JOBS AT OCI

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.

Job Posting: Communications Officer

Oil Change International is seeking a Communications Officer to help ensure OCI’s cutting-edge research, campaigns, and messages reach key targets and audiences in our effort to keep fossil fuels in the ground and address the climate crisis.

Oil Change International has developed a strong reputation for producing cutting-edge, hard-hitting analysis to expose the true costs of fossil fuels, and for coupling that analysis with innovative campaigns to shift the narrative and pressure decision-makers to stand up to the fossil fuel industry. The Communications Officer, as part of the Communications and Product teams of OCI, will play a critical role in ensuring the success of these efforts.

Key responsibilities:

The Communications Officer will have a combination of responsibilities supporting content creation for external communications efforts as well as development of products and tools to support the dissemination of those materials. Ideally, candidates will have relevant experience and skills in at least two of the following three areas:

  1. Traditional media engagement and strategy; and/or
  2. Online/new/social media content creation and strategy; and/or
  3. Fluency or familiarity with coding languages, supporter database management, testing protocols and similar technical product-related skills.

Tailored to the successful candidate’s specific experience and skill set, responsibilities in this position will include:

  • Drafting content for supporter emails, blog posts, and social media posts;
  • Supporting media efforts including drafting press releases and statements, as well as developing press lists and other press outreach strategies;
  • Support in developing communications strategies for report releases and campaigns;
  • Support in development and maintenance of key communications tools, including maintenance of supporters database, online fundraising platforms, and social media management tools.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have all of the following qualities:

  • Commitment to the mission of OCI and an approach to the work grounded in social justice and equity;
  • 4-7 years of experience in climate justice or other social justice work;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to translate technical or complicated materials into motivating and energizing content for engaging supporters, the media, and/or the public; and
  • Ability to deliver in fast-paced, rapid-response moments.

In addition, the ideal candidate will have some or all of the following qualities:

  • Experience with campaigns or advocacy in an international context or in a national context outside of the United States;
  • Experience developing traditional media materials (e.g. press advisories and releases, building press lists, etc.)
  • Experience managing organizational social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);
  • Familiarity with online user management systems (e.g. ActionKit, ActionNetwork, etc.);
  • Familiarity with media tracking and engagement tools (e.g. Meltwater, Cision, etc.); and/or
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, SQL, and other relevant programming languages.

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 twenty 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. Salary range will be between $65,0000 to $75,000 depending on experience, with potential for adjustment based on cost of living.

Application Deadline: January 30, 2020

Reports to: Strategic Communications 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 “Communications Officer.” 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.

Job Posting: Senior Campaigner, Energy Transitions and Futures

Oil Change International (OCI) is seeking a senior campaigner to drive forward our strategy and campaigning to move governments and institutions to stop the expansion of oil and gas extraction.

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 1.5ºC 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. More countries and public financial institutions are becoming “first movers” and beginning to act towards these aims — for example, by banning new oil and gas licenses, ending finance for oil and gas projects, or planning for a managed and just transition. But we urgently need to build more momentum that translates into real action. In this position, you will be a member of OCI’s Energy Transitions and Futures team and work with international and national partners to shape, support, and execute our campaigns.

Your work would include (i) strategy development, (ii) direct advocacy with decision-makers, (iii) coordination with coalitions and partner organizations, and (iv) supporting strategic communications efforts to amplify and build momentum around “first mover” commitments.

If you are passionate about climate action, understand we cannot effectively tackle this crisis without taking on the fossil fuel industry, and have versatile experience in strategy development, direct advocacy, coalition building, and strategic communications, this is the role for you.

Roles and Responsibilities

Strategy development

  • Work within the OCI team as well as with coalition partners to develop strategies to build, communicate, and leverage momentum towards the phase-out of oil and gas production.

Direct advocacy

  • Conduct direct advocacy with governments and officials at strategic institutions to advance OCI strategies to grow the group of “first mover” countries and institutions committing to phase out oil and gas production and finance.

Partner engagement & coordination

  • Engage with civil society partners already working on this agenda internationally, and participate in regular discussions and planning with these partners;
  • Identify and build relationships with aligned civil society partners in key countries and sub-national jurisdictions.

Strategic communications

  • Work with the OCI communications team to develop and implement a strategic communications plan related to first mover commitments. Our goal is to build these victories into a drumbeat of momentum that pushes restrictions on fossil fuel production onto the international agenda and makes it clear that governments and institutions cannot be climate leaders without a plan to phase out extraction.

Qualifications

  • Minimum five years of experience in a senior role involving strategy development, campaign execution, and project management;
  • Experience working in coalition and coordinating with civil society partners;
  • Strong familiarity with climate, energy, and financial policy, specifically issues around fossil fuel extraction and infrastructure, public and private financing of fossil fuels, and climate change mitigation policies;
  • Minimum three years of experience in government relations or direct advocacy with decision-makers;
  • Strategic communications experience, such as: pitching stories to media, writing press releases, and developing other communications materials (emails to supporters, drafting social media materials, writing op-eds, etc.);
  • Commitment to the mission of OCI and an approach to the work grounded in social justice and equity; and
  • A plus but not required:
    • Related experience or issue knowledge in the United Kingdom;
    • Familiarity with energy scenarios and their role in financial and political decision making (particularly those of the International Energy Agency)
    • Understanding and experience in fossil fuel private finance campaigning.

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 twenty 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. Salary range will be between $67,500 to $90,000 depending on experience, with potential for adjustment based on cost of living.

Application Deadline: November 30, 2019

Reports to: Energy Transitions and Futures Program 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.” 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.