Communications Associate

Ocean Visions

Ocean Visions

United States
55,000 – 65,000 USD per year
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024



Ocean Visions is a nonprofit organization that catalyzes innovation at the intersection of the ocean and climate crises. We facilitate multisector collaborations from within our network and beyond, working with leading research institutions, the private sector, and public interest organizations to fully explore and advance responsible and effective ocean-based climate solutions. In short, we work to stabilize the climate and restore ocean health.


Unprecedented levels of greenhouse gas pollution in the biosphere are disrupting the climate and driving changes in our ocean – overheating and acidification – which are devastating marine life and diminishing the ocean’s ability to support humanity. Ocean Visions works on a four-part strategy to directly address the causes and impacts of climate disruption:

Reduce: Identify and advance high-leverage ocean-based opportunities for a just transition to a low-carbon economy

Remove: Identify and advance ocean-based pathways for cleaning up carbon pollution from the air and ocean

Repair: Develop interventions to avoid catastrophic loss of critical marine ecosystems while we rebalance global carbon cycles

Reach: Build a global community to innovate and develop ocean-climate solutions


The Communications Associate will play a key role in supporting communications and events at Ocean Visions. This position will create and disseminate content across numerous channels to effectively communicate the organization's mission, programs, and impact to a variety of audiences. The Communications Associate will also work closely with various members of the team to assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of online and in-person events aimed at uplifting the organization’s agenda and activating key audiences. The Communications Associate will report to the Senior Communications Director and will work collaboratively with all Ocean Visions staff.

Key Responsibilities:

Draft content for e-newsletters, website, social media, press releases, and other communication materials

Support planning, management, and execution of in-person and virtual events, and development of related communications

Create and disseminate e-newsletters

Manage social media platforms (Twitter and LinkedIn)

Maintain and update the website

Assist in the creation and management of multimedia content, including graphics, photos, and videos

Help ensure brand consistency and messaging alignment across all communications


We seek a candidate who has a passion for using communications as a tool for social change. The ideal candidate will be proactive and resourceful with an ability to work not only autonomously, but also collaboratively with diverse groups of people within and outside the organization. We value individuals who are eager to learn and adaptable to a dynamic nonprofit environment. Attention to detail is important for producing both high-quality communication materials and successful events.


Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations, or related field

At least 3 years of relevant experience

Strong written and verbal communication skills, with exceptional attention to detail

Demonstrated ability to come up to speed quickly on new subject matter areas

Demonstrated skills in working with cross-functional teams in a collaborative setting

Basic understanding of social media platforms and digital marketing

Strong project management skills

Ability to operate with independence, meet deadlines, and fulfill commitments


Previous experience working for a nonprofit

Familiarity with website content management systems (e.g., WordPress) and email marketing platforms (e.g., Mailchimp)

Experience with social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn)

Experience with graphic design

Event management experience

Knowledge of ocean and climate challenges, and a passion for solving them

Proficiency in Spanish


This is a full-time remote position. Applicants must be U.S.-based, legally authorized to work in the U.S., and available to work standard business hours of a continental U.S. time zone. This role requires occasional travel, typically consisting of two to three trips per year, for up to roughly five percent of working hours and insofar as COVID-19 restrictions and safety measures allow.


The salary range for this position is $55,000-$65,000, commensurate with the candidate’s specific skills, years of experience, and unique background. Ocean Visions offers a competitive benefits program including dental, vision, and health insurance, generous vacation and sick time, short- and long-term disability insurance, paid parental leave, a 403(b) plan with employer match, and more.


Please apply here by uploading your cover letter and resume as a single combined PDF.

Candidate review will begin on May 6, 2024 and the application process will remain open until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references. Finalists may be asked to complete a writing assignment and/or submit writing examples.


Ocean Visions is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Ocean Visions is continually seeking to diversify its staff, particularly to broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.

Ocean Visions is an equal opportunity employer.