POSITION TITLE: Partnerships Manager, Global Ghost Gear Initiative
DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM: Global Ghost Gear Initiative, Trash Frees Seas Program
REPORTS TO: Director, Global Ghost Gear Initiative
STATUS: Full Time Staff
LOCATION: Washington, D.C., Santa Cruz, CA or Portland, OR
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Ocean Conservancy educates and empowers citizens to take action on behalf of the ocean. From the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico to the halls of Congress, Ocean Conservancy brings people together to find solutions for our water planet. Informed by science, our work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL GHOST GEAR INITIATIVE (GGGI)
The GGGI is a cross-sectoral alliance addressing abandoned, lost and otherwise discarded fishing gear (ALFG) or “ghost gear” worldwide. Through the collective impact of its members, the GGGI aims to mitigate the ecological and economic impacts of ghost gear. The GGGI serves as a global clearinghouse for information on ALDFG; informs specific plans, strategies and policies to prevent and reduce ALDFG; and catalyzes practical and replicable solutions for on-the-ground and in-the-water removal and prevention of ghost gear. The GGGI also works with governments and multilateral organizations around the world to elevate the issue of ghost gear on the global agenda and inspire international action. Ocean Conservancy is the host organization of the GGGI and manages the day-to day operations, budget and staff of the GGGI. The GGGI is an integral part of the Trash Free Seas® program’s portfolio of initiatives addressing marine debris at Ocean Conservancy.
The GGGI Partnerships Manager works closely with the GGGI Director and Associate Director to ensure efficient, effective delivery of the GGGI program as a whole. Specifically, the Partnerships Manager will support the Associate Director and the Corporate Partnerships Team to deliver meaningful engagement with GGGI’s corporate partners. Tasks include supporting due diligence on new partnerships, monitoring and evaluation of existing partnerships, identifying opportunities to deepen and expand partnerships, and support corporates on the formulation and delivery of ghost gear objectives.
The Partnerships Manager will also support the Associate Director to ensure effective coordination with the various GGGI stakeholders, including invoicing; and the delivery of (corporate) knowledge products and implementation of the GGGI Working Group work plans.
The GGGI Partnerships Manager will liaise closely with the rest of the TFS team and the Ocean Conservancy staff more broadly and helps to identify opportunities for collaboration, especially in relation to GGGI corporates; while also scanning for potential conflicts or duplication of work across OC.
Ocean Conservancy 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 Conservancy 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.