Head of Engagement Systems

Job description

Permanent* / full time

*offered on a 12 month contract basis initially, with possibility of extension / move to permanent contract.

Location: The successful candidate may be based in a country where one of the independent National/Regional Greenpeace organisations (NRO’s) is located. See the locations here. [Please note that we are currently unable to host in all locations where we have an NRO at present, due to various restrictions. We are unable to support hosting in the US or the UK at this time, in addition to some other NRO locations. The recruitment team may reach out to you to provide an update as necessary, depending on your location]. We offer competitive NGO level salary and benefits, the specifics of which depend on location where the successful candidates will be based. We aim to share this information with candidates before reaching the offer stage.


Greenpeace is a global campaigning network. It comprises 26 independent National/Regional Organisations and a coordinating organisation, Greenpeace International. Greenpeace uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.

Are you an experienced technology leader? Do you understand how meaningful supporter engagement can create winning advocacy campaigns? Do you have experience managing teams of talented individuals from different cultures and background?

Greenpeace International is looking for a Head of Engagement Systems, a senior management role within our global technology management team.

Greenpeace is a financially independent, supporter led organization that engages over 100 million people each year to support our campaign, fundraising and mobilization objectives. Head of Engagement systems is the leader responsible for the technology underpinning this critical area of work that is central to our mission.

With significant budget and line management responsibility, Head of Engagement Systems oversees product teams, community managers, technical specialists and leads important stakeholder work with our national and regional office executive teams.

As Head of Engagement System, your teams are responsible for different products and platforms including CRM, digital marketing, web, volunteer engagement and open campaigning.


Please see the full job description here.

Job requirements

What we’re looking for:


We’re looking for an individual who be the global leader our organization in understanding how engagement and engagement systems contribute to supporter engagement across campaign, fundraising, volunteer and mobilization programmes.

Remember no one has every skill or experience needed for this role and you’ll have the opportunity to learn a lot from the team.

We believe someone who has a few of these is well suited to exceed in this role:

  • Significant experience (5+ years) in technology leadership or digital strategy for a non-profit, campaigning or customer centric organization

  • Understanding of the needs and challenges of nonprofits

  • A track record of delivering technology projects across multiple technology domains

  • Experience in management including line management, budget management, project management and leadership of managers.

  • Conceptual understanding of CRM, marketing, digital marketing systems and applying these technology to meet business objectives

  • Project management, including portfolio project management, governance and other methodologies

  • Executive stakeholder management including negotiation, communication and influencing

  • Effective communicator with ability to work collaboratively in a culturally diverse environment

  • Support for and belief in the core aims and values of Greenpeace.


Please visit the careers site here, to learn more about working for Greenpeace.

What we can offer you:

Greenpeace technology teams are made up of friendly, motivated and high performing individuals who are all here for the right reasons. Together we work to move our organisation forward while experimenting and learning about new technologies along the way.


  • Remote Location Possible - Work from a Greenpeace office or take advantage of location flexibility.

  • Flexible Hours - More control when you work and make room for the rest of your life

  • Development - All data staff have annual development plans. We frequently run pilot projects to trial new technologies.

  • Modern Technology Environment - We’re cloud based and quickly evolving our technology stack

  • Agency - Be an active part of designing our roadmap, most Data projects are proposed by team members


You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff. Staff can also access our wellness initiatives, such as yoga and meditation and also have the opportunity to join our global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion staff communities.

To Apply:


We are looking for someone who shares a passionate commitment both to our mission and to our conviction that technology can provide a substantial strategic uplift to achieve change.|

If you share our vision, please click 'apply for this job' below, to begin your application.

To apply for this role, we require you to answer a selection of screening questions and upload your CV (in English) via our online application form.

Addressing the screening questions is an important part of your application. We will be looking for evidence that demonstrates your skills and experience in these areas. Use examples where possible, to draw attention to experience, knowledge, achievements and skills gained in past employment or voluntary/leisure activities, provided they are relevant to the post.

It’s advisable to prepare your responses to the key criteria before starting your online application, as you are unable to save and return to it at a later date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email us at recruitment.int@greenpeace.org. Please note that all applications must be filled out via the website and can't be submitted via this email.

Greenpeace International is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognise and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organisation 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 and would like to invite you especially to apply!


If you are passionate about our mission and you fit our profile then we would love to hear from you!

CLOSING DATE: 23:59 (CEST), Monday 10th October 2022.