Executive Assistant - Oceana USA

Executive Assistant

Do you live for the details? Are you a highly organized and efficient executive assistant that wants to help Oceana’s Global Marketing and Communications department thrive while delivering results that protect and restore the world’s oceans? Oceana is seeking an Executive Assistant to support its Vice President for Global Marketing and Communications. Join our dedicated team of professionals that is working to protect marine wildlife, while also enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing population. Ocean conservation is not only critical to reducing the impacts of climate change but also to saving the livelihoods of fishers, their families, and their communities.

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and project support for Oceana’s Vice President for Global Marketing and Communications. The Executive Assistant must thrive in fast-paced environments with rapidly changing needs, be comfortable multi-tasking, handle highly confidential matters with tact and discretion, proactively facilitate interdepartmental information exchange, and maintain a collaborative alliance with internal and external stakeholders. The Executive Assistant must be comfortable with a varied and demanding workload, long hours, and hard deadlines.

Candidates must have a superior attention to detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ideal candidates must be problem solvers and possess excellent customer service skills, as well as be extremely organized and responsive.

This is a full -time position based in Washington, DC.  A Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience as an executive assistant; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization dedicated solely to ocean conservation. We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns extend to countries that, combined, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the 27 countries in the European Union.

Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool. 

Note:Oceana requires all employees to provide proof of vaccination against Covid. Accommodation for new hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may contact humanresources@oceana.org. Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.  

Oceana’s US offices have operated on a hybrid schedule and staff have been required to work from their assigned office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. With agreement between the employee and their supervisor, the employee may work from home Monday and Friday. Oceana continually evaluates safety protocols and updates our practices on an ongoing basis based on the CDC community level color coding system of green, yellow and red.