Communications Manager

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Newport, Rhode Island


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Published Date

May 10, 2021

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Are you an up-and-coming digital marketer who wants to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans? Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect our oceans, which play a critical role in reducing the impacts of climate change, feeding a growing global population, and supporting the livelihoods of fishers, their families, and their communities.


Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. Since being founded in 2001, we have won more than 225 policy victories and protected nearly 4 million square miles of ocean.


We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns focus on getting policy changes 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 is seeking a Communications Manager to work as a member of the Sailors for the Sea Powered by Oceana team within the International Marketing and Communications department to help plan, create and execute communications strategies to grow our grassroots activist base within the sailing and boating community, raise funds and win policy campaigns. The Communications Manager will oversee all Sailors for the Sea’s communication tools, including email marketing, social media and public relations to engage, educate and activate sailors and boaters towards restoring ocean health. The Communications Manager will create content for these various platforms to position Sailors for the Sea as a leader in ocean advocacy and sustainability in the sailing sector. The Communications Manager will work on many different projects or needs on any given day and should be comfortable meeting tight deadlines and managing requests from diverse stakeholders.


The ideal candidate must demonstrate a strong analytic and creative ability as well as effective communication and people skills. This candidate should be capable of quickly adapting to new situations, taking on challenges of unfamiliar tasks and drawing on past successes and failures to solve current problems. Due to COVID-19, the Communications Manager will work remotely until further notice. They will be notified if/when working from the Newport, RI office is required.


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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.


“We are interested in all qualified candidates, but can only consider those candidates who have valid authorization to work in the United States.”