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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

  • Communications Manager, Policy Initiatives Full-time
    Location: Washington, DC

    Ocean Conservancy seeks a talented and strategic Communications Manager to support its national policy and legislative agenda. This position will provide direct support to the Ocean Planning and Fish Conservation teams and will partner with the Government Relations team to increase the visibility of Ocean Conservancy and its in-house experts with Congress, the Administration, federal agencies, partner organizations, and other stakeholders.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Financial Analyst Full-time
    Location: Washington, DC

  • Director, Corporate Relations Full-time
    Location: Washington DC

    In support of Ocean Conservancy’s mission, and in accordance with Corporate Partner Guidelines, the Director develops, and executes strategic plans to generate revenue, public awareness, and direct action from the corporate sector.

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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