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Greenpeace Project Managers are our linchpins. They translate great campaigning ideas into impactful environmental change-making in the real world. Our Project Managers drive the planning and design process for Greenpeace campaign projects; they build and task manage multidisciplinary teams made up of campaign, engagement and action specialists. They work in close coordination with other Project Leaders, and the global organization, to make sure Greenpeace's different projects hang together as one great program of campaign work.


Project Managers need to be good listeners, which must be balanced with a sense of when to act, employing a decisive and efficient approach to delivering ambitious campaign projects. They set and deliver specific and ambitious objectives, including supporter engagement objectives, and task manage a multidisciplinary team to inspire and generate creative, innovative and risk-taking output to deliver on them. They need to create a supportive and trusting environment within their team that encourages collaboration, honest feedback and high levels of ambition.


Greenpeace Project Managers are adept at responding to real world events and opportunities that affect their objectives, while not losing track of long-term strategy. They develop their projects with an eye toward public engagement at all levels (online, offline, fundraising, etc.) looking to empower people and reach diverse audiences. They are strategic advisors to the Program Director and Projects Director.



  • Develop strategy and work plan for ambitious, high impact, and well-researched campaign projects that use the power of people and has the courage to confront politicians and corporations;

  • Maintain clear and sustainable timelines, clear roles and responsibilities and a strong and positive team culture

  • Ensure the project’s strategy supports Greenpeace’s long-term organizational and campaign goals;

  • Task manage a team of staff (up to 12) as agreed with Program Leadership

  • Line manage 1-4 people including staff development and performance reviews

  • Hire new project staff

  • Take final decisions on all project output, except in specific instances where decisions related to organizational risk will be escalated

  • Identify, delegate and task manage project team members to develop and implement key pieces of work;

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with Greenpeace colleagues around the world and external stakeholders in relation to your project and ensure the wider org retains and benefits from them;

  • Proactively communicate successes and learnings to the entire national and global organization

  • Work with the Development Department to maintain and expand Greenpeace’s relationship with donors;

  • Manage a significant project budget, ensuring all necessary monitoring, evaluation and reporting expectations are met;

  • Perform other job-related duties as required and assigned by Projects Director and Senior Management


  • Minimum of 10 years experience in public interest campaigning; Experience with environmental organizations desirable but not required. We are looking for innovative, cutting edge campaign and public interest professionals first and foremost.

  • Experience at a management level in non profit organization

  • Experience of working to ensure an organization is an equitable, diverse and inclusive space

  • Experience of empowering others in order to build secure, trusting and effective teams

  • Track record of developing creative campaign content that engages diverse communities and deepens relationships with existing supporters

  • Track record in effective budget management

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including willingness to facilitate conflict resolution and offer direct feedback

Person spec:

  • Inspirational and strategic leadership skills;

  • Desire to learn and become the most effective you

  • Fire in the belly for radical action on environmental issues

  • Strong decision-making skills

  • Strong project leadership and project planning skills to enable the delivery of projects to time, to budget and to deliver clear objectives;

  • A belief in creating a ‘culture of feedback’

  • Excellent communication skills, including both written and public speaking skills;

  • Ability to represent Greenpeace and our work effectively with the media;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including willingness to facilitate conflict resolution and offer direct feedback

  • Able and willing to travel as needed (usually a week or so every couple of months)

  • Occasionally willing to work outside normal business hours

  • Commitment to progressive values and peaceful direct action as a means to effect change

  • Highly proficient spoken and written English; Fluency in another language preferred but not required


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. After five years, staff are eligible for a paid sabbatical. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. 


Commitment to Diversity:

Greenpeace welcomes and values diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives. Through our campaigning, we create solutions that promote environmental sustainability rooted in social justice. Our mission is to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that is a reflection of the global campaigns and missions that we champion.

  Metro Area Washington DC
  Job Location City Washington
  Job Location State District of Columbia
  Compensation Salary From: $0.00 To: $0.00
  Job Category Management
  Prefered Experience 10 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Jul. 14, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Greenpeace, Inc.
  Organizational Focus Environment and Ecology
  Contact Person Jerilyn Johnson
  Contact Phone (202) 319-2483
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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