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Distributed Organizing Specialist

Company: Greenpeace USA
Location: washington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. We are at a critical crossroads: We need to rebuild President Biden and Congress have the choice to double down on the dirty, polluting, exploitative economy of the past or building the green & just economy of the future. With less than a decade left to prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis, Joe Biden must take action at the scale science and justice demands. In 2021, that means: Say Yes to a Green New Deal; and Say No to Fossil Fuels. That's why we're building a grassroots people-powered network to pressure Biden and Congress to say YES to a Green New Deal and NO to fossil fuels. We can't sit back and wait for change to happen. It is the time to go on the offense to win the world we need. Using new technologies and organizing techniques that allow people-powered campaigns to operate at unprecedented scale, we can rise to the challenges we face. The Distributed Organizing Specialist will help us lift off and develop our local organizing infrastructure that will allow volunteers to organize in their own communities, learn core skills, and build relationships that keep them involved in this work for the long haul. This role will play a key role in our shift from a mobilization team to a distributed organizing team. This role is for somebody who is passionate about strengthening and diversifying the environmental movement, and sees people power built through distributed organizing and on-the-ground action as the way to win big change. This role will: Recruit, train and support local volunteer leaders and teams to organize on-the-ground-action to drive Greenpeace campaigns and further our mission. Develop and manage high-level volunteer trainers and coaches who onboard and mentor local organizing leaders and teams. Identify opportunities to recruit for and grow Greenpeace's local organizing program. Collaborate with cross-departmental teams to build out larger supporter journeys and campaigns. Develop supporter recruitment and retention plans and build out well-crafted, effective content including email copy, peer to peer scripts, toolkits, and training materials. Design and lead high impact volunteer calls and trainings to onboard new volunteers and grow the depth of engagement and leadership of existing volunteers. Be flexible and responsive in projects pivot and support programs as needed in order to meet the stated goals. Coach and train other Greenpeace staff on engagement tools and best practices. Work with the Supporter Engagement Manager to create long term strategies to build volunteer power and help win Greenpeace campaigns. Foster a culture of positivity, emotional intelligence and support amongst volunteers at all times. Flexible working hours including evenings required. Minimum requirements include, but not limited to: 3-5+ years of organizing experience 2-3+ years of specific experience in distributed organizing or 1-2 election cycles. A demonstrated ability to manage projects that bring in thousands of volunteers, and plug them into long-term organizing structures. Highly organized with strong bias towards motivating and managing remote volunteers and multiple complex volunteer engagement systems Experience project managing staff in executing distributed organizing work. Experience with digital and data tools Slack, Google Drive, Zoom Webinars, EveryAction or other CRMs, and Control shift or other distributed action tools. Exceptional interpersonal and leadership communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to building a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive movement. Comfort with and enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced campaigning environment, including juggling multiple priorities. Commitment to people-centered campaigning/organizing. Willingness to experiment, take risks and learn from successes and failures. Creative and strategic thinker and problem solver. A driving passion to secure a sustainable, healthy and just future for all. If you want to save the world from climate change and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate. Greenpeace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We strongly encourage applications from marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact us. 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 6% 401K matching. New staff members receive 3 weeks vacation, 10 sick days, 2 personal days in their first year. Additionally we are closed Christmas eve through New Year's day. After 1 year of service staff members receive 20 weeks of fully paid parental leave and after five years, staff are eligible for a 12 week 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. Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.

Keywords: Greenpeace USA, Roseville , Distributed Organizing Specialist, Other , washington, California

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