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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

  • 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.

  • Communications Manager Full-time
    Location: Washington, DC

    Ocean Conservancy seeks a Communications Manager with at least six years of experience to work with an entrepreneurial team that is modernizing the organization’s communications strategies to increase the visibility of Ocean Conservancy and its in-house experts. Ocean Conservancy is seeking a self-starter, team player, quick learner and skilled communicator who can generate new ideas and approaches while also implementing traditional communications strategies.

  • Coordinator, Development Full-time
    Location: Washington, DC

    As an integral part of Ocean Conservancy’s Resource Development team, the Coordinator plays a central role in implementing annual giving strategy, both individual and collective; manages mailings and gift and grant acknowledgments; maintains accurate donor and foundation records; and provides support to the Resource Development team. The Coordinator reports directly to the Vice President of Resource Development.

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

    This position requires a JD and is responsible for three core areas of work: support to the President, organization-level planning and coordination, and contract management. In providing support to the President, this position is responsible for a broad range of duties, including office management, program coordination, and special projects which may include legal research.

  • Budget Manager Full-time
    Location: Washington DC

    The Budget Manager position is responsible for all aspects of internal and external reporting with the exception of audited financial statements. This position is the primary financial liaison with program staff, and will assist executive, program and Development staff with their financial information needs.

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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