National Organizer (DC or SF)

Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA

Job - August 25, 2014
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.


As a Greenpeace National Activist Network staff member, you will help support 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.

More specifically, you will:

  • Recruit, train, and manage a team of local volunteers to run Greenpeace Campaigns through site visits, national gatherings, phone contact, and internet 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
  • Other responsibilities required by your manager.


  • 1-3 years grassroots organizing experience
  • 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
  • Able to build working relationships quickly
  • Able to inspire a diverse group of people
  • Strong communication skills including public speaking, written and oral
  • Able to keep a level head in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • Time-management and organizational skills, including experience with project administration
  • Commitment to grassroots organizing and non-violent direct action as means of affecting 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.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to . Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: National Organizer - YOUR NAME. Applications will be accepted until September 12th, 2014. No phone calls please.