Senior Field Representative, New York - Oceana USA

Senior Field Representative, New York

Regular – Full Time – New York, NY – Salary Range: $60,000-70,000 annually

Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans? Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife while also enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing world population.

Oceana’s Field Team works in strategic states to reduce plastic pollution, fight the expansion of offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting, protect the North Atlantic Right Whale, and promote responsible fishing practices, and defend core environmental laws like the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This position will initially focus on building support for our plastics campaign at the local and state level in New York and replicating our winning model to stop the expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling activities by engaging municipalities and business leaders.

A senior field representative is a seasoned campaigner who will be able to leverage existing networks throughout New York to support Oceana’s campaigns and build a network of ocean advocates across the state. You will work closely with other field staff and a team of professionals in Washington, DC to build on-the-ground support for fighting plastic pollution and expanded offshore drilling. Our Field Team is a dynamic group of passionate campaigners who lead efforts to influence policy-makers in their states and regions. We put a premium on collaborating with coalition partners, volunteers, supporters, and allies, and strive to inspire the public to take action in a challenging and often discouraging political environment. Applicants must be driven, organized, skilled at communicating effectively and persuasively, collaborative, adaptable, and able to manage complexity.

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 change 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.

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 Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.