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Ocean Network Manager


About the Ocean Network:  The Ocean Network is a project of Ocean Conservancy that offers services to the larger ocean community including information and updates on federal ocean policies and actions, and opportunities for engagement.  The Network serves a broad spectrum of ocean supporters nationwide, and seeks to better connect the larger ocean community to Washington D.C. decision making that affects the ocean.


This position will manage strategy development and implementation for the Ocean Network.  They will work directly with the National Outreach Manager to develop and implement an action plan to educate and engage diverse stakeholder interests on a suite of ocean issues, including federal appropriations and sustainable fisheries, with the goal of maximizing the effectiveness of Network members’ engagement on national policy priorities.


Strategy Development (20%)

  • In collaboration with other Network and Ocean Conservancy staff, develop strategies and tactics to educate and engage an active network of diverse ocean interests on a suite of ocean policy and management topics, including federal funding, sustainable fishers, and other ocean policy priorities.
  • Provide strategic guidance and input on webinars, e-mail communications, blogs, newsletters and outreach materials (such as toolkits, fact sheets, talking points, and similar items) that will help educate and mobilize Network members.

Project Management (50%)

  • Lead internal coordination of Ocean Network activities, working closely with the National Outreach Manager to ensure projects are effectively vetted and completed.
  • Implement the Network’s “leadership through service” model by coordinating with program staff to develop a series of communications, products and services that aid Network members’ ability to effectively engage in the federal decision-making process. The goal of these tools is to translate the world of budget and policymaking into understandable, compelling and actionable products for Network members and target decision-makers.
  • Manage the Network’s digital presence, including overseeing website development and updates, and collaborating with the Communications department to implement a digital communications strategy.
  • Manage and help develop written products for the Network, working collaboratively with other staff to write and/or edit a variety of products including e-mails, toolkits, fact sheets, and other written communications.
  • Lead Network staff meetings, including setting agendas and ensuring follow-up.
  • Ensure effective coordination, prioritization, execution and follow-up on outreach efforts by staff and consultants.
  • Track and report on outcomes of engagement efforts.

Organizing, Events, & Partnerships (30%)

  • Manage partnerships with outside organizations, including developing and implementing joint events and projects.
  • In collaboration with the National Outreach Manager, plan and execute a variety of DC-based and in-state events in support of Network priorities.
  • Attend and present at meetings, conferences, and other events on behalf of the Network.



  • 5-7 years of experience with federal policymaking required, issue area expertise helpful but not necessary (i.e. environmental policy; conservation; etc).
  • Demonstrated project management skills: Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to ensure project teams remain on task and on time.
  • Proactive, forward-thinking and sees the big picture. Actively anticipates and gets out ahead of issues.
  • Skilled communicator, with demonstrated strength in both development of communications tactics and in actual writing and editing skills.
  • Good relationship skills: able to work effectively with outside partners and to create and maintain key relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate both internal and external partners.
  • Experience as an organizer a plus.
  • Microsoft Office Suite required (Word, Excel, Outlook)


  • Bachelor’s Degree required


Apply for this position:

If you are detail-oriented, self-motivated, want to make a difference in the world and thrive in a fast-paced team environment, we’d love to hear from you. Ocean Conservancy offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. This position will be located in Washington, D.C., and is for a 2-year term.

Please send a cover letter speaking to your qualifications and abilities, along with your resume to and note “#18-8 and the position title in the subject line. This position will remain open until filled.



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.

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