Rss http://greenjobsready.com/jobs test description en-us Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:05:25 GMT Sat, 13 Feb 2016 11:05:25 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/rss/ Weblog Editor 2.0 editor@example.com webmaster@example.com <![CDATA[National Activist Network Fellowship (6-month Contract)]]> http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128900/National_Activist_Network_Fellowship_(6-month_Contract).html

 Overview:

Greenpeace has built a National Activist Network to tackle the toughest problems facing our climate, oceans, forests, and communities.  The Network activates thousands of Greenpeace supporters, to help coordinate and manage these supporters Greenpeace has built an online social networking platform called Greenpeace Greenwire. The Fellow will be at the heart of managing, coordinating and running this cutting-edge remote grassroots organizing platform.  

 

 
Responsibilities:

The Fellow will inspire, activate, and train Greenpeace activists in Greenpeace Greenwire over the phone and in person to build a stronger National Activist Network and win Greenpeace campaigns. The best candidate for this position loves working with people, is goal oriented, driven, organized, a fast learner, enjoys training volunteers, and is comfortable using the phone and social network platforms.  The National Activist Network team is dynamic and collaborative so additional responsibilities will be designated as needed.

 
Qualifications:
  • Enthusiasm for working with Greenpeace
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Previous phonebanking, canvassing, or volunteer organizing experience
  • Ability to inspire, recruit, and train activists in person, over the phone, and via online social networks
  • Preferred experience with mobilizing activists remotely via social networks and the phone
  • Proven ability to work hard, set and achieve goals, and prioritize tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to learn quickly, maintain focus, and hit goals in a fast-paced, ever changing campaign environment
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Commitment to non-violent direct-action as a means of affecting change
  • Prior experience with activism and organizing is preferred, but not required
  • HTML coding experience is preferred, but not 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.

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:50:48 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128900/National_Activist_Network_Fellowship_(6-month_Contract).html
<![CDATA[Media Officer]]> http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128898/Media_Officer.html

 Greenpeace, USA is searching for an experienced media officer. Greenpeace is an international environmental organization that uses a proactive and creative approach to external communications and media relations.

 


SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

Overview:

To develop, coordinate and implement external communications to get Greenpeace's campaign messages and overall mission to key targeted audiences.

 

Responsibilities:

 

¨      Build overarching, integrated strategic communications plans for campaigns, identifying key audiences and how to best reach them.  Develop regional, national and international communication and media strategies, including the development of key messages for Greenpeace campaign projects.

¨      Contribute to action development, development of online assets and campaign strategy.

¨      Design creative communications tactics to meet strategic needs

¨      Develop and maintain relationships with reporters, television producers and other news decision-makers in the United States.

¨      Coordinate and communicate media strategies with Greenpeace International, contributing to international strategy when possible. Produce written materials including press releases, press advisories, op-eds, letter to the editors, fact sheets, etc.

¨      Identify, brief and train Greenpeace employees to act as spokespeople. Participate in the planning meetings of Greenpeace project teams and provide ongoing advice about media aspects of the campaign.

¨      Facilitate the needs of media requests including background materials, appropriate spokespeople, etc.

¨      Oversee the monitoring and analysis of media coverage relevant to Greenpeace's campaigns and overall mission.

¨      Write quickly, succinctly, and respond efficiently to breaking news.

¨      Coordinate media events such as press conferences. Perform other duties as assigned by the Media Director.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications:

 

Experience/Education:

 

¨      Spanish language skills strongly preferred

¨      University degree or comparable communications experience

¨      At least 4-5 years experience working in a media outlet, PR firm, or working in the media department of an NGO.

¨      Sound news judgement and solid U.S. contacts in both news and feature media.

¨      Broadcast experience a must.

¨      Experience pitching reporters, editors and producers on a variety of types of stories

 

 

Skills:

 

¨      Fluency in written and spoken English, and another language desirable (especially Spanish).

¨      Ability to handle numerous tasks at one time and to work in stressful situations

¨      Ability to work .effectively within a team of strong-willed and independent thinkers.

¨      Ability to travel nationally and internationally with little notice. 

