Campaign Fellow, Offshore Drilling

  • Oceana
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • May 03, 2018
Full time Advocacy and Policy Communication - Public Outreach Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology

Job Description

General Summary

Based in Oceana’s HQ office in Washington, D.C., the campaign fellow will support Oceana’s campaign to stop expanded offshore drilling and related exploration. This is an exciting opportunity to support the campaign director and learn the brass tacks of campaigning during an important and fast-paced time. This position requires someone with a positive, can-do, positive attitude who can take on both substantive and some administrative challenges in order to meet our goal of preventing the expansion of offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting.

A specific focus for the Campaign fellow will involve tracking campaign activities and writing materials for the campaign’s dedicated field organizers, including drafting various fact sheets, local op-eds, letters to the editor, and blog posts, as well as doing research and drafting internal documents.

Oceana is a fun, fast-growing, international organization that encourages creativity, flexibility and the freedom to own your career. As Oceana continues to grow, the accounting and operational complexities are also growing. There are new challenges we’re facing and we’re pretty excited to take them on. With the creation of our very own FUN Committee and Green Team, Oceana is committed to effectively engaging all employees and achieving synergies amongst all departments and offices within the organization through learning retreats and various social events. With Oceana leading the way in ocean conservation, and international policy advocacy, there’s no better time to join such a rewarding, rapidly growing organization.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Provide on-going support for the Offshore Drilling Campaign Director.
  • Track and update the log of opposition to offshore drilling and/or seismic airgun blasting on the website and other places.
  • Conduct on-going campaign-related research as-needed.
  • Draft materials for the team, including comments, local press releases, letters to the editor, and op-eds, as well as internal documents like background research memos.
  • Potential for travel when support is needed at coalition meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Assist with some administrative tasks that include but are not limited to: expense reporting, mailing packages/other correspondence, and placing orders for campaign materials.
  • Other assignments as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (political science, communications/ journalism, environmental science, or a related field).
  • Experience completing projects under tight deadlines and effectively managing a demanding work load, multi-tasking and taking on new projects.
  • 1-year campaign or hill-related work experience.
  • Superior attention to detail and excellent organization.
  • Strong writing skills and political acumen.

Skills and abilities:

  • Flexibility to occasionally work late hours or on weekends may be required.
  • Strong writing skills, particularly the ability synthesize complex scientific information into simple, publically digestible material.
  • The ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks at once.
  • Must be comfortable taking on new projects and working under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.   
  • Self-starter with creative reasoning.

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