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Reports to: Offline Mobilization Unit Head
Line-manages: All volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of Greenpeace, providing help and support for all aspects of Greenpeace’s campaign work and allowing Greenpeace to achieve its goals. The volunteers coordinator is responsible for ensuring that there is a suitable volunteers base (in terms of numbers, skills, geographical spread etc) in order to meet the needs of the office as set out by the offices strategic management team (SMT). The volunteers coordinator is responsible for the continued development and expansion of Greenpeace’s volunteers program, the existing volunteers teams and the remote volunteers. In addition to assist the Offline Mobilization Unit Head as required for the planning and implementation of mass mobilization events and actions as set out in the actions best practice (direct actions, direct communications, photo opportunities and demonstrations).

Conceptual tasks, Strategy Development and/or Project Development
– Plan and lead the development of the volunteers program as required by Greenpeace
– Be strategically directed, creative, flexible, decisive, quick, risk-taking and professional in all aspects of his/her work
– Inspire and motivate colleagues, volunteers, and the general public on campaign issues
– Have an excellent understanding of all running campaigns and design a fully implementable volunteers strategy in cooperation with the unit head and program director to meet the campaign needs.
– Identify, present and propose extraordinary national opportunities with campaign added value (i.e. responsive campaigning)
– Work actively and co-operatively with staff in other departments toward achieving the organization’s goals in an integrated manner
– Implement the overall volunteers strategy, work plans and objectives as agreed upon with the Action Coordinator and submit regular updates
– Coordinate and ensure execution of large scale volunteer activities (and Actions in cooperation with Action Coordinator) in order to further the campaign objectives and enhance the organization’s public profile.
– Undertake project leading when necessary
– Ensure the continuing development of the volunteers teams through increased responsibility, trainings, skill shares and reward schemes.
– Help develop innovative volunteers projects together with the campaign team, the offline communications team and the digital mobilization team
– Work together with the Grass Roots Campaigner, the unit head and Communications team to ensure the development of fit for needs engagement strategies to meet the needs of the campaigns
– Represent Greenpeace Greece at relevant International meetings both internally within Greenpeace and in the wider world of volunteerism. Also to ensure that Greenpeace is integrated within the national volunteer movement.
– Ensure that all volunteers fully understand and adhere to Greenpeace’s core values.

Support / Coaching / Leadership
– Ensure the recruitment, appropriate training and engagement of new volunteers with diverse skills
– Delegate tasks and responsibilities where possible to volunteers and provide direction and support for those volunteers to carry out those tasks
– Ensure that all processes in place are fully understood by each and every member of the volunteers team to ensure transparency and equal opportunities
– Ensure that volunteers receive appropriate guidance, opportunities and coaching in order for them to continue to develop within Greenpeace
– Collaborate with other office departments in order to identify key skills required by the office and opportunities for volunteers to further integrate into the office structure
– Develop and run a diverse and fit for purpose induction and training program for all volunteers (and Activists in cooperation with the offline mobilization unit head)

Compliance / Keeping Framework Conditions
– Participate in the regular evaluation, review and development of campaign strategies and ensure an annual review of the volunteers program takes place in order to asses progress and realign priorities.
– Ensure that all activities are properly budgeted and that this budget is complied with
– Ensure that systems and processes are in place and followed for the correct management of volunteers (duty of care, conflict management, legal advice, risk assessments, internal complaint systems, etc)
– Create, develop and maintain a database of volunteers to include skills, contact details and other relevant information
– Ensure all equipment used by volunteers and activists is properly stored and maintained
– Evaluate volunteer activities in cooperation with key volunteers, the unit head and as necessary other office staff in order to ensure that activities continually improve

Organization competencies

– Professionalism
– Achievement
– Interpersonal relationship
– Knowledge sharing
– Values diversity
– Innovation

Functional competencies
– Fluency in written and spoken native language
– Fluency in written and spoken English
– Computer literacy
– Risk (legal, reputation, communication impact) assessment
– Knowledge in research & investigation, campaigning, advocacy, lobbying, direct actions
– Knowledge and/or experience in viral and guerilla marketing campaign techniques
– Understanding of the roles that science, politics, economics, industry, media and social change play in campaigning.
– Awareness and knowledge of ecological situation (global and regional/national)
– Awareness and knowledge of local and/or regional socio-economic and political environment
– Knowledge and/or experience in activism
– Knowledge and/or experience in public engagement (mobilization of people)
– Knowledge and/or experience in effectively dealing with confrontational situations
– Knowledge and/or experience in facilitation, organizing trainings, conflict resolution and crisis management
– Knowledge and/or experience in logistics

Method related
– Negotiation skills
– Planning & Organizing, ability to evaluate and assess, time management
– Public speaking
– Experience in international cooperation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           – Knowledge and understanding of the NGO sector
– Budgeting (preparing, presenting, monitoring)
– Training skills (teach, mentor and coach)
Social / self
– Build and manage relationships with other NGO’s and other departments within the organization
– Build and manage relationships with providers, consultants, businesses
– Being a team player
– Work under pressure
– Intellectual ability to understand scientific issues and synthesize legal issues necessary/useful for the job
– Aesthetic sense (helping to make good choices in graphics, layouts, …)
– Assertive
– Creating and developing effective teams
Leadership competencies
– Planning and organizing, in particular Offline activities (and Actions)
– Empowering and developing people, in particular Volunteers & activists
– Strategic orientation and managing vision, in particular Volunteers Program

– Identification with Greenpeace goals and supportive of Greenpeace (external) values
– Commitment to Greenpeace values and objectives
– Autonomous/ initiative/ work independently and self motivation
– Self motivation & enthusiasm
– Flexibility & Proactiveness
– Positive / constructive thinking
– Willingness to learn and teach
– Discretion and confidentiality

– Office located in Athens
– Ability to travel domestically and abroad approximately 20% of the time
– Ability to work remotely (virtual teams, field work)
– Ability to work unsociable hours (i.e. weekends, evenings, holidays)

Interested applicants should send:

Applications should be sent to no later than the 23rd of September with subject Volunteer Coordinator.