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HR Assistant

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Washington, D.C.


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Jul 18, 2022

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If you are looking to make a difference in the world and have a passion for protecting and restoring the abundance of the Oceans, then this might be the place for you. Oceana’s Human Resources department is looking for someone to assist with day-to-day tasks and to perform a variety of personnel-related administrative responsibilities such as creation of offer letters, entering personnel and benefits information into systems, reconciling and paying benefits and other vendor bills. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, and be willing to expand their knowledge in Human Resources field. This position will support the US HR Director in duties such as recruiting, onboarding/offboarding, ensuring HR systems are up-to-date, and assisting employees with benefits inquiries. This is a full-time position based in Washington DC on a hybrid schedule to work from the office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. A Bachelor’s degree in HR/Management or related field and 3 years of Human Resources experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife while enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing world population. Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest ocean advocacy organization focused solely on restoring the resilience, diversity, and abundance of marine ecosystems to ensure that our oceans are a significant source of wild-caught fish that can help feed the world.


We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns extend to countries that, combined, 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 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.


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Note: Oceana requires all employees to provide proof of vaccination against Covid. Accommodation for new hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may contact Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.


Beginning June 1, 2022, Oceana’s US offices will be open on a hybrid schedule. This schedule is mandatory and staff are required to work from their assigned office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. With agreement between the employee and their supervisor, the employee may work from home Monday and Friday.

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