Greenpeace Nordic is seeking their next Executive Director (ED) to lead the organisation inclusively. The chosen candidate will guide the Nordic branch, its supporters, and grassroots allies towards increased impact and systemic-level change through creative confrontation and non-violent direct action, to safeguard the climate, the planet, and its people.
Purpose of the position
Leading a passionate team across Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, the Nordic ED will report to and be supported by the Board of Directors, working toward the shared vision of a green and peaceful future both in the region and on a global scale. The successful candidate is an inspiring, enabling, and visionary leader who ensures coherence and strategic alignment. They will build the capacity of Greenpeace Nordic to effectively protect and conserve the environment, in harmony with Greenpeace’s global vision.
The ED guides the organisation across organisational development, long-term policy- and program work, and the mobilisation of staff, volunteers, supporters, and key stakeholders to shape public opinion and achieve impactful victories that enhance the well-being of both people and the planet.
Key required skills and experience
Demonstrated experience in senior management with an empowering leadership style, fostering a culture of high performance, openness, trust, and accountability, ensuring organizational ethics and integrity.
Deep understanding of global environmental issues and Nordic political contexts, with an unwavering commitment to sustainability and Greenpeace’s climate and environmental justice approach.
Relevant expertise in subjects related to the environment, international affairs/relations, sustainable development, and the political landscape influencing public and private institutions.
Champion of Greenpeace’s values with a strong commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety. Demonstrated practice of inclusivity and an intersectional approach.
Proven ability to foster productive relationships internally and externally and rally different stakeholders around an inspiring vision.
Demonstrated systems thinking with strategic and horizon-scanning skills; able to identify and address substantial challenges and provide leadership in developing innovative solutions, strategies, and responses for effective problem-solving.
More information and application
In this recruitment, we are collaborating with the recruitment agency Oxford HR. By clicking the application button, you will access the full job ad, list of requirements, and relevant application information. We look forward to hearing from you!
Location: Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo or Stockholm (hybrid remote policy applies, with a focus on in office / on-site presence) Closing Date for Applications: 18th February, 2024
Greenpeace Nordic is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings, and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. We promote equity, diversity and inclusion in our workplace and welcome applications from all sections of society.
Greenpeace Denmark, Greenpeace Finland, Greenpeace Norway, Greenpeace Sweden
26 weeks off, with pay, for all new parents no matter tenure
Dynamic and international workplace
Working in close collaboration with fellow colleagues from all over the world, especially within the Nordic offices
Hybrid remote work
Possibility to work partly remote
One weekly exercise hour
Exercise during working hours
Unique opportunity to contribute
To make real change happen by facing and solving the world’s environmental problems
Great learning opportunities
Through Greenpeace Academy, our global home for online training as well as through global and regional training sessions
Three months paid leave for every eight years worked
Workplace & Culture
The heart of Greenpeace has always been its people. People are our special power. We are fortunate enough to be surrounded by passionate individuals who work together for a greener world and to create positive change. Not all of us are activists; confronting wrongdoings in the frontlines, but what we all share is a quest for a greener and more peaceful future. Whether in a staff role, a volunteer with the actions team, or an intern keen to learn, everyone plays a special part in our campaigning network.
That same passion and commitment goes into everything we do, from organizing crucial campaigns and tactics, working together on projects, team gatherings, taking part in employee resource groups, organizing Nordic Annual Away Days, to office re-planting parties; taking care of our plants and trees.
Key principles that guide us are our Cultural lenses. The lenses support the culture we want to achieve while working together and have been created and agreed upon by all staff. In summary there are 8 lenses; Collaboration, Trust, Relational, Inclusion & Diversity, Openness, Agility, Accountability & Decision and Taking Leadership.
About Greenpeace Nordic
Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. It comprises 26 independent national/regional offices in more than 55 countries across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, as well as a co-ordinating body, Greenpeace International.
Greenpeace Nordic was established in 1999 through an association of the national Greenpeace offices in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. The offices merged to increase impact and efficiency through better Nordic cooperation.