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
Outreach Volunteer

Development
Development and Grant Writing Volunteer 

Development and Events Volunteer

Habitat Restoration 

Native Plant Nursery Manager 

Habitat Restoration Volunteer 

Policy

Political Director

Environmental Policy Volunteer - Pollution Prevention Advocacy

Environmental Policy Volunteer - General Advocacy

 


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 24 hours a week starting the week of September 15, 2014. 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 August 22, 2014. Open until September 5, 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

 

Development and Events Volunteer

Organization Description: 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. www.saveSFbay.org

Position Description: The Development and Events Volunteer will work with Save The Bay’s Development team to support strategic fundraising campaigns and events that cultivate and steward current and prospective members, major donors, corporate, and foundation supporters. 

 

As a member of our dynamic team, the volunteer will assist with events planning and logistics; conduct 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 events planning
  • 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 20 hours per week
  • Enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs

Volunteers make a 12-week commitment and expect to work at least 20 hours a week starting the week of September 15, 2014. Public transportation reimbursement is available.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Please include “Fall Development and Events Volunteer” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those submitted prior to August 29, 2014. Open until September 5,2014

“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 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 outreach and coordination materials for public and corporate volunteer programs
  • Maintain volunteer contact and monitoring data entry
  • Assist with the coordination of major events
  • Clean and weigh seed collections and update seed collection inventory
  • General administrative duties

Field Tasks:

  • Assist Restoration Specialists with our community-based volunteer programs at our restoration sites and native plant nurseries
  • Join staff workdays involving site maintenance (weeding and watering seedlings) and planting native plants in the winter
  • Native plant seed collection (late spring-fall)
  • Plant propagation tasks at STB’s nurseries, including seed sowing, transplanting, divisions, fertilization, culling, and nursery maintenance

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 24 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 ‘Habitat Restoration Volunteer’ in the subject line. Applications accepted on a rolling basis, but priority given to those submitted by September 12, 2014.  

 


Native Plant Nursery Manager

About the Opportunity

Save The Bay is seeking a full-time Native Plant Nursery Manager beginning immediately.  This is a term position through at least December 31, 2015, with extension possible.  The Nursery Manager manages Save The Bay’s two native plant nurseries and is responsible for all ongoing nursery operations.  The Nursery Manager also will implement an innovative propagation strategy to benefit transition zone habitat restoration efforts throughout San Francisco Bay. We are seeking a hard-working, creative and collaborative individual for this position.  The Nursery Manager will report to the Habitat Restoration Director and work closely with the Restoration Program Manager and other staff and site partners. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of native plant propagation, all nursery operations and maintenance, including weed control, irrigation and other tasks; maintain healthy plants and a clean nursery environment
  • Provide technical advice and plant expertise to the Habitat Restoration Team; assist in selecting native plant palette based on restoration site goals and best management practices
  • Coordinate seasonal restoration program activities and schedule; lead volunteers and Save The Bay staff in nursery activities and restoration programs including native seed collection, invasive plant removal, transplanting and outplanting.
  • Maintain detailed records of nursery activities, including comprehensive database of species information and propagation methods, and written documentation for grant reports and technical documents.
  • Plan clear schedule of activities, attend staff quarterly site meetings, communicate weekly logistics and reporting of nursery activities
  • Support project site implementation by Staff Scientist and Habitat Restoration Director;  develop appropriate field and nursery experiments and mentor field staff; maintain good communication with landowners and partners at nursery sites
  • Manage watershed-specific seed and cuttings collection for all restoration sites; manage and maintain nursery field equipment, purchase necessary materials and supplies; maintain demonstration gardens at each nursery
  • Other duties as assigned

General Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree (B.A. or B.S.) in ecology, environmental studies, biology or related field; Master’s degree desirable
  • Extensive knowledge of California native plants, wetland habitats, and Bay ecology
  • At least two years nursery experience, preferably with tidal wetland and marsh transition zone species
  • Detail-oriented with a high degree of reliability in managing data and records using Excel
  • Initiative, creativity, problem solving ability and collaborative work style
  • Energy and enthusiasm for working with volunteers of diverse backgrounds and differing ability levels
  • Flexibility to work occasional weekends
  • Knowledge of native plant seed collection, plant germination without use of a greenhouse, growing habits of native wetland plants, soil conditions, fertilization, and disease and pest control
  • Computer proficiency with Windows software package and Internet research applications
  • 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
  • Ownership (or unrestricted access) to a vehicle to use for work purposes.

