Actions Coordinator


Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation, which uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and develop solutions for a green and peaceful future.


Our Creative Confrontation team is part of the Program department, which includes our Campaigners, Creative and Communications experts, and Research and Investigations team. In our five person team and collaborating with a second Actions Coordinator, you will manage a Creative Confrontation Assistant and work closely with Volunteer & Activist Coordiators. Together, the Creative Confrontation team organise strategic actions that supersize our campaign impact! Whether it’s stopping a huge new dangerous gas project, taking the fight of the Pacific to the world’s biggest stages, or pushing huge corporations to go 100% renewable, you’ll be working on campaigns we believe will make the world safer and more just.


The Actions Coordinator is responsible for the planning, preparation, coordination and implementation of Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s creative confrontation activities to bring down the might of the fossil fuel order that is standing in the way of a sustainable future, including direct action, direct communication, protest and interventions.

This role will contribute to expanding the knowledge and expertise of our crew of skilled volunteers so they are trained and ready to undertake creative confrontation, including boat and climb volunteers. The Actions Coordinator will train and facilitate non-violent direct action and other specialised training for staff, Local Hub Groups and volunteer activists. 

This is a 12 month fixed term contract position, based in Sydney. 


We’re looking for an incredible facilitator and coordinator – someone with outstanding skills in delivering training programs and designing creative and innovative action. You’ll be a quick thinker who’s up for learning and experimenting, with a motivated, excited, and enthusiastic approach to creative confrontation! Being organised, able to assess and manage risks and having a calm and systematic approach in high stress situations are essential to succeed in this position.

You’ll also have:

  • Time management skills, in particular the ability to plan, organise and prioritise multiple projects and maintain tight deadlines;
  • Wonderful relationship building skills, with the ability to form trust and relationships effectively;
  • Two years’ experience in coordinating and/or team-leading in direct actions;
  • An appetite for taking calculated risks;
  • Knowledge of and experience of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS); and
  • Understanding of the maintenance requirements of vehicles, boats and other equipment.


  • The opportunity to be part of strategic, creative, and effective actions that make real change in the world; 
  • The chance to be embedded in the climate justice movement, in a meaningful, impactful and purpose driven way; 
  • Work with amazing groups of passionate volunteers; 
  • The freedom and opportunity to try new and exciting creative projects and tactics; 
  • Access to our global network of actions and campaigning expertise, and the opportunity to connect with our networks across the world; 
  • A great work-life balance including 35 hour work week, genuine flexible working arrangements; and
  • A fast-paced, high-impact culture that celebrates integrity, justice and belonging. 

Salary $88,170.76 per annum + Superannuation


Research shows that candidates from underrepresented represented groups (Aboriginal, Torres Strait and Pacific Islander peoples, People of Colour, Women, LGBTQIA+ communities, and people living with a disability) often don’t apply for roles if they don’t meet all the criteria – unlike majority candidates meeting significantly fewer requirements. We strongly encourage you to apply if you’re interested; we’d love to know how you can amplify our team with your unique experience! 

To apply for this role please submit a CV (of no more than 3 pages) and a separate Cover Letter (of no more than 1 page) detailing your suitability for the role.

Note: Not all responsibilities and competencies listed in the Job Description need to be addressed; it is left to the discretion of the applicant which to focus on.

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To be considered for this position, applicants must have current working rights for Australia.

We respectfully request that Recruitment Agencies do not submit applications for this position.

Applications close at midnight, Sunday 13 November 2022.