Job Opportunity: Plastics Campaign Fellow with Oceana

General Summary

The Plastics Campaign Fellow will work as part of Oceana’s U.S. Plastics Campaign team to protect the oceans from plastic pollution by reducing the production and use of single-use plastic. To meet the goals of the campaign, the Fellow develops campaign materials, including fact sheets, sign-on letters and grassroots activist tools; researches the problem; drafts internal documents; and coordinates outreach efforts. The Fellow also plans and implements projects, organizes events and tracks various aspects of the plastics issue.

The Fellow facilitates collaboration and coordination across science, policy, communications, legal and grassroots prongs of Oceana’s campaign model. The Fellow reports to the Plastics Campaign Director. The position is based in Washington, D.C. Occasional travel is required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct ongoing campaign research and maintain a working knowledge of the plastic reduction policies passed by local, state and national governments and commitments made by corporations.

  • Draft materials for the campaign, including fact sheets, letters, presentations and internal documents, such as background research memos.

  • Coordinate with national and international partners working on the plastics problem.
• Reach out to and engage new organizations and businesses to take action on the campaign.

  • Provide substantial and administrative support in the planning and implementation of internal and external projects and events.

  • Track time, expenses, campaign activities and progress toward goals regularly, meeting all deadlines established by the Campaign Director.

  • Perform additional duties and functions as needs arise.

Job Requirements

Education and work experience:

    • A Bachelor’s Degree (environmental science, political science or a related field) and 1 year of campaign or ocean conservation experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, particularly the ability to synthesize complex information into simple, publicly digestible material.
  • Possess a strong work ethic and take initiative to set priorities, express ideas for improvement, meet deadlines and proactively solve problems.
  • Effective organizational skills and follow-through, and ability to juggle multiple tasks at once.

  • Excellent people skills for outreach and coalition building.
• Self-starter with creative reasoning.

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