Compensation and Benefits:

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: Nursery Manager - [your last name].  No phone calls, please. 


 

Environmental Policy Volunteer - Pollution Prevention Advocacy

Pollutants flowing from our streets and storm drains threaten water quality in the Bay on a daily basis. Our Pollution Prevention program is focused on keeping trash, chemicals, and other pollutants out of our waterways by working collaboratively with city and county government and community stakeholders. By implementing effective policies at the local level, we are making dramatic strides to improve the health of our wetlands, Bay shoreline, and creeks.

The Pollution Prevention Policy Volunteer will focus on two main issues: 1) Save The Bay’s campaign to fight cigarette butt pollution in the Bay, and 2) our work to reduce the amount of trash flowing into local creeks and the Bay through city stormwater systems.

Learn more here:

http://www.savesfbay.org/pollution-prevention

http://www.savesfbay.org/buttfreebay

Qualifications:

  • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues and advocacy
  • Ability to quickly digest policy information and research
  • Strong writing skills and the ability to communicate complex issues to diverse audiences
  • Strong research 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 24 hours a week for 10 to 12 weeks.  

This position is anticipated to start in mid-September 2014.  A public transit reimbursement stipend is available.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org, with “Pollution Prevention Advocacy Volunteer” followed by your last name, in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those submitted prior to August 22.

 


Environmental Policy Volunteer - General Advocacy

Position Summary
The Policy Advocate Volunteer works as part of Save The Bay’s Policy Department, with a specific focus on planning, research, and execution of campaigns to address long-term and emerging threats to San Francisco Bay.

Scientists predict that by 2050, sea levels will rise as much as 16 inches along the Bay shoreline, and as much as 55 inches by the end of the century. Despite more than $50 billion in public and private infrastructure at risk, as well as thousands of acres of critical habitat for wildlife, the Bay Area lacks a strategic plan to address these threats. At the same time, emerging issues including crude oil by rail and new development projects continue to put pressure on the health of the Bay and our local communities. The Policy Advocate Volunteer will work closely with the Policy team to help develop and execute strong campaigns to engage Bay Area residents to advocate for a clean, healthy, and vibrant Bay.

Key tasks likely to include evaluation and analysis of legislation, agency documents, Environmental Impact Reports, and other materials, outreach and engagement of partner organizations, drafting of compelling content for blogs, attendance at public meetings, and assistance in developing online actions.

This position reports to the Restoration Funding Campaign Manager.

Qualifications:
This position will spend time focusing on planning, research, and execution of advocacy efforts to address emerging and long-term threats to the health and vitality of San Francisco Bay.

  • Ability to quickly learn about policy issues and apply learnings to work products
  • Understanding of local and state government and the policymaking process
  • Strong research, analysis, and written communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • Proficient in standard office applications, including MS Office suite, Google Docs, etc
  • Enthusiasm for the environment and Save The Bay’s mission.
  • Valid CA drivers license and clean driving record.
  • Clean background check.

This position is anticipated to start in mid-September 2014. A public transit reimbursement stipend is available.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org, with “General Advocacy Volunteer” followed by your last name, in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those submitted prior to August 22.

 


 

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.

 


 

Outreach Volunteer

Position Description:Save The Bay is seeking an Outreach Volunteer to work with the Communications team to engage Save The Bay’s volunteers through online communications, data management, and community engagement.

This year, over 5,000 adult and youth volunteers will work with Save The Bay to restore over 120 acres of vital Bay habitat. The Outreach Volunteer will focus on engaging these restoration volunteers through a number of tasks, including utilizing online tools for volunteer appreciation; updating Salesforce database with volunteer data; organizing the photo database; sending volunteer thank you emails; posting to Save The Bay’s blog; representing Save The Bay at events; and performing various administrative duties.

Volunteers make a 10-12 week commitment and expect to work at least 24 hours per week starting September 15, 2014. Transportation reimbursement is available.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to commit an average of 24 hours per week during normal business hours over a 10-12 week period
  • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues
  • Strong writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Experience and/or interest in volunteer stewardship
