Job Opening: Roger Arliner Young Marine Conservation Fellow

LOCATION: Washington, D.C.
DEPARTMENT: Program Development
REPORTS TO: Sarah Cooley/Ocean Conservancy and Jay Manning/Cascadia Law Group
DURATION: Full-time

Learn More About the Position:
This position will support both the work of Ocean Conservancy and Cascadia Law Group on the issue of ocean acidification, with a focus on supporting the ongoing development of the International Ocean Acidification Alliance (described above and at www.oaalliance.org). The fellow’s duties will cover a range of responsibilities, including: helping shape program strategies and tactics; preparing communications and outreach materials in support of various program elements and different audiences; preparing research and policy papers as needed; participating in stakeholder recruitment and engagement; and organizing and attending events and meetings related to supporting Alliance member countries, states, cities, tribes and affiliates. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals looking to deepen their understanding of policy advocacy, for-profit and non-profit operations and ocean conservation. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and have strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, as well as resourcefulness and ability to thrive in a dynamic working environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • A college degree by the time of employment
  • An interest in the field of marine conservation
  • Proven ability to multi-task and handle a fast-paced work environment
  • Attention to details and conscientiousness in adhering to deadlines and deliverables
  • Creativity in problem solving and background research
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be proactive and respond rapidly to changing conditions in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to being productive, organized and focused on providing quality service
  • Eagerness to learn, with a specific interest in developing leadership skills


Bachelor’s Degree with a graduation date between June 2016 and June 2017.


Applications must be submitted to the RAY Marine Conservation Fellowship no later than April 1, 2017. Interested applicants should attach their resume, letter of support and two essay responses. Transcripts are not required but will be accepted. Applications can be submitted here.

Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Ocean Conservancy is continually seeking to diversify its staff, particularly to broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.

Ocean Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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