Fire Drill Fridays Organizing Lead

Greenpeace USA

Fire Drill Fridays is an exciting collaboration between Greenpeace and Jane Fonda to raise attention about the need for climate action equal to the scale of the problem, communicate a sense of urgency, provide accessible information about the climate crisis to demystify it, help people overcome their apathy and despair, and inspire others to act by taking bold action alongside known and trusted cultural icons.  In just its first three months, Fire Drill Fridays has both ignited and tapped into the growing sense of urgency that something must be done – and it is clear that we are the ones who must do it. It is time for bold, broad, and courageous advocacy and activism.  

Now that 2020 is here, we’re ready to take the next step for Fire Drill Fridays to continue and become a national project bringing in activists from around the country. The Organizing Lead role is integral to the leadership team of FDF, leading the efforts of organizing and mobilizing hundreds of thousands of existing and potential activists.


  • Coordinate across departments and vendors to manage the organizing team to achieve the project’s three main goals:

    • Get Congress to pass a Green New Deal (at the Federal level, although local Fire Drills may focus on State level GNDs too)

    • Halt all fossil fuel expansion to stop making the climate crisis worse

    • Implement a plan for a responsible just transition of existing fossil fuels as rapidly as possible, ensuring the interests of impacted workers and communities throughout the transition.

  • Design, hire, and manage organizing program in concert with project manager that advances Fire Drill Friday’s goal of organizing and mobilizing current and potential activists 

  • Provide ongoing reporting for organizing team metrics

  • Set robust goals for organizing program and support members in reaching/surpassing goals while fostering a culture of levity and support

  • Support Organizing team to ensure success volunteers who participate in remote protest, direction actions, and/up to civil disobedience.

  • Work with contracted developer to build technology that lowers the barriers to entry for remote volunteers and helps bridge the gap of distance 

Minimum Requirements of the FDF Organizing Director include:

  • At least 6-10 years of managing supporter/activist campaigns and building distributed organizing programs. 

  • Familiarity and experience with the progressive social change sector, including having successfully collaborated with a range of civil society actors (issue groups, base building community orgs, labor, social justice, etc.)

  • At least two electoral cycles experience in a senior role within Field/Organizing teams

  • Proven track record of:

    •  recruiting at least 100,000+ rally/event attendees

    • Identifying at least 50,000+ positive volunteer IDs

    • Recruiting at least 50,000+ volunteer shifts

    • Building a volunteer led calling program resulting in at least 500,000 calls

    • Organizing and overseeing organizing calls and video meetings with at least 100,000+ volunteer attendees

    • Creating and managing SMS (broadcast and P2P) programs with at least 500,000+ activist/voter contacts

  • 4+ years experience leading high-impact projects with staff operating remotely with a focus on non-violent direct action, mobilization, creative communications, and engagement.

  • Experience with/on distributed programs for  at least two national, large membership organizations 

  • In depth understanding of distributed systems, structures, and best practices for distributed volunteer programs 

  • Highly organized with strong bias towards motivating and managing staff and multiple complex volunteer engagement systems

  • Comfort working in fast-paced environments, and ability to navigate complex and nuanced situations

  • Willingness to work outside normal business hours on occasion

Additional qualifications for the FDF Organizing  Lead  include, but are not limited to: 

  • Track record of successfully developing and leading innovative projects;  

  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple teams, set and review goals, and assess risks and outcomes;

  • Strong interpersonal skills with experience in cross-cultural settings and global experiences;

  • Demonstrated commitment to the organization’s values on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion;

  • Willingness to experiment, take risks and learn from failures;

  • Strong budgeting, analytical, and organizational skills;

  • Adept at leading highly-skilled, diverse and remote teams;

  • Confidence that change is possible and recognition that building people power is key to making change;

  • A driving passion to secure a sustainable, healthy and just future for all. 


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 reviewed 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

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