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Ocean Conservancy Jobs

Ocean Conservancy seeks the best and brightest to help us achieve our goal of a healthy, thriving ocean.

About Ocean Conservancy

The ocean is at the center of the most important food, energy and resource issues of our time. Ocean Conservancy champions science-based solutions to tackle the largest ocean conservation challenges we face and collaborates with partners to strengthen the health of the ocean for future generations. We mobilize citizen advocates to facilitate change, and we are committed to supporting efforts that benefit the people who depend on the ocean for food, jobs and recreation. Ocean Conservancy shapes the political agenda for the ocean so sound decisions are made that sustain our planet and improve lives. Learn more about our work.

Becoming an Ocean Conservancy Team Member

Ocean Conservancy offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. We welcome candidates with a dedication to conservation.

Ocean Conservancy staff members are scientists and lawyers, accountants and advocates. But we’re also surfers and divers, fishermen and kayakers. When we’re not in the office working hard to protect the ocean, we’re out enjoying it – from catching the perfect wave to reeling in the perfect catch. Our work allows us to use our individual talents to make a collective impact on the health of the ocean. We all share in the responsibility to find the solutions.

Current Job Listings

  • Special Assistant to the President Full-time
    Location: Portland, OR

    The Special Assistant to the President is responsible for direct executive support to the President in her role overseeing Ocean Conservancy’s programs and operations. This includes managing the President’s demanding schedule, managing the day-to-day operations of the Portland, Oregon office, and undertaking special projects that require sound judgment, initiative, and confidentiality.

  • Government Relations Manager Full-time
    Location: Washington, DC

    The Government Relations Manager develops, implements, and coordinates efforts to advance Ocean Conservancy’s national policy and legislative agenda. S/he works with our conservation experts to develop principled but pragmatic policy goals, activate new constituencies, and win real policy and legislative changes that protect and promote ocean health.

  • Digital Outreach Coordinator Full-time
    Location: Washington, DC

    Ocean Conservancy seeks a Digital Outreach Coordinator with experience in digital content development/production to join a highly motivated team of five that has a beautiful website, an ever-growing social media presence and an energized base of ocean supporters.

  • Circumpolar Conservation Union Coordinator Full-time
    Location: Portland, OR or Washington, D.C.

    The CCU Coordinator’s primary responsibility is managing the network of organizations that comprise CCU. Day-to-day work involves close coordination with the Director of the International Arctic Program and other CCU organizations.

  • Digital Fundraising and Outreach Manager Full-time
    Location: Washington, DC

    This position is responsible for overseeing the management and function of Ocean Conservancy’s fundraising and marketing across digital channels. The primary responsibilities of the Digital Fundraising and Outreach Manager are to produce, execute and analyze digital engagement strategies including online and email fundraising, list growth, online and mobile advertising, and mobile outreach efforts.

  • Arctic Program Specialist Full-time
    Location: Anchorage, AK or Portland, OR

    The Arctic Program Specialist will work closely with the Arctic Program Director to expand Ocean Conservancy’s work on emerging industrial pressures, with a focus on shipping.

  • Director, Program Development Full-time
    Location: Washington, DC

    The Director, Program Development serves as a hub for Ocean Conservancy’s programs, responsible for developing, implementing, and enhancing strategies to support ongoing, annual and long-range planning across all of Ocean Conservancy’s core program areas.

  • Contracts Specialist Part-time
    Location: Washington, DC preferred

    The Contracts Specialist will support Ocean Conservancy’s Program and Communications teams to provide substantive legal expertise in the preparation, review, negotiation, and management of its external contracts. This position will report to the VP of Finance and will work collaboratively with Program and Communications staff, the Finance department, and the Executive Team to ensure Ocean Conservancy meets its organizational goals through effective implementation and management of contracts.

  • Senior Fellow, Program Innovation Full-time
    Location: Washington, DC

    Ocean Conservancy seeks a Senior Fellow for Program Innovation to help continue to drive its program agenda forward, from research to the development of effective, innovative new initiatives.

Join the Fight for a Healthy Ocean

Help keep the ocean healthy for sea turtles, polar bears, whales and people like you.


Why the Ocean Matters

The ocean provides the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. Learn more about why the ocean matters to you.  

Vision for a Healthy Ocean

Ocean Conservancy works to keep the ocean healthy, to keep us healthy.

Our Solutions

We champion sound science that will lead to innovative, sustainable solutions.

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