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Enviro-Mich message from Mary Sweeters <mary.sweeters@greenpeace.org>

Please post widely - position available in Ann Arbor and other cities.

Greenpeace Field Organizer
Greenpeace, the world’s leading international environmental organization, is seeking passionate organizers who are ready to stop global warming. Scientists say we must act now to stop the worst effects of climate change: more severe hurricanes, heat waves, droughts, floods, and sea level rise. We have the solutions and the technology to solve global warming, but the political will is lacking. Greenpeace’s field team is leading the charge to make global warming a key legislative issue in 2009. Greenpeace Field Organizers will make sure that our elected officials pay attention to the people they represent instead of powerful corporate interests.

Greenpeace was founded in 1971 by a small group of activists standing up to nuclear testing off the Alaskan Coast. These daring few effectively won a total ban on nuclear testing and launched Greenpeace’s legacy of “bearing witness” to environmental abuse. We continue to use non-violent direct action, creative confrontation, and grassroots organizing to build solutions to global warming, toxic pollution, and destruction of our ancient forests and oceans. Today, Greenpeace is the world’s largest environmental organization, with 2.5 million members in 40 countries, and continues to lead the way to a clean and peaceful planet.

Job Scope and Responsibilities:
Greenpeace Field Organizers are driven, articulate, strategic, and able to quickly and effectively inspire communities to challenge their elected officials to stop global warming. Each organizer will plan and implement a regional campaign to mobilize the public and make global warming a legislative priority.

Specific responsibilities include:
 Recruit and train campaign volunteers and key coalition partners
 Plan and execute education and outreach events
 Generate media coverage on Greenpeace issues
 Build relationships with elected officials to ensure long-term action
 Implement other tactics to pressure representatives to become champions
 Quickly develop knowledge of global warming and other Greenpeace issues
 Other responsibilities required by the Field Organizing Director

Skills and accomplishments:
 Demonstrated leadership experience
 Able to inspire a diverse group of people
 Strong communication skills including public speaking, written and oral
 Critical thinking and time-management skills
 Able to keep a level head in a fast-paced campaign environment
 Commitment to grassroots organizing as a means of affecting change

Start Date: Mid to Late April. The position requires a commitment through December 2009.

Apply online at: http://members.greenpeace.org/survey/start/113

Deadline: Preferred deadline February 20, 2009; final deadline March 20, 2009

Salary: $31,426.50 plus paid medical and dental, generous paid vacation package and more. BA/BS Degree preferred or equivalent experience. Nationwide positions available, willingness to relocate preferred. Locations: Burlington, VT; Baltimore, MD; Columbus, OH; Ann Arbor, MI; St. Louis, MO; Atlanta, GA; Tampa, FL; Dallas, TX. Greenpeace encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of sex, race, religion, national origin, disabilities or sexual orientation.

Mary Sweeters
Global Warming Organizing Manager
Greenpeace USA

180 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 910
Chicago, IL 60601

o: 312.281.9907
c: 951.275.4676
e: mary.sweeters@greenpeace.org

URL: www.greenpeace.org

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