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POSITION TITLE: Agrochemicals & Fossil Fuels Campaigner or Senior Campaigner
PROGRAM: Climate & Energy
FOCUS AREA: Agrochemicals
SUPERVISOR: Deputy Director, Climate & Energy
LOCATION: Geneva, Switzerland; Washington, DC; or remote with timezone alignment
SALARY RANGE: Campaigner: $50,000 - $65,000/year (depending on qualifications)
Senior Campaigner: $61,000 - $80,000/year (depending on qualifications)
Industrial, chemical-intensive agriculture and fossil fuels are deeply intertwined. Fossil fuels are foundational to the petrochemical sector that manufactures chemical-based fertilizers and pesticides from fossil fuel feedstocks. These agricultural chemicals (agrochemicals) are thus integral to the industrial agriculture food chain. While the climate consequences of burning fossil fuels and the crisis of plastic pollution have garnered increasing public attention, the role and impact of agrochemicals as another form of fossil fuel pollution has remained comparatively overlooked.
As our first Agrochemicals & Fossil Fuels Campaigner or Senior Campaigner, you will use expertise and advocacy strategies to protect food systems, strengthen agriculture policies, and address health concerns around agrochemicals and fossil fuels. You will support this effort by building on existing work to map and establish the links between agrochemicals and fossil fuels; translating existing research into digestible content and campaignable tools; and identifying research needs to fill in specific knowledge gaps in order to link, educate, engage, and thus cross-pollinate different movements to accelerate the end of the toxic fossil economy through the lens of agrochemicals.
With your assistance, CIEL will partner in developing campaigns and aligned messages for civil society and other partners, as well as useful and accessible information for media and decision-makers to confront the overuse of agrochemicals, safeguard human rights, and promote food sovereignty, climate justice, and overall ecosystem integrity. Your work will guide and support cross-movement strategies and synergies to advance campaigns and policy advocacy in key geographies.
While the job duties are similar for a Campaigner or Senior Campaigner, a Senior Campaigner is expected to bring significantly more expertise and experience in international coalition work and movement building on relevant or related subject matters. A Senior Campaigner will also be expected to take leadership in campaign development and strategy setting and take a more prominent role in representing CIEL in external and media spaces. The exact job title will be determined based on the qualifications of the candidate.
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This is a full-time, overtime-exempt position. CIEL offers a strong benefits package including employer-subsidized health, dental, and vision; paid vacation, sick, and parental leave; a 5% contribution of gross annual salary into a 403(b) retirement account; a relocation stipend if relocating to one of our offices; and paid sabbatical leave after 7 years. CIEL is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and full-time employees qualify for the US Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Application instructions: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; the first application review will take place on January 17. Desired start date: As soon as able. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and at least one relevant writing sample. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: In accordance with CIEL’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, CIEL requires US candidates to furnish proof of full COVID vaccination status in order to be hired for this position. ??If you are not eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or vaccination is contraindicated by a licensed medical professional, you must provide documentation verifying this ineligibility or contraindication.
About CIEL: For 30 years, CIEL has used the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society. CIEL’s dynamic team of international attorneys and experts work together in a collaborative and supportive work environment to tackle some of the most interesting and challenging issues facing people and the planet.
We are an equal opportunity employer, actively committed to the principles of multiculturalism and building an organization that is as diverse as the communities we serve around the world. We know that diversity and inclusion make us stronger, and we actively encourage qualified applicants with various backgrounds, identities, perspectives, and (dis)abilities to apply. If you need an accommodation or assistance with this application, please contact Human Resources at jobs[at]ciel.org.