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Global Campaigns Director - Virtual/Remote

Virtual/Remote

Full-Time

$110,000.00 - $120,000.00 annual salary

Oil Change International (OCI) is seeking a Global Campaigns Director to support OCI’s global campaign areas (currently global policy, public finance, and fossil fuel industry) in creating and implementing aggressive, effective global campaigns to achieve a managed phase-out of fossil fuels in line with climate goals and climate justice. This position will coordinate our cross-cutting international strategies to move governments and institutions away from permitting and financing oil and gas extraction. This position will work in partnership with the Regional Programs Director. 

Shortly after the Paris Agreement was signed, OCI released groundbreaking analysis showing that, even if global coal use is phased out overnight, the oil and gas in already-operating fields around the world would push us well above 1.5°C of warming. The implications for climate leaders are clear: Meeting the Paris goals will require stopping the expansion of the oil and gas industry and planning for a just and equitable phase-out of fossil fuel production. An increasing number of countries and public financial institutions are beginning to act towards these aims – for example, by banning new oil and gas licenses or ending finance for oil and gas projects. The oil and gas industry is also facing increasing challenges to its credibility and social license, creating new opportunities for strategic campaign efforts that can help accelerate the shift away from fossil fuels whilst ensuring a just transition.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a strong people manager with experience building campaign teams, supporting staff development, driving strategic visioning, and fostering a healthy, equitable, and sustainable team cultureThis role will be internally focused, helping to make other staff on the team shine and encouraging others to take on public facing leadership roles, rather than being a primary external representative for our global campaigns.

The Global Campaigns Director is responsible for supporting Oil Change International’s three global campaign areas (public finance, global policy, industry) in delivering meaningful and significant advances in global policy change and challenging the fossil fuel industry. The Global Campaigns Director will support the campaign managers in developing strategies on global policy, public finance for fossil fuels, and fossil fuel industry-oriented campaigns as well as supporting coordination across these efforts. The Global Campaigns Director will directly manage at least 4 people and be a member of the organization’s senior leadership team.

Title: Global Campaigns Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Application deadline: August 16, 2021; position will be open until filled.

Oil Change International is a nonprofit organization that campaigns to expose the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitate the ongoing transition towards clean energy. We wage hard-hitting campaigns, grounded in solid and credible research, to confront the fossil fuel industry and its responsibility for the climate crisis and to push for policy change towards a socially just and environmentally sustainable future. We work together with a broad network of allies, in the United States and globally, to overcome the political barriers to a clean energy transition and advance a rapid and just transition off of fossil fuels.


Founded in 2005, Oil Change International now has a creative, passionate, and dedicated staff of 20 across seven countries and a supporter base of hundreds of thousands. Known both for our credible, insightful research on the fossil fuel industry and our hard-hitting campaigns, Oil Change is a talented group that continues to punch above its weight.


At Oil Change International, we know that a diversity of experiences and perspectives will help us build stronger strategies, teams and movements. We strongly encourage Indigenous people, People of Color, and people with disabilities to apply. While we are a US-based organization, we have staff spread across four continents and strongly encourage applicants from outside the US and particularly applicants from the Global South to apply. We are continually working on becoming a better workplace for everyone.

Personnel Management - 30%
  • Support 3 campaign managers and 1-3 global campaigns staff in developing, prioritizing, and implementing campaign strategies and building team capacity, working together toward OCI’s mission.
  • Empower team members across our global campaigns by ensuring they have the resources, tools, and organizational support to develop and pursue campaign efforts in a sustainable way, contribute to the goals of the broader organization, and pursue their own professional development. Provide support and mentorship to direct reports, ensuring all staff members have the resources they need to succeed and thrive.
  • Support staff in prioritizing, setting realistic and achievable targets and deadlines, and delivering on schedule in a way that reflects the organization’s mission and values.
  • Identify and retain top talent, and encourage and support staff to grow.
Management and Facilitation of Global Campaign Strategies - 30%
  • Co-create and support the implementation of a cohesive global campaigns strategy, ensuring the organization’s overall strategic direction moves toward achieving OCI’s mission.
  • With Campaign Managers, collectively establish global campaign priorities with regular planning, clear workplans, and measurable objectives. Align team resources with organizational priorities while ensuring a sustainable workload for both individuals and the team as a whole. Support campaign managers in evaluating and communicating outputs and outcomes.
  • Support programmatic work within the team where needed, e.g. bringing together different campaign strands, joining advocacy calls, reviewing press-statements, etc.
  • Coordinate quarterly and annual planning processes and support tracking of accomplishments across our three global campaign areas, supporting ongoing learning, evaluation, and prioritization.
Organizational Leadership & Culture - 20%
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director, Chief of Staff, and other members of the Senior Leadership Team in setting and driving organizational vision and strategy.
  • Take on organizational leadership responsibilities, including developing and implementing processes, helping to set organizational priorities, and other activities as agreed to support the organization’s staff and the development and implementation of the organization’s strategy.
  • As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, set an example for effective management and leadership, demonstrating good judgement, decision making, and problem solving skills; proactively working to resolve conflicts and issues as they arise; demonstrating strong interpersonal communication skills; and fostering collaboration, equity, and inclusion as part of your work.
  • Collaborate with executive leadership and other members of the Senior Leadership Team to ensure a healthy, inclusive and empowering organizational culture and structure that moves us closer to living out our organizational values and commitment to racial justice and equity, including through direct feedback, transparent practices, and collaborative workspaces.
Fundraising and Communications - 10%
  • Actively engage in fundraising efforts, including outreach and relationship building with foundations, online fundraising execution or support, outreach to donors or potential donors, and developing grant proposals and reports.
  • Support the coordination of communications efforts across global campaigns, working closely with campaign areas and communications staff to develop and advance programmatic and organizational communications goals.
Administrative and Operations - 10%
  • Actively participate in staff and administrative meetings.
  • Help maintain our shared calendar of upcoming projects and deadlines.
  • Respond to administrative requests in a timely and courteous manner, including submitting timesheets and expense reports by established deadlines.
Experience Requirements and Education

Required skills and experience
  • 10 or more years of experience with advocacy efforts addressing social justice, progressive causes, or direct energy and climate change experience
  • 5 or more years of experience in personnel management
  • Excellent people skills and experience working in and collaborating across small teams
  • Experience managing and growing small teams in a way that supports shared leadership and staff developments
  • Demonstrated commitment to social and environmental justice, a passion for advocacy and campaigning, and a collaborative, team-oriented work style
  • Understanding of the climate and energy movement ecosystem and familiarity/experience with advocacy targeting the fossil fuel industry, global policy, and/or public finance for fossil fuels
  • Sensitivity to issues of privilege, class, and race, and dedication to incorporating principles of justice into both internal organizational and external campaign work and alignment with OCI’s values
Desired skills and experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fundraising experience
  • Budgeting experience
  • A strong network in the climate justice, environmental justice, and/or general progressive movement spaces
Attributes of a successful candidate
  • Collaborative manager
  • Creative problem solver who is strategic
  • Able to empower your team to focus and prioritize
  • Person who values equity, integrity, and transparent communication
  • Emotional intelligence and ability to foster strong team health and culture of anti-oppression, diversity and inclusion.
  • Significant experience with advocacy efforts addressing social justice, progressive causes, or direct energy and climate change experience
  • Experience managing senior level employees
  • Experience managing and growing small teams in a way that supports shared leadership and staff developments
  • Demonstrated commitment to social and environmental justice, a passion for advocacy and campaigning, and a collaborative, team-oriented work style
  • Understanding of the climate and energy movement ecosystem
  • Sensitivity to issues of privilege, class, and race, and dedication to incorporating principles of justice into both internal organizational and external campaign work and alignment with OCI’s values
Oil Change International provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.