Employment Opportunity: Campaign Associate - Plastics Campaign | Oceana USA

Campaign Associate - Plastics Campaign

General Summary

The Campaign Associate will work closely with the plastics Campaign Director and the Chief Policy officer to build the plastics campaign and to meet the goals of the campaign. The Campaign Associate will chiefly focus on developing materials, messaging, campaign strategy, and scientific foundation for the campaign, and support the execution of the campaign along with a small campaign team.  

The Campaign Associate will draft communications materials for the campaign, including fact sheets, sign-on letters, web materials and reports, as well as researching and drafting internal documents. The Campaign Associate also coordinates tactics, organizes events, helps with outreach, and tracking for various aspects of the plastics issue. The Campaign Associate will also assist with fundraising and may be required to travel when needed.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain a working knowledge of the plastics issue, including the policies being created by local and national governments, commitments being made by corporations and emerging science around the prevalence and the impacts of plastic.
  • Draft communications materials for the team, including fact sheets, web materials, reports and internal documents.
  • Assist in strategy development, planning and execution.
  • Assist with management of outside contractors including researchers, strategists, and others working on the campaign.
  • Develop and execute reports to strategically advance the campaign messages.
  • Coordinate within Oceana as needed for campaign functioning.
  • Coordinate with national and international partners engaged in the campaign.
  • Provide support for the Chief Policy Officer and Campaign Director as needed.
  • Travel as needed.


Job Requirements

Education and work experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (environmental science, ocean science, or a related field, and/or writing.)
  • 1 year of work experience related to ocean conservation.
  • Experience completing projects under tight deadlines and effectively managing a demanding work load, multi-tasking and taking on new projects.


Skills and knowledge:

  • Strong writing skills, particularly the ability synthesize complex scientific information into simple, publically digestible material.
  • The ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks at once.
  • Must be comfortable taking on new projects and working under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.   
  • Strong people skills for outreach and coalition building.
  • Self-starter with creative reasoning.
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