Communications Director

Location: City of Belmopan, Belize

Department: Marketing & Communications

Oceana seeks a Communication Director for our Belize office. Oceana in Belize advocates for policies to protect the nation’s marine resources, which are so important for the national economy, culture, and communities of Belize. We engage in fact-based campaigns designed to preserve the bounty of the sea as a source for wild-caught fish, as well as to preserve the marine ecosystem for our and future generations.

The Communications Director in Belize is responsible for supporting the effective communication strategies of Oceana’s campaign goals in Belize. Candidates must be dedicated to Oceana’s mission, understand Oceana’s campaign goals and actively support our success in achieving these goals. He or she will guide the strategy for all communications, website and public relations messages and consistently articulate Oceana’s mission for Belize. The Director of Communications will ensure that Oceana is viewed as a primary source, disseminator and conduit of information related to the sound laws and policies to conducive to the sustainable development of Belize’s marine resources. 

Responsibilities will include the development, implementation and evaluation of the annual communications plan; the generation of online content that engages our audience and leads to measureable actions/responses; the creation of material that leads to momentum and awareness as well as tools to test the effectiveness of communications activities; and effectively engage local and international media contacts. Prior knowledge of and experience in media in Belize is required. He or she must have strong English skills. Fluency in Spanish and other languages will be considered an asset. 

Salary will be based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.