Program Officer - Ocean Visions

Post Date: 3/13/2023
Opportunity Type: Job
Organization/Grantor: Ocean Visions
Position/Title/Fund: Program Officer for UN Decade Collaborative Center for Ocean-Climate Solutions & Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions
Deadline: Review starts March 27, 2023; Open until filled
Location: Hybrid, based in Atlanta, GA (preferred)
Contact Info:

Ocean Visions is a science and innovation organization whose mission is to identify, develop, demonstrate, and ultimately deploy equitable, durable, and scalable solutions to the ocean’s most pressing environmental challenges. The Ocean Visions Network brings together some of North America’s leading oceanographic and research institutions with a diverse set of private sector actors - all with a shared interest in developing and deploying real ocean solutions.

The Program Officer (PO) is responsible for supporting and coordinating all aspects of the OVUN DCC and GEOS. This includes organizing and/or helping to facilitate various functions and initiatives, assisting the creation of new expert groups (e.g. communities of practice, task forces, working groups, etc.), organizing webinars, workshops, fundraising and generally helping to advance the co-design, testing, and ultimately deployment of ocean-based solutions to critical climate challenges. The ideal candidate will bring strong coordination, convening and project management experience, excellent communications, outreach and collaboration skills, and knowledge of ocean and climate issues.

The PO will be a staff member of Ocean Visions and report directly to the Director of the OVUN DCC with oversight and management via the Director of the GEOS Program. The PO will work very closely with the OV-UN DCC, which is a new UN Decade Collaborative Center established under the UN Decade of Ocean Sciences and managed as a joint venture between Ocean Visions, Georgia Tech, and the Georgia Aquarium. The PO will act as a liaison for GEOS to the OV- UN DCC.

The preference is for this position to be based in Atlanta in the OV-UN DCC office at the Georgia Aquarium. (Option for remote work 1-2 days a week)

How to Apply:

Please complete your application by clicking here. Please combine cover letter and resume in single file upload. If you have any issues accessing the application form please email with "DCC/GEOS Program Officer Application” in the subject line. Candidate review will begin on March 27, 2023 and the application process will remain open until the position is filled.