• Data Visualization Specialist

    Job Locations US-DC | US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/11/2018 11:47 AM)
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  • Overview

    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.


    We’re hiring a Data Visualization Specialist to join the Greenpeace USA Digital team as we engage supporters in a people powered model of advocacy.
    Our ideal candidate has a passion for  illustrating data-driven visual stories. They love data and are able to analyze and coherently speak “data” to others. In addition to having profound information design and storytelling abilities, they are resourceful, confident under pressure, and comfortable working in a fast-paced, growth-oriented environment. We expect you would both pitch and execute ideas.
    This role will require an understanding of how to drive Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) across the organization and will take the lead in providing insights on content, engagement and fundraising performance across digital media platforms. We want an omnivorous mind with a talent for transforming complex subjects into simple yet striking visuals that communicate findings, including creating dashboards and presentations that upper management can consult at will that tell their own data stories.
    Your colleagues in the digital team—more than a dozen of us—would also rely on you for advice and counsel on best practices for data analysis, intuitive visualization and digital storytelling. 
    This role will bring analytical rigor to challenges such as measuring the impact of an email test, optimizing donor retention, optimizing cross-platform channels of supporter growth and building models of donor behavior. The Data Visualization Specialist will take data and use it to help Greenpeace make better campaign, fundraising and engagement decisions. It’s a great opportunity to work with an amazing team of professionals and implement the online strategy of one of the largest and most effective environmental organizations in the world.

    This role is exempt, full time role based in Washington, DC; or San Francisco, CA, and will report to the Director of Business Intelligence based in DC, with a dotted line to the Deputy Digital Director.


    • Develop analysis and reporting capabilities
    • Write complex queries for interacting with data from a variety of sources and CRM systems
    • Monitor performance and quality control plans to identify improvements
    • Act as a subject matter expert in cross functional teams across the organization
    • Develop a deep understanding of engagement goals and strategies
    • Design tests to provide insight into complex supporter behavior
    • Ensure shared learning from testing results across the organization
    • Present recommendations on best practices
    • Investigate Greenpeace’s historical data to expose trends that can indicate future successes


    Minimum requirements include:

    • 2+ years of experience transforming raw data sets into compelling and meaningful reporting with visual illustrations tools such as Google Data Studio, Looker, Excel, Tableau etc.
    • Previous experience in a metric driven marketing or digital/online capacity 
    • Data querying proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SQL/ MySQL

    Additional qualifications for this role include, but are not limited to:

    • Analytical and Quantitative Skills: work with large amounts of data: facts, figures, and number crunching. You will need to see through the data and analyze it to find conclusions.
    • Strong Communication Skills: you will present your findings, or translate the data into an understandable format. You will need to design intuitive representations of complex ideas.
    • Critical Thinking Skills: an ability to look at the numbers, trends, and data and come to new conclusions based on the findings.
    • Excellent graphic design and visual storytelling ability
    • Ability to influence and advance projects in a cross-functional, matrixed environment
    • A self starter who can work independently and is naturally curious
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Must be able to present examples of prior work
    • Experience with Google Analytics
    • Experience with nonprofit engagement strategies
    • Basic understanding of fundraising principles 
    • Professional experience in a persuasive or storytelling environment

    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 us.


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


    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


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