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Responsive Campaigner

  • Auckland
NZ$80,000 - NZ$100,000 per yearProgramme

Job description


Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation, which uses creative confrontation to protect Earth’s ability to nurture life in all its diversity. Joining Greenpeace puts you at the centre of the fight for the environment against big polluters and climate change.


We are facing a war on nature with rollbacks on environmental protections, and aggressive policy that prioritises polluters over the planet.

We are looking for an experienced campaigner to join our programme team, that includes campaigns for marine protection, stopping deep sea mining before it starts, and regulating industrial dairy to protect freshwater and the climate.

The campaigner will work with the team to develop strategies and will lead responsive campaign work that supports the full Greenpeace programme.

You will:

  • Develop and lead responsive campaign work to protect nature

  • Engage with and ensure alignment with the Greenpeace Aotearoa’s campaigns

  • Identify and maximise opportunities for successful campaigning in a dynamic world.

  • Engage with a range of stakeholders across different campaign issues


Your background might be in campaigning, advocacy, responsive communications, or public policy. Regardless of where you have worked, you will have experience developing successful strategies and delivering them. You will have a strong understanding of power and the different approaches to social change.

You will be experienced with decision-making, project management, prioritisation and creative problem solving. You will have a good knowledge of issues impacting the environment including scientific, legal and political, and experience of communicating the issues clearly and compellingly.


  • At least 3 years’ experience relevant to strategic environmental campaigning (professionally and/or voluntarily)

  • Strong project management skills

  • Excellent strategic thinking

  • Resilient, comfortable with confrontation and passionate about defending nature

  • Strong public speaking and clear, succinct written communication skills

  • Experience of building trusting relationships with a range of stakeholders.

Job requirements

You must be a New Zealand citizen or resident, or hold an existing New Zealand work permit to be considered for this role.

What we can offer you:

- Zero excess health insurance plan

- Flexible working hours & hybrid work arrangement

- Sustainable commuting allowance
- 4 wellbeing days and Birthday leave

- Long service leave after 4 years

- EAP for professional and personal support

- Pet friendly office

- Topped up parental leave and contribution to childcare costs for returning parents

- Learning and development programme

- All staff training at least twice per year based on engagement feedback

- Access to the Greenpeace global network and skill shares

When you work for Greenpeace Aotearoa, you join a global network of people fighting to protect the environment for future generations to come. Our salaries are competitive with the not-for-profit sector and the range for this role is $80,000 - $100,000, with final salary based on experience. This is a full time position (37.5hrs per week) based in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland).

The closing date for applications is June 9th 2024, please note this recruitment process may close early so if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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 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!


  • Auckland
NZ$80,000 - NZ$100,000 per year