Field Representative, Carolinas | Oceana

Field Representative, Carolinas

Remote position – Must be located in North Carolina or South Carolina

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 strategic states to reduce plastic pollution, fight the expansion of offshore drilling, protect the North Atlantic Right Whale, promote responsible fishing practices, fight illegal fishing, and defend core environmental laws like the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This position will primarily focus on building support for local, state, and federal policies in the Carolinas. We win by engaging municipalities, business leaders, communities and the public to protect and restore the oceans. 

A field representative is a campaigner who will be able to leverage existing networks and build new connections throughout the Carolinas to support Oceana’s campaigns and build a network of ocean advocates across the state. This position requires candidates who are politically savvy, results-driven, and have experience building and leveraging power in the Carolinas. We are looking for someone who can effectively advocate for our campaign priorities at all levels of government. 

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 group of passionate campaigners who lead efforts to influence policymakers 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 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.   

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.

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.