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Senior Director, Marine Program

Pacific Environment
California (US)
Closing date
Jun 10, 2023

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Nonprofit, Aquarium / Zoo / Botanical garden
Conservation science
Job Level
Mid level, Senior level
Salary Type
Employment Type

For more than three decades, we at Pacific Environment have worked to serve people, wildlife, and ecosystems by promoting grassroots activism, strengthening communities, leading strategic campaigns, and reforming international policies. We are headquartered in San Francisco, with regional offices or staff in Alaska, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand, and with partnerships that span the Pacific Rim. Pacific Environment and our partners fight fossil fuels and champion clean energy, challenge industrial models that disregard local interests, and bring grassroots concerns - and whenever possible grassroots leaders - to national and international bodies to advocate for policy solutions that reflect community needs and values.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Director, Marine Program, will lead Pacific Environment’s marine program into its next era, growing our plastics and 30x30 campaigns and developing the next generation of organizational marine strategies. The Senior Director will represent Pacific Environment in large coalition initiatives using a mix of policy advocacy, corporate campaigning, and coordinated support for grassroots environmental partners.

The Senior Director, Marine Program, will supervise a current team of ten with two direct reports. The team spans geographic regions and currently manages Marine Protected Area initiatives and Plastics campaigns in Vietnam, China, the Philippines, and Thailand. This leader will work closely and collaboratively with other program and operational directors to best align strategies and advise the Executive Director and other senior leaders on organization wide efforts and priorities.

The ideal candidate will have a record of leadership winning major campaigns, experience with foundation fundraising, a passion for protecting our oceans and taking on plastic pollution, and technical expertise on marine, plastics, and/or complex campaign management. Experience working internationally and particularly within Southeast Asia and China will be a plus.

The salary range for this position is $112,000-$130,000, which is carefully considered to account for equity, and the final offer will be based on the candidate’s qualifications. The employee will enjoy a flexible working environment with a dedicated, diverse group of colleagues.


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