Greenpeace National Activist Network Fellow (DC)

Washington, D.C.

Job - November 18, 2013
Greenpeace is the leading independent environmental organization that utilizes bold action, cutting-edge research and creative communications to protect the Earth. We expose global environmental problems and promote the solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. We investigate, document and expose environmental destruction in a peaceful manner and promote open, informed debate about society's environmental choices. To ensure our independence we do not accept donations from corporations or governments. To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.greenpeace.org

GREENPEACE FELLOWSHIPS:

Are you starting out in your career or interested in branching out into a new skill area?  A Greenpeace Fellowship may be perfect for you! Our fellowships are short-term positions, designed to give talented individuals the opportunity to develop skills on the job and get to know Greenpeace.

THE NATIONAL ACTIVIST NETWORK FELLOWSHIP:

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 building this cutting-edge remote grassroots organizing platform.  

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, comfortable using social network platforms, a fast learner, and enjoys training volunteers.  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 via social networks
• 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.

COMPENSATION:

$10.00/hour. The benefits will include paid holidays and sick time and $40/month in metro vouchers. 

DURATION:

January 13th 2013 - June 20th 2013

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter and resume to . Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in Greenpeace’s mission and the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: National Activist Network Fellowship Position – YOUR NAME. All fellowship applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Application deadline is November 29th, 2013. No phone calls please.

Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way Greenpeace selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and effectiveness of our campaigns. Greenpeace therefore strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, and other under-represented communities.