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Forest Campaign Director

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Greenpeace USA | Washington, DC
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Greenpeace USA (GPUS) is hiring a Forest Campaign Director to lead our forest campaigns and take it to new heights. The Forest Campaign Director is responsible for the development and implementation of Greenpeace USA’s forest campaign strategy, ensuring that it advances our bold vision of ending deforestation and forest degradation globally while fighting for human rights and justice. Our Forest Campaign Director will serve as a strategic advisor and thought partner to program leadership and serve as the public face of forest campaign work for Greenpeace USA. They will report to the Greenpeace USA Campaigns Director.

This role will:

  • Create and lead implementation of forest campaign strategies that advance our global goal of zero deforestation, a 1.5 degrees Celsius limit on global warming and advance equity and justice around the world
  • Manage, support and develop a team of campaign staff to deliver key strands of work
  • Maintain and cultivate in colleagues issue expertise on forest conservation, climate change and related issues
  • Ensure campaign plans are rooted in strategies that mobilize and empower people to challenge business as usual and the root causes of environmental degradation and injustice
  • Serve as point person for Greenpeace USA with international colleagues, external partners, coalitions and in the media
  • Participate in fundraising efforts, including engagement with institutions, major donors and monthly supporters
  • Develop and manage annual forest campaign budgets
  • Work with other campaign directors and senior management to provide strategic leadership on key advocacy and organizational issues
  • Play an active role in guiding development of Greenpeace's international strategies and collaborative work between separate Greenpeace offices
  • Ensure that our forest campaign work is advancing equity and justice

Minimum requirements include:

  • 7- 10 years experience in public interest campaigning with in depth knowledge of the cultural, political and social economic issues related to climate change
  • Experience managing and developing staff, especially in a non-profit organization
  • Policy and issue expertise: Demonstrated environmental science and policy knowledge especially with regard to forest conservation and climate change
  • Strong strategic planning and project management skills to enable the delivery of projects to time, to budget and to deliver clear objectives
  • Sound judgment and willingness to make tough and strategic decisions when confronted with difficult choices in a fast-paced environment; demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, comfort speaking to the public, allies and the media
  • Proven understanding of and ability with social media practices, principles and implementation

Additional qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Clear understanding of the relationship between digital engagement, campaigning and advocacy, and basic implementation skills (experience with Customer Relationship Management tools is a plus)
  • Commitment to progressive values and peaceful direct action as a means to effect change
  • Strong understanding of issues of race and equity; ability and enthusiasm for addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion and brings a deep commitment to advancing these values in the way we work and in the world
  • Able and willing to travel as needed and to work outside normal business hours
  • Proficiency in languages other than English (especially Spanish, Portuguese, French and Bahasa) desirable

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 USA (GPUS) is hiring a Forest Campaign Director to lead our forest campaigns and take it to new heights. The Forest Campaign Director is responsible for the development and implementation of Greenpeace USA’s forest campaign…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Managerial

Benefits

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.

Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes…

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