Senior Oceans Campaigner, Plastic Free Future

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Greenpeace is a global network of independent organizations that use solid research; peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of the climate crisis, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of nuclear disasters. 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 the impacts of climate change and ecosystem destruction, and also the last generation with a window of time to do something about it. Greenpeace US works with Greenpeace offices around the world and diverse allies across the US to build a movement strong enough to drive change commensurate with what the science and the moment demand.

Climate change is the most urgent problem facing our planet right now, and the window for meaningful action is closing fast. Our reliance on coal, oil, and natural gas has heated and acidified the ocean to the point where coral reefs are dying off and the ice caps are melting. Fossil fuel companies are trying to lock in use of oil and gas and doubling down on plastic as a lifeline. Plastic pollutes throughout its entire lifecycle, with devastating consequences on our communities and our oceans.

Greenpeace USA (GPUS) is hiring a Senior Oceans Campaigner to join the Plastic Free Future team. The Senior Oceans Campaigner - Plastic Free Future will play a vital role in driving our efforts to secure a strong Global Plastics Treaty and in defending our oceans and communities from plastic pollution at every step of the supply chain. At times, the Senior Oceans Campaigner - Plastic Free Future may also be asked to support broader oceans conservation work on marine sanctuaries and sustainable fisheries.

The Senior Oceans Campaigner, PFF will develop plans with an eye toward public engagement at all levels (online, offline, fundraising, etc…) looking to empower people and reach diverse audiences. This role will respond to real world events and opportunities that affect objectives, while maintaining focus on long-term strategy.

The Senior Oceans Campaigner, PFF is a full-time, hybrid, exempt, benefits-eligible role that can be based in any location GPUS is authorized to work in (CA, CT, DC, MD, Ny, NJ, VA), and is represented by the Progressive Workers Union. This role reports to the Senior Campaigner - Team Lead.


Strategic Planning, Development and Implementation

  • Work with the plastics project leader and a cross-department team to develop and implement clear objectives, strong theories of change and impactful strategies that center justice, hold corporations accountable and build long term power for the organization and the plastics movement
  • Contribute to and cultivate issue expertise on plastic issues within teams
  • Maintain a working knowledge of technical information relevant to the campaign
  • Maintain a working knowledge of political, legislative, regulatory and economic frameworks relevant to the campaign
  • Implement strategies to make complex campaign information digestible and accessible to a broad and diverse audience

Outreach and Engagement

  • Build alliances and/or support relationships with key constituencies, such as grassroots organizations, professional groups, labor, and others as identified in strategic planning
  • Direct, organize and participate in nonviolent direct action events to support campaign goals.Work with GPUS Communications staff in developing public materials; writing press releases and planning media strategies
  • Develop proactive relationships with the media and act as a spokesperson for campaigns to the media
  • Represent GPUS among external partners and work within coalition spaces to further campaign and organizational goals
  • Work with GPUS' Digital team to design and curate content for social media and develop digital campaign actions that engage our supporters
  • Support fundraising staff in pursuing funding for campaign efforts

Project Management

  • Lead a campaign project, with guidance from the US and Global Plastic Project Leaders
  • Interactions and collaborate with GPUS and international colleagues, as needed
  • Coordinate information flow within the campaign team and between the campaign and other departments


  • Perform other job related duties as requested or assigned by the Oceans Campaign Director and Plastics Project Leader.



  • BA/BS Degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • Basic, foundational knowledge of digital marketing and/or digital campaigning
  • Clear understanding of the relationship between digital engagement, campaigning and advocacy.


  • Proven ability to work both independently and in close coordination with a team
  • Ability to collaborate with and lead a variety of people and groups, set and review goals and assess risks and outcomes.
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Networking and relationship-building skills


  • Minimum 7 years environmental campaign experience; corporate and policy campaigning and plastic pollution experience preferred.
  • 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.
  • Experience running successful policy and corporate campaigns
  • A proven track record of designing and delivering high impact, supporter-centered campaigns that deliver real world outcomes


  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally, sometimes for significant lengths of time
  • Ability and willingness to work across time zones and sometimes outside of normal business hours, as needed
  • Commitment to progressive values and peaceful non-violent direct action as a means of creating change.

If you want to save the world from 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

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.

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

The pay grade for this role is 3 and the salary range for this position is anticipated to be $78,668 - $85,146, and is commensurate with experience.