At the Only One Collective, our purpose is to turn the tide on ocean conservation by connecting people to urgent environmental issues and the communities affected by them, while identifying clear steps that will drive significant change. We do this through our two sister organizations: SeaLegacy and the Only One Platform. We focus on amplifying stories and campaigns that sit at the intersection of ocean health and social justice. We want to redistribute power by making the space we have available to a diverse group of storytellers and activists, prioritizing those whose experiences and narratives are marginalized and whose campaigns could use broad grassroots support to achieve meaningful impact.
The Only One Collective was first established in 2019, and today the organization has twenty full-time employees, across product, design, content, engagement. By partnering with other changemakers in the space, we aim to support innovative solutions that strengthen marine ecosystems and the communities that depend on them most.
The Only One Collective has a sizable existing community, including 10M followers across social media channels, an email list of ~300K, and The Tide, a growing community of ~4K monthly donors committed to supporting ocean solutions.
We’re looking for an experienced Impact Lead to join our team as we work to combine our impactful work in storytelling with sophisticated digital advocacy work to fuel the movement for people and planet.
In this role, you will report to the Chief Executive Officer and collaborate closely with our Editorial, Growth, and Product teams. You will be responsible for developing and refining our approach to achieving measurable impact, and developing and managing the projects, initiatives, and campaigns that will get us there. This is a full-time position.
As the team member chiefly responsible for identifying our annual priorities, and managing the programmatic work we do to achieve them, the Impact Lead is an accomplished campaigner and strategist, with a proven ability to distill scientific analysis into public campaigns and impact goals aligned to them. Strong candidates are proven collaborators and conveners of internal and external stakeholders, with demonstrated ability to align people and resources behind a common plan. This role requires project management, strategy development, and people management, all in a fast paced start-up environment.
- Refine and further develop our multi-year strategic plan and framework for achieving impact. Evolve our thinking in this area on the basis of new scientific analysis, your own perspectives, and our team’s learned experience.
- Serve as the organization’s in-house expert on ocean science and marine biodiversity policy. Maintain a robust set of international contacts in this field, and have a deep understanding of the current status of policymaking efforts.
- Lead the ideation and selection process for determining the specific projects, initiatives, and campaigns we pursue annually or over multiple years.
- Ensure all of our chosen projects, initiatives, and campaigns are executed with strategically sound plans, timelines, and budgets.
- Directly manage a high-stakes sub-set of that work.
- Manage our team’s engagement with external programmatic partners (NGOs, coalitions, lawmakers, etc…).
- Manage our team’s engagement with and selection of mico-grant partners.
- Supervise production of regular analytics reports on major campaigns and ongoing growth to inform broader team on progress and success.
- You bring an innovative mindset to campaign planning.
- You’ve managed policy, advocacy, or marketing campaigns for at least 5-7 years. You have extensive experience coordinating communications, advertising, digital advocacy, policy, and organizing work.
- You bring an innovative mindset to campaign planning.
- You engage with innovations in digital communications and organizing, content development and advertising, and data and targeting. You know how to evolve your campaign playbook over time.
- You know how to start from science, and to integrate your organization’s work into the nitty gritty of existing policy and advocacy efforts.
- You have experience developing campaigns and partnerships within the context of extensive scientific analysis and recommendations. You know how to anchor your work in that analysis, but evolve from it for public engagement purposes.
- You likely have significant experience at the intersection of environmental policymaking, science, and advocacy; you likely bring a network of contacts in these fields, and have deep knowledge of current activities and debates.
- You’re a talented convener and manager of people.
- You’re adept at managing by influence across team verticals, and at coordinating the work of coalition partners. You know how to support others to achieve excellence, and hold them accountable for results, in a collaborative and supportive way.
- You’re obsessed with the details.
- You know when to choose progress over perfection, but you strive for excellence in every little detail. You always wear a creative hat, but you also love the numbers that help you make more intelligent decisions.
- You have a team ethos.
- You thrive in a fast-paced environment with people who are constantly looking to innovate, enjoy challenges, and demand excellence. We're a small and efficient staff; every person plays an essential role in our organization. You bring humor, humility, and kindness to your work.
- You get things done.
- You’re a multitasking machine and you don’t have a problem getting your hands dirty. You follow through on every task, no matter how big or small, and when duty calls you take matters into your own hands. You take initiative on projects from the start and know how to bring people together and get things done.
This is a full-time position with the opportunity to work remotely.
WHAT WE OFFER
- Fully remote work set up to allow flexibility for your own working style
- Stipends for personal learning developments as well as home office set-up
- Competitive salary + benefits
- 3+ weeks guaranteed PTO
- Unique opportunities for you to spend time in the field (or the ocean!) with our incredible storytellers