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Community Partnership Manager


The Community Partnership Manager is responsible for helping steward and cultivate the International Coastal Cleanup partner network and Trash Free Seas stakeholders. This position plays a critical role in expanding the international network, with a focus of increasing the overall reach and impact of Ocean Conservancy and the International Coastal Cleanup at the global scale.  The position is vital to empowering the global network of partners and inspiring the engagement of over 1 million volunteers as part of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.



  • Manage the cultivation and stewardship of the extensive International Coastal Cleanup partner network. This includes current and potential partner communications through mail, email, phone calls and video chat.
  • Build a pipeline of new partners and stakeholders through targeted research, outreach and communications.
  • Design and implement partner engagement opportunities including events and webinars.
  • Exhibit respect for and excellent service to International Coastal Cleanup network and all partners and supporters of Ocean Conservancy through prompt and courteous communication.
  • Coordinate stipend allocation for partner representation at conferences.
  • Help develop and execute a small grants and fellowship program.
  • Help develop communications materials, including one-pagers, fact sheets and posters in response to partner’s needs and in accordance with Ocean Conservancy’s brand guidelines.
  • Provide regular written updates to network as part of monthly, quarterly and annual newsletters and reports.
  • Help develop training materials and orient new International Coastal Cleanup partners.
  • Manage a comprehensive database of stakeholders.
  • Assist with organizing meetings and workshops including program agenda, site and travel logistics.
  • Some overnight and/or weekend travel required (25%).



  • At least five years of experience in stakeholder engagement, partnership management or community outreach.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to connect and engage with public constituencies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working with and managing volunteers.
  • Experience working collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience planning and executing large meetings and events.
  • Detail-orientated and highly organized.
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously, with speed, accuracy, and courtesy.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines working as an individual or as part of a team.
  • Solutions-oriented attitude.
  • Passion for the marine environment and a commitment to eliminating trash from the ocean.



  • Undergraduate degree or higher


If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy’s team, please send a cover letter speaking to your qualifications and abilities with your resume to: and note Position title and #18-6 in the subject line.


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.

  • Washington, DC
  • Trash Free Seas
Reports To
  • Associate Director, Trash Free Seas
  • Full Time

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