Justice & Equity Manager

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Washington, DC, United States

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30+ 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.


Greenpeace values justice and equity both internally and throughout our efforts worldwide. The Justice & Equity Manager supports the implementation of our work to embed justice and equity in all we do to ensure our work is integrated and aligned across all aspects of the organizational strategy and impact. We are seeking a practitioner who is deeply knowledgeable around core competencies of actualizing justice and equity in a workplace setting and has a passion to learn, grow and contribute to providing company support services.

The Justice & Equity Manager manages the day to day implementation of our embedding justice strategy to further Greenpeace initiatives internally and externally to sustain the organization's commitment to equity and impact. The Justice & Equity Manager will lead with a deep equity lens working directly with organizational leadership to provide support on our work to embed justice & equity in our internal workplace culture and in our external programmatic and fundraising work. You will serve as a liaison, facilitator and participant in ad hoc working groups, and develop, track and align accountability metrics for Greenpeace's initiatives to embed justice and equity in all we do..

This role will be a good fit if you are a self-starter, creative and driven, with communication savvy that allows you to develop lasting relationships across a wide diversity of people and networks. You are passionate about racial justice and equity, you have the intellectual curiosity, problem-solving capability and courage to challenge the status quo to advance justice and equity throughout Greenpeace.

This is a full-time, exempt position that reports directly to the Chief People & Culture Officer. Preference will be given to candidates living in or willing to relocate to Washington, DC or Oakland, CA. Candidates in any Greenpeace approved location will be considered (CA, DC, NC, NV, GA, MD, VA, NY, FL, IL, CO, WA, OR)

The Justice & Equity Manager will:

  • Work with the Chief People & Culture Officer to develop frameworks for integrating racial justice & equity into internal policies, practices, & programs
  • Steward the development of existing and new internal processes, systems and structures towards achieving organizational goals on embedding justice & equity in all that we do
  • Work closely with the Chief People & Culture Officer and the Strategic Leadership Team (SLT) on the planning and coordination of internal and external workshops, programs and meetings, including but not limited to the site/catering/audio-visual reservations, marketing and promotion of offerings such as trainings, workshops, and special events
  • Support the implementation of existing and future internal justice and equity priorities and initiatives
  • Facilitate internal working groups, affinity groups, etc… including managing logistics of the meeting structures and being accountable to embedding justice goals and objectives
  • Lead, design, and facilitate meaningful and aligned learning and development opportunities for staff aligned with key efforts to advance a more equitable and just culture
  • Work closely with the Internal Communications Specialist to manage internal communication and employer branding on justice initiatives
  • Collaborate with Employee Relations and internal teams to establish processes and resources focused on employee retention, equity and inclusion
  • Work with the Learning Manager to support teams/departments with justice & equity training methodology, terminology, technology and process to ensure a shared framework across the organization
  • Serve as an internal cross-team advisor and advocate, ensuring that the strategy is integrated across the organization and that we are measuring and evaluating the success and progress of these efforts
  • Establish ongoing communication with team leads and key stakeholders across Greenpeace to identify, develop, and communicate work related to embedding justice and advancing equity
  • Assist with the collection and preparation of diversity-related statistical information for Organizational reports, RFPs, meetings, and other requests, as needed
  • Update and maintain Greenpeace's internal embedding justice intranet pages and related content on the external sites
  • Serve as Greenpeace US's representative for global justice and equity work and initiatives. Coordinate and liaise with other Greenpeace National and Regional Offices, and allied organizations, attend global calls and trainings with the focus of disseminating relevant information and managing GPUS to global standards

The minimum requirements for the Justice & Equity Manager include:

  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in justice, equity, diversity and inclusion or organizational development with a depth of experience in developing and integrating racial justice and equity initiatives organizationally
  • 2+ years leading successful organizational change initiatives
  • Working knowledge of organizational justice, anti-racism, decolonization, feminism, queer theory, privilege, protected classes, microaggressions, and cognitive empathy.
  • Ability to scan the internal and external environment and proactively take action to add value

Other qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Experience in grassroots organizing, campaigning, movement-building, community-building and/or activism, working with diverse coalitions, movements of color and organizations lead by Black, Indigenous, People of Color
  • High cultural competence with a strong knowledge of systems of oppression, power dynamics and ways to dismantle systemic inequities
  • Expertise in drawing meaningful insights from data to develop interventions, tell stories and implement solutions
  • Skilled facilitator, able to navigate tough conversations with audiences of all levels and across difference
  • Able to identify and track success metrics (Data and impact orientation)
  • Proven ability to build relationships and influence key partners; gets results through collaboration
  • Courage to truth-tell in ways that advance vision and strategy and build healthy workplace culture
  • The ability to work independently, as needed, and be comfortable with ambiguity
  • Curiosity and passion for learning, and is eager to engage in new tools, content and perspectives
  • Strong understanding of key office platforms used regularly across Greenpeace: Google docs, Sheets, Slides, etc., Slack, Asana

We understand that people are multidimensional and each candidate will have their own unique blend of the experiences, skills and competences listed above. We do not expect 1 candidate to have it all. If you think this is the role for you and you meet more than 50% of the requirements, we want to hear from you!


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 want to join the fight against climate change and believe in environmental 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.

Salary for this position starts at $80,000 and is commensurate with experience.

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 resumes@greenpeace.org.

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

COVID - 19

  • 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.