Greenpeace is hiring a Global Warming Regional Campaign Coordinator responsible for the creation and implementation of regional campaign work on the Greenpeace global warming campaign and campaign skills training for Greenpeace’s growing street and door canvass (Frontline) program.
The Greenpeace global warming campaign – Project Hot Seat – is a cutting-edge grassroots campaign to push candidates for Congress to become champions on global warming. Leading up to the 2008 election, the Global Warming Regional Campaign Coordinator will lead the charge in convincing Congress to take immediate, significant action on global warming, and to make Congress accountable to the American public, not to big oil and coal companies.
Campaign Coordination and Development
• Coordinate and train a Campaign Coordinator in each Frontline canvass office through weekly one-on-one calls, conference calls, and other means
• Assist in the production of the weekly campaign update for the Frontline offices
• Hire and train one Campaign Coordinator who spends 10 hours per week coordinating campaign work in each office
• Provide phone and other trainings for Campaign Coordinators
Train Frontline Staff and Campaign Coordinators
• Manage and plan weekend regional trainings for all Frontline staff and the Campaign Coordinators to ensure that staff have the skills required to perform campaign work in a high quality manner
Collaborative Design of Campaign Pushes
• Work with manager to create several one- to two-month campaign pushes for the Greenpeace global warming campaign. Collaborate with the Grassroots, Campaigns and Communications teams to plan tactics that include events, petitioning, generating phone calls, and mobilizing Greenpeace members
• Ensure that Frontline canvass offices receive fact sheets, issue briefings, and other essential materials required for each campaign roll-out
The position does not involve canvassing or fundraising.
• Field Tactics Planning Skills – the ability to quickly grasp campaign strategy, assess resources, and develop a detailed tactical plan for a field canvass program
• Ability to Train, Coach and Mentor – the ability to create and implement leadership development plans for Campaign Coordinators, particularly via the phone
• Excellent Written Communication Skills – the ability to write compelling campaign materials for use by Frontline canvass offices and staff
• Ability to Motivate a Large Team of Peers – the ability to work with peers in other departments on projects and motivate staff in each Frontline canvass office that you do not line manage
• Excellent Interpersonal Skills – an ability to work in project teams to make fast decisions and manage multiple stakeholders in a planning process
• Planning – Excellent planning and time-lining skills
• Proficiency in Excel, Word, e-mail and database programs
• A minimum of 2 years of experience in grassroots organizing
• Background of working with door-to-door or street canvasses in grassroots advocacy campaigns is helpful but not required
• Proven experience training and coaching campaign volunteers
• Proven experience in planning and implementing a successful field campaign
The position is a six-month contract with a strong possibility of becoming a long-term position. The salary is equivalent to $39,000 a year.
The position is based in Washington, DC or San Francisco.
Applicants send cover letter and resume to: amy.faulring [at] greenpeace.org
Please put “Global Warming Regional Campaign Coordinator” in the subject line of your application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and interviews will be scheduled immediately for qualified candidates. The position is open until filled.