Greenpeace

  • Supporter Mobilization Fellowship (6-month Fellowship)

    Job Locations US-DC
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/18/2018 1:54 PM)
    Job ID
    2017-1179
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Grassroots
  • Overview

    GREENPEACE FELLOWSHIPS:

    Greenpeace fellowships offer a unique opportunity to learn in the world’s top environmental campaigning organization and to jump straight into our campaigns, gaining professional experience and building lasting relationships along the way. Our fellowship program will set you up with the essential skills you need to further pursue your career in environmental/nonprofit advocacy and organizing. This fellowship is perfect for innovators, problem solvers, and great communicators. We know that you are the future of the Environmental Movement, and we can’t wait for you to join us.


    THE SUPPORTER MOBILIZATION FELLOWSHIP:

    Greenpeace has built a national volunteer network to tackle the toughest problems facing our climate, oceans, forests, and communities.  The Network works with our community of over 6000 volunteers to inspire them to take action on Greenpeace campaigns in their own communities. The Fellow will work primarily with our Supporter Mobilization Team, which works to combine digital and real world organizing in order to bring supporter engagement to the center of Greenpeace’s campaigns. The team works to develop a large community of volunteers and potential volunteers who can engage with Greenpeace on a variety of levels, from sharing content to creating their own local Greenpeace groups.  This team is dynamic and collaborative, so there are many opportunities to learn new skills and gain experience in various aspects of the work.

    The Supporter Mobilization Fellow represents an entryway for all of our volunteers into Greenpeace. The fellow is responsible for ensuring that each new volunteer has the information, inspiration, and empowerment they need to get involved in Greenpeace campaigns in their own community. The fellow will work with Greenpeace Greenwire, our social media platform exclusively for Greenpeace volunteers, to cultivate an interconnected network of volunteers across the country -- in addition to other digital engagement tools from email to social media to peer to peer texting. The fellow will also have the opportunity to design and lead their own project through which they will have the opportunity to innovate, test, and learn new skills. The best candidate for this position loves working with people, is goal oriented, organized, a fast learner, and is inspired by the work Greenpeace is doing to fight for people and the planet.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage, coordinate, and run Greenwire, Greenpeace’s social network for volunteers
    • Guide enthusiastic new Greenpeace volunteers to groups, organizers, and opportunities in their communities
    • Innovate and test ways Greenpeace can foster a thriving volunteer network
    • Train activists on Greenwire as well as basic organizing skills
    • Design and lead your own engagement project
    • Coordinate our volunteer platforms across the Grassroots Department and the organization
    • Represent Greenpeace while answering volunteer questions, providing information about the organization
    • Build relationships with volunteers both over the phone and through social media
    • Our work is constantly changing and growing - there will be additional responsibilities as needed

    Qualifications

    • Commitment to Greenpeace’s mission and non-violent direct-action as a means of affecting change
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Previous volunteer organizing experience including phonebanking and/or canvassing
    • Ability to recruit, inspire, and train activists in person, over the phone, and via online social networks
    • Preferred experience with mobilizing activists remotely via social networks and the phone
    • Previous experience running or leading a group
    • Proven ability to set and achieve goals, and prioritize tasks
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to learn quickly, maintain focus, and hit goals in a fast-paced, ever changing campaign environment
    • Ability to work independently and in teams 
    • Strong ability to identify and troubleshoot problems
    • HTML coding experience is a plus, but not required

    Benefits

    Pay is $15.00/hour

     

    Duration: June 2018 - December 2018

     

    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

     

     

    Commitment to Diversity:

    Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that is a reflection of the global campaigns and missions that we champion.

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