Overview

Greenpeace USA is hiring a Senior Climate Campaigner for the Gulf Coast to join the Climate Campaign Team. The Campaigner will report to the Climate Campaign Director and play a vital role in shaping and implementing Greenpeace’s climate and democracy campaigning in partnership with frontline organizations and allies in the Gulf Coast states.

This role will:

  • In conjunction with the Climate Campaign Director, develop and implement plans in line with short term and long term campaign goals based on state, national and international objectives:
    • Develop and lead the implementation of dynamic campaigns using a broad suite of online and distributive tactics.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of the latest climate science and be able to present the information to a variety of audiences in language they can understand.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of state, national and international political, legislative, regulatory and economic frameworks relevant to the campaign.
    • Build alliances and/or support relationships with key constituencies, such as grassroots and frontline organizations, professional groups, labor, and others as identified in strategic planning.
    • Work with GPUS Communications team in developing public materials; writing press releases and planning media strategies; acting as a spokesperson for campaigns to the media and developing proactive relationships with the media.
    • Represent GPUS and the campaign at public events and with the environmental community at large.
    • Work with GPUS Engagement team to design and curate content for social media and develop digital and distributed campaign actions that engage our members.
  • Lead our work alongside coalition partners seeking to repeal the Critical Infrastructure law in Texas.
  • Work in partnership with frontline organizations on legislative interventions against critical infrastructure and anti-protest legislation in the Gulf Coast.
  • Lead our climate-related disaster response in the Gulf South.
  • Conduct strategic research, relational research, and provide recommendations on our role in campaigns in the Permian Basin.
  • Build strong relationships with frontline organizations and communities in the Gulf Coast.
  • Direct, organize and participate in nonviolent direct action activities to support campaign goals.

Minimum requirements include:

  • A BA/BS Degree preferred or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of five years environmental campaign experience, specifically in environmental and climate justice organizing and campaigning, grassroots organizing, and/or digital organizing.
  • Commitment to nonviolent direct action and human rights, in particular the rights of Indigenous Peoples and frontline communities.
  • On the ground experience in the Gulf Coast.

Additional qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Strong relational skills and ability to build strong relationships with a wide range of people and organizations.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with team, including multinational teams.
  • Proven experience in digital campaigning and distributed organizing.
  • Proven experience in directing a project from conception to completion, including setting and reviewing goals, assessing risks, delivering outcomes, and working with and leading a variety of people and groups.
  • Demonstrated experience in research and writing, public speaking and issue advocacy, and mobilizing people to take action.
  • Experience navigating issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion and a demonstrated commitment to advancing these values.
  • Commitment to progressive values and peaceful non-violent direct action as a means of creating change.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally, sometimes for significant lengths of time.
  • Relevant language experience very desirable but not required; Spanish or French.

BENEFITS
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.

If you’re ready to join an ambitious team of passionate people dedicated to stopping climate catastrophe and advancing justice, please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be review on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.

Greenpeace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We strongly encourage applications from marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact resumes@greenpeace.org.

Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.