Outreach and Public Affairs Manager - Oceana USA

Outreach and Public Affairs Manager

Are you a public affairs and communications professional who wants to tackle the challenges facing our world’s oceans? Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to catalyze policy change, making governments and industrial fishing fleets more transparent and accountable. As a key member of our Transparent Oceans Initiative (TOI) you’ll catalyze policy reform by telling the real story of overfishing, food insecurity, human rights abuses, illegality, and ecosystem damage caused by poorly regulated industrial fleets roaming the world’s oceans.

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns focus on getting policy changes in countries that, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, Canada and the 27 countries in the European Union. 

As Outreach and Public Affairs Manager, you will be responsible for developing a stakeholder outreach and engagement strategy for the Transparent Oceans Initiative and manage its activities, including running symposia and webinars, launching publications, producing web and social media content, and hosting networking events. You will oversee the production of outreach materials, including fact sheets, social media toolkits, presentations, web content, press materials, etc. You will steward TOI’s relationships with media consultants, journalists, and peers in the communications departments of intergovernmental bodies and NGOs, and liaise internally with Oceana country offices, marketing and development departments, communications, and design teams. You will represent TOI and/or Oceana’s full portfolio of transparency work in coalitions and strategic partnerships as delegated by the Senior Director.

Ideally, you bring expertise in public affairs, nonprofit marketing, strategic communications, media relations, expository and persuasive writing, and events and project management. You have international experience, working cross-culturally with multiple partners in delivering on a set of shared objectives. Strong candidates will additionally have real-world experience working with non-governmental organizations and coalitions, and a firm knowledge base of marine policy and international fisheries issues.

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. 

As of June 1, 2022, Oceana’s US offices have operated on a hybrid schedule. This schedule is mandatory and staff are 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.