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Federal Policy Manager

Job Location

Washington, DC


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Published Date

May 25, 2021

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Are you passionate about fighting for stronger ocean or environmental protections? Do you have experience advocating for progressive policy change with decisionmakers? Join a dedicated team of ocean conservation professionals who are working to protect and restore the ocean by advocating for meaningful and measurable policy change at the federal level.


The Federal Policy Manager serves as the federal policy lead for fisheries and protected resources issues in the United States, working with the Responsible Fishing Campaign at Oceana U.S. The individual in this role leads the campaign’s federal advocacy efforts with Congress and the executive branch, in coordination with the Campaign Director, by developing advocacy strategies and materials, coordinating with external coalition partners and internal teammates across Oceana’s field, communications, science, legal, and development departments, and persuasively representing Oceana’s priorities and campaign objectives to key decisionmakers at the federal level. Due to COVID-19, you will work remotely until further notice. You will be notified when working from the DC office is required. The position is based in Washington, DC.


Strong candidates for this position will have a bachelor’s degree and five years of government relations, advocacy, or legislative experience. The ideal candidate has knowledge or strong interest in ocean conservation; experience developing and implementing strategies to win advocacy campaigns; a collaborative work style; and excellent communications skills.


Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. We achieve measurable change by conducting science-based policy campaigns with clearly articulated goals and deadlines.


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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.”

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