• Democracy Campaigner

    Job Locations US-DC | US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 days ago(5/24/2018 1:17 PM)
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  • Overview

    Greenpeace believes that a healthy democracy is a precondition for a healthy environment. Our democracy should be our best tool to advance climate solutions, ensure environmental equity and hold corporations accountable, but it’s not working. The corrupting influence of money in politics thwarts real solutions. Obstructions to participation excludes scores of voters from engaging. And a new wave of crackdown on activism seeks to shrink democratic space and silence the dissent that makes a democracy thrive.


    Greenpeace is hiring a Democracy Campaigner to work with our supporters across the country and with allies within the movement to fix our democracy, focusing on issues that intersect with Greenpeace campaigns. The Campaigner will work work with our Research, Communications, Engagement, Campaign and Legal teams to expose and combat money in politics, defend and expand voter participation, and protect the right to non violent protest to advance a better future for all.


    The Democracy Campaigner will use their creative communications, campaigning and digital organizing skills to inform and engage Greenpeace supporters on issues of democracy, and working in coalition with allies in the environmental, labor, civil rights and other movement sectors to advance our shared democracy goals. This is a full time, exempt, benefits eligible position reporting to the Policy & Issue Coordinator based in Washington, DC.


    • Represent Greenpeace in advancing the cause of democracy in public, the media and key movement coalitions such as the Democracy Initiative.
    • Working with Greenpeace US Grassroots, Online and Engagement staff, to identify and act on strategic opportunities to mobilize Greenpeace’s network of supporters and activists.  
    • Organize efforts to counter attacks on democracy and the right to protest, such as legislative attempts to criminalize protest or stifle speech through SLAPP lawsuits.
    • Identify and guide strategic research that both exposes anti-democratic interests and supports popular campaigns for democratic gains, working with coalition allies in the Democracy Initiative
    • Creatively communicate these issues and the connections between democracy and environmental justice, especially through Greenpeace social media channels across several platforms to reach, inspire and engage our supporters and allies.


    Minimum requirements for the Democracy Campaigner  include:

    • BA/BS Degree or equivalent educational experience
    • A minimum of 6 years experience in  grassroots or campaigning organization

    Additional qualifications for the Democracy Campaigner  include, but are not limited to:

    • Organizational skills, including experience with running fast paced, creative, engaging activist projects and campaigns project administration.
    • Proven understanding of and ability with social media practices, principles and implementation.
    • Clear understanding of the relationship between digital engagement and campaigning and advocacy and basic implementation skills, including experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools such as EveryAction, ActionKit, or a similar membership platform (Or if this experience is not deep, eagerness to build these skills)
    • Strong presentation skills, written and oral; comfort speaking to the public, Greenpeace supporters, allies and the media
    • Commitment to nonviolence as a means of effecting change.Proven track record of reaching and inspiring people online to take action both online & offline
    • Experience working in coalitions, including cross-cultural, cross-movement sector coalitions
    • Experience in all phases of developing and running a project, from conception to completion
    • General knowledge of traditional democracy related topics, including campaign finance, voting rights, indigenous sovereignty and/or environmental justice desired but not essential if eager to dive in and learn.
    • A deep belief in the benefit of a participatory, fair and thriving democracy to make the world a better place - and a driving passion to help build that kind of democracy in the U.S


    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 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 contact us.

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


    Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For over fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster loom large. As an independent organization, Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities. Greenpeace is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices all around the world in over fifty countries.


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