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Greenpeace – Telefundraising Officer

Greenpeace, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Fresno, CA posted June 27, 2021.

Greenpeace USA’s Telefundraising program is integral to deepening relationships with a diverse community of donors and supporters to provide financial stability to achieve critical campaign goals and build a people-powered movement. Our power as an organization comes from our unique ability to advocate and take direct action to affect positive change in the world. The program’s objective is to increase the organization’s financial strength in support for our mission of creating a green and peaceful future while providing hard-hitting grassroots results across the country for Greenpeace campaigns.

Telefundraising Officers will be responsible for acquiring new Greenpeace memberships, and to inspire and strengthen their engagement and commitment to our organization. This work will be completed telephonically utilizing a variety of communication tools and will also ensure data is safely secured and accurately entered into the calling system.

This is a non-exempt position based in California. Full-time and part-time shifts are available for this role.

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Acquiring Greenpeace memberships and assisting in achieving program goals.
  • Daily recruitment of Greenpeace memberships in an effort to ensure program success and to meet and or exceed individual performance quotas.
  • To encourage and drive monthly Greenpeace memberships through engaging conversations with prospective donors.
  • To meet or surpass weekly targets which are set based on calling hours.

Work Shift

  • Must be available to work daily phone shifts, Monday through Friday and possibly Saturdays with approval from People & Culture.

Organizational Stewardship

  • Protect the identity of Greenpeace supporters by never personally retaining or sharing member information with anyone (except with the Telefundraising Specialist or Telefundraising Manager, if necessary).
  • To raise awareness and promote the organization’s mission, campaigns and goals.

Personal Development

  • Develop a well-versed and detailed understanding of the environmental issues on which Greenpeace campaigns.
  • Attend training and coaching sessions.
  • To maintain a commitment to your shift and work hours.

Professional Development

  • Providing support and motivation to Telefundraising Officers on techniques for securing Greenpeace memberships.
  • Actively participate and engage in meetings with managers and staff.

Team Support

  • Participate in training and other development sessions to team members when requested by the Telefundraising Specialist or Telefundraising Manager.
  • To find creative ways to build a welcoming, supportive and inclusive workplace culture.


Individual Targets

  • Targets will be set based on the number of hours worked daily and weekly.
  • Weekly performance targets must be met and or exceeded. Any deviation from this metric can lead to termination.

Qualifications for this role include:

A passion for environmental and social justice; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to adapt and thrive in an autonomous, diverse and fast paced environment; displays tenacity and resilience; a dedication to respecting all cultures and identities; and a commitment to nonviolent action as a means of affecting change. An action-driven individual that excels in achieving and exceeding targets. Previous telemarketing or sales experience is preferred but not required.

If you are ready to jump into the fight to slow climate change and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be reviewed 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 us.

Compensation & Benefits:

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 6% 401K matching. New staff members receive 3 weeks vacation, 10 sick days, 2 personal days in their first year. Additionally we are closed Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day.

After 1 year of service staff members are eligible to receive 20 weeks of fully paid parental leave and after five years, staff are eligible for a 12 week paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff that 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.

Salary for this position is $17/hour and Telefundraising Officers are eligible to receive bonuses for each week of exceeding individual performance targets. Telefundraising Officers can earn bonuses by surpassing individual performance targets of signing up additional monthly members.

  • When Telefundraisers exceed their weekly target by 1 donor, they will receive a $50 bonus.
  • The bonus increases by $10 for each additional donor after that.

Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.