Climate Campaigner/Campaign Manager, Clean Ports

Date: June 10, 2021

Pacific Environment

Pacific Environment seeks to protect communities and wildlife of the Pacific Rim. We support community leaders to fight climate change, protect the oceans, build just societies, and move away from fossil fuels toward a green economy. Learn more at

Pacific Environment is campaigning to end fossil fuel use, including to get ships off fossil fuels. Our strategies include creating strong regulatory frameworks to achieve zero-emission shipping on a timeline commensurate with the climate emergency, pressuring corporate customers to demand zero-emission ships, and influencing ports on the Pacific West Coast and beyond to end fossil fuel build out and ready themselves for zero-emission shipping instead.


The Climate Campaigner/Campaign Manager, Clean Ports will help Pacific Environment move ports to 100% zero-emission shipping. They will develop and lead strategies focusing on the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego, and the San Pedro Port Complex, while also leading the work of other campaigners working in other regions. The Campaigner/Campaign Manager will lead, plan and execute grassroots and advocacy campaigns to effect changes at local and state levels. They will build and cultivate relationships with community partners, labor partners, environmental justice partners, industry stakeholders and more to ensure a broad base of support for campaign goals.

The ideal candidate has a record of accomplishment of successful grassroots organizing and local, state, and/or multi-state campaigning, especially on environmental, justice, infrastructure, and/or transportation issues.

The Climate Campaigner/Campaign Manager will report to Pacific Environment’s Climate Campaign Director. They will be part of a regional campaign team working to end fossil fuel pollution from ships, surge production of 100% clean maritime fuels and propulsion solutions, and advance environmental justice in frontline and fence-line communities.

Location and Travel

This position is based in Los Angeles or the Greater Los Angeles area, and will involve some domestic, and possibly international, travel, once travel is again safe in terms of Covid-19.

Key Qualifications

● Relevant experience in successful policy advocacy and organizing
● A record of accomplishment of achievement in winning campaigns
● Experience and expertise in energy/climate issues and policies
● Demonstrated success as an effective team player and collaborator in coalition efforts
● Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
● Skill and comfort in building relationships with diverse audiences, including with companies, coalition partners, community leaders, and members of the media
● Experience in energy or pollution analysis a plus
● Commitment to helping communities have a strong voice in decision-making

Compensation and Benefits

Pacific Environment provides compensation commensurate with experience and equitable with others on our team, plus a full benefits package for staff positions. The salary range for this position is $64,000-$77,000, which is carefully considered to account for equity. The employee will enjoy a flexible working environment with a dedicated, diverse group of colleagues.

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, three references and an answer to the question below by email to [email protected] with “Climate Campaigner/Campaign Manager, Clean Ports” in the subject line.

Question: In 250 words, explain the tactics you believe will be most effective in moving ports to 100% zero-emission shipping.

Applications encouraged by July 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled, and we encourage even late applications.

Pacific Environment is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and believe that creating teams in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to the change we seek. We encourage people from communities harmed by environmental degradation and from backgrounds underrepresented in the environmental movement to apply.

No phone calls, please.