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Head of Actions & Mobilisation

AucklandNZ$95,000 - NZ$100,000 per yearProgramme

Job description

Our power is in collective action. Together we challenge the power of big polluters and corporate influence over civil society. We resist those who continue to use their power to trap us in polluting and destructive systems. And we work together to cause systemic change, to transform the ways we feed and fuel our world to ones that work with nature, and not against it.

Our people are our lifeblood. Will you join us? Bring your Actions and Mobilisation experience to Greenpeace Aotearoa to help us achieve that mission through harnessing people-power in creative, non violent action

What we need:

Greenpeace is looking for someone to join our team as head of our Actions and Mobilisation Unit. Leading our Actions and Mobilisation Unit, you will champion the use of strategic, effective, and innovative actions, including nonviolent direct actions (NVDA), within Greenpeace Aotearoa. You will be responsible for setting the strategic direction on the creative use of actions (including direct actions) and mobilisation to win campaigns.

You will oversee the development of actions and mobilisation staff, activist training, and the provision of investigative research and logistical support for the organisation’s activities. You will ensure that the unit is adhering to health and safety protocols, and support the wider organisation in the ongoing development and improvement of health and safety practices.

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Job requirements

Is this you?

  • Long-standing experience in planning, designing and coordinating nonviolent direct actions

  • Understands how campaigns are driven and the role of actions in environmental campaigns

  • Experience in managing health and safety, and legal issues relating to direct actions

  • Experience in effectively dealing with confrontational situations

  • At least two years of experience managing teams and individuals

  • Based in Auckland with flexibility to work outside the normal 9-5.

What you’ll get in return:

  • The opportunity to use your strategic skills, creativity and love of people-powered action to make the world a better place

  • Competitive salary for the NGO sector, excellent wellbeing benefits, and a flexible, fun workplace. The range for this role is $95,000 - $100,000.

This is a full time permanent role (37.5hrs) based in Tāmaki Makaurau

What’s next:

If this excites you then go for it! Apply with your CV and Cover Letter explaining why you are the most suitable person for the role.

Once we have reviewed all applications, we will be in touch via phone or email. Our usual recruitment process consists of a first interview, a consecutive work task, a second interview, reference and police checks.

This role will close for applications at 5pm on March 16th

Greenpeace is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognize and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organization and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. 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, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic and would like to invite you especially to apply!

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NZ$95,000 - NZ$100,000 per year