Oil Change International is a research, communications, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the ongoing transition to clean energy. Below are our currently open positions.

Communications Campaigner, Global Policy and Public Finance

Oil Change International (OCI) is seeking a Communications Campaigner to support our Global Policy and Public Finance campaigns in securing precedent-setting ‘first mover’ commitments to end new licensing and international public finance for oil and fossil gas production. The Communications Campaigner will help ensure OCI’s cutting-edge research, advocacy, and messages reach key audiences in target countries, and work in regional and global coalitions to build the narrative that governments and institutions cannot be climate leaders without a plan to phase out fossil fuel extraction and finance.

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. In the lead up to COP26, Denmark and Costa Rica are establishing a diplomatic alliance of countries that have ended licensing for oil and gas production, and the UK government is working towards the release of a joint statement together with other governments and public finance institutions on ending public finance for fossil fuels. But we need to grow the list of first movers so that policies to phase out fossil fuel extraction are recognized internationally as core to climate leadership and major oil and gas producers feel increased pressure to follow suit.

In this position, you will be OCI’s primary point person for developing and implementing communications strategies, tools, and tactics to help increase the list of jurisdictions and public finance institutions committing to keep fossil fuels in the ground. You will work closely with four other OCI campaign staff in our Global Policy and Public Finance teams and members of OCI’s core (non-program) communications team, as well as with partners in target regions and countries and in global civil society networks.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a versatile set of communications skills, a track record developing communications strategies for advocacy campaigns, experience pitching international media, and experience collaborating with civil society organizations across a broad range of geographies. You should enjoy working with journalists and external partners, be committed to anti-racism, and be comfortable taking cues from local activists on the ground.

For this position, we are giving preference to candidates based outside of the US and in time zones with significant overlap with Central European Time working hours (this does not mean candidates have to be based in Europe).

Reports to: Global Policy Campaign Manager
Salary Range: $65,000 – $80,000 USD annual salary
Application deadline: position will be open until filled.

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Senior Campaigner, Asia Program

Oil Change International is seeking a Senior Campaigner and strategist to help develop campaigns to pressure the Japanese government, Asian Development Bank and other targets to stop financing fossil fuels and to shift investment towards renewable energy.

The financing and buildout of new gas infrastructure in Asia poses one of the greatest challenges to averting the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Japanese public and private institutions, along with the Asian Development Bank, are pouring billions of dollars into the buildout of new gas power plants and import terminals in the region at a time when we should be ramping down fossil fuel use. Emissions from these projects threaten to take the world well beyond the Paris climate limits of 1.5°C of global warming.

Social movements and NGOs in countries across Asia are building campaigns to stop the development of new gas infrastructure projects. Partnering with civil society in key countries to develop high-profile gas infrastructure campaigns will be critical to pressure these institutions to stop financing gas projects. We are looking for an experienced strategist and campaigner to collaborate with partners to increase the profile of these campaigns internationally, build strong pressure on Japan and the ADB and help amplify the narrative that gas is dirty, expensive and undermines development.

The ideal candidate will have a proven ability to campaign successfully on climate, environmental and social justice issues: identifying strategic opportunities, engaging in diverse coalitions, using creative tactics, and inspiring others to join the effort. The Senior Campaigner will develop and execute effective advocacy and communications strategies at an international level in close coordination with partner organizations and our Asia program staff. If you are passionate about climate justice, adept in engaging with coalitions and partners, and have experience coordinating complex international campaigns, then this is the role for you!

Reports to: Asia Program Manager
Salary: Generous salary in line with experience. Initial one year contract with intention for long term renewal.
Application deadline: position will be open until filled.

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