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Field Representative, Southern CA (San Diego/Orange County)

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Mar 16, 2021

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Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans? Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife while also enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing world population.


Oceana’s Field Team works in coastal states to reduce plastic pollution, fight the expansion of offshore drilling and seismic airgun blasting, put an end to the shark fin trade in the U.S., and promote responsible fishing practices. Our field representative in southern California will initially focus on building support for our plastics campaign at the local and state level and replicating our winning model to stop the expansion of offshore oil and gas drilling activities by engaging municipalities and business leaders.


As a field representative, you will work closely with other field staff and a team of professionals in Washington, DC to build on-the-ground support for fighting plastic pollution and expanded offshore drilling. Our Field Team is a dynamic and diverse group of passionate campaigners who lead efforts to influence policy-makers in their states and regions. We put a premium on collaborating with coalition partners, volunteers, supporters, and allies, and strive to inspire the public to take action in a challenging and often discouraging political environment. Applicants must be driven, organized, skilled at communicating effectively and persuasively, collaborative, adaptable and able to at manage complexity.


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 specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns focus on getting policy change 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.


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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.”


Note: To be considered for this position, you MUST submit your resume and cover letter.

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