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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

  • Regional Philanthropy Officer, East Coast Full-time
    Location: Washington DC

    The Regional Philanthropy Officer will work closely with Ocean Conservancy’s Membership team to qualify prospective donors, as well as develop strategies to graduate mid-level donors to Major Gifts prospects.

  • Director of Corporate Strategies 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.

  • Director, Fish Conservation Program Full-time
    Location: Washington DC

    The Director is responsible for leading all facets of Ocean Conservancy’s Fish Conservation Program. This includes ensuring overall program effectiveness and providing the Fish Conservation team with the strategic direction, resources and guidance needed to achieve program objectives. The Director is responsible for fiduciary oversight of multimillion dollar grants, integration with other Ocean Conservancy programs/functions and promotion of Ocean Conservancy as a conservation leader.

  • Communications Manager, Trash Free Seas Full-time
    Location: Washington, DC

    Ocean Conservancy seeks an innovative and committed Communications Manager to support its growing Trash Free Seas® program. Ocean Conservancy’s strategies include outreach across multiple constituencies, including grassroots activists, scientists, and industry.

  • 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 our Ocean Planning and Fish Conservation teams and will partner with our 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.

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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