Job Location

Washington, D.C.


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Published Date

Nov 16, 2021

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Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans? Oceana is seeking a full time Paralegal who will play a vital role in supporting the Law Department’s corporate counsel functions which supports Oceana’s global offices and teams. 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.


The Paralegal will be involved in the contract review process, assist with state governance filings, and complete administrative tasks, among other duties. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and three years of work experience as a Paralegal; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires someone with excellent written communication skills, great attention to detail, the ability to handle multiple tasks, eager to work in a fast-paced environment, and a willingness to learn. This position is ideally suited for someone interested in corporate law and non-profit management. The Paralegal reports to the Corporate Governance and Compliance Manager, and is based in our headquarters in Washington, DC.


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 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.


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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.