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Campaign Director, Responsible Fishing – Washington, D.C.

Organization: Oceana

Position Title: Campaign Director, Responsible Fishing

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. No salary information posted.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2013.

Posted On:  April 26, 2013.

Organization Overview:

Oceana, founded in 2001, is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Our offices in North America, Central 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. For more information, please visit


The Campaign Director – Responsible Fishing will lead a multidisciplinary team to plan, develop, implement and win Oceana’s policy campaigns for responsible fishing. The Director will lead policy campaigns designed to make changes in fishing policy. Strong leadership, management, strategic thinking skills, and a strong background in fisheries management and wildlife conservation are essential to the success of the campaigns. The campaign director will report to the Senior Vice President for North America.


  • Lead in the development and implementation of campaign programs and projects
  • Lead the development of annual and longer term campaign goals
  • Lead and manage a team consisting of scientist(s), advocates, communications professionals, lawyers and others to achieve campaign goals
  • Develop advocacy, communications, outreach, and legal strategies to achieve the goals of the campaign
  • Establish Oceana leadership on campaign issues
  • Develop campaign messages, strategies, and materials
  • Serve as spokesperson for the campaign and related issues to the press
  • Lead in the planning and implementation of events
  • Manage outside relationships with partners, vendors, and decision makers
  • 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


  • Seven years of related professional experience including at least 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 and click on “About Us” click on “Employment Opportunities” in the menu Click on “Apply” and follow the instructions.

Contact Information: 


1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

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