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Jun 15 / BARD CEP

Advocacy and Policy Director, Turtle Island Restoration Network – California

Organization: Turtle Island Restoration Network

Position Title: Advocacy and Policy Director

Location: Olema, California

Application Deadline: Position open until filled

Description: The advocacy director designs and implements local, national and international advocacy strategies of the organization to promote protection of endangered marine species and healthy oceans. The advocacy director works closely with program, legal, communication and development staff to implement effective grassroots strategies leading to better protections for coasts and oceans around the world.


  • Program Planning- Work with Executive Director and staff on long-range planning; oversee design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the annual policy priorities.
  • Program Implementation- Be primary advocate and spokesperson for campaigns with the decision-makers, public, and media. Develop unique and diverse coalition of partners including NGOs, scientists and other stakeholders. Work with communications staff to develop media and outreach materials.
  • Policy management- Develop and advocate for specific policies to protect ocean wildlife with policy makers; work with legislators to promote policies and the public to advocate for policy; provide comments on proposed rules and regulations.
  • Outreach/organizing Oversight- Working with membership staff, oversee progress of organizing effort, integrating efforts to build constituency for environmental agenda; coordinate outreach/organizing with other advocacy tools.
  • Fundraising Development- Work with Development director and membership staff to craft messages for concept papers, letters of inquiry and funding proposals on for foundation and membership fundraising.


  • A minimum of three years experience in effective grassroots organizing and developing and implementing grassroots campaign strategies.
  • A commitment to ocean and wildlife protection.
  • A degree in public policy, management, law or equivalent experience.

How to Apply: To apply please send resume, cover letter, and at least three references to: [email protected]. No calls please.

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