Federal Policy Manager - Oceana

Federal Policy Manager

Do you want to make a difference protecting the oceans and communities from plastic pollution? Do you have experience advocating for policy change at the federal or state level? 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 Federal Policy Manager will join Oceana’s U.S. campaign to reduce the production and use of single-use plastic. This individual will lead the campaign’s federal advocacy with Congress and the executive branch by developing advocacy strategies, preparing advocacy materials, analyzing legislation and agency proposals, persuasively presenting Oceana positions to policy makers, coordinating with coalition partners, and collaborating closely with Oceana’s field representatives in coastal states. The Federal Policy Manager may also assist with state and local advocacy on reducing single-use plastics, as well as other Oceana campaigns and organizational objectives. The position will be based in Washington, D.C.

Strong candidates for this position will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of government relations, advocacy, or legislative experience; or the equivalent of education and experience required.
  • Knowledge or strong interest in ocean conservation;
  • Experience developing and implementing strategies to win advocacy campaigns;
  • Commitment to environmental justice;
  • Collaborative work style; and
  • Excellent communications skills.

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.

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 humanresources@oceana.org. Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.

Oceana’s US offices have operated on a hybrid schedule and staff have been 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. Oceana continually evaluates safety protocols and updates our practices on an ongoing basis based on the CDC community level color coding system of green, yellow and red.