Greenpeace USA (GPUS) is hiring an Activist Training Program Manager to be responsible for coordinating and implementing a comprehensive, dynamic and energetic activist program that identifies, trains, and develops capable volunteers for participation in Greenpeace non-violent direct actions.
This position will be located in Washington, DC or Oakland, CA and will report to the Action Unit Head Director based in Washington, DC.
This role will:
Provide direct line management for Activist Program staff and maintain a high standard of performance for staff and hold staff accountable to work-plans and Program
Manage the Activist Program’s core budget. Develop and manage project budgets.
Oversee the Activist and Training and Development Program.
Responsible for logistical planning, preparation, coordination and execution of direct actions, direct communications, protests, investigations, tours, ship-based actions, and other interventions.
Ensure that all personnel in direct actions strictly apply to health and safety procedures.
Conduct thorough risk assessments and risk mitigation plans for field activities. Manage risks (life and limb, an organizational, budget, and reputational) in real-time through the development and deployment of activities.
Maintain and develop excellent relations with the direct actions staff throughout all Greenpeace offices and across the progressive movement. .
On occasion represent Greenpeace to the media, authorities, allies or opponents.
Perform any other job-related duties as assigned by the Actions Director.
Minimum requirements include:
Five years of working in a campaigning organization.
Experience working with and managing activists and/or activist networks.
Experience as a trainer in one or more of: non-violent direct action, boat driving, climbing and rope access, blockades, art in activism/prop building, field research, anti-oppression/collective liberation
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and the ability to connect with a cross-section of society/diverse groups: cultures, age groups, etc.
Experience in coordinating and/or team leading in direct actions and/or experience in managing large teams of people in complex and stressful situations.
Commitment to non-violence and skilled in conflict resolution
Current driver license
Ability and willingness to travel extensively
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience facilitating meetings effectively
Keen attention to detail with the ability to track, prioritize and manage multiple projects at one time
General computer literacy – Especially proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint as well as the Google suite of products
Demonstrated ability to coordinate and facilitate the completion of complex projects in a timely manner, including meeting strict deadlines and budgets
Familiarity working with organizational budgets
Strong interpersonal skills and experience building strong working relationships with team members at a variety of levels in an organization
Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team
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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We strongly encourage applications from marginalized communities.
Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need to apply for this opportunity.
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