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Senior Energy Campaigner — Washington, D.C.

Organization: Greenpeace

Job Title: Senior Energy Campaigner

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave. After five years, staff is 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.

Application Deadline: Feb. 1, 2013

Posted On: Jan. 17, 2013

Organization Overview

Greenpeace is the 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. To learn more about us, please visit our website at


The Senior Campaigner will be an integral part of the Greenpeace US Energy Campaign, responsible for coordinating a team to push America’s largest utility, Duke Energy, to radically shift its investments from dirty energy to renewables. The position will also include coordination with the global Energy Team on key pushes. The Senior Campaigner will report to the Greenpeace US Energy Campaign Director.


1. In conjunction with the Energy Campaign Director, develop and execute a work plan in line with both short term and long term goals for the campaign.

  • Participate in strategic planning of the campaign
  • Keep director up to date on the campaign and recommend changes in strategies or tactics if necessary
  • Coordinate information flow and collaboration within campaign, between departments and across the global organization
  • Organize and oversee the work of campaign volunteers/interns/fellows
  • Maintain a working knowledge of climate and energy issues and be able to present the information to a variety of audiences in language they can understand
  • Coordinate and conduct research and analysis to further campaign goals
  • Maintain a working knowledge of political, legislative, regulatory and economic framework relevant to the campaign
  • Build alliances and/or support relationships with constituencies identified in strategic planning
  • Develop or assist in the development of written materials
  • 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
  • Represent Greenpeace and the campaign at public events, grassroots activists groups, local citizens/town forums and the environmental community at large

2. Manage a sub-component of a campaign or project independently, with guidance from the campaign director, to include managing interactions with other Greenpeace offices, within the context of the particular project.

3. Mentor campaigners and other staff to foster the fundamental skills of Greenpeace campaigning.

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


Skills and Attributes:

  • Organizational skills, including experience with project management
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Proven ability to develop and implement campaigns
  • Ability to think creatively and innovate
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Leadership ability
  • A minimum of seven years experience in campaigning, on climate and energy issues

Proven ability to:

  • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team
  • Well-rounded with ability to work with a variety of people and groups
  • Proven experience in directing a project from conception to completion and clear track record in overseeing effective campaigns
  • Strong skills and experience in public speaking/lobbying and/or organizing people around an issue
  • Commitment to non-violence as a means of affecting change
  • Willing to travel as required

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in Greenpeace’s mission and the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: Energy Senior Campaigner Position – YOUR NAME. Application deadline is February 1, 2013. No phone calls please.

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