Oceans Campaigner

  • Center for Biodiversity
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Apr 10, 2019
Full time Advocacy and Policy Conservation/ Natural Resources Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Water Quality Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

General position overview: The Center for Biological Diversity seeks an experienced campaigner for its oceans program. The aim of the position is to campaign for the protection of marine wildlife and ecosystems from threats including offshore drilling, plastic pollution, climate change, and destructive fisheries.

The campaigner will use their skills to plan and execute strategic campaigns that promote ocean conservation. The campaigner will implement bold initiatives and creative tactics to mobilize support for our campaigns. An integral part of the position will be to build power with allies and the public to influence decision-makers on critical issues

Priority campaigns this year include: (1) opposing Trump’s expansion of offshore drilling; (2) fighting the massive plastic industry boom; and (3) halting a major new oil pipeline that threatens the California coast. The position is based in Oakland, and other offices or remote locations are considered.

Main duties:

  • Plan and implement effective campaigns that inspire people to demand meaningful policy changes.
  • Communicate with decision-makers, the public, allies and opinion leaders through outreach and public speaking.
  • Engage, coordinate and collaborate with a broad alliance of organizations in coalition to identify and advance winning strategies.
  • Media advocacy and delivering effective statements to reporters.
  • Build and maintain strong and authentic relationships with organizations, community groups, and key influencers.

Benefits package:

The Center offers a very generous benefits package which includes:

  • Paid Medical, dental and vision plan for employee.
  • Paid Short-term and long-term disability.
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match.
  • Generous time off policies.
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Process: Please apply via our website at https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/about/jobs/ by submitting a cover letter, resume, references and a writing sample by April 19, 2019. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

 POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral; including strong public speaking skills
  • Experience planning and implementing successful campaigns
  • Track record of inspiring people to take action in online and offline spaces
  • Highly organized and experience managing multiple projects
  • Strong work ethic and time management skills
  • Experience working effectively within coalitions, including honoring best practices and competence in diversity, equity and inclusion

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Nonprofit- NGO