Climate Campaign Manager, Ports

Date: February 14, 2022

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 Campaign Manager, Ports will oversee Pacific Environment’s ports-related campaigning, including moving ports to 100% zero-emission shipping and securing zero-emission and cleaner ship standards. They will develop and lead strategies focusing on major US and international ports, including in southern California, the Pacific Northwest, and within Asia. Importantly, they will manage PE’s place-based campaigners as they 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 experience managing a team and a record of accomplishment of successful grassroots organizing and local, state, multi-state, and/or international campaigning, especially on environmental, justice, infrastructure, and/or transportation issues. (Please note: Shipping experience is not a prerequisite for this position; we are most interested in candidates with a record of accomplishment of successful grassroots and policy organizing and winning local-to-global campaigns.)

The Climate Campaign Manager, Ports will report to Pacific Environment’s Climate Campaign Director. They will manage 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 on the West Coast, with a preference for Los Angeles and San Francisco, and will involve domestic, and possibly international, travel, once travel is again safe in terms of Covid-19.


  • Develop and lead climate campaign strategies within the U.S., Pacific Rim, and globally to achieve zero-emission shipping
  • Manage a team of up to 5 place-based and strategy-specific campaigners
  • Cultivate partnerships and coordinate closely with partner organizations in various coalitions – including community partners, labor partners, environmental justice partners, academic partners, and more – to broaden constituencies of support
  • Directly advocate climate policy positions to state and local policymakers, corporations, allies, and partners to advance shipping-specific policy changes
  • Produce policy analyses, memos, and advocacy products as needed
  • Represent Pacific Environment with policymakers, the press, in coalitions with key allies, and in key policy forums

Key Qualifications

  • We anticipate the ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of relevant experience in successful policy advocacy and organizing, successful corporate engagement, campaigning; including international experience.
  • We anticipate the ideal candidate will have demonstrated success as an effective manager, team leader, and collaborator in coalition efforts
  • A record of accomplishment of achievement in managing and winning campaigns
  • Experience and expertise in energy/climate issues and policies
  • 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 ideal salary range for this position is $67,000-$77,000, which is carefully considered to account for equity, and the final offer will be based on candidate’s qualifications. 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 following question by email to [email protected] with “Climate Campaign Manager, Ports” in the subject line.

  • QUESTION: In 250 words, explain the strategies and tactics you believe will be most effective in building power in the U.S. to win mandatory policy change to end ship pollution?

Applications encouraged by March 4, 2022. 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.