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Actions Training and Development Coordinator

Greenpeace USA – Washington, DC

Greenpeace USA (GPUS) is hiring an Actions Training and Development Coordinator to be responsible for coordinating and implementing a comprehensive, dynamic and energetic activist program that identifies, trains, and develops capable volunteers for participation in Greenpeace non-violent direct actions. The Actions Training and Development Coordinator develops and implements skills trainings in their areas of expertise and facilitates trainings in others. They will also coordinate field events, direct actions and other activities as directed by the Action Team Director, Action Team Deputy Director or Activist Program Manager.
The Actions Training and Development Coordinator reports to the Activist Program Manager to facilitate the involvement of all Action Team staff, as well as other staff and non-staff specialists, in support of the Activist Program. They will work with other relevant Greenpeace departments to identify creative ways in which Greenpeace supporters and volunteers can participate safely in direct actions in a wide variety of roles.
The position will be based in Washington, DC and will work often at the warehouse, where many of the trainings take place and where training gear is housed and maintained. The successful candidate will work with the warehouse staff to facilitate and maintain the spaces.
This role will:
  • Competently assess the safety and risk management in all direct action and training environments for all parties involved.
  • Develop and implement Activist program curricula.
  • Travel on regular basis through USA and internationally as required.
  • Recruit and develop professional relations with new activists.
  • Consult with Action Campaigners to identify future action capacity needs.
  • Design and implement Non-Violent Direct Action and action skills trainings.
  • Work closely with the Activist Program team to maintain the database of activist profiles including information on skills, trainings, action experience, legal history, exposure history, driving record, etc.
  • Maintain active relationships with other activist and volunteer groups and networks regarding opportunities for activists, and develop new sources for recruiting activists as necessary.
  • Lead and manage teams of staff, volunteers, and activists in the field
  • Other duties as assigned by the Activist Program Manager.
Minimum requirements include:
  • Experience working with and managing activists and/or activist networks.
  • Experience as a trainer in one or more of: non-violent direct action, boat driving, climbing, blockades, art in activism/prop building, field research, anti-oppression/collective liberation, wilderness first aid.
  • Ability to connect with cross section of society/diverse groups: cultures, age groups, etc.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Excellent organizing, project management, and planning skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Commitment to non-violence and skilled in conflict resolution
  • Understanding of environmental and peace issues
  • Understanding of health and safety issues relating to direct actions
  • Current driving license
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively
Additional qualifications include, but are not limited to:
  • Experience/expertise in tactical communications and electronic equipment, the geeky language of computers and how they work and think, two-way radio communications (equipment including UHF, VHF and airband), wireless transmission and reception devices, radio frequency scanners, antennae and antennae systems, gizmos, gadgets, etc.
  • Experience working with ships or other vessels
If you want to save the world from climate change and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application on our careers page ( ). Applications will be review on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.
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 [email protected] ( [email protected] ).
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. ( )
Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.

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