Senior Oceans Campaigner (SF or DC)
Greenpeace - Washington, DC

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The Senior Campaigner will work as an integral part of the global Greenpeace oceans campaign to end overfishing and establish a network of fully protected marine reserves. He or she will work with colleagues around the world to plan and implement activities to engage seafood businesses to increase the sustainability of their operations and join us as we work for healthy oceans.

1. In conjunction with the Oceans Campaign Director, develop and execute a work plan in line with both short term and long term goals for the campaign.

Participate in strategic planning of the campaign

Keep director up to date on the campaign and recommend changes in strategies or tactics if necessary

Coordinate information flow within campaign, between departments and across the international Greenpeace oceans campaign

Organize and oversee the work of campaign volunteers/interns/fellows

Maintain a working knowledge of marine conservation and sustainable seafood issues and be able to present the information to a variety of audiences in language they can understand

Coordinate and conduct research and analysis to further campaign goals

Maintain a working knowledge of political, legislative, regulatory and economic framework relevant to the campaign

Build alliances and/or support relationships with constituencies identified in strategic planning

Develop or assist in the development of written materials

Assist in writing press releases and in planning media strategies. Act as spokesperson for campaign and develop pro-active relationship with media

Represent Greenpeace and the campaign at public events, grassroots activists groups, local citizens/town forums and the environmental community at large.

2. Manage a sub-component of a campaign or project independently, with guidance from the campaign director, to include managing interactions with other Greenpeace offices, within the context of the particular project.

3. Mentor junior campaigners to teach the fundamental skills of Greenpeace campaigning.

4. Direct, organize and participate in non-violent direct action events to support the campaign goals and national objectives.

5. Perform other job related duties as requested or assigned.


Organizational skills, including experience with project management

Strong communication skills, both written and oral

Proven ability to develop and implement campaigns

Ability to think creatively and innovate

Strong problem-solving and analytical skills

Ability to travel

Leadership ability

A minimum of seven years experience in campaigning, preferably on forest issues and/or on a market based strategy

Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team

Well-rounded with ability to work with a variety of people and groups

Proven experience in directing a project from conception to completion and clear track record in overseeing effective campaigns

Strong skills and experience in public speaking/lobbying and/or organizing people around an issue

Commitment to non-violence as a means of affecting change

Willing to travel as required

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 .

Please send cover letter and resume to Please include the following in your cover letter: a specific explanation of your interest in Greenpeace’s mission and the available position and how you found out about this career opportunity. Please use the email subject line: Senior Oceans Campaigner Position – YOUR NAME. Application deadline is December 22, 2012. No phone calls please.

Diverse perspectives and experiences enhance the way Greenpeace selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and effectiveness of our campaigns. Greenpeace therefore strongly encourages applications from women, people of color, and other diverse communities.