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Job Vacancy: Mobilization Campaigner
Reports to: Head of Actions & Offline Mobilization
Closing date for applicants: June 6, 2019
Details: Permanent F/T
Starting salary: $47,360 CAD
Greenpeace Canada is seeking an experienced mobilizer to help engage supporters around environmental, climate and social justice issues as part of cross-Canada and global efforts to build the movement and win campaigns through people power.
Mobilization Campaigners work within Greenpeace’s Offline Mobilization team to support and strengthen a network of supporters and volunteers. They are also responsible for designing and delivering offline organizing strategies to help advance those campaigns. Working closely with our Local Group Coordinators and our digital team, Mobilization Campaigners understand how to engage people on important issues and how to make that engagement count. The Toronto-based Mobilization Campaigner will work on issues across the country.
- In co-operation with campaign teams, Communications, Digital Mobilization staff, and other colleagues within the offline mobilization team, contribute to the implementation of the Mobilization Strategy within Greenpeace Canada.
- Strengthen, broaden and diversify Greenpeace Canada’s network of offline supporters and develop opportunities for engagement.
- Ensure the integration of mobilization activities into campaign strategies as appropriate, by working in close collaboration with other staff as part of cross-functional campaign and project teams.
- Contribute to and/or lead the design, development and implementation of supporter engagement projects that will help achieve Greenpeace campaign objectives.
- Recruit, screen, motivate, engage, train and support volunteers and local groups. Maintain a volunteer database.
- Organize supporter meetings and participation events. Follow through, evaluate and report after meetings and events.
- Promote support within Greenpeace and to the public to advance campaign goals by acting as a spokesperson.
- Represent Greenpeace in coalition spaces, and contribute to coalition based projects and outputs.
- Develop materials such as correspondence, orientation packages, and information for the website/online platforms, etc.
- Participate as a member of the broader Actions and Offline Mobilization team, supporting the overall goals and needs of the team as required, including working outside of the area of expertise (e.g. logistics, support for actions and projects).
- Maintain and organize Actions and Offline spaces for support of equipment, projects, actions, mobilization and external events.
- Other duties as required.
- A demonstrated commitment, knowledge and passion for environmental and social justice issues;
- Knowledge of campaign techniques, strategies and practices and the principles of social movement and engagement organizing;
- Experience recruiting, engaging, training and organizing diverse groups of volunteers, allies and collaborators;
- Proven skill in analyzing campaign strategies, designing actions and anticipating ramifications;
- High level of professionalism while representing an organization, managing conflict, stress, and maintaining work relationships;
- Experience setting and adhering to priorities in a volatile and ever-changing context;
- Demonstrated analytical skills;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills including public speaking and presentation skills, as well as strong listening abilities;
- Extremely fine-tuned organizational, computer, administrative and time management skills;
- Ability to work independently, establish priorities, and proceed with objectives with sometimes limited supervision, yet participate effectively as part of a team;
- Flexible, collaborative personality;
- Bilingualism (with English) is considered an asset;
You will work with colleagues in Canada and around the world and some travel may be necessary. Evening and weekend work is sometimes required.
Candidates should understand and support Greenpeace campaign tactics, including the use of peaceful civil disobedience. All candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
We are committed to accommodating applicants’ needs in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code throughout the selection process. Applicants, please make your needs known in advance.
Greenpeace Canada embraces equity and diversity and is committed to a workplace that is enriched by the people, needs and desires of Canada’s diverse community. We thank all applicants, but only those invited for interviews will be contacted.