Greenpeace without protests and actions is like the winters without ice and snow. Non-violent direct actions or protests against environmental injustice form the backbone of the international organization Greenpeace. That is why we need a person with enthusiasm for the cause who would use their experience and technical or creative ideas on organizing events and bringing them to a successful end. This is a key member of the local campaign team, without whom we cannot be a fully visible voice in the protection of the climate and the environment.
We are looking for a Bucharest-based Coordinator of Activism to plan, prepare, coordinate and implement Greenpeace Romania’s creative non-violent confrontation activities to tackle the climate and biodiversity breakdown, including non-violent direct action, direct communication, digital activism, protests and interventions.
In addition, you will be responsible for maintaining our warehouse, managing equipment and materials. You will also train and facilitate non-violent direct action and other specialised training for staff and volunteer activists.
This role is part of the Program Department, which includes our Campaigners and Communications experts. You will work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator and Campaign Coordinators and together you will organise strategic actions that will make our campaigns have a bigger impact! Whether it’s activities in the forests, on sea or at events throughout the country, you will be the main facilitator.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
We are looking for a passionate Activism Coordinator with an interest in tackling the climate and biodiversity crisis who will also have:
- Commitment to the ideals of Greenpeace, including non-violent direct action as a means of creating social change with an understanding of environmental issues;
- Highly organized with excellent time management, planning, risk assessment and logistics skills;
- Ability to be self-directed and to work well under pressure;
- Understanding of health and safety issues relating to non-violent direct actions;
- Project and event management experience (good to have but not mandatory);
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Romanian and English are essential to this role, as is the ability to convey complex information in a clear way;
- Ability and willingness to travel extensively;
- An appetite for taking calculated risks;
- Relevant experience and a genuine passion are essential;
- A valid driver’s license is mandatory;
- High levels of mobility are required to move about the warehouse to maintain vehicles, fabricate campaign materials, expected to work with electronics and gadgets;
A plus can be:
- If you have experience working with volunteers;
- Good technical and craft skills;
- Project and event management experience;
- You are handy when it comes to manual work or work in the workshop;
- You can work in graphics software (basics);
- You have experience in the rescue service or in humanitarian actions;
- You have a group C or E driver’s license;
- You have experience in a multinational and multicultural environment;
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
- An exciting and rewarding role working on the biggest issue of our time;
- Genuine flexible working conditions including the possibility of remote work;
- A culture that celebrates inclusivity and diversity;
- Pet-friendly office;
- Piata Victoriei office, close to the subway;
- Private healthcare membership, meal vouchers, 13th-month salary;
- Commitment to your personal growth, development training programs
- Salary starts at 6900 LEI (gross) per month, it grows depending on relevant experience and competencies of the candidate;
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your CV and cover letter focusing on the qualifications, skills, expertise and what motivates you, no longer than half a page until February 6th 2023.
Due to the large volume of applicants, we are unable to respond to individual queries. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within a time period of a maximum of 2 weeks from the closing date of application.
Greenpeace is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic and would like to invite you especially to apply!
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation, which uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.
Greenpeace Romania is part of the regional office of Greenpeace Central and Eastern Europe (Greenpeace CEE) which consists of 8 national offices: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.