Position: Plastics Campaigner
Organization: Oceana Canada
Location: Ottawa (preferable) or Toronto
Position starts: Immediately
Oceana Canada is an independent charity committed to rebuilding Canada’s oceans by winning science-based policy victories that increase biodiversity and abundance. We have successfully campaigned to end the shark fin trade, make rebuilding depleted fish populations the law, improve the way fisheries are managed and protect marine habitat. Oceana Canada is part of the largest international advocacy group dedicated solely to ocean conservation. Globally, Oceana has won more than 200 policy victories for marine life and habitats. From stopping bottom trawling in sensitive habitat areas to protecting sea turtles from commercial fishing gear, our victories represent new hope for the world's oceans.
We are seeking a Plastics Campaigner who will support our work to reduce single-use plastics in Canada. The incumbent is preferably bilingual in French and English and will work in our Ottawa or Toronto office, with Ottawa being the ideal location. The Campaigner will work with a multidisciplinary team to develop and execute Oceana Canada’s campaign to end single-use plastics by calling for plastic-free policies, public spaces and consumer choices. This position requires strong persuasion, communications, problem-solving, project management and grassroots campaigning skills. The ideal candidate is action- and detail-oriented, with experience working collaboratively to advance policy. The Campaigner will report to the Campaign Director, based in Ottawa.
Principal duties and responsibilities
Oceana Canada offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Oceana Canada is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, support will be provided in the recruitment process and accommodations for disabilities will be provided on request wherever appropriate. All offers of employment are conditional upon the successful completion of reference checks and a criminal background check.
While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.
TO APPLY: Please apply at the link below by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Please include your salary expectations in the cover letter.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 9 2020 ID: 57457