Oceans Campaigner

Website Center for Biological Diversity

Saving life on Earth

Campaigner  — Oceans Program

Full time


General position overview: The Center for Biological Diversity seeks a campaigner for its oceans program. The aim of the position is to campaign for the protection of marine wildlife and ecosystems from threats including offshore drilling, plastic pollution, climate change and destructive fisheries.


The campaigner will use their skills to plan and execute strategic campaigns that promote ocean conservation. The campaigner will develop and implement bold initiatives to mobilize support for our campaigns. The position will include organizing protests and other creative tactics. An integral part of the position will be to build power with allies and the public to influence decision-makers on critical issues. It also includes research and writing science and policy-based documents.


We are seeking a motivated, strategic, and experienced campaigner. Priority campaigns in the coming year include: (1) fighting the massive plastic industry boom; (2) ending federal offshore oil and gas leasing; and (3) advancing protections for endangered marine wildlife.


Main duties:

Plan and implement effective campaigns that inspire people to demand meaningful policy changes.
Develop and run strategic state- and national-level campaigns, and coordinate with program staff on campaigns.
Communicate with decision-makers, the public, allies and opinion leaders through writing, outreach and public speaking.
Write science and policy-based comments for administrative and legislative advocacy.
Engage, coordinate and collaborate with a broad alliance of organizations in coalition to identify and advance winning strategies.
Media advocacy and delivering effective statements to reporters.
Organizing and promoting participation in hearings, protests, and other events.
Travel required.
Essential qualities, qualifications and skills:

Excellent communication skills, written and oral; including strong public speaking skills
At least one year of experience leading successful campaigns
Track record of inspiring people to take action in online and offline spaces
Highly organized and experience managing multiple projects
Drive to achieve results, strong work ethic and time management skills
Experience working effectively within coalitions, including honoring best practices and competence in diversity, equity and inclusion
Bilingual, Spanish fluency preferred
Salary Range: Campaigner $48,000-$65,000 DOE; Senior Campaigner $65,000-$90,000 DOE


Application Process: Please apply via our this online application by submitting a cover letter, resume, references and a writing sample. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity.  We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures.  We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion.  The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth. We are an equal opportunity employer.

To apply for this job please visit www.biologicaldiversity.org.