Senior Climate Campaigner

Website Greenpeace USA

International Environmental Campaign Organization

Greenpeace USA is hiring a Senior Climate Campaigner to join our team. This experienced campaigner will report to the Climate Leadership Project Lead and play a vital role in helping shape and implement Greenpeace’s work to combat climate change and promote  justice and human rights. We are looking for someone to be part of Greenpeace’s team to develop and carry out bold campaigns centered on building the people power necessary to hold politicians and corporations accountable and create real solutions commensurate to the urgency of this planetary crisis. The right candidate will have experience working on high impact, member-centered campaigns and exceptional communications and coalition building skills. A successful Senior Climate Campaigner will be adept at responding to real world events and opportunities that affect campaign objectives, while not losing track of long-term strategy.

This position is located in Washington, D.C.

The Senior Climate Campaigner will:

● Participate in strategic planning, informed by knowledge of climate issues and ongoing analysis of the climate movement, politics, allies and opponents; and participate in the implementation of strategies and tactics developed to achieve GPUS’ climate, racial and economic justice objectives.
● Maintain a working knowledge of political, legislative, regulatory and economic
frameworks relevant to the campaign.
● Build alliances and/or support relationships with key constituencies, such as grassroots organizations, professional groups, labor, and others as identified in strategic planning.
● Work with GPUS Communications staff in developing public materials; writing press releases and planning media strategies; and acting as a spokesperson on relevant project areas.
● Represent Greenpeace and the campaign at public events and with the environmental community at large.
● Work with GPUS Online team to design and curate content for social media and develop digital campaign actions that engage our members and supporters across the country.
● Organize and participate in nonviolent direct action events to support campaign goals.
● Potentially organize and oversee the work of junior campaign staff and interns.● Collect and incorporate feedback that models an orientation toward learning and growth as individuals and in teams.
● Demonstrate unwavering commitment to advancing equity and justice both internally and in our external campaign work.
● Perform other job related duties as requested or assigned by the Climate Leadership Project Lead or Climate Campaign Director.

Minimum requirements include:

● BA/BS Degree preferred or equivalent experience.
● A minimum of five (5) years campaign experience; climate or environmental advocacy preferred.
● Strong project management and leadership skills to work with team members from across the organization on both rapid response moments and long-term projects, and enable the delivery of projects to time, to budget and in-line with clear objectives.
● Experience successfully collaborating with a range of civil society actors (issue groups, base- building community organizations, labor, social justice, etc.) and co-developing strategy and tactics with partners .
● Understanding of and commitment to racial justice and human rights, especially the rights of Indigenous Peoples and climate-affected communities.
● Excellent communication skills – including written and spoken – to translate campaign goals and messages, policy positions, research findings and analysis into public facing content for supporters, volunteers, allies, and staff.
● Digital engagement and campaign and distributed organizing experience a plus.
● Fluency in a non-English language, especially Spanish, a plus.
● Ability and willingness to travel as needed.

If you want to save the world from climate change and believe in environmental 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


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 6% 401K matching. New staff members receive 3 weeks vacation, 10 sick days, 2 personal days in their first year. Additionally we are closed Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day.

After 1 year of service staff members receive 20 weeks of fully paid parental leave and after five years, staff are eligible for a 12 week 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.

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

Salary for this position starts at $65,772 and is commensurate with experience.

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