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Activist Training and Development Manager

Organization Name: Greenpeace USA
Job Post Date: 27 Nov 2019
Job Terms: Full Time

Job Description

Greenpeace USA (GPUS) is hiring an Activist Training and Development 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 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, organizational, budget, and reputational) in real-time through development and deployment of activities.
Maintain and develop excellent relations with the direct actions staff throughout all Greenpeace offices including International Marine & Actions Division.
On occasion represent Greenpeace to the media, authorities, allies or opponents.
Perform any other job-related duties as assigned by the Actions Director or Actions Deputy Director.


Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree (4 yrs. college)
Experience: At least 5 years
Skills: Minimum requirements include:

5 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, blockades, art in activism/prop building, field research, anti-oppression/collective liberation, wilderness first aid.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and the ability to connect with 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 driving license
Ability and willingness to travel extensively
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience facilitating meetings
Keen attention to detail with 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
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
Physical requirements including but not limited to - lifting, building, climbing, and driving.
Additional qualifications include, but are not limited to:

Experience working with ships or other vessels
Experience working within a complex organization

Organization Description

Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For over fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster loom large. As an independent organization, Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities. Greenpeace is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices all around the world in over fifty countries.

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Job Post Online Expiration: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 06:50pm


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