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:

Editorial & Outreach Manager

Regional Political Organizer

Restoration Program Manager

Save The Bay Fellows (volunteer positions)

Editorial & Outreach Manager

The Editorial & Outreach Manager keeps the communications team functioning smoothly through adept project management of a wide variety of complex campaigns and publications, while also serving as a principal writer, editor, and content expert for the organization.

The Editorial Manager reports to the Communications Director.

Project Management and Coordination (40%)

  • Oversee and project-manage a multi-channel editorial calendar and facilitate the communications team weekly editorial meeting
  • Plan and project-manage online engagement campaigns and print projects
  • Track and report on campaign metrics
  • Support the technical implementation of online campaigns by assisting with setup, testing and troubleshooting of back-end systems when necessary

Editorial Responsibilities (40%)

  • Provide writing, editing, proofreading and QC for direct mail, fundraising e-appeals, online actions and stewardships email.
  • Write and edit website copy, social media content, blog posts, and press releases, as well as creating supporting media assets including images, videos, etc.
  • Write, edit, and proofread newsletters, annual reports, and other publications; ensure consistent branding and style for all materials
  • Write and edit key-message documents, talking points, FAQs, and other internal documents

Outreach and Media Support (20%)

  • Initiate and sustain relationships with community partners through direct, person-to-person outreach.
  • Lead media outreach on specific projects, including drafting press releases and other materials, coordinating staff availability for media interviews, and planning PR opportunities. Respond to press requests.
  • Track, share, and archive relevant media clips


  • 3-5 years of professional communications, public relations and marketing experience; undergraduate degree in communications or other relevant field
  • Exceptional project-management skills and ability to keep multiple projects and collaborators on track and on deadline
  • Demonstrated fluency with nonprofit marketing and communications, editorial strategy, and online technology and best practices
  • Excellent writing and editing skills that combine big-picture thinking, an audience-centric approach, the ability to make complex ideas simple, and a proofreader’s eye for detail
  • Strong communication skills and comfort personally representing the organization to partners and the public
  • Desired technology knowledge (roughly in descending order of importance): Office, Asana, Salesforce, ActOn (or similar email marketing platform), Drupal, Adobe suite, Wordpress, Google Analytics, Facebook pages/insights, HTML/CSS, Optimizely, AdWords
  • Ability to set appropriate priorities, meet deadlines, manage multiple projects and relationships simultaneously
  • Flexibility and adaptability; a true team player
  • Ability to work effectively with teams and diverse individuals
  • Valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs. Really. We’re not just saying this.


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.


Restoration Program Manager

The Restoration Program Manager will ensure high-quality program delivery of Community-Based Restoration (CBR) Programs and implement transition zone habitat restoration projects. The Manager will manage all administrative and organizational components of CBR Programs, including scheduling and leading programs in the field, operations management, and close collaboration with partners.

The Manager will work closely with the Habitat Restoration Director to set and meet department and organizational goals, and ensure program delivery, impact and quality. This position reports to the Habitat Restoration Director and supervises the Restoration Operations Specialist, Restoration Education and Community Engagement Specialist, and the Restoration Project Specialist.
Work with the Habitat Restoration Director and the Nursery Manager to implement high quality habitat restoration
Oversee Save The Bay’s CBR Programs, ensuring high-quality implementation, positive participant experience and high quality program content for both school and adult programs
Manage and mentor all program-related field and office operations and staff
Supervise 3-4 staff in managing equipment, supplies, data and systems
Perform and oversee administrative work associated with the CBR programs, including coordination of project records, program goal setting and scheduling logistics, and staff scheduling.
Communicate program logistics and outcomes to restoration site partners and the public.
Assist in marketing programs to target audiences and oversee school program coordination, data entry, and programmatic record keeping.
Hire, train, and evaluate direct reports and department volunteer fellows.
Ensure rigorous safety training and proper implementation of Save The Bay risk management policies and procedures within the Habitat Restoration Team.
Other departmental tasks as needed.
Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team with two to four 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.
Outdoor and/or environmental education experience.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with internal staff, teachers and school leaders as well as youth.
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.
Highly Desirable
Experience implementing ecological restoration projects
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


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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.