Rss http://greenjobsready.com/jobs test description en-us Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:15:23 GMT Tue, 28 Apr 2015 00:15:23 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/rss/ Weblog Editor 2.0 editor@example.com webmaster@example.com <![CDATA[Field Organizing Manager]]> http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128864/Field_Organizing_Manager.html

Summary Description

Greenpeace's field organizers are currently taking on some of the most exciting, community-based work in the organization's recent history. They're building deep relationships with local partners and pushing themselves and Greenpeace's campaigns to be oriented toward a just and sustainable future for our communities, climate, oceans, and forests. We ask our organizers to balance the demands of working for a global environmental organization (that doesn't always get it right) with the best practices of being a committed, mindful, and reciprocal member of a local community. They strategize and develop ambitious and innovative campaign arcs and also implement the day to day work of recruiting volunteers, working with partners, building Greenpeace's profile in local and regional media, and building and leveraging relationships with elected officials and decision-makers.

Our organizing managers directly oversee a team of field organizers. A good organizing manager is interested not only in results on the ground, but in the development of their staff as organizers, strategists, negotiators, trainers, media spokespeople, and every other critical role on an campaign team. They are also excellent project coordinators, able to effectively use a variety of means to communicate, get and keep folks on the same page, and bring multiple strands of work together for powerful campaigning.

Organizing managers aren't just overseeing organizing work -- they're also doing it. Seattle is a critical location for three of our campaigns. We're fighting to protect the Arctic from risky and dangerous oil drilling, working to halt the export of Powder River Basin coal through ports in Washington and Oregon, and working to protect the Bering Sea Canyons. The Seattle-based organizing manager will have a direct role in these campaigns, as well as a staff-management role.

The best candidate for this position will be an experienced organizer, a great listener, a strategic campaign planner. This person will have some staff management experience and be excited to develop their skills. This person will be adept at working and coordinating with a variety of departments and people, especially with members of our Campaigns, Actions, Online and Communications departments. The best candidate will be able to manage, mentor, motivate, and train both new and experienced organizers

Responsibilities:

- Train and supervise a team of 2-5 field organizers

- Oversee the planning and implementation of field campaigns on every level including overall strategy, grassroots tactics, media, coalition building, lobbying, and others

- Conduct site visits with organizers and regular planning meetings, as well as attend interdepartmental planning and coordination meetings

- Spend a significant percentage of time directly organizing

- Work closely with other members of the Grassroots, Campaigns, Communications, Online, and Actions departments

- Coordinate regional and national projects involving the field team

- Create and run teamwide trainings, develop, improve, and manage data and tracking systems, and play a large role shaping the development of the team

- Other duties as assigned

- Work with field team staff to fulfill the following responsibilities:

- Develop sophisticated, community-based campaigns on Greenpeace issues

- Create widespread public support by recruiting and training campaign volunteers

- Develop knowledge and strategic analysis on Greenpeace issues

- Collaborate with and mobilize constituent groups, including local, environmental justice, labor, and civic organizations

- Plan and execute events

- Generate significant media coverage on Greenpeace campaigns

- Build long-term relationships with the public, coalition partners, the media, and campaign targets

Qualifications and Experience

- Commitment to grassroots organizing as a means of affecting change

- Three years of field organizing or campaigning experience

- Demonstrated experience in, or potential to lean staff management skills

- Proven success planning strategic campaigns, working in coalition, generating media coverage, and recruiting and developing volunteers

- Project management and oversight from conception to completion

- Experience effectively working with diverse groups of people with different identities, motivations and objectives

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

- Experience using databases to manage volunteers and contacts, and familiarity with social networks as organizing tools

- Experience working under tight deadlines

- Ability to travel regularly

- While prior experience in environmental advocacy is not required, an ideal candidate has a track record of using innovative social justice strategies to win against a corporate target and/or to pressure a decision-maker

Location: The position will be based in Seattle through 2017. There is a possibility that this position will be reassigned to a Greenpeace hub office, or other location past that time.

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. Applications will be accepted until April 17, 2015. Please use the email subject line: FIELD ORGANIZING MANAGER - YOUR NAME. No phone calls please.

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<![CDATA[Arctic Mobilization Specialist]]> http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128863/Arctic_Mobilization_Specialist.html

JOB SCOPE AND RESPONSIBLITIES:

 

This results-oriented position reports directly to a Senior Online Strategist and works to develop and implement effective and winning online-to-offline strategies for Greenpeace’s groundbreaking Arctic campaign. You will work across departments and international borders to find and then implement the best ways to engage, empower and mobilize masses of people to take action to protect the Arctic.  

 

More specifically, you will:

  • Work with the Senior Online strategists and other departmental stakeholders to develop a comprehensive and powerful online-to-offline mobilization strategy.

  • Collaborate with the Grassroots Department to plan and implement large-scale engagement projects like a distributed week of action.

  • Work closely with other teams and departments (communications, development, the actions unit) to ensure that mobilization and engagement are fully integrated into campaign work.

  • Master knowledge of Greenpeace’s Arctic campaign.

  • Participate in and lead cross-departmental and international project teams.

  • Support the development of Greenpeace’s supporter engagement pathways.

  • Work with the online team and Arctic campaign to develop, craft, and promote online materials (emails, SMS campaigns, social media plans/materials) for use by Greenpeace USA and other Greenpeace offices around the world.

  • Other responsibilities as needed.

 

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
          

  • 3-5 years experience with online and/or offline supporter engagement; ideally a combination of both.

  • Proven experience in directing a project from conception to completion

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Comfort with and enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced campaigning environment, including juggling multiple priorities.

  • Ease in working with a people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

  • Expertise in online platforms and tools such as Convio, Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics, etc. Experience designing materials for social media, preferably using tools like Photoshop.

  • Time-management and organizational skills, including experience with project administration

  • Commitment to people-centered campaigning/organizing, and to 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:Arctic Mobilization Specialist - YOUR NAME. Applications will be accepted until April 3, 2015. No phone calls please.

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