Ocean Policy Analyst

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, with proven records of triggering and affecting systemic change to protect the Earth’s environment. Over the span of more than three decades, EIA has established a unique paradigm of methods – including pioneering the use of undercover investigative techniques to expose environmental crimes and drive change. These crimes include illegal trade in endangered wildlife, illegal logging and associated trade in illegal timber, illegalities in the extractives sector, and the trade in both climate-damaging and ozone layer-depleting gasses.

Since its founding in 1989, EIA has led efforts to protect elephants, rhinos, cetaceans, and their habitats around the world and has directly brought about positive changes in international laws and government policies that have saved the lives of rare and endangered species and reduced illegal logging and associated timber trade.

EIA-US is seeking to hire a talented and highly motivated full-time Ocean Policy Analyst to join the Wildlife and Ocean Campaigns Team to dedicate their energy and creativity to further its strategic campaign goals. The position is based in Washington, DC.

The position will entail a wide range of responsibilities, including:

  • Work with team members to implement multifaceted campaigns.
  • Support EIA’s ocean-related campaign work, focusing on underwater noise reduction as well as other relevant initiatives within the broader marine wildlife and habitat protection campaign portfolio.
  • Conduct outreach and advocacy to promote marine conservation.
  • Represent EIA within the NGO coalition at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) specifically related to ocean noise reduction from commercial ships and other elements of clean/green shipping advocacy globally.
  • Engage with government officials in the U.S. and abroad to promote stronger protections for vulnerable marine mammal populations.
  • Produce briefings, reports, memos, letters, public comments, and other communications deliverables.
  • Work with EIA Communications Team to create advocacy and messaging content to promote campaign initiatives and raise awareness.
  • Assist with grant report writing and proposal drafting.
  • Traveling internationally and domestically as required.
  • Support the team/campaign work with other tasks as needed.

Essential Expertise and Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree in marine/environmental science, environmental policy, or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of two years of demonstrated related work experience.
  • Excellent networking/lobbying skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good judgment and understanding of political sensitivities and dynamics.
  • Professionalism and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Strong time-management, attention to detail, high standards, and ability to multitask.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Ability to work independently, including proactively identifying problems.
  • Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills with a strong sense of self-motivation.

Other highly desirable qualifications include:

  • Experience with marine/wildlife conservation issues and awareness of relevant laws and treaties.
  • Graduate degree in a relevant field
  • Language skills – preferably Spanish or French.

Commitment to Inclusion, Racial Justice and Anti-oppression:
EIA strives to integrate values of equity, fairness, inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability into our work, which includes reflecting our commitment to racial justice in our programmatic work and our organizational structure and values. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create an inclusive work environment and world.

EIA is an equal-opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. All employment at EIA is decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs.

Compensation and benefits:

This is a full-time position, with an estimated starting salary range between $54,000-$63,000, commensurate with experience.

EIA offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance coverage, 401(k), paid time off (vacation, sick, and personal leave), disability benefits, workers’ compensation, professional development support, cell phone monthly allowance, and commuter monthly allowance. EIA offers opportunities for flexible and hybrid working arrangements.


Send a cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae with subject line “Ocean Policy Analyst” to: [email protected]. Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to respond to those selected for interviews and will not be able to answer emails or phone calls.

This position is available immediately and is based in Washington, DC. Being authorized to work in the United States is a pre-condition of employment.

Closing Date for Applications: March 11, 2024