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International Coastal Cleanup Events Specialist


Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean and 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 International Coastal Cleanup Events Specialist is responsible for supporting the planning and implementation of key programmatic events including signature beach cleanups and global partner conferences. The Events Specialist will work alongside members of the Trash Free Seas (TFS) team to organize and deliver world-class volunteer events for Ocean Conservancy’s corporate partners while simultaneously striving to engage companies and communities around the world to grow the global recognition of the Ocean Conservancy brand. This position will be responsible for coordinating across time zones with employees in offices throughout the US, as well as international partners.

The position is vital to enabling the engagement of over 1 million volunteers as part of Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup.


  • Support organization for all Trash Free Seas ® Program events including custom beach cleanups, large meetings and conferences.
  • Prepare for the successful execution of world-class volunteer events from pre-planning to post-event reporting. This includes but is not limited to: identifying an event location, researching new partners, conducting outreach via phone and email, securing vendors, onsite setup and providing consistent, thorough and proactive updates on event progress.
  • Attend and facilitate all details of Ocean Conservancy signature cleanup events to guarantee all logistics and partner needs are handled and managed at the highest level of professionalism.
  • Travel domestically and internationally to implement signature cleanups, global meetings and conferences.
  • Work across the Trash Free Seas team to maintain the stewardship of the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) sponsor network.
  • Prepare customized reports after each event summarizing both quantitative and qualitative metrics.
  • Maintain timely and professional internal and external correspondence via email, phone calls and video chat while traveling domestically and internationally.
  • Manage external relationships by providing support, information, and guidance while enforcing organization standards.
  • Help identify opportunities to expand partner engagement opportunities.
  • Exhibit respect and excellent service to Ocean Conservancy’s internal and external partners, ICC network and supporters through prompt, professional and courteous communication.


  • Previous experience in a professional work setting.
  • Knowledge of events or customer service required.
  • Desire to explore new geographies, as 60-70% travel is expected.
  • Expertise using the suite of Microsoft Office tools.
  • Bilingual capabilities preferred.
  • Previous experience living, working or traveling outside of the US.
  • Valid driver’s license and passport.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and language abilities.
  • Experience working collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders and account management.
  • Proven experience effectively working both independently and in a team environment.
  • Detail-orientated and highly dependable, responsible and organized.
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously, with speed, accuracy, and courtesy.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly solve problems, meet goals, and successfully execute tasks under high stress situations.
  • Familiarity working with volunteers preferred.
  • Solutions-oriented attitude.
  • Passion for the marine environment and a commitment to eliminating trash from the ocean.
  • High School diploma required.


If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy’s team, please apply here.

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, D.C.
  • Trash Free Seas ® Program
Reports To
  • Senior Manager, Trash Free Seas ® Program
  • Full Time

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