Work for Save The Bay

Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay since 1961. Save The Bay engages more than 50,000 supporters, advocates, and volunteers to protect the Bay from pollution and reckless shoreline development and make it cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. Save The Bay is leading a region-wide effort to re-establish 100,000 acres of tidal marsh that are essential for a healthy Bay.  Save The Bay inspires the next generation of Bay activists through our award-winning restoration education programs. To apply for a position at Save The Bay, send your cover letter and resume to jobs AT savesfbay DOT org. Include the position title in the subject line.

Available Positions:


Data Solutions Specialist

Regional Political Organizer

Save The Bay Fellows (volunteer positions)



Data Solutions Specialist

Position Description: 

The Data Solutions Specialist is responsible for managing Save The Bay’s Salesforce database to support the achievement of revenue objectives for the fund development program and to spearhead overall database tracking and impact reporting for the organization.

The Data Solutions Specialist will work with the Development Team, as well as with other staff, to manage and analyze fund development information and strategies to help achieve financial and organizational goals.  The Data Solutions Specialist will be responsible for data integrity, analytics and reporting, training staff, documenting processes and procedures, and ensuring overall effectiveness of the data, systems and their users.

This position requires strong database experience (Salesforce required), attention to detail and timelines, a customer service orientation, and an understanding of how vital data systems and seamless integration are to effective fund development. The successful Data Solutions Specialist enjoys being part of an energetic and dynamic team and thrives on solving problems that help advance the organization’s mission. He or she has a passion for Save The Bay’s programs and mission to protect and restore San Francisco Bay.

This position reports to the Associate Director of Development, and works closely with Salesforce users throughout the organization.

Primary Responsibilities/Essential Duties

  • Responsible for developing, defining, planning, and implementing data and systems solutions that are targeted towards measuring our organization’s impact and understanding how our organization allocates staff and other resources.

  • Coordinates sub-teams of staff and ensures that new initiatives are compliant with existing systems. Identifies and networks with internal and external partners and collects input from multiple projects or applications to verify that organization maintains a holistic view of its data

  • Creates and manages systems to address data integrity issues, policies and procedures. Ensures that data entry staff and systems follows proper accounting, compliance and IRS standards and laws for data capture.

  • Interfaces with staff and executive team and acts as a data solutions subject matter expert. Provides strong collaboration and partnership within the organization and with vendors in order to identify and resolve problems.

  • Utilizes understanding of organization to translate project requirements into system requirements.

  •  Work with Associate Director of Development and Chief Development Officer to develop and manage database and vendor budgets.

  • Manage relationships with technology vendors.

Manage the Constituent Database and Related Systems

  • Ensure that the primary donor database (currently Salesforce Enterprise Edition and the Nonprofit Starter Pack) operates effectively to support fund development staff and other users to reach revenue, outreach and program objectives.

  • Develop and update lists, reports and analytics to support fund development activities.

  • Develop solutions for a variety of fund development issues, including campaign management, donor-advised fund tracking, uploading new data, tracking activity reports, portfolios management, pledge tracking and budgeting.

  • Manage and document data entry procedures to maximize effectiveness and accuracy of the system.

  • Manage and fulfill day-to-day information requests.

Manage Systems Interaction

  • Collaborate with staff in Finance, Development and Communications to ensure smooth coordination among systems for accurate tracking and reporting on financial data and activities.

  • Lead a data coordination team to monitor systems, handle troubleshooting, and make recommendations as appropriate.

  • Maintain fluency with related systems and integration with Salesforce, including ActOn,, Optimizely, and other applications and serve as manager and trainer for ResearchPoint and other prospecting researching systems.

Training, Business Rules and Documentation

  • Train staff on current and future data systems to maximize their effectiveness.

  • Stay up to date on product releases, train staff in use and do appropriate documentation.

