Sustainability and Outreach Program

Clean Ocean Action Published: April 20, 2019
Highlands, New Jersey
Job Type
Natural Resources/ Restoration / Outreach / Advocacy /

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~ Clean Ocean Action utilizes research, education and citizen action to improve and protect the degraded water quality of the ocean and marine waters in the NY/NJ region. It is the only full time nonprofit coalition in the region working exclusively on these issues. ~

Position Overview

  • We are currently seeking candidates to work in our Sustainability Outreach Program.


  • Create region-wide (NJ/NY area) sustainable-centric programs that result in lasting, productive and ever-enhancing relationships with representatives of towns and businesses
  • These relationships will result in meaningful, healthy, verifiable, and measurable COA-driven actions to reduce sources of marine pollution and/or implementation of sustainable practices to reduce impacts from climate change. In addition, expand Clean Ocean Action’s capacity with increased donations and other tangible resources

Success will be evidenced by increasing numbers of:

  • Municipalities proactively participating in Clean Ocean Action (COA) programs (such as Blue Star), passing, implementing and enforcing ordinances, and supporting legislative initiatives
  • Corporations/businesses that participate in sustainability programs, including plastic reduction and pollution reduction programs.
  • Donations, especially from corporations, as measured in dollars, in-kind support, and/or other resources


Required Qualifications and Qualities:

  •  Strongly motivated to protect and improve coastal waters
  • Knowledgeable about marine issues in NY/NJ
  • Knowledgeable about sustainability efforts/issues at the municipal, state, and federal levels
  • Undergraduate college degree with a focus on one/more of the following – sustainability, environmental policy, or public policy
  • Relevant education and/or experience on sustainability education, outreach, or conservation
  • Possess persistence and creative abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including maturity; ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Efficient, organized work style; ability to prioritize quickly and confidently; ability to manage multiple and dynamic deadlines
  • Excellent research, writing, and editing skills, as well as an analytical mind

Preferred Qualifications and Qualities:

  • Master’s degree
  • Corporate or municipal government experience
  • Program implementation experience
  • Education (academic or experience) in advocacy, outreach, community organizing, or public relations
  • Experience working with organizations, elected officials, municipal leaders, and citizens in NJ and NY
  • Promotional or marketing skills

Note: This is a highly visible and collaborative role requiring a strong understanding of COA’s mission and strategic plan, and the vital role corporate and government strategic partnerships play in supporting those efforts.

To Apply

  • Position is expected to be filled quickly.
  • Send cover letter, CV, three references with affiliations, one writing sample, and salary expectations to with “Sustainability Outreach Program” in the subject line.
  • Application deadline is May 31 with a preferred start date of June 17.
  • For full job description available upon request.

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