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Join our crew

 November 4, 2015  | By: Oceana

We are looking for an enthusiastic, ocean loving crew member to join our dedicated team working with boaters to protect the waters we all love. The Sustainability Director leads up the Clean Regatta’s program, the only sustainability certification program for water based events in the world. The job is based in Newport, RI.

Sailors for the Sea is hiring a sustainability director.
​If you can imagine being this excited about a Platinum Level Clean Regattas Certification for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover – then you might just be the right person for the job. Photo credit: Matthew Cohen Photography

Continue reading for details on how to apply, job requirements, and most importantly, the deadline for applications is November 16th.

General responsibilities will include:

  • Overall management of the Clean Regattas program
  • Contribute content to Sailors for the Sea website, monthly e-newsletter and social media
  • Coordinate with Social Impact, Stewardship and Education colleagues as needed
  • Track and report program usage, challenges and successes
  • Create and maintain relationships with relevant NGOs that might facilitate the Clean Regattas program
  • Keep up to date on relevant ocean health topics along with any other pertinent scientific and political changes
  • Engage the boating community at all levels to become ocean stewards
  • Facilitate Sailors for the Sea’s image as an industry source for sustainability content
  • Foster long-term sustainable change in communities through outreach with local partners
  • Support international affiliates sustainability efforts through counsel and training

Clean Regattas Responsibilities

  • Outreach to new and repeating participants in the Clean Regattas program
  • Continuously research and develop Clean Regattas resources, best practices and other support materials
  • Provide phone, email and in-person support to registered Clean Regattas
  • Travel to attend select regattas around the world to promote Clean Regattas and Sailors for the Sea (up to 30% of time)
  • Maintain Clean Regatta database
  • Follow up with completed regattas gather reports, and issue certifications
  • Gather and develop metrics to measure success of Clean Regattas

Position Requirements:

  • College degree in sustainability, science or science education
  • Knowledge of the sailing and boating communities
  • Ability to travel as required in the U.S. and overseas
  • Ability to work out of Sailors for the Sea office in Newport, RI
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional weekends
  • Valid Driver’s License and Passport
  • Strong attention to detail and refined organizational skills
  • Experience with and working knowledge of sustainability and environmental best practices and frameworks e.g. ISO, GRI, etc.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Sailing/Boating experience
  • Passion for ocean stewardship
  • Experience working with and/or teaching youth and working with the public
  • Experience with and implementation of marketing and advertising strategies
  • Strong social media skills

To apply send a combined cover letter and resume to Application submission will close November 16, 2015. The candidate will be able to start in late December in the Newport, RI office. This position offers a full time salary and benefits. No phone calls will be accepted concerning this position.