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Greenpeace National Activist Network Fellowship — Washington, D.C.

Organization: Greenpeace

Job Title: Greenpeace National Activist Network Fellowship

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours and Compensation: full time $10/hour and metro stipend

Application Deadline: Feb. 2, 2013

Position Dates: 6 month commitment

Posted On: Jan. 18, 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 www.greenpeace.org

Description

Greenpeace has built a National Activist Network to tackle the toughest problems facing our climate, oceans, forests, and communities. The Network activates thousands of Greenpeace supporters, and our Fellows are at the heart of running and building this cutting-edge remote grassroots organizing program.

Fellows inspire, activate, and train Greenpeace activists over the phone and in person to get unsustainable seafood off the shelves, gather petitions to stop offshore oil drilling, or outreach on Earth Day to save the whales. The best candidate for this position loves motivating activists, is a great mentor, goal oriented, organized, a fast learner, and enjoys training volunteers and interns. Additional responsibilities include email, Twitter, and Facebook outreach; shipping materials; supporting and mentoring interns; tracking and maintaining systems; and other logistics and responsibilities as needed.

Qualifications

•Enthusiasm for working with Greenpeace
•Excellent communication skills,
•Previous phonebanking, canvassing, or volunteer organizing experience
•Ability to inspire, recruit, and train activists in person, over the phone, and via online social networks
•Preferred experience with mobilizing activists via Facebook and Twitter
•Proven ability to work hard, set and achieve goals, and prioritize tasks
•Attention to detail
•Ability to learn quickly, maintain focus, and hit goals in a fast-paced, ever changing campaign environment
•Ability to work independently and in teams
•Analytical and problem solving skills
•Commitment to non-violent direct-action as a means of affecting change
•Prior experience with activism and organizing is preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to resumes@wdc.greenpeace.org. 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: Activist Network Fellowship Position – YOUR NAME. All fellowship applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Application deadline is February 2, 2013. No phone calls please.

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