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Campaign Director, Climate – Washington, D.C.

Organization: Oceana

Position Title: Campaign Director – Climate

Location: Washington, D.C.

Hours & Compensation: Full-time. Salary commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: None posted.

Posted On: May 16, 2013.

Organization Overview:

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 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.


  • 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-mmakers
  • 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


  • Seven years of related professional experience including at least three years managing staff and teams
  • Must have exceptional management skills with proven ability to lead a professional staff and 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 setting; possess strong oral and written communication skills, and a keen analytical ability
  • Some travel is required.
  • Graduate or law degree and fluency in Spanish a plus.

How to Apply: 

Apply online at Oceana’s website.

Contact Information:


1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, 5th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036

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