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:21:50 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128898/Media_Officer.html
<![CDATA[Staff Attorney]]> http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128897/Staff_Attorney.html

Greenpeace is the largest environmental campaigning organization. We use creative and confrontational tactics to run effective and hard-hitting campaigns that inspire our members and help protect the planet. These environmental campaign areas include climate, protecting the oceans, and stopping deforestation.

 

The staff attorney will be responsible for handling a variety of legal matters under the supervision of the General Counsel.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide legal advice to project teams and departments.  
  • Conduct research and write memoranda on various legal issues, including employment, environmental, tax-exempt and criminal law.
  • Draft and review contracts, leases and other legal documents.
  • Provide pre-publication legal review of public information.
  • Brief activists on substantial legal risks and rights regarding nonviolent direct actions.
  • Provide risk assessments for the Senior Management Team.
  • Coordinate with outside counsel on various legal matters requiring subject area expertise.
  • Other duties as assigned by the General Counsel.
Qualifications:

Education:

  • JD Degree

Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong legal research and analysis skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal relations skills.
  • Careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively on multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Commitment to the principles of peaceful direct action.

 


Experience/Accomplishments:

  • Membership (or eligibility to waive into) D.C. Bar.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a practicing attorney preferred.
  • Experience in drafting contracts and performing other transactional work preferred.
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas of law a plus: (Tax-Exempt Organiztions, Criminal, Employment, Environmental)
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.

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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 08:58:22 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128897/Staff_Attorney.html
<![CDATA[Prospect Reseacher]]> http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128896/Prospect_Reseacher.html

As an integral member of the Major Gifts and Foundations team, the Prospect Researcher will develop a proactive research plan that supports leadership, high-level fundraisers, program staff and board members in identifying, gathering and organizing information about our most promising prospective and current donors. Clear goals will be established for identifying individuals and foundations capable of giving $10,000+ donations to Greenpeace in the U.S. and abroad, as well as proactively researching all highly-rated donors and providing in-depth profiles as requested by the team. In addition, the Prospect Researcher, in collaboration with the Director of Major Gifts and Foundations is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures to maintain accurate, confidential files and information, with all policies and procedures adhering to agreed upon ethical standards.

 

Responsibilities:

The Prospect Researcher is a member of the Major Gifts and Foundations Team, which is responsible for raising significant funds on an annual basis for the organization through securing five, six and seven figure gifts and grants from individuals and foundations.

 

Specifically, the Prospect Researcher will be responsible for the following:

 

  • Leading efforts to systematize prospect research efforts across the entire Development Department.
  • Managing the relationship with Wealth Engine, our primary research tool, and in conjunction with the Director of Major Gifts and Foundations, working with Development Department managers to use this research in the most effective and organized way possible.
  • Qualifying major gift prospects by researching and analyzing individuals,     family foundations and institutional foundations for giving potential and inclination to give in order to establish priorities and strategies for the successful cultivation and solicitation of donor
  • Training and mentoring all development programs in ways to identify individuals with the inclination and capacity to give $10,000+ donations.
  • Preparing detailed and up-to-date research briefings on prospects and/or current donors for development staff, board members, the Executive Director and program staff in advance of calls, donor visits and events in order to obtain optimal outcome
  • Presenting and analyzing donor research for the Major Gifts team during regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Serving as a point of reference and training for colleagues across the global organization to identify supporters interested in funding global efforts.
  • Assisting Major Gifts Officers in identifying opportunities/events/gatherings in key geographical regions for outreach to pools of potential donors.
  • Devising and implementing an ongoing plan for obtaining contacts from campaigners, senior staff, and board members for further research.
Qualifications:

Successful applicants will be resourceful and independent, and comfortable working within the framework of an integrated development program and team-oriented environment.

 

Ideal applicants will have an understanding of non-profit fundraising and experience with multiple research tools and methodologies. They will display strategic thinking, and an ability to build systems and perform on tight timelines.

 

Other preferred skills and abilities include:

 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Greenpeace programs and values
  • 3-5+ years fundraising and/or research experience, preferably for a charitable organization
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize data from a wide variety of sources, and present the resulting information in a clear summary
  • Adaptable to shifting priorities and deadlines
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.

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Fri, 08 Jan 2016 08:57:08 GMT http://greenjobsready.com/jobs/display_job/128896/Prospect_Reseacher.html