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. Volunteers from the community, local businesses, and schools work with our science team to perform hands-on restoration of the Bay shoreline. Save The Bay inspires the next generation of Bay activists through our award-winning restoration education programs. 

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Communications
Social Media Volunteer

Development
Development and Grant Writing Volunteer 


Habitat Restoration 
Habitat Restoration Volunteer 

Policy

Political Director

Environmental Policy Volunteer - Pollution prevention focus

 


Development and Grant Writing Volunteer

Position Description: The Development and Grant Writing Volunteer will work with Save The Bay’s Development team to support strategic fundraising campaigns targeting corporate, foundation, and individual supporters.

As a member of our dynamic team, the volunteer will assist with grant writing; conduct grant and donor research; support donor outreach and communications efforts; advance knowledge of Salesforce and help maintain data; write acknowledgement letters; and perform various administrative duties in support of fundraising campaigns as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues
  • Interest in fundraising and grant writing 
  • Strong writing, research and organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Commitment to confidentiality of donor records
  • Ability to complete tasks independently
  • Completion of three years of undergraduate education.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of MS Office Suite
  • Experience with data entry, will receive Salesforce training 
  • Availability for at least 30 hours per week 
  • Enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs


Volunteers make a 12-week commitment and expect to work at least 30 hours a week starting in early June. Public transportation reimbursement is available.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Please include “Summer Development and Grant Writing Volunteer” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those submitted prior to May 29, 2014.

"The Development Volunteer position provided me with really concrete experience that I was able to put on my resume, and that stood out to future employers. Following my three months at Save The Bay, I was able to get more interviews with potential employers. I was told during an interview that my volunteer experience at Save The Bay was what really stood out and moved my resume to the top of the stack…. I would highly recommend the position to folks looking to transition into Development, Non Profit Administration, or simply looking to make a commitment to share their skills and volunteer time with a wonderful nonprofit." -- Previous Development and Grant Writing Volunteer


Habitat Restoration Volunteer

Project Description: The Habitat Restoration Volunteer will work with Save The Bay’s Habitat Restoration Department to help with various field and office work related to our Community-Based Restoration programs. As a member of the largest team at Save The Bay, the Habitat Restoration Volunteer will assist in the following activities:

Office Tasks:

  • Help build coordination materials for public and corporate programs
  • Maintain contact and monitoring data entry 
  • Assist with the coordination of major events and general outreach
  • Clean and weigh seed collections
  • Update seed collection inventory tracking
  • General administrative duties

 

Field Tasks:

  • Spring site maintenance including weeding and watering seedlings
  • Possible seed collection in the spring
  • Plant propagation tasks at STB’s nurseries, including seed sowing, transplanting, divisions, fertilization, culling, and nursery maintenance 
  • Assist field staff in the occasional Community-Based Restoration program.

 

Qualifications:

  • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues and enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs
  • Strong writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Completion of at least two years of undergraduate education
  • Ability to thrive in both an office and field setting
  • Knowledge of basic html, web-based tools and software programs
  • Ability to complete tasks independently and work well in a team
  • Experience in graphic design and desktop publishing applications a plus
  • Minimum commitment of at least 30 hours a week for 10-12 weeks 
  • Ability to lift 40lbs repeatedly for specific field and nursery tasks


To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Please make sure to include ‘Summer Habitat Restoration Volunteer’ in the subject line. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, but priority given to those submitted by May 29, 2014.


Environmental Policy Volunteer – Pollution prevention focus

The Environmental Policy Volunteer will work as part of Save The Bay’s Policy Department focusing on our pollution prevention initiative. As a member of a small team of enthusiastic and dedicated advocates, the Environmental Policy Volunteer will be responsible for conducting research, assisting in implementation of priority projects and providing support for our grassroots and communications objectives.

Pollutants flowing from our streets and storm drains threaten water quality in the Bay on daily basis. The Clean Bay Project is our campaign to support innovative and effective pollution prevention programs at the municipal level. By working collaboratively with city and county government and community stakeholders to implement effective policies, we are making dramatic strides to improve the health of our wetlands, Bay shoreline, and local waterways. Our current campaigns focus on keeping plastic bags, Styrofoam, and cigarette butts out of our waterways and the Bay. Learn more here

Expected qualifications:

  • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues and ability to quickly learn about policy issues and apply knowledge to work products
  • Strong research, writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Interest/experience in developing advocacy-focused social media content
  • Completion of at least three years of undergraduate education
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel
  • Ability to complete tasks independently and on deadline
  • Minimum commitment of at least 30 hours a week for 10 to 12 weeks.


This position is anticipated to start in early June. Public transportation reimbursements are available.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Please include “Summer Policy Volunteer” and the name of the specific program for which you are applying in the subject line. Application will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those submitted prior to May 29, 2014.


Social Media Volunteer

Save The Bay is seeking a Social Media Volunteer to work with the Communications team to help maintain an active and meaningful presence on our social media channels. Save The Bay uses many social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, to engage with our constituents, reporters and other organizations, showcase the expertise of our staff, and drive action on our core programs and policy areas.

To support a small team of communications professionals, this volunteer will help with a number of tasks, including researching and developing post and tweet content for Facebook and Twitter, tracking account analytics using Sprout Social and Facebook Insights, engaging with fans/followers and cultivating conversation on our social channels, learning and employing basic image editing skills using Adobe Photoshop, digesting and disseminating social media best practice guides, and assisting Communications staff with organizing incoming social media requests and opportunities. The Social Media Volunteer will have the opportunity to build their experience by receiving instruction from experienced staff, learning new tools and applications, and gaining exposure to social media expertise in the nonprofit field. The volunteer will also choose and design their own project, based on organizational priorities and the volunteer’s interests.

Volunteers make a 10-12 week commitment and should expect to work at least 30 hours a week starting in early June. Public transportation reimbursement is available.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to commit an average of 30 hours per week during normal business hours over a 10-12 week period
  • Completion of at least three years of undergraduate education
  • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues 
  • Strong writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Experience and interest in social media such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Enthusiasm for engaging our online audience and building conversation on social platforms
  • Interest in honing social media best practices through data analysis
  • Interest in learning and using web-based tools and software programs 
  • Ability to complete tasks independently, while staying in close communication with direct supervisor
  • Enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Please include “Summer Social Media Volunteer” in the subject line. Application will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those submitted by May 29, 2014.


 

Political Director

About the Opportunity        

The Political Director is the region’s top advocate for San Francisco Bay, and this position will play a leadership role in crafting Save The Bay’s 2015 strategic plan.  The plan will build on our recent advocacy successes to address emerging Bay threats from pollution and climate change, and to seize historic opportunities for restoring the Bay’s health.  The Director will design and manage ambitious campaigns to eliminate all toxic trash entering the Bay from stormwater, double healthy wetlands on the Bay shoreline to 100,000 acres, and prevent landfill in the Bay.  The Director leads the policy team, and works with senior staff and the Board of Directors to achieve the organization’s goals.  The successful candidate has the experience and skill to win significant victories by mobilizing Save The Bay’s assets and alliances with policy-makers, businesses, community organizations and scientists. This position reports to the Executive Director and serves on the senior management team.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan and manage winning campaigns to achieve Save The Bay’s strategic goals; develop work plans, tactics and budgets for policy team and volunteers.
  • Advocate successfully for Save The Bay’s policy objectives with elected officials, agencies, and stakeholders.
  • Lead and manage a team of policy professionals to accomplish work plans and produce excellent results.
  • Serve as a spokesperson to promote Save The Bay and its campaigns to news media and other audiences.
  • Serve on Save The Bay’s senior management team and work closely with other directors to integrate policy objectives throughout the organization.
  • Identify and secure project funding, and leveraging policy campaigns for donor support; cultivate and solicit a portfolio of individual and institutional donors.
  • Support organization strategy development and policy oversight by the Board of Directors and its committees.
  • Evaluate outcomes and progress toward strategic plan goals, and adjust tactics to ensure Save The Bay’s maximum impact and effectiveness.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strategic, ambitious, creative thinker, with proven ability to see the big picture and set priorities, take initiative to create opportunities, and get results.
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated leadership in developing and executing successful issue advocacy campaigns, direct lobbying and policy victories.
  • Superb political judgment, decisiveness, and enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and policy goals; familiarity with Bay ecology and issues is beneficial.  
  • At least 5 years of successful program management and staff leadership, with demonstrated ability supervising and motivating employees to set and accomplish ambitious objectives, establish and implement project budgets and work plans.
  • Teamwork and leadership skills for effective collaboration; proven track record of building strong alliances with public officials, community leaders, and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent project-management and problem-solving skills; ability to manage multiple issue campaigns, objectives and staff simultaneously.
  • Excellent persuasive speaking and writing skills; attention to detail; computer proficiency with Windows, Salesforce and Internet research applications.
  • Valid California driver’s license and favorable driving record; clean background check.

 

Compensation and Benefits:

The Political Director is a senior management position offering salary commensurate with experience.  Save The Bay’s excellent employee benefits include insurance for medical, dental, vision and chiropractic services; 403(b) plan, paid vacation, paid holidays and sick time. 

Save The Bay’s downtown Oakland offices feature an attractive work environment and excellent access to transit.  Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer that strives to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.

 

To apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@savesfbay.org with the subject line: Political Director - [your last name].  No phone calls, please.