Climate & Energy Campaigner

About Greenpeace:

For over 35 years Greenpeace has been inspiring and mobilizing people all over the world to work toward a more green and peaceful planet. We are a leading independent environmental organization that utilizes bold action, cutting-edge research and creative communications to protect the Earth. We expose global environmental problems and promote the solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. We investigate, document and expose environmental destruction in a peaceful manner and promote open, informed debate about society’s environmental choices. To ensure our independence we do not accept donations from corporations or governments.


Greenpeace is currently seeking a creative, strategic, and energetic Campaigner to join us in taking on big corporations and governments to stop climate change and other environmental problems. This personal will have unconventional ways of thinking, managing projects, and collaborating with a team of talented professionals. The Climate and Energy Campaigner will report directly to the Energy Campaign Director and will assist the coordinator in the planning and implementation of activities surrounding particular campaign issues. The campaigner will be expected to move between issues and campaigns as needed.


Campaign Collaboration & Management

In conjunction with the campaign coordinator, develop a workplan in line with both short term and long term goals for the campaign based on national and international objectives.

A. Participate in campaign discussion and planning regarding strategic issues and event planning, This will include both written and verbal discussion as well as attendance at specific meetings.

B. Assist in the implementation strategies and tactics developed to achieve goals and objectives.

C. Keep campaign coordinator informed of activities in campaign and recommend changes in tactics, or strategies if necessary.

D. Coordinate information flow within campaign and between campaign and other departments including Communications and Development.

  1. Organize and oversee the work of campaign volunteers/interns.


Assist coordinator in the design and implement strategies to educate and mobilize various constituencies and the general public about campaign issues and goals.

A. Maintain a working knowledge of technical information and be able to present the information to a variety of audiences in language they can understand.

B. Maintain a working knowledge of political, legislative, regulatory and economic framework relevant to the campaign.

C. Build alliances and/or support relationships with constituencies: i.e. grassroots organizations, various professional groups, labor, and others as identified in strategic planning.

D. Develop or assist in the development of fact sheets and other public information.

E. Write, or assist in writing press releases and in planning media strategies. Act as spokesperson for campaign to the media and develop pro-active relationship with media.

F. Represent Greenpeace and the campaign at public events, grassroots activists group, local citizens/town forums and the environmental community at large.

3. Direct, organize and participate in non-violent direct action events to support the campaign goals and national objectives.

4. Perform other job related duties as requested or assigned by the campaign coordinator and/or director.



  • Organizational skills, including experience with project administration.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Leadership.


  • A minimum of 5 years experience in environmental, grassroots organization; preferably dealing with global warming or energy issues.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team.
  • Well rounded individual with ability to work with a variety of people and groups.
  • Proven experience in directing a project from conception to completion.
  • Strong skills and experience in one of the three key campaign areas, research/writing, public speaking/lobbying, and/or organizing people around an issue.
  • Commitment to non-violence as a means of affecting change.
  • Willing to relocate/travel if required.


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.

How to apply

Please send cover letter and resume to by April 1st, 2014. Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: CLIMATE & ENERGY CAMPAIGNER- YOUR NAME. No phone calls please.

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