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 almost 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. Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities, safeguarding our independence and ability to speak the truth and act boldly. We recognize the importance of the moment: ours is the first generation to understand and experience the impacts of climate change and global scale ecosystem destruction, and the last generation with a window of time to do something about it.
Greenpeace US – the US office of our global organization - has four campaign areas: Climate, Oceans, Forests and Democracy. While we are first and foremost an environmental organization, we believe 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 exclude scores of voters from engaging. And a new wave of crackdowns on activism - including some targeting Greenpeace - seeks to shrink democratic spaces and silence the dissent that makes a democracy thrive.
If you’re excited about throwing down with us, and bringing Greenpeace’s unique and formidable assets to the struggle to fix our democracy, Greenpeace needs you. We are in search of a bold, strategic, passionate and fun Director for our Democracy Campaign. This innovative and forward thinking leader who’s familiar with today’s geopolitical and movement landscape and understand the urgency of the moment. They will be experienced in online organizing/digital mobilization and fired up to engage Greenpeace’s supporter base in creative strategic campaigns to make our democracy more accountable, participatory and inclusive.
Reporting to the National Campaigns Director, the Democracy Campaign Director is responsible for the development of the long-term GPUS Democracy campaign strategy and implementation, focusing on issues that intersect with Greenpeace campaigns. Our current Democracy work includes exposing and combating the corrupting influence of corporate money in politics, defending and expanding voter participation, and protecting the right to non violent protest. The Democracy Campaign Director will develop this campaign portfolio, ensuring our work is focused, strategic and impactful – and that it expands our supporter base by providing meaningful opportunities to engage with us. Because the need for climate action is so urgent, and our corporate-hijacked democracy is the primary obstacle to progress, our Democracy Campaign Director will work closely with our Climate Campaign and embrace the necessity for climate action to be interwoven with our Democracy work.
This is a full time, exempt position based in Washington, DC and reporting to the Chief Program Officer. Travel within the US, and globally is required.