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Oceans Campaign - Beyond Seafood Project Lead

Job Location

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Virginia, Washington


Type of Job



$87,783 to $100,900

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Published Date

Aug 7, 2023

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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. For over fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster. Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities, safeguarding our independence and ability to speak the truth and act boldly. We recognize the importance of the moment: ours is the first generation to understand and experience the impacts of climate change and global scale ecosystem destruction, and the last generation with a window of time to do something about it.

The Beyond Seafood Campaign focuses on the intersection of human rights, labor, and environmental abuses, particularly in tuna fisheries. The Greenpeace USA team works in partnership with Greenpeace USA and Greenpeace East Asia to ensure that tuna fisheries no longer will be caught with forced labor or indiscriminately drive marine life populations to the brink of extinction.

The Beyond Seafood Project Lead will drive the planning and design process for the Beyond Seafood Campaign, developing their project with an eye toward public engagement at all levels (online, offline, fundraising, etc.) looking to empower people and reach diverse audiences. The Beyond Seafood Project Lead will be a key strategic advisor to the Oceans Campaign Director and the Chief Program Officer, and will build and task manage multidisciplinary teams made up of campaign, engagement and action specialists. This role will work in close coordination with other Project Leaders, and the global organization, to make sure Greenpeace's different projects align as one great program of campaign work.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about protecting our oceans and the people who depend on them and will be agile and responsive to real world events and opportunities that affect campaign objectives, while not losing track of long-term strategy. This individual will be effective at translating great campaigning ideas into impactful environmental change-making in the real world. Preferred criteria include keen active listening skills, balanced with strong decision-making abilities in order to employ a decisive and efficient approach to deliver ambitious, effective campaigns.


The Beyond Seafood Project Lead role is a grant-funded, exempt, full-time, benefits-eligible, hybrid position based in any authorized Greenpeace state: CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, MD, ME, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OR, VA, WA, and will report to the Oceans Campaign Director.


The Beyond Seafood Project Lead will:

  • Develop strategy and a work plan for ambitious, high impact, and well-researched campaign projects that use the power of people and has the courage to confront politicians and corporations
  • Task manage a team of staff (up to 12) as agreed with Oceans Campaign Director and GPUS Leadership
  • Line manage 1-4 people including staff development and performance reviews
  • Maintain clear and sustainable timelines, clear roles and responsibilities (through a DARCI chart) and a strong and positive team culture
  • Ensure the project’s strategy supports Greenpeace’s long-term organizational and campaign goals
  • Hire new project staff
  • Make final decisions on all project output, except in specific instances where decisions related to organizational risk will be escalated
  • Identify, delegate and task manage project team members to develop and implement key pieces of work
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with Greenpeace colleagues around the world and external stakeholders in relation to your project and ensure the wider org retains and benefits from them;
  • Proactively communicate successes and learnings to the entire national and global organization
  • Work with the Development Department to maintain and expand Greenpeace’s relationship with donors;
  • Manage a significant project budget, ensuring all necessary monitoring, evaluation and reporting expectations are met;
  • Perform other job-related duties as required and assigned by Oceans Campaign Director

The minimum requirements for the Beyond Seafood Project Lead include:

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in public interest campaigning with environmental organizations preferred;
  • Able and willing to travel as needed;
  • Willingness to work outside normal business hours
  • Experience at a people management level
  • 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.
  • Excellent communication skills, including both written and public speaking skills;
  • Ability to represent Greenpeace and our work effectively with the media
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including willingness to facilitate conflict resolution and offer direct feedback
  • Track record of developing creative campaign content that engages diverse communities and deepens relationships with existing supporters
  • Track record in effective budget management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including willingness to facilitate conflict resolution and offer direct feedback

Additional qualifications for the Beyond Seafood Project Lead include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Strategic and motivational leadership skills
  • Adept and open to learning and development
  • Driven toward taking action on environmental issues
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Strong project leadership and project planning skills to enable the delivery of projects to time, to budget and to deliver clear objectives;
  • Experience of empowering others in order to build secure, trusting and effective teams
  • A belief in creating a ‘culture of feedback’
  • Commitment to progressive values and peaceful direct action as a means to effect change
  • Ability to work with and lead a variety of people and groups, set and review goals and assess risks and outcomes.
  • Excellent spoken and written English; Fluency in another relevant language desired
  • 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 creating change.
  • Experience of working to ensure an organization is an equitable, diverse and inclusive space

Greenpeace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, 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


The starting salary for this position is anticipated to be $87,783 to $100,900 and is commensurate with experience.

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