Rss test description en-us Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:04:44 GMT Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:04:44 GMT Weblog Editor 2.0 <![CDATA[National Organizer]]>


Greenpeace was founded in 1971 by a small group of activists standing up to nuclear testing off the Alaskan coast. These daring few effectively won a total ban on nuclear testing and launched Greenpeace’s legacy of “bearing witness” to environmental abuse. We continue to use non-violent direct action, creative confrontation, and grassroots organizing to build solutions to global warming, toxic pollution, the threat of nuclear energy expansion, and destruction of our ancient forests and oceans. Today, Greenpeace has 2.5 million members in 40 countries, and continues to lead the way to a clean and peaceful planet.


As a Greenpeace National Activist Network staff member, you will help develop and grow 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 and groups.





More specifically, you will:

  • Recruit, train, and manage a team of local volunteers around the country to run Greenpeace campaigns.
  • Through site visits, national gatherings, phone contact, and online 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 via our Greenpeace social network, Greenwire.
  • Other responsibilities required by your manager.


  • 2-3 years grassroots organizing experience.
  • Functional knowledge of online organizing platforms (e.g, Convio, Salsa, Blue State Digital)  and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, SMS). Experience with email writing and campaign toolkits a plus.
  • 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.
  • Experience developing campaign strategy and tactics for volunteer engagement.
  • Ability to build working relationships quickly.
  • Ability to recruit volunteers in both urban and suburban/rural areas.  Experience recruiting volunteers via phone banking/canvassing/house parties/home visits/email/ social networks.
  • Cultural competency, including the ability to create and sustain inclusive spaces for people of all races/ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, abilities, classes, and geographies. Demonstrated commitment to anti-oppressive values and practices, understanding of intersections of racism, classism, and other forms of oppression with environmental issues.
  • Strong communication skills including public speaking, written and oral.
  • Ability to keep a level head in a fast-paced campaign environment.
  • Time-management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time.
  • Willing to work weekend and evening events as needed, ability to have a flexible schedule and work long hours when necessary.
  • Valid driver’s licence.
  • Knowledge of at least basic HTML coding skills a plus.
  • Spanish speaking ability a plus.
  • Commitment to grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action as means of effecting change.


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.

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:56:05 GMT
<![CDATA[Telemarketing MAnager]]>

The Telemarketing manager is a cross-cutting role that will seek to improve all of the organization’s phone engagement. Housed in the Monthly Giving Retention team within the Fundraising department, the Telemarketing Manager’s key responsibilities will be to maximize income from our existing file while strengthening and supporting our acquisition and conversion programs


This position will seek to bring best practices to all forms of telephone contact throughout the organization through a rigorous testing program and research into best practices and leading the implementation of compelling trainings programmes. The manager will also present campaign content to outside call vendors. This position requires extensive travel within the US.


1. Work with program managers to achieve income and engagement targets. In coordination with program managers, create telemarketing strategies, and income and expenditure targets that realize ambitious acquisition and retention goals. 

2. Engage donors, supporters and prospects through inspirational direct phone communication. Develop telephone scripts aimed at acquiring, reactivating, retaining, and upgrading donors and prospects. Work with out of house vendors and in-house callers to fine tune scripts for best results. 

3. Promote best practices on supporter engagement through phone communication. Maintain knowledge of best practices in the industry and other organizations (through research, workshops, conferences, benchmarking and personal contacts), as well as other Greenpeace offices.  

4. Develop and roll out innovative testing on phone programs and spread findings throughout organization. 

5. Rollout trainings to callers to ensure the best phone experience for our supporters. Inspire callers with our campaign work and perfect technical skills related to closing a gift, response cycles, etc.  

6. Develop new call programs that help diversify channels of engagement. Work with key stakeholders to develop a call strategy, intensive caller training and feedback, regular reporting, and close monitoring to ensure each program’s success. 

7. Monitor ongoing phone communications. For more mature phone programs, monitor campaign results, callers, and strategies regularly to ensure consistent call quality.  

8.  Participate in Greenpeace International (GPI) regional TM skill shares, and be involved in the different GPI TM forums whenever appropriate. 

9. In consultation with program managers and the data team ensure that effective telemarketing selection criteria are used, set operational KPI’s per segment, schedule for export and import of TM files, and prioritize and request data statistics needed for proper evaluation and optimization of telemarketing programs.

Other Requirements 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

• Excellent interpersonal skills. 

• Ability to manage complex projects from creation to completion. 

• Analytical problem solver with a strong attention to detail. 

• Proficiency in Excel and Word. 

• Ability to write and edit fundraising solicitations. 


• A minimum of 5 years telemarketing fundraising experience (preferably with the not-for-profit sector)

Previous experience managing external high volume telemarketing programs and budgets

• A working knowledge of current fundraising industry practices. 

• A proven track record in establishing and achieving fundraising goals and working as part of a team. 

• Testing experience, including analysis and rollout of successful tests.
• Commitment to peaceful protest and civil disobedience as one method of driving social change.

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:14:31 GMT
<![CDATA[Climate Defender Organizer]]>

 Submit your resume and cover letter to Adam Garber, Field Director for PennEnvironment, using our online application. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis as applications are received. The application deadline is September 21st and the start date will be as soon as possible.  


The Campaign
From Hurricane Sandy to the worst drought since the Dust Bowl, extreme weather is becoming more frequent and severe. If we dont act now to cut global warming pollution, the consequences for future generations will be devastating.


And we know what we need to do: dramatically reduce the carbon emissions created when we burn fossil fuels, become a lot more efficient – so that we use less energy, and ensure that all of the energy we do use comes from clean renewable sources like the sun and the wind. 


We’re faced with the best chance weve had in years to cut global warming pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed standards that would cut carbon pollution from power plants – the single largest source of global warming pollution in the country.  This is an unprecedented step forward, but it’s facing enormous opposition from the fossil fuel industry and their allies in Congress. 

Pennsylvania is at the center of this fight.  Were the third largest emitter of carbon pollution in the nation and Senator Bob Casey will likely provide a deciding vote on whether these new standards move forward. With the coal lobby fighting back, PennEnvironment is expanding our efforts to mobilize and engage tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians for climate action and build a stronger movement to tackle climate change over the next few years. If we succeed, this will be a historic step in the fight against global warming.


The Job Description

PennEnvironments Climate Defender Organizers are responsible for recruiting, developing and mobilizing hundreds of volunteers in critical communities around climate change.  Working with volunteers you will organize rallies with hundreds of citizens to rapid response media to coordinating phonebanks to generate thousands of calls and collecting thousands of personal letters on climate change and more. Along the way, you will help collect thousands of petitions, talk to hundreds of volunteers, present to dozens of community groups and build political power to ensure Senator Casey stands strong on climate change.


By the end of the campaign, organizers will have built a volunteer team that can continue the fight for Pennsylvanias environment for years to come.



Organizers will start in early autumn and work through the end of December. Organizers will have an opportunity to interview for long-term positions at PennEnvironment and our network of organizations



Pittsburgh, Philadelphia



There will be a week-long training near the beginning of the campaign. We will also hold periodic trainings on advanced skills for organizers working on this campaign.



Entry-level organizers will be paid based on an annual salary rate of 24,500. Salary for experienced staff is commensurate with relevant experience, we value experience with political campaigns, environmental organizations, and managing volunteers or paid staff. All staff will receive paid sick days. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.



Were seeking applicants who are ready to commit their time, talent and passion to advocating, organizing and recruiting new leaders to protect the environment. We look for smarts, academic excellence and an eagerness to learn. We value leadership experience of all kinds, especially organizing, grassroots outreach and building campus groups. College graduates, graduating seniors, and rising seniors are invited to apply.


We are also hiring individuals with 2-4 years of experience to become a Lead Organizer, working hand in hand with another organizer in your area to build teams of volunteers.


Our Climate Organizers will have the opportunity to apply for a career position with PennEnvironment and Environment America - the federation of state groups of which were a part - at the end of the campaign.


How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Adam Garber, Field Director for PennEnvironment, using our online application here. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.  

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:19:53 GMT