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2023-142 Climate Science Coordinator


Ocean Conservancy works to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together with our partners, we create evidence-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.


The Climate Science Coordinator will coordinate a new project focused on increasing the diversity and breadth of discussions about ocean carbon dioxide removal (OCDR). In close collaboration with the Director of Climate Science and other Ocean Conservancy staff, the coordinator will facilitate information exchange, coordination, and engagement among environmental NGOs (eNGOs) on OCDR. They will also manage work evaluating federal agency engagement on ocean CDR. They will be centrally involved in creating and disseminating information, such as white papers, briefing materials, or community statements. The coordinator will regularly organize and lead eNGO meetings, and they will also organize and participate in meetings with federal decision makers. As Ocean Conservancy’s work on OCDR and ocean-based climate responses develop, they will likely have the opportunity to take on additional projects.


The Climate Science Coordinator will:

Manage Ocean Conservancy’s OCDR community-broadening project.

  • Organize monthly coordination calls with other environmental justice and/or ocean focused- eNGOs, where groups can share OCDR information, discuss their own perspectives and related advocacy, and develop collaborations with each other.
  • Work with the Director of Climate Science and the Director of Climate Policy to articulate and advance a coalition strategy or goals for the eNGO OCDR community as needed.
  • Facilitate outreach and education among the eNGO community by coordinating presentations, briefings, and production of community-developed materials on OCDR.
  • Facilitate and participate in meetings with federal agency representatives and other Ocean Conservancy staff to learn about federal engagement on OCDR.
  • Help select and manage a policy consultant tasked with reviewing federal agency authorities related to OCDR.
  • Help analyze and disseminate the findings of the federal agency OCDR authority assessment to a variety of audiences.

Help OC and the OCDR environmental NGO community stay informed.

  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in the OCDR space, including projects, briefings, new knowledge, and legislation, and report back to OC and the eNGO community on a regular basis.
  • Identify opportunities to share key OCDR information to specific audiences, such as policy makers, other eNGOs, and OC staff.
  • Proactively inform program staff across OC when OCDR developments warrant broader attention.
  • Understand how individual and collective eNGO priorities relate to advances in OCDR research or policy and identify opportunities to bring these additional voices and expertise in to OCDR decision making.
  • Track and share OCDR engagement opportunities with Ocean Conservancy and the eNGO group.
  • Generate new ideas. As the point of contact for many OCDR activities, the Coordinator will have a unique point of view and will be able to help develop and pitch new ideas on this and other topics.


  • Basic knowledge of federal legislative process and the operations of not-for-profit advocacy organizations is required.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to complete work in a thorough and professional manner; attention to detail is a must.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously with minimum supervision is essential.
  • Ability to bring together diverse groups with different interests and goals in a positive, collaborative way is required.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Microsoft Office suite is expected.
  • Previous coalition-building experience, or political/public policy experience, is preferred.


Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, political science, or another related field, or at least four years of coalition building or public policy experience.


Ocean Conservancy is committed to equity in its pay practices and posts expected hiring ranges for each of its positions. Salary minimum is $48,925; salary midpoint is $57,886. The midpoint represents the market rate for a position, and a fully experienced employee may be paid at this level. Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s specialty skills, years of experience, location, and unique background.  We would welcome the opportunity to connect with potential candidates whose salary requirements may be outside of the expected hiring range.


If you think you’d be a great fit for the job and are interested in joining Ocean Conservancy’s team, please apply here.


You will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status or submit to regular masking and testing as a condition of employment at Ocean Conservancy’s meetings, gatherings, and offices. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons.


Ocean Conservancy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

We encourage applicants who have a diverse level and range of relevant skills and experiences to apply. A 100% match is not required. We want to support employees’ career growth and in return, our employees help Ocean Conservancy grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization.

Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Washington, DC
  • Science
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  • Director, Climate Science
  • Full Time

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