POSITION TITLE: 2022-057 Director of Government Relations
DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: Government Relations
REPORTS TO: VP of External Affairs
STATUS: Exempt, full-time
LOCATION: Washington, D.C
ABOUT OCEAN CONSERVANCY
Ocean Conservancy works to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together with our partners, we create evidence-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.
The Director of Government Relations is responsible for overseeing Ocean Conservancy’s domestic lobbying efforts, which mostly focus on advocacy in Congress and the federal government, but also include state-level lobbying in a small number of key priority states. The Director manages our domestic government relations team of lobbyists and external lobbying consultants and is responsible for collaborating closely with all of our programs and departments. The Director also serves as a crucially important strategic partner for all of Ocean Conservancy’s programs, plays a key leadership role in helping drive our institutional advocacy strategies, and is responsible for cultivating our organization’s long-term ability to influence public policy.
The ideal candidate will bring a proven commitment to environmental conservation with direct experience in some combination of Congressional or government service, lobbying, advocacy, and/or government relations work. This individual will have deep knowledge of Congressional and government policy-making.
This position is based in Washington, D.C. and the successful candidate will be expected to register as a federal lobbyist.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years of experience
Ocean Conservancy is committed to equity in its pay practices and posts the minimum and midpoint of the range for each of its open positions. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with the skills, years of experience, and unique background of the candidate. Salary minimum is $115,566; salary midpoint is $144,509. The midpoint usually represents the market rate for a position, and a fully experienced employee may be paid at this level. Salary may be higher as appropriate for the selected candidate, with internal equity being considered.
You will be required to provide proof of full vaccination status or submit to regular masking and testing, as a condition of employment at Ocean Conservancy’s meetings, gatherings, and offices. You may request accommodation for medical or religious reasons.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Ocean Conservancy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
We encourage applicants who have a diverse level and range of relevant skills and experiences to apply. A 100% match is not required. We want to support employees’ career growth and in return, our employees help Ocean Conservancy grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization.