North Pacific Campaign Manager and Marine Scientist

Oceana

Oceana

Juneau, AK, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

General Summary

This position implements U.S. North Pacific and Arctic Ocean campaigns and represents Oceana in media, coalition, and campaign efforts in the Alaska region.

The North Pacific Campaign Manager and Marine Scientist provides scientific support for campaign advocacy and professionally represents Oceana in decision-making forums. This position works closely with the Pacific Campaign Director and Senior Scientist and Oceana’s U.S. Pacific Team to develop and achieve campaign goals.

Organizing activities include public education; coalition building; and media and educational efforts to build alliances with government officials, other conservation organizations, fishermen, individuals, and community organizations to carry out Oceana's campaigns in the Alaska region. Science activities include reviewing published scientific papers, agency reports and information; plus, synthesizing and clearly communicating findings in support of campaign goals.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  1. Work in conjunction with Oceana’s U.S. Pacific Team to implement regional strategies that support Oceana campaigns on fisheries, habitat conservation, plastics pollution, and future campaigns.
  2. Provide the scientific foundation for Oceana reports and external communications including gathering and analyzing data, drafting and providing scientific quality control on reports, public comment letters, petitions, and outreach materials.
  3. Build sustainable relationships and coalitions with traditional and non-traditional organizations.
  4. Serve as an Oceana spokesperson with the press, academic institutions, funders, and others.
  5. Attend state and federal public meetings, legislative hearings, and relevant conferences or workshops; provide oral comments and presentations to promote organizational campaign priorities.
  6. Establish solid relationships and advocate for Oceana’s conservation positions with staff and decisionmakers at the regional fishery management council, NOAA, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and others.

Job Requirements

Education and experience:

  1. BS or BA in Biology, Marine Biology, Fisheries, Environmental Policy, or related degree from a major accredited 4-year university (MS degree preferred)
  2. Direct experience with project management, environmental conservation, and advocacy.
  3. Knowledge and experience in Alaska ocean issues, marine science, fisheries, and policy.

Skills and knowledge:

  1. Ability to work with state and federal entities to promote ocean conservation including NOAA Fisheries, the regional fishery management council, Alaska State Departments such as Fish and Game, and the Alaska State Legislature
  2. Ability and desire to advocate for controversial, science-based conservation positions
  3. Proven marine science expertise
  4. Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  5. Public speaking and presentation skills
  6. Computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft Office applications and integrated databases
  7. GIS software experience/familiarity preferred
  8. Strong organizational skills
  9. Ability to multi-task and manage time effectively
  10. Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills

Competencies

Required:

  1. Action Oriented: Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  2. Instills Trust: Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity

Additional (possess minimum of 2):

  1. Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different solutions
  2. Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  3. Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  4. Manages Complexity: Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
  5. Optimizes Work Processes: Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement

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.