Oil Change International

Exposing the true costs of fossil fuels

Jobs at Oil Change International

Oil Change International is currently hiring for the following position:

Senior Campaigner, Japan Finance

Oil Change International is seeking a senior campaigner and strategist to coordinate an international effort to move Japanese financial institutions away from financing fossil fuels and to shift towards renewable energy.

Japanese public and private financial institutions are some of the largest financiers of coal-fired power plants in the world, bankrolling a new generation of plants that threaten to take the world well beyond the Paris climate limits of 1.5°C or well below 2°C of global warming. Oil Change International is working with a coalition of groups to build an international campaign to change this. The next year could be crucial in moving Japan away from financing new coal plants and we need an experienced strategist and campaigner to drive the international effort.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to coordinate a major successful international campaign: capitalizing on strategic opportunities, building a diverse coalition, and inspiring others to join the effort. The Senior Campaigner will develop and execute effective advocacy and communications strategies at an international level in coordination with partner organizations. 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 international campaigns, then this is the role for you!

Major responsibilities:

  • Working with a network of groups outside of Japan to mobilize public pressure on the Japanese government and Japanese financial institutions to shift investment away from coal;
  • Developing and coordinating an international campaign with a coalition of groups;
  • Utilizing advocacy and communications strategies to mobilize and create pressure for change.

Skills and experience required:

  • At least five years’ experience coordinating an international campaign on a related issue;
  • Experience managing international coalitions and working with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop complex campaign strategies;
  • Digital and traditional communications experience on international issues a plus;
  • Experience working in Japan or ability to speak Japanese a plus, but not essential for the right candidate.

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.

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 one-year contract with potential for renewal.

Application Deadline: November 25, 2018

Reports to: Program Director, Stop Funding Fossils

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, Japan Finance.” Position will remain open until filled.

Oil Change International values diversity, equity, and inclusivity as central to our work; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.