  • Update existing business rules and data practices to align with changes in systems and applications

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skill or Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree and five or more years professional experience

  • Database and systems experience:

    • At least four years of Salesforce and information systems experience, preferably with nonprofit organizations, Salesforce Administrator Certification preferred

    • Exceptional attention to accuracy, detail and deadlines, strong data management skills, and able to analyze program to improve processes for optimal efficiency

    • Project management experience involving multiple stakeholders

    • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, take initiative, resolve problems and follow through and to ensure objectives are met in a timely manner

    • Experience with online tools (CRMs, CMSs, social media), and able to rapidly learn new systems

    • Proficient in Excel, Word, and Outlook

    • Salesforce experience required

  • Overall requirements:

    • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of individuals and in team settings

    • Experience in successfully researching, scoping and executing non-technical information into technical project plans

    • Must be a self-starter who is willing to find answers to questions and ask broader Salesforce community members for help, including in the Salesforce Success Community and the Power of Us Hub

    • Data analysis and project management experience

    • Entrepreneurial spirit and a sense of humor

    • Strong written and verbal communicator who can both rally the team and set boundaries when needed

    • Strong donor-centric orientation and good customer service skills with staff

  • Other requirements

    • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as required 

    • Must present evidence of clean driving record, proof of auto insurance, valid California’s driver’s license and submit to a criminal background check

    • Physically able to lift at least 40 lbs.



Regional Political Organizer

The Regional Political Organizer conducts outreach for the legislative, electoral, and community relations programs of Save The Bay and the Save The Bay Action Fund within the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. The Organizer will advocate for Climate Change Resiliency through the acceleration of wetlands restoration efforts and the increase of fresh water flows into the Bay, and for Bay Smart Communities through policies that promote sustainable development, reduce Bay pollution and water consumption, and enhance access to the Bay shoreline for all.
The Organizer will support Save The Bay Action Fund’s work to secure passage by voters of a June 2016 region-wide parcel tax measure to fund Bay wetlands restoration, and will support Save The Bay’s work to develop Zero Trash plans in targeted cities, building local organization and expertise. This position reports to the Political Director and works closely with the Climate Change and Clean Bay Campaign Managers.
Primary Responsibilities
The Regional Political Organizer will:
serve as the primary day-to-day contact between Save The Bay and municipal, county, state, and federal elected officials and staff;
serve as the primary day-to-day contact between Save The Bay and advocacy groups working on environmental quality and environmental justice, smart growth and sustainable development, affordable housing and public transit, neighborhood blight and improvement, and expanded preservation of and access to open space;
coordinate Save The Bay’s engagement with the legislative and electoral work of the broader environmental movement and other strategic allies;
organize the grassroots lobbying efforts of Save The Bay staff and supporters;
monitor municipal and county politics and policy, and develop strategic action plans;
participate as appropriate in ongoing community coalitions around relevant matters;
organize ad-hoc coalitions and mobilize other forms of action by community stakeholders in support of Save The Bay’s political and policy priorities;
work with supporters of Save The Bay and the Save The Bay Action Fund to develop recommendations to their Boards of Directors and carry out the organizations’ ongoing political work;
perform other duties as assigned.
BA/BS required with knowledge of environmental policy preferred.
At least three years of experience leading and winning issue advocacy campaigns, with increasing levels of responsibility.
Strong persuasive writing, research, editing, and public speaking skills.
Experience working in multi-disciplinary staff teams, developing and executing work plans, and facilitating meetings.
Familiarity with Bay ecology and issues, agency and legislative processes, and community-based political programs.
Proven ability both to work independently and to collaborate effectively.
Experience working effectively with elected and agency officials, community leaders, environmental activists, and diverse groups of other stakeholders.
Passion for Save The Bay’s mission.
Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and collaborative work style.
Valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record.
Clean background check.
Proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office, and Internet research applications.

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To apply for a position at Save The Bay, send your cover letter and resume to jobs AT savesfbay DOT org. Include the position title in the subject line.