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Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay. As its leading champion since 1961, Save The Bay protects the Bay from pollution and inappropriate shoreline development, making it cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife. We restore habitat and secure strong policies to re-establish 100,000 acres of wetlands that are essential for a healthy Bay. We engage more than 40,000 supporters, advocates and volunteers to protect the Bay, and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders by educating thousands of students annually.
Restoration Program Manager
Save The Bay seeks a Field Outreach Coordinator to conduct targeted outreach and education on issues affecting the long-term health and sustainability of San Francisco Bay. Successful candidates will work with colleagues to implement elements of a regional campaign to engage communities in support of restoring Bay wetlands, expanding public access to the shoreline, and preventing trash and toxics from polluting the Bay.
This position reports to the Restoration Funding Campaign Manager.
- Identify and engage Bay Area residents through targeted political and issues campaigns in support of Bay restoration, public access, and pollution prevention
- Build a base of dedicated and skilled community volunteers to assist in execution of targeted campaigns
- Utilize constituency databases to target and track engagement activities by collecting and curating detailed information about supporters and allies
- Represent Save The Bay and the campaign to stakeholders and the public, including at community and partner meetings, local government and agency meetings, forums, and other venues as needed
- Successfully advocate for Save The Bay’s policy goals and initiatives with members of the public, decision makers, stakeholders, legislative and regulatory bodies and the media
- Compose and proofread a variety of written materials for public consumption
- Perform research and analysis in support of policy objectives
- Other responsibilities as assigned
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience working in political or issue advocacy campaigns, and a familiarity with field organizing strategies and tactics
- Demonstrated ability to engage, train, and motivate volunteers and supporters over a prolonged period of time
- Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a time-sensitive campaign environment
- Excellent public speaking and writing skills
- Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary
- Ability to lift at least 40 lbs
- Clean background check and valid CA driver’s license with favorable driving record
- Ownership of (or unrestricted access to) a vehicle to use for work purposes
- Passion for Save The Bay’s mission
Please send cover letter and resume to the attention of the Restoration Funding Campaign Manager at email@example.com with “Field Coordinator” in the subject line.
Save The Bay makes San Francisco Bay cleaner and healthier for people and wildlife by preventing pollution, restoring 100,000 acres of tidal marsh habitat, and stopping land fill in the Bay. Established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1961, Save The Bay has 50,000 members and supporters, and an annual budget of over $4 million, about 90% of which comes from private funds.
The greatest area of opportunity and focus in Save The Bay's strategic development plan is developing major gifts. The Director of Major Gifts will:
- Lead implementation of the strategic direction, work plan, and staff/volunteer programs that cultivate, solicit, and steward individual and family-foundation donors who have capacity to contribute $10,000+ annually, including planned gifts and gifts to the 501(c)(4) for political campaigns.
- Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward new and existing donors.
- Work closely with all members of the development team to ensure effective strategies that move donors through the fundraising cycle to major gifts.
Report to the Chief Development Officer, supervise the Major Gifts Manager, and work closely with the Executive Director, program directors, Board of Directors, and key volunteers.
Major Gifts (80%)
- Establish and achieve ambitious annual and quarterly major gift budget goals.
- Manage portfolio of 100-125 prospects and current donors, executing annual plans to cultivate, solicit and steward and thank those donors.
- Staff the Executive Director, Chief Development Officer, and board members in their major donor responsibilities, including creating solicitor teams, developing strategies for asks, and ensuring that all parties have the encouragement, resources, and external accountability to achieve established goals.
- Write and produce all major fundraising and marketing materials for internal and external audiences, collaborating with Communications Team.
- Develop cultivation and stewardship events for prospects and major donors.
- Coordinate stewardship of major donors, including board thank you calls and notes to donors; preparing special mailings and emails to donors; and writing personalized thank-you letters.
- Create and staff a volunteer committee charged with major gift fundraising.
- Develop procedures and reports for evaluating progress and results, collaborating with Major Gifts Manager.
- Integrate Major Gifts Program with other fundraising, communications, and program activities, especially annual fund, legacy giving, institutional giving, volunteers, and other efforts.
- Identify potential planned gift donors and increase membership in Legacy Society.
- Collaborate with Associate Director of Development to integrate planned gift marketing into existing annual fund cultivation and stewardship.
- Conduct annual tea event for cultivating and stewarding planned gift prospects and donors.
- Ensure proper administration of bequest expectancies and open estates.
Supervise one to two staff or consultant positions
- Demonstrated success managing and implementing a major gifts program and soliciting five-to-six figure gifts
- Demonstrated success training and leading volunteer leaders to cultivate and solicit major gifts
- Minimum 7 years fundraising experience
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially strategic relationship-building, public speaking, and fundraising
- Ability to think strategically and creatively, including the ability to initiate and set priorities
- Excellent time-management and problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently and with multiple constituencies
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Familiarity with prospect databases, with knowledge of Salesforce preferred
- Experience overseeing moves management for major donors
- Familiarity with 501(c)(4) fundraising and lobbying restrictions a plus
- Willingness to travel around the Bay Area 3+ days per week for prospect visits and to work some nights and weekends
- Passion for Save The Bay's mission and programs, especially public engagement with San Francisco Bay and environmental education of students and adults
- Some familiarity with environmental issues, education, and advocacy
- Bachelor's or higher degree
- Clean background check
- Valid California driver's license, good driving history, and access to a personal motor vehicle
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.We will respond to all applications.
This is a full-time position. Candidates are subject to background checks.
Restoration Program Manager
The Restoration Program Manager will manage all administrative and organizational components of Save The Bay Community-Based Restoration (CBR) Programs. The program Manager is responsible for ensuring high-quality program delivery, including scheduling and leading programs in the field. The Program Manager will be accountable for all operations management, work closely with the Habitat Restoration Director to set and meet department and organizational goals, and continue to improve program delivery and impact. This position is also responsible for the quality of all CBR programs. This position reports to the Habitat Restoration Director and supervises the Restoration Operations Specialist, Restoration Education Specialist, and two Restoration Project Specialists.
- Oversee Save The Bay’s Community-based Restoration Programs, ensuring high-quality implementation, positive participant experience and high quality program content for both school and adult programs.
- Manage all CBR program-related field and office operations and staff.
- Supervise Restoration Specialists in managing equipment, supplies, data and systems
- Perform and oversee administrative work associated with the Community-based Restoration Program, including coordination of project records, program goal setting and scheduling, staff scheduling and support to Specialists in case of program cancellations.
- Communicate program logistics and outcomes to restoration site partners.
- Assist in marketing programs to target audiences and coordinate school programs as well as coordinate data entry and programmatic record keeping.
- Manage hiring, training, and formal evaluations of Restoration Specialists.
- Ensure rigorous safety training and proper implementation of Save The Bay risk management policies and procedures.
- Lead occasional Community-based Restoration Programs
- Support Director in fundraising and other department tasks as needed.
Program Evaluation and Development:
- Work with staff scientists to develop program content and activities to meet transition zone restoration goals.
- Work with Community Engagement Specialist and other Save The Bay departments to develop program content and messaging to meet Save The Bay constituency building and engagement goals.
- Work with Restoration Education Specialist to ensure high quality youth environmental education, maintain a positive profile with schools, teachers and community leaders, and strengthen our education impact
- Oversee ongoing program evaluation in the field; collect and analyze ongoing feedback on participant impact to improve programs
- Perform outreach activities such as media events, conference participation, and other opportunities as identified to support the work of the Habitat Restoration Team.
- Support development activities by acting as a staff peer solicitor
- Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team with three to five years of supervisory and program management experience.
- Proven ability to manage field and office operations of a program with similar complexity.
- Highly detail oriented and organized.
- Three to five years of outdoor and/or environmental education experience.
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with teachers and school leaders as well as youth.
- Expertise in environmental education, volunteer and community engagement and experiential, inquiry-based pedagogy.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Willingness to be in the field up to 50% of the time.
- Ownership (or unrestricted access) to a vehicle to use for work purposes.
- 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, and proof of auto insurance.
- Physical ability to lift and carry heavy objects of at least 40lbs.
- Knowledge of the natural and cultural history of the Bay and the environmental issues affecting the Bay, and the ability to share this knowledge with our audiences
- Familiarity with data reporting using SalesForce or similar CRM database
- Experience leading ecological restoration projects
To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com . Please make sure to include the position title in the subject line. Priority given to applications submitted by December 2, 2013.
Save The Bay is the oldest and largest membership organization working exclusively to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay. As its leading champion, Save The Bay is committed to making the Bay cleaner and healthier and to connect residents to it. Save The Bay has been actively restoring salt marsh transition zones habitats adjacent to tidal marshes in San Francisco Bay for over 12 years. This year, Save the Bay will engage thousands of volunteers in restoring Bay wetlands and will provide Bay recreation and education opportunities for more than 5,000 students and adults.
The Restoration Project Scientist is responsible for the day-to-day management of Save The Bay’s habitat restoration projects at sites around San Francisco Bay. The Restoration Project Scientist leads project planning, project monitoring and data analysis, report writing, and implements best science practices and development. The Restoration Project Scientist maintains communication and works with agencies and site partners to achieve common habitat restoration goals. The Project Scientist also works closely with the Habitat Restoration Director to establish and implement sound scientific practices and goals of the Habitat Restoration Team.
The Restoration Project Scientist is responsible for restoration site planning and day-to-day management of Save The Bay’s community-based restoration and science program at 9 regional habitat restoration sites in San Francisco Bay. The Restoration Project Scientist leads site planning, monitoring and reporting, field staff training, and management and coordination of project logistics for volunteer restoration programs at multiple tidal wetland sites around San Francisco Bay. This position works closely with the Native Plant Nursery Manager who manages two wetland native plant nurseries, located in Oakland and Palo Alto, to produce 35,000 seedlings annually.
We seek an individual with a strong science background, who can work independently and as part of a team with at least 2-3 years of experience in science-based habitat restoration planning and implementation, site-stewardship, data analysis, and report writing. Community-based restoration experience is a plus.
The Restoration Project Scientist reports to the Habitat Restoration Director and works closely with other Save The Bay staff and agency site partners.
Restoration Scientist Responsibilities:
- Lead restoration science team in developing 2-5 year written restoration project plans for sites and subsites.
- Coordinate day-to-day restoration project planning, including development of restoration techniques and activities.
- Serve as primary liaison with site partners to plan schedule of activities, communicate weekly logistics, conduct regular on-site planning meetings and report on activities and accomplishments.
- Work with Native Plant Nursery Manager to coordinate seasonal restoration program activities, including schedule of native seed collection, invasive plant removal, outplantings for programs, and site planning logistics.
- Input restoration activity project records, statistics for grant proposals and reports, and communication and reporting with site partners.
- Coordinate restoration program goals with Habitat Restoration Director to ensure successful restoration project implementation.
- Conduct and organize all site monitoring and data analysis
- Lead and coordinate with Nursery Manager to design planting palettes and landscape designs for each restoration site
- Assist Habitat Restoration Director with grants and proposals
- Support Habitat Restoration Director in development of Transition Zone Restoration and Management Plan
- Design and implement scientific experiments that can be recommended to the restoration community
- Act as lead scientist for transition zone restoration projects
- Oversee all science based studies conducted by staff
- Lead trainings for partners and staff
- Act as science representative for Save The Bay at regional practitioner meetings and forums
- Present talks and posters at conferences and to external audiences
- Masters degree in wetland ecology, wetland science, restoration or equivalent.
- At least 2-3 years of experience in habitat restoration planning and implementation, and/or site-stewardship programs
- Experience in tidal marsh wetlands of San Francisco Bay
- Knowledge of San Francisco Bay Estuary ecology
- Strong writing skills
- Strong data analysis and reporting skills
- Strong public speaking and communication skills
- Independent worker who can also work as part of a team
- Clean background check
- Valid California driver’s license and clean driving history
- Ability to lift at least 40 pounds
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Benefits: We offer an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, life insurance, 403(b) plan, paid vacation, paid holidays and sick time.
To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to the attention of the Habitat Restoration Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the subject line: Restoration Project Scientist This position is open until filled.
Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer.