Rss http://greenjobsready.com/jobs test description en-us Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:34:43 GMT Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:34:43 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/rss/ Weblog Editor 2.0 editor@example.com webmaster@example.com <![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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<![CDATA[Digital Mobilisation Lab Fellowship]]> http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128821/Digital_Mobilisation_Lab_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.

MobLab Fellowship :

The MobLab Fellow will work with the MobLab team to design and produce programs and live events that support a global community of digital campaigners and mobilisers across 28 independent national/regional offices in over 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, as well as a coordinating body, Greenpeace International.

The Fellow will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including trainings, peer learning groups, global campaign support, and piloting new tests and experiments.

 

About the Mobilisation Lab :

Designed to capitalize on Greenpeace's fearless embrace of the experimental, the Mobilisation Lab provides the global organization and its allies a dynamic, forward-looking space to envision, test, and roll out creative new means of inspiring larger networks of leaders and people around the world to break through and win on threats to people and the planet. Greenpeace is the largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world and does not take money from government or corporations.

Responsibilities:

The MobLab Fellow will be responsible for recruiting, organizing, and hosting learning events and peer sessions with stars and thought leaders from within and external to Greenpeace.  “MobLab Live” sessions will cover tools, tactics, and trends in people-powered campaigning, supporter engagement, and digital mobilisation.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be able to work independently in a “lean” environment to create compelling, shareable content before, during, and after the events for internal audiences and external allies alike.

Must have:

  • Clear and effective communication skills -- written and verbal
  • Proven ability to liaise with senior leaders and pin down busy folks
  • Ability to write and produce for the web
  • Independent work ethic

Ideal applicants will be comfortable working in a "startup" environment, well versed in current and emerging digital campaigning theories, trends, and approaches, and have strong written and verbal communication skills. Foreign language skills are a plus.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

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 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: MobLab Fellow - YOUR NAME. Applications will be accepted until September 3, 2014. No phone calls please.

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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:29:58 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128821/Digital_Mobilisation_Lab_Fellowship.html
<![CDATA[International Fundraising Officer]]> http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128820/International_Fundraising_Officer.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 in the U.S. is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic International Fundraising Officer to join its Major Gifts and Foundations team. The individual in this position will be charged with developing, building and maintaining a portfolio of U.S.-based supporters (institutional foundations as well as major donors) who are interested in supporting Greenpeace’s environmental campaign work in East Asia, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, Brazil and Russia.

Working with the Foundations Relations Manager, the Senior Stewardship Specialist and members of Greenpeace International’s Fundraising Team and fundraising officers in other Greenpeace offices, the International Fundraising Officer will investigate new funding opportunities while managing and maintaining established relationships. He or she will be responsible for developing strategies for working with donors, for tracking necessary dates and deadlines for applications and reporting and ensuring effective, ongoing communication with donors and supporters. She or he will work closely with other members of the Major Gifts and Foundations team to develop effective strategies that minimize risk and make the most effective use of donor contributions.

This position requires the ability to work independently while maintaining strong team relationships, a willingness to travel internationally and an openness to new experiences.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Manage engagement with a portfolio of up to 100 institutional foundations, family foundations and individual donors utilizing strategies that engage prospects and donors in an on-going conversation about Greenpeace activities.

2. Research donor trends with regard to international giving (with a specific focus on East Asia, Southeast Asia, Brazil, India, Africa and Brazil), while providing advice and guidance to senior management, program staff and fundraisers (in the U.S. and international Greenpeace offices) on how to present Greenpeace programmatic activities to key donors and prospects.

3. Work with the Foundations Relations Manager, Greenpeace International Fundraising Team and fundraisers in key Greenpeace offices to provide guidance to senior management on how to expand the universe of major donors and foundations that fund international Greenpeace activities. In collaboration with the U.S.-based Major Gifts Team, identify individual donor prospects with potential interest in funding work in key international regions. The International Fundraising Officer will work closely with the Foundations Relations Manager and Major Gifts Manager, paying particular attention to the continued growth of Greenpeace’s budget in the U.S., as they seek to raise funds for international work.

4. Serve as liaison and adviser to fundraisers in key international Greenpeace offices to support the development of proposals, reporting and monitor relationships with U.S.-based donors and supporting institutions.

5. In coordination with other Greenpeace fundraisers and campaigners, establish work plans necessary to cultivate, engage and steward donors with specific interest in supporting Greenpeace’s international campaign work.

6. In collaboration with the Stewardship Specialist and Greenpeace International Fundraising Team, develop and maintain tracking systems for ensuring that major donors and foundations are regularly updated on Greenpeace’s activities and achievements.

7. Maintain a comprehensive calendar tracking cultivation and solicitation for major donors and foundations with an interest in supporting international campaign work. Maintain comprehensive records of engagement with donors and foundations in Team Approach, the organization’s current donor database system.

8. Assist the Major Gifts Manager and the Foundation Relations Manager in creating annual fundraising plans for international work, including projections for existing and prospective donors.

9. Prepare monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports and financial analyses to track progress in engaging major donors and foundations.

10. As required, travel to key international Greenpeace offices to participate in campaign meetings, donor visits and to contribute to the training of fundraising personnel.

11. Perform other job-related duties as requested or assigned by the Major Gifts Manager, Foundations Relations Manager, Director of Development and Executive Director.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to time zones and regional/ national holiday observations, this position will sometimes require work outside the traditional professional workday.

MINIMUM WORK REQUIREMENTS:

1. Knowledge: Bachelor’s degree required. A working knowledge of environmental issues and activism is essential.

2. Experience: At least five years of proven success in major gifts and/or foundations fundraising for advocacy related issues. Experience in personally soliciting and obtaining large gifts and working with senior management and program staff is a must.

3. Skills and Abilities: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, strong organizational and project management skills, team-building skills, and familiarity with relational databases required. Must be creative, flexible, responsible, and able to balance a variety of activities. Ability to set priorities, travel domestically and internationally, and work within deadlines.

4. Must have a commitment to the environmental and peace issues central to Greenpeace’s mission.

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: INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISING OFFICER - YOUR NAME. Applications will be accepted until September 17th, 2014. No phone calls please.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:34:24 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128820/International_Fundraising_Officer.html