Campaign Director – Climate – Washington, D.C.
Position Title: Campaign Director – Climate
Location: Washington, D.C.
Hours & Compensation: full-time, competitive total compensation package.
Posted On: February 8, 2013
Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in North America, South America and Europe work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. We believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Our scientists work closely with our teams of economists, lawyers and advocates to achieve tangible results for the oceans.
Oceana, an international conservation organization dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans, is seeking a Campaign Director for its Washington, DC office. The Campaign Director will lead a multidisciplinary team to plan, develop, implement and win Oceana’s policy campaigns on climate and energy issues. Candidates must have experience working on and leading campaigns designed to make changes in environmental policy, or a related issue area. To be successful, the candidate should be a skilled and experienced manager, a strategic thinker, and have background in energy policy, marine pollution or climate issues.
We are looking for candidates with strong writing skills, the ability to multi-task and take on projects, and the capability to effectively lead a campaign team. Candidates should possess at least 5 years of related professional experience at least 3 years managing staff, and a graduate or law degree is a plus. Candidates must have exceptional management skills with proven ability to lead a professional staff and ability to work effectively in a team environment. Must have the desire and ability to advocate for complex, aggressive conservation positions in both small and large settings; possess strong oral and written communication skills, and a keen analytical ability. Some experience with grassroots campaigns is a plus. Must be capable of completing projects under tight deadlines and effectively managing a demanding work load.
- Lead in the development and implementation of campaign programs and projects
- Lead the development and achievement of annual and longer term campaign goals
- Lead and manage a team consisting of scientist(s), advocates, communications professionals, lawyers, grassroots organizers and others to achieve campaign goals
- Develop advocacy, communications, grassroots outreach and legal strategies to achieve the goals of the campaign
- Lead the creative development of the campaign
- Serve as spokesperson for the campaign and related issues in the press
- Lead in the planning and implementation of events
- Manage outside relationships with partners, vendors, and decision-makers
- Develop campaign messages, strategies and materials
- Establish Oceana leadership on campaign issues
- Manage the research and writing of reports, papers, and other materials
- Maintain a working knowledge of related science and policy practices
- Develop and manage campaign budget.
- Assist in fundraising for campaign projects and programs.
- Other responsibilities as appropriate and necessary to achieve campaign objectives
Some travel is required. The Campaign Director will report to the Deputy Vice President for U.S. Campaigns.
- Seven (7) years of related professional experience including at least three (3) years managing staff and teams.
- Must have exceptional management skills with proven ability to lead a professional staff and ability to work effectively in a team environment. Experience completing projects under tight deadlines and effectively managing a demanding work load, multi-task and take on projects, and the capability to effectively lead a campaign team.
- Desire and ability to advocate for complex, aggressive conservation positions in both small and large settings; possess strong oral and written communication skills, and a keen analytical ability. Strong writing and communications skills
- Some travel is required
- Graduate or law degree and fluency in Spanish a plus.
How to Apply: Go to http://www.oceana.org. Click on “about us” and in the side menu choose “employment opportunities”.
Oceana – http://www.oceana.org
1350 Connecticut Ave., NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036