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Program Assistant - Distributed Organizing Team (1-yr contract)

Company: Greenpeace
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job 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.

We now face unprecedented challenges. Our climate is in crisis and we have one decade to act. Our democracy is being overrun by big money. Our oceans are choking with plastic. With these challenges, we also see new opportunities to organize the resistance. More people than ever before have shown a willingness to do the work needed to solve the problems we face. Using new technologies and organizing techniques that allow people-powered campaigns to operate at an unprecedented scale, we can rise to the challenges we face.

We're looking for somebody who is passionate about strengthening and diversifying the environmental movement and sees people power as the way to win big change. LGBTQ candidates and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Why work for Greenpeace? We do creative, cutting-edge work; we take the big risks that are needed; and we don't accept donations from corporations or the government, which keeps us independent. Greenpeace offers great benefits to employees, including 3 weeks vacation for new employees, the last week of the calendar year being a paid holiday, 401k matching, and excellent health care benefits.

The Distributed Organizing Team is looking for an assistant who can help support and grow our distributed peer-to-peer text team - which gives volunteers the ability to connect, have conversations with, and mobilize hundreds of supporters around justice and climate during a single volunteer shift. They are responsible for ensuring that each new volunteer has the information, inspiration, and empowerment they need to get involved in Greenpeace campaigns through peer to peer texting. The assistant will work with our digital tools such as Slack, Spoke and Zoom to support our volunteer program and peer to peer texting. They will also have the opportunity to design and lead their own project through which they will have the opportunity to innovate, test, and learn new skills. The best candidate for this position loves working with people, is goal-oriented, organized, a fast learner, and is inspired by the work Greenpeace is doing to fight for people and the planet.

This role will:

  • Help manage our text-banking volunteer team by supporting in recruiting, training, and onboarding new volunteers
  • Support in writing and building textbank campaigns
  • Foster a sense of community on the text team by building relationships with volunteers through Slack and online calls
  • Work alongside other text team members in data management
  • Guide enthusiastic new Greenpeace volunteers to learn and join our texting tool Spoke
  • Support and train volunteer leaders
  • Represent Greenpeace while answering volunteer questions, providing information about the organization
  • Our work is constantly changing and growing - there will be additional responsibilities as needed

Minimum requirements include:

  • Ability to recruit, inspire, and train activists in person, over the phone and via online
  • Previous volunteer organizing experience - especially in textbanking and elections
  • Strong 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
  • Strong ability to identify and troubleshoot problems
  • Commitment to Greenpeace's mission and non-violent direct-action as a means of affecting change
  • Excellent communication skills
  • West coast hours strongly preferred

Additional requirements include, but not limited to:

  • Preferred experience with mobilizing activists remotely
  • Previous experience running or leading a group of volunteers
  • Preferred ability to speak Spanish


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 6% 401K matching. New staff members receive 3 weeks vacation, 10 sick days, 2 personal days in their first year. Additionally we are closed Christmas eve through New Year's day.

After 1 year of service staff members receive 20 weeks of fully paid parental leave and after five years, staff are eligible for a 12 week 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.

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

This is a 1- year contract position and the salary rate starts at $18/hr and is commensurate with experience.

Keywords: Greenpeace, Los Angeles , Program Assistant - Distributed Organizing Team (1-yr contract), Other , Los Angeles, California

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