Senior Oceans Campaigner; Greenpeace

Job Title: 
Senior Oceans Campaigner
Job Location: 
Washington, D.C. or Oakland, California

Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. Environmental and racial justice is a core principle for our work. For nearly fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet and our communities from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, and deterioration of our oceans. As an independent organization, Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities. Greenpeace is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices all around the world in over fifty countries.

Greenpeace USA (GPUS) is hiring a Senior Oceans Campaigner to join the Oceans team. The Campaigner will play a vital role in driving our work to establish sanctuaries, advocate for more sustainable and just fisheries, and defend our oceans from plastic pollution, deep-sea mining and other threats.

This position is located in either Oakland, CA or Washington, DC. This position is grant-funded and will continue under the duration of the grant.

The Senior Oceans Campaigner will:

  • In conjunction with the Oceans Campaign Director, develop and implement plans in line with short term and long term campaign goals based on national and international objectives
  • Participate in strategic planning discussions and assist in the implementation of strategies and tactics developed to achieve GPUS’ marine conservation objectives.
  • Coordinate information flow within the campaign team and between the campaign and other departments.
  • Organize and oversee the work of junior campaign staff and interns.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of technical information and be able to present the information to a variety of audiences in a language they can understand.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of political, legislative, regulatory and economic frameworks relevant to the campaign.
  • Build alliances and/or support relationships with key constituencies, such as grassroots organizations, professional groups, labour, and others as identified in strategic planning.
  • Work with GPUS Communications staff in developing public materials; writing press releases and planning media strategies; acting as a spokesperson for campaigns to the media and developing proactive relationships with the media.
  • Represent Greenpeace and the campaign at public events and with the environmental community at large.
  • Work with GPUS Digital team to design and curate content for social media and develop digital campaign actions that engage our members and supporters across the country.
  • Develop and manage campaigns or projects independently, with guidance from the Oceans
  • Campaign Director, and in collaboration with GPUS and international colleagues.
  • Support GPUS Fundraising staff in pursuing funding for campaign efforts.
  • Direct, organize and participate in nonviolent direct action events to support campaign goals.
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested or assigned by the Oceans Campaign Director.

Minimum requirements include:

  • A BA/BS Degree preferred or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of five years of environmental campaign experience; fisheries and ocean campaign experience preferred.

Additional include, but are not limited to:

  • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team.
  • Basic, foundational knowledge of digital campaigning.
  • Ability to work with and lead a variety of people and groups, set and review goals and assess risks and outcomes.
  • Proven experience in directing a project from conception to completion.
  • Demonstrated experience in research and writing, public speaking and issue advocacy, and mobilizing people to take action.
  • Experience navigating issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion and a deep commitment to advancing these values.
  • Commitment to progressive values and peaceful non-violent direct action as a means of create change.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally, sometimes for significant lengths of time (once pandemic conditions subside).
  • If you want to protect our oceans and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be a review on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.

Greenpeace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We strongly encourage applications from marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact us.

Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 401K matching and time off for vacation, sick, personal, and parental leave. After five years, staff are eligible for a paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. For more information, check out our benefits plan.

Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need to apply for this opportunity.


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