Oil Change International is currently hiring for the following positions:


About the Position:

Oil Change International is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and detail-oriented Analyst with a commitment to social justice. The Analyst will research and write about international energy finance topics, including: 1) public energy finance and subsidies, particularly for oil, gas and coal, in and from G20 countries and multilateral financial institutions; 2) energy access and distributed renewable energy finance, particularly in Africa; and 3) development and equity issues relating to fossil fuel production in Africa and Asia. The analyst will work with Stop Funding Fossils program team members to determine the most effective research and analysis pieces to encourage a shift of public finance away from fossil fuels, including reports, briefings, and shorter pieces, as agreed.

Major responsibilities:

  • Writing reports and briefings to encourage a shift of public finance away from fossil fuels and towards clean energy and energy access;
  • Analyzing the volume and impacts of public energy finance flowing from international financial institutions to energy projects globally, using data from OCI’s Shift the Subsidies database, which includes over 10,000 international energy finance transactions going back to 2008;
  • Researching and analyzing: fossil fuel finance and fossil fuel subsidies internationally, with a focus on G20 countries; energy access finance from international financial institutions; development and equity issues relating to fossil fuel production in Africa and Asia; and public energy finance supporting key coal, oil, and gas projects;
  • Working with the Stop Funding Fossils team and the Shift the Subsidies database manager to determine how to most effectively present and disseminate the data in the Shift the Subsidies database;
  • Undertaking data collection for the Shift the Subsidies database as needed;
  • Following and analyzing global developments relating to energy finance in order to identify opportunities for further research and analysis.

Skills and experience required:

  • Excellent academic and persuasive writing skills;
  • Proven ability to write reports, briefings, or articles with the goal of influencing an outcome;
  • Commitment to the mission of Oil Change International and passion for social justice;
  • Time management and project management skills, with ability to juggle priorities depending on urgency;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Adaptable and a team player;
  • Ability to work alone but in collaboration with a number of different people;
  • Strong computer and internet research skills;
  • Interest in tracking and analyzing numbers and policies;
  • Three or more years of experience in environment, energy, climate, international finance, or policy-related research;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • Significant expertise in Microsoft Excel is a plus;
  • Experience with database management a plus.

Location: Washington, DC; location flexible for the right candidate

Reports to: Stop Funding Fossils Program Director

Target start date: March 2019

Time commitment: 40 hours/week, flexible schedule

Compensation: Competitive salary, plus generous benefits

To Apply: By February 8, 2019, please email 1) a cover letter describing your interest in Oil Change International / the work described above, 2) a resume or LinkedIn profile, and 3) a 1 to 2 page persuasive writing sample to jobs@priceofoil.org with the subject heading “Analyst.” The writing sample may be a taken from something you have written previously.

Oil Change International values diversity, equity, and inclusivity as central to our work; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with equitable regard toward race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Senior Campaigner, Energy Futures and Transitions

About the position:

Oil Change International is seeking a Senior Campaigner for an initial nine month contract with the potential for renewal.

This position will work to advance key campaign and communications strategies related to the critical phase-out of fossil fuel production. There is more carbon in already producing oil, gas, and coal reserves than we can afford to burn and stay within the Paris Agreement climate limits. Climate leadership must be expanded to mean: no financing for, no exploring for, and no expanding into new fossil fuel production. And for many countries, it also means planning for a just transition and equitably managed decline of the sector towards 100% renewable economies.

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker, with strong relationship building skills, as well as experience coordinating a national or international campaign effort from start to finish. They will have a proven record of driving change and delivering results in a fast-paced environment. The Senior Campaigner will develop and execute effective advocacy and communications strategies at an international level in coordination with partner organizations. You will work closely with researchers, who provide content, publications and supporting evidence; your role will be to deliver change on the issues. If you are passionate about climate change, want to make a real difference in the defining issue of our era, and have experience coordinating complex national or international campaigns, then this is the role for you!

Major responsibilities:

  • Lead implementation of core campaigns including:
    • Advancing efforts to build a club of “First Mover” countries (or in some cases large sub-
      national jurisdictions like states or provinces) acting to begin a managed decline of oil, gas, and coal production and a just transition for workers and communities in line with the Paris Agreement climate goals
    • Supporting efforts to ensure the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook’s main energy scenario maps a path that will meet the Paris Agreement’s climate goals
  • Actively engage and implement strategic communications efforts for the program including:
    • Working closely with the communications team to develop and advance broad strategic
      communications goals at an international level
  • Play an active (potential leadership) role in OCI’s engagement with multi-organizational networks
  • Work closely with the research team to support thought leadership projects within the program
  • Actively engage in cross-programmatic work as appropriate within the organization

Skills and experience required:

  • At least five years’ experience coordinating an international or national campaign on a related issue;
  • Excellent strategic and political awareness, including an ability to adapt to changing external environment, capitalise on opportunities, and achieve change objectives;
  • Experience working with coalitions;
  • An international mindset, including familiarity with thinking and working across multiple political/
    cultural contexts and working with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated project management experience and ability to develop and execute complex
    campaign strategies;
  • Proven communications and media experience;
  • Excellent written and verbal communications;
  • Commitment to the mission of Oil Change International and a passion for social justice;
  • Adaptable and a team player

The contract may have the possibility of extension contingent on funding and fit.

Location: Location flexible for the right candidate. Candidate must be willing to work flexible hours depending on location.

Salary and benefits: Generous salary and benefits package in line with experience. Initial nine month contract with potential for renewal.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Start date: April 1, 2019

Reports to: Managing Director

To Apply: E-mail 1) cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and 2) your resume or LinkedIn profile to jobs@priceofoil.org with the subject heading “Senior Campaigner, Energy Futures and Transitions.”

About Oil Change International:

Oil Change International is a non-profit organization that campaigns to expose the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitate the coming transition towards clean energy. We’re a small, gutsy group that wages hard-hitting campaigns, grounded in solid and credible research, to push the energy industry towards an environmentally and socially sustainable future. We work together with a broad network of allies, in the United States and globally, that are committed to identifying and overcoming political barriers to a clean energy transition and shifting the balance of power in the energy industry.

Founded in 2005, Oil Change International now has a creative, passionate, and dedicated staff of sixteen across five countries and a supporter base of hundreds of thousands. Known both for our credible, insightful research on the fossil fuel industry and our aggressive nonviolent campaign tactics, Oil Change is a talented group that continues to punch above its weight.