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:

Restoration Project Specialist

Save The Bay Fellows (volunteer positions)


Restoration Project Specialist

The Project Specialist will assist in the restoration and adaptive management of San Francisco Bay Estuary tidal marsh transition zone. The Restoration Project Specialist is responsible for leading Community-Based Restoration (CBR) Programs, implementing transition zone habitat restoration projects, assisting with project planning and implementation, coordinating monitoring efforts of restoration activities, and organizing regional best-restoration technique trainings for bay-wide practitioners.

The Restoration Specialist will spend the majority of their time leading field programs and conducting field research, and completing out-of-office tasks, with the remainder of their time in the office.  This position works in close partnership with Save The Bay’s restoration team, and reports to the Community-based Restoration Program Manager.


  • Lead one-day Community-Based Restoration field programs for middle and high school students, corporate and community groups, and volunteers from the general public
  • Work most weeks Tuesday-Saturday
  • Assist in tidal marsh restoration activities and maintenance
  • Lead habitat restoration projects with a focus on non-native plant removal, native plant propagation and out-plantings, and shoreline clean-ups
  • Monitor tidal marsh restoration projects and collect data
  • Input monitoring data
  • Work closely with other members of the Habitat Restoration Team (HRT)
  • Participate in project planning, communication between other HRT staff and project managers, and contribute to the restoration team goals
  • Ensure rigorous safety standards during programs
  • Manage and maintain trucks, safety gear, restoration tools, gloves and equipment
  • Conduct occasional school-based educational programs, including  classroom visits
  • Assist with education, corporate, and community workshops and events throughout the year
  • Perform office tasks as needed
  • Perform administrative work associated with field programming
  • Drive Save the Bay trucks and trailers on Bay Area freeways to get to multiple project sites
  • Maintain high standards of performance in a professional work environment



  • Must have a college degree in Ecology, Environmental Science/Studies, Biology, Conservation, Restoration or equivalent experience
  • At least one year of field experience, monitoring and data collection
  • At least one year experience leading education programs, preferably outdoor environmental education programs
  • Knowledge of basic  San Francisco Bay ecology, wetland habitats, CA native plants
  • Energy and enthusiasm for working with middle and high school students, teachers and adults while managing their safety, and teaching them about the Bay
  • Initiative, creativity, and collaborative work style; attention to detail, flexible and easily adaptable to change
  • Experience working with diverse student populations and people with varied abilities
  • Ability to work weekends
  • First Aid and CPR certified (If not certified, training courses are offered frequently and partially subsidized by Save The Bay)
  • Clean background check
  • Valid California driver’s license and favorable driving history.
  • Ability to lift at least 40lbs


Additional skills:

  • 2-3 years experience in habitat restoration
  • Familiarity with tidal salt marsh flora and fauna
  • Knowledge of environmental issues impacting San Francisco Bay
  • Fluency in Spanish or other languages 

Salary and benefits:

  • Save The Bay provides a competitive benefit package including healthcare, dental, and vision insurance
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Supportive staff and work environment

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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.