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Senior Oceans Campaigner

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Jul 7, 2022

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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 Senior Oceans Campaigner will play a vital role in shaping and implementing our work primarily focused on advocating for more sustainable and just fisheries, while also supporting our work to establish ocean sanctuaries, defend our oceans from plastic pollution and other threats. The Senior Oceans Campaigner will report to the Oceans Campaign Director.


This is a full time, exempt position based in any  authorized Greenpeace state: CA, CO, DC, FL, GA,  IL, MD, ME, NC, NV, NY, OR, VA, WA


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.
    • Assist in the implementation of strategies and tactics developed to achieve our 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 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, e.g. Grassroots organizations, professional groups, labor, and others as identified in strategic planning.
    • Work with communications staff in developing public materials, writing press releases and planning media strategies.  Act as spokesperson for campaign to the media and develop proactive relationships with media.
    • Represent Greenpeace and the campaign at public events and with the environmental community at large.
  • Manage a sub-component of a campaign or project independently, but with guidance from the Oceans Campaign Director, to include managing all interactions with GPI and all NRO’s, within the context of the particular project.
  • Take on the role of Project Team Leader when requested by the Oceans Campaign Director.
  • Support 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 Campaign Director.

The Minimum Requirements for the Senior Oceans Campaigner are:

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

Other qualifications include:

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

If you want to join the fight against climate change and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be reviewed 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, 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


COVID - 19 Notice

As of Q1 2022, most Greenpeace employees are working from home due to COVID-19. In accordance with Greenpeace values to maintain a safe and healthy working environment, we have adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health of our employees, supporters, and the community at large from COVID-19.

Current and future employees in need of an exemption from this policy for medical reasons, or because of sincerely held religious beliefs may request exemption.  Accommodations will be granted where they do not cause Greenpeace undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others



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.

If you want to join the fight against climate change and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application on our careers page.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate.


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


Salary for this position starts at $70,000 and is commensurate with experience.



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