National Distributed Organizer (FDF) Posted Feb 27
Greenpeace USA , Washington, DC
Fire Drill Fridays is an exciting collaboration between Greenpeace and Jane Fonda to raise attention about the need for climate action equal to the scale of the problem, communicate a sense of urgency, provide accessible information about the climate crisis to demystify it, help people overcome their apathy and despair, and inspire others to act by taking bold action alongside known and trusted cultural icons. In just its first four months, Fire Drill Fridays has both ignited and tapped into the growing sense of urgency that something must be done - and it is clear that we are the ones who must do it. It is time for bold, broad, and courageous advocacy and activism.

Now that 2020 is here, we're ready to take the next step for Fire Drill Fridays to continue and become a national project bringing in activists from around the country. The National Distributed Organizer role is integral to the aspirations and structure, collaborating and driving the efforts to organize and mobilize hundreds of thousands of existing and potential activists.

This position will be located in Washington, DC or Oakland, CA


The National Distributed Organizer plays a key role in our national organizing program. The ideal candidate has strong organizing skills, is tech-savvy, knowledgeable with remote event support, texting, and recruitment, and has experience either managing or participating in distributed volunteer teams. This role is responsible for ensuring successful execution of distributed events including (but not limited to) house parties, phonebanks, textbanks, protests and direct actions. You will also manage the volunteer teams that are responsible for vetting, training, and supporting hosts throughout the country.

This role will:

Design, build and manage distributed volunteer teams, ensuring to foster a culture of positivity, emotional intelligence and support amongst volunteers at all times
Work with Organizing Lead to create short and effective training webinars, well crafted how-to guides, and high impact volunteer recruitment calls
Help develop protest and direct action toolkits for Fire Drill Friday volunteer hosts
Create compelling and interactive texting campaigns - including developing scripts, canvassing options, while utilizing texting best practices to maximize texting program results.
Manage and maintain event creation, texting, and calling tool technology.
Create weekly analytics reports to support organizing program in reaching robust volunteer engagement goals
Minimum requirements include:

Experience with distributed volunteer teams or related experience preferred
Highly organized with strong bias towards motivating and managing remote volunteers and multiple complex volunteer engagement systems
Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
Exceptional interpersonal and leadership communication skills.
Articulate, compelling communicator in writing and in person.
Comfort working in fast-paced environments, and ability to navigate complex and nuanced situations
Knowledge and experience with distributed technology and tools.
Familiar with Slack, Google Drive, Go-To-Webinar (or equivalent), imovie or equivalent.
Demonstrated commitment to the organization’s values on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Willingness to work outside normal business hours on occasion
Additional requirements include, but not limited to:

Ability to work collaboratively with multiple teams, set and review goals, and assess risks and outcomes

Willingness to experiment, take risks and learn from failures
Confidence that change is possible and recognition that building people power is key to making change
A driving passion to secure a sustainable, healthy and just future for all.

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.

If you’re ready to join an ambitious team of passionate people dedicated to stopping climate catastrophe and advancing justice, please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be reviewed 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. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact

Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.

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