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Oceans Campaigner

  • Auckland
NZ$80,000 - NZ$100,000 per yearProgramme

Job description

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation, which uses creative confrontation to protect Earth’s ability to nurture life in all its diversity. Joining Greenpeace puts you at the centre of the fight for the environment against big polluters and climate change.


We all need thriving oceans for a liveable future. More than three billion people rely on the ocean for their livelihood. But right now, the ocean is under threat from destructive fishing practices.
The role of the Oceans Campaigner is to deliver a campaign strategy that will drive a transition away from destructive fishing that trashes the ocean towards policy and practices that allow the oceans to thrive.

You will:

  • Work with a campaign team to achieve tangible wins for the ocean

  • Be Greenpeace’s voice on oceans and fisheries issues in the media and at community events

  • Build relationships with rural communities, iwi, hapū, NGOs, activists, media and politicians

  • Use a range of tactics, including nonviolent direct action, media, digital campaigning, communications, policy work and more.

Your background might be in grassroots activism, science and research, political campaigning, marketing or business - regardless of where you have worked, you will have experience of delivering campaigns that have made change in the real world. You will have an understanding of power and the different approaches to social change.

You have a good knowledge of oceans issues and experience of communicating this clearly and compellingly. You will be comfortable working with a range of people, from fishing communities and grassroots activists to other NGOs, business leaders and media.

• At least 3 years’ experience relevant to strategic campaigning (professionally and/or voluntarily)
• Excellent strategic thinking skills

• Experience working with teams to deliver a strategy and workplan

• Resilient, comfortable with confrontation and passionate about defending nature
• Strong public speaking and clear, succinct written communication skills

• Experience of building trusting relationships with a range of stakeholders

Job requirements

You must be a New Zealand citizen or resident, or hold an existing New Zealand work permit to be considered for this role.

What we can offer you:

- Zero excess health insurance plan

- Flexible working hours & hybrid work arrangement

- Sustainable commuting allowance
- 4 wellbeing days and Birthday leave

- Long service leave after 4 years

- EAP for professional and personal support

- Pet friendly office

- Topped up parental leave and contribution to childcare costs for returning parents

- Learning and development programme

- All staff training at least twice per year based on engagement feedback

- Access to the Greenpeace global network and skill shares

When you work for Greenpeace Aotearoa, you join a global network of people fighting to protect the environment for future generations to come. Our salaries are competitive with the not-for-profit sector and the range for this role is $80,000 - $100,000, based on experience. This is a full time permanent position (37.5hrs per week) based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

The closing date for applications is 9 June 2024, please note this recruitment process may close early so if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Greenpeace is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic and would like to invite you especially to apply!


  • Auckland
NZ$80,000 - NZ$100,000 per year