Fire Drill Fridays Director
Los Angeles, CA, United States
20 days ago
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 almost 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. Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities, safeguarding our independence and ability to speak the truth and act boldly. We recognize the importance of the moment: ours is the first generation to understand and experience the impacts of climate change and global scale ecosystem destruction, and the last generation with a window of time to do something about it.
Fire Drill Fridays (FDF) is an exciting collaboration between Greenpeace USA and Jane Fonda to raise attention about the need for climate action equal to the scale of the problem, spotlight the stories and activism of frontline and BIPOC communities leading the climate movement, help people overcome climate apathy and despair, and inspire people to take bold action alongside known and trusted cultural icons. FDF started with 14 teach-ins and nonviolent direct actions in Washington, D.C., shifted to California, and during the pandemic has reached tens of millions of people online in weekly and monthly online shows. We intend to be back in the street in the second half of 2022 and are looking for a leader to join us. Check out the full history, demands, and calls to action at https://firedrillfridays.org.
The FDF Director is the project manager and team leader of the FDF Project Team which is composed of both Greenpeace USA staff as well as Jane Fonda and related partners. This team works in close alignment with the Greenpeace USA Climate Team on strategies and tactics that will win a fossil fuel phaseout and a just transition away from fossil fuels. This person will be essential in helping Fire Drill Fridays and Greenpeace USA reach, engage, and inspire the millions of Americans who are alarmed and concerned about climate change, but not yet engaged in the fight for a green and just future
The FDF Director is a member of the Communications Leadership Team. This is an exempt, full-time, benefits eligible role that can be based in any location Greenpeace is authorized to work in.
The FDF Director will:
- Develop, coordinate, and manage the FDF project, which includes 3 primary streams: (1) a monthly broadcast with Jane Fonda and Guests, (2) offline events/large-scale mobilizations and volunteer recruitment, and (3) leveraging Jane Fonda's extensive platform to maximize the visibility and impact of the Fire Drill Fridays & Greenpeace USA brands.
- Develop and execute on the long term strategic project plan, including goals, objectives, key results, budget, and staffing needed to advance Fire Drill Friday's goal of organizing and mobilizing current and potential activists.
- Work closely with members of the Communications, Digital, Distributed Organizing, Development, and Campaign Teams to (1) ensure monthly broadcasts drive progress on our campaign, communications, and engagement goals, (2) identify and prepare guests that are meaningful to our campaign streams and target audiences, (3) identify and execute on opportunities to mobilize and build people power, recognizing and leveraging Jane Fonda's platform and the FDF brand as appropriate.
- Act as the official Fire Drill Fridays ambassador to Greenpeace USA, managing proactive communications, information sharing and listening to and from the project team and across the organization to ensure FDF is a useful and appropriate vehicle to achieve the priority goals of Greenpeace USA.
- Manage the relationships with any 'satellites' to the project, e.g consultants, advisory groups, outside experts, and other stakeholders.
Minimum requirements for the FDF Director include:
- Expertise in online and offline event production.
- Minimum 7 years experience in developing and executing strategic campaign plans.
- Strong project leadership and project management skills.
- Strong relationships in the climate and environmental justice movements.
- Understanding of distributed organizing principles and base-building,
- Ability to balance multiple priorities at once, including both short-term responsiveness and long-term capacity-building.
- Ability to transform creative ideas into practical reality.
- Ability to plan and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritizes and plans activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors such as deadlines, staffing, and resources.
- Manages emotions in the face of pressure and setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations.
- Commitment to anti-oppression and anti-racist framework, progressive values and the principles and practice of peaceful non-violent direct action as a means to effect change.
- Demonstrated commitment to the organization's values on Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety.
- Commitment to addressing the root causes of environmental and climate issues.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- As of Q1 2022, most Greenpeace employees are working from home due to COVID-19. In accordance with Greenpeace values to maintain a safe and healthy working environment, we have adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees, supporters, and the community at large from COVID-19.
Current and future employees in need of an exemption from this policy for medical reasons, or because of sincerely held religious beliefs may request exemption. Accommodations will be granted where they do not cause Greenpeace undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
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 pretax 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.
Salary for this position starts at $90,000 and is commensurate with experience.