Campaign Director

  • Greenpeace International
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Oct 21, 2018
Full time Advocacy and Policy Communication - Public Outreach Environmental Protection Management

Job Description

Job description


At Greenpeace, we believe in the power of our people. From our staff and volunteers, to our supporters and donors, Greenpeace recognizes that we are all connected in the fight against corporate interests and climate change.We use this people-centered dynamic to drive our campaigns, growing and engaging our supporter base and amplifying the stories of people most affected by the detrimental effects of climate change and corporate greed to bring maximum impact and ensure that the voices of the marginalized are heard.To take our campaigns to the next level, Greenpeace is hiring a dynamic Campaigns Director that can develop and execute impactful people-powered campaigns aligned to Greenpeace’s vision of a greener, more peaceful world.Leading a team of fantastic, passionate campaigners, they will oversee the development and implementation of all campaign strategies, ensuring strategic cohesion and impact across our campaign work, driving resource allocation and prioritization decisions, and scoping potential new areas of work for the organization.The Campaign Director will also partner with Greenpeace’s Program leadership to creatively guide GPUS’ efforts to build our base of supporters across all facets of our program work in order to shift the balance of power away from corporations and into the hands of people.The ideal candidate for this role should be a highly skilled, passionate and innovative leader with extensive experience both creating compelling campaign strategies as well as managing teams to deliver related outcomes.They should bring a strong desire to combat climate change, promote environmental health and drive systemic change. They should also have an understanding and appreciation for people-centered movements, and bring a core understanding of online and offline mobilizing to their work.The Campaign Director is an exempt, full-time, benefits eligible role that can be based in either Washington DC or San Francisco, CA; and reports to the Chief Program Officer based in DC.


The Campaign Director will:

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to the GPUS program in collaboration with Program Director and other senior leaders;
  • Ensure that medium and long-term campaign strategies are developed that strengthen Greenpeace’s base through inspiring and engaging people in driving change, utilize external input, provide opportunities for collaboration with other Greenpeace offices and progressive allies, deliver our commitment to racial and social justice, provide opportunities for fundraising and help win environmental victories;
  • Supervise issue Campaign Directors, (Climate, Oceans, Forests, Democracy), along with the Projects and Research Directors and ensure that they and their teams are aligned, ambitious, high performing and have power-building central to their strategic thinking;
  • Help the Program Director and Development Director foster a culture of philanthropy throughout the staff of the program department so everyone understands our funding model, participates in recruiting and retaining supporters, and is committed to building our power and resources;
  • In concert with the Program Director and issue Campaign Directors, serve as a liaison to program and campaign leaders across Greenpeace’s 27 national and regional offices;
  • In Partnership with the Program Director and other Deputies of the department provide leadership and overall strategic direction to the GPUS program, and;
  • Track environmental politics and movement activities and ensure GPUS leadership and program staff are kept informed of key relevant developments;


Minimum requirements include:

  • At least five (5) years of leadership in politics, communications, policy, economics or organizing is required; previous experience with issue-based advocacy and organizing strongly preferred

Additional qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Keen awareness of the political and environmental landscape and ability to identify new opportunities and potential challenges to our work, including environmental science, complex policy, and working knowledge of current environmental issues
  • Prior experience managing teams; experience managing complex, senior level teams is preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of effective online communication to diverse audiences and engaging supporters in driving change
  • Strong project leadership, administration, and planning skills to enable the delivery of projects to time, to budget and to deliver clear objectives
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple teams, set and review goals, and assess risks and outcome
  • Significant experience and perspective navigating issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and brings a deep commitment to advancing these values.
  • Commitment to progressive values and peaceful and nonviolent direct action as a means to effect change
  • If you want to save the world from climate change and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application on our careers page, including your resume and a cover letter Applications will be review on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate

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