Recruit Petra is proud to partner with Ocean Conservancy on their search for a dynamic Director for the Climate and Plastics Initiative.
Salary: The salary minimum is $112,200; the salary midpoint is $140,300. Salary may be higher as appropriate for the selected candidate, with internal equity being considered.
Location: This position is based in Washington, D.C
The Director for the Climate and Plastics Initiative will report directly to the Program Director for Climate Policy and will be responsible for refining, implementing, and managing Ocean Conservancy’s new initiative focused on the connection between stemming plastic production and addressing the climate crisis.
The Director of the Climate and Plastics Initiative is responsible for managing the multiple workstreams that are part of the climate and plastics strategy, including the financial sector, public policy, and communications. The core of the initial strategy for this body of work is focused on leveraging changes within financial institutions so experience in or engaging with the sector is preferred.
Because this body of work crosses multiple conservation programs and departments, experience and willingness to be part of a matrix structure and manage cross-disciplinary teams without complete direct supervisory authority is highly preferred. The Director will also play an integral role in fundraising for this initiative.
- Leading and refining campaign strategy: Assess the campaign strategy and sharpen, goals, objectives, and projects as needed.
- Engaging with financial and/or corporate sector: Lead implementation of strategies for engaging with the financial sector to effect change related to how climate impacts are accounted for and climate risk and risks related to plastics production are assessed and disclosed.
- Leading cross-disciplinary team(s): Lead a cross-disciplinary team(s) to deliver on the climate/plastics strategy. Provide clarity around team purpose and deliverables and individuals’ roles and responsibilities.
- Managing multiple workstreams: Ensure all workstreams that are part of the strategy advance quickly and efficiently; work streams include the financial sector, public policy, and communications.
- Communicating: Serve as an externally-facing spokesperson for the climate and plastic initiative with media, public policy makers, and decision-makers. Ensure internal communications related to the strategy are efficient and effective.
- Fundraising: Work with Ocean Conservancy’s Resource Development department to identify potential revenue streams and raise funds for this work. This could include fundraising from foundations, governments, multilateral institutions, and individual donors.
- A bachelor’s degree in finance, business, public policy, or environmental studies is preferred.
- 5- 8 years of experience in leading or playing a lead role in a successful advocacy campaign or change initiative.
- Experience in engaging with the financial and/or corporate sector on issues of climate change, development finance, sustainability, ESG, and/or plastics production is preferred.
- Thorough understanding of the opportunities within the financial and/or corporate sector to accelerate action on climate change, sustainability, and/or plastics production.
- Stellar project management involving multiple workstreams.
- Ability to lead a cross-disciplinary team and effectively work across teams, with a supervisor, program leads, and others in the organization.
- Ability to work on one’s own with minimal direction while ensuring an excellent flow of necessary information across the organization.
- Prior supervisory experience is preferred.