128824/Governance_Coordinator.html
<![CDATA[National Organizer]]> http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128823/National_Organizer.html
Greenpeace is the leading independent environmental organization that utilizes bold action, cutting-edge research and creative communications to protect the Earth. We expose global environmental problems and promote the solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. We investigate, document and expose environmental destruction in a peaceful manner and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices. To ensure our independence we do not accept donations from corporations or governments.

JOB SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a Greenpeace National Activist Network staff member, you will help support a national network of leaders who build power locally through running trainings, developing leaders, and campaigning for Greenpeace. Working remotely with volunteers, you will grow the movement to solve pressing environmental issues. A National Organizer will support dozens of volunteer leaders.

More specifically, you will:

  • Recruit, train, and manage a team of local volunteers to run Greenpeace Campaigns through site visits, national gatherings, phone contact, and internet organizing, build relationships with existing volunteer leaders, recruit new leadership, keep all volunteers engaged and coach them on organizing principles
  • Design simple, effective campaign plans with motivating tactics for volunteers
  • Master knowledge of Greenpeace campaigns
  • Support the development of Greenpeace’s remote volunteer program
  • Other responsibilities required by your manager.


SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • 1-3 years grassroots organizing experience
  • Proven experience in directing a project from conception to completion
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team
  • Excellent volunteer recruitment, training, and development skills
  • Able to build working relationships quickly
  • Able to inspire a diverse group of people
  • Strong communication skills including public speaking, written and oral
  • Able to keep a level head in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • Time-management and organizational skills, including experience with project administration
  • Commitment to grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action as means of affecting change

Benefits:
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.

Commitment to Diversity:

Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that is a reflection of the global campaigns and missions that we champion.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@wdc.greenpeace.org. Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: National Organizer - YOUR NAME. Applications will be accepted until September 12th, 2014. No phone calls please.

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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:52:46 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128823/National_Organizer.html
<![CDATA[Field Team Fellowship]]> http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128822/Field_Team_Fellowship.html
Greenpeace is the leading independent environmental organization that utilizes bold action, cutting-edge research and creative communications to protect the Earth. We expose global environmental problems and promote the solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. We investigate, document and expose environmental destruction in a peaceful manner and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices. To ensure our independence we do not accept donations from corporations or governments.

GREENPEACE FELLOWSHIPS:

Are you starting out in your career or interested in branching out into a new skill area? A Greenpeace Fellowship may be perfect for you! Our fellowships are short-term positions, designed to give talented individuals the opportunity to develop skills on the job and get to know Greenpeace.

THE FIELD TEAM FELLOWSHIP:
Spend three months taking on some of Florida’s biggest challenges and working with the world’s best-known environmental activist organization!

Florida’s coastline is some of the most at risk for sea level rise in the nation, yet our state leaders are not doing enough to protect our future and address climate change. Instead, utility companies like Duke Energy and Florida Power and Light are promoting dirty, expensive fossil fuels and ignoring Florida’s solar potential. Last year, Duke Energy ripped off ratepayers by charging them upwards of $3.4 billion for a nuclear plant the company decided to not even build! That’s why Greenpeace is working to ensure that all Floridians have access to clean, safe and affordable renewable energy and our elected officials in Tallahassee starts listening to people, not polluters.

This position will work side by side with Greenpeace’s St. Petersburg-based field organizer to support campaign work that makes the issues of climate change and solar energy something that the gubernatorial candidates cannot ignore. Much of this work will involve developing strategies and tactics that directly address these issues, managing our online organizing platform, planning events and trainings, and building an engaged network of leaders and activists taking action on the campaign.

We’re looking for someone who is enthusiastic, self-motivated, extremely organized, and ready to help out with any task, large or small.

REQUIRED SKILLS/EXPECTATIONS:
Strong communication skills - written and oral – with attention to detail
Strong online research skills
grassroots organizing
Strong organizational and project management skills
Comfortable with excel and web databases
Analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work independently and in teams
Ability to work on a fast-paced, often shifting campaign with many moving pieces
A laptop computer
Reliable transportation with a valid driver’s license, for regular regional travel
Commitment to protecting the planet
A sense of adventure

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Florida campaign work
Planning and running volunteer trainings
Managing social media accounts
Online organizing through Greenwire, Greenpeace’s online social network
Media outreach
Research
Intern recruitment and hiring efforts
Administrative duties
Occasional travel

Additional Information:

• Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
• This position is a 3 month contract, starting mid-September

Salary: $10/hour, benefits not included. Fellows work 40 hours/week.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY:
Greenpeace challenges the systems of power and privilege that destroy the environment and place disproportionate burdens on vulnerable communities. As Greenpeace, we know from nature that diversity is essential to life on the planet and success in our organization. We welcome, value and rely on a diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. We learn from one another. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice.

TO APPLY:
Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to resumes@wdc.greenpeace.org. Include YOUR NAME – FL Field Organizing Fellow in the subject of your email. Deadline is August 29, 2014 but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:32:05 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128822/Field_Team_Fellowship.html