Campaign Director, Offshore Drilling - Oceana

Campaign Director, Offshore Drilling

Are you an experienced campaign leader wanting to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans? Are you a strategic advocate with experience in climate change and energy policy? Do you want to lead a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife and important habitat while also enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing world population.  

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest ocean advocacy organization focused solely on restoring the resilience, diversity, and abundance of marine ecosystems to ensure that our oceans are a significant source of wild-caught fish that can help feed the world.  

We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns extend to countries that, combined, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, Canada and the 27 countries in the European Union.    

The Campaign Director will lead a team of scientists, advocates, lawyers, communications professionals and organizers to win Oceana campaigns on climate and energy policy. The ideal candidate will be creative, strategic and passionate about ocean conservation. The Campaign Director will design and implement policy campaigns, serve as a spokesperson for Oceana with the media and other audiences, and deliver results. The ideal candidate will have experience in policy, advocacy, communications and strategy development thinking. This position is an exciting opportunity to be a leader on the US campaign team.     

Strong candidates for this position will have a Graduate or law degree and 7 years of related professional experience including at least 3 years managing staff and teams, or equivalent of education and experience. This position is based in Washington, DC.  

Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.

Note: Oceana requires all employees to provide proof of vaccination against Covid. Accommodation for new hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may contact Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.

Oceana’s US offices have operated on a hybrid schedule and staff have been required to work from their assigned office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. With agreement between the employee and their supervisor, the employee may work from home Monday and Friday. Oceana continually evaluates safety protocols and updates our practices on an ongoing basis based on the CDC community level color coding system of green, yellow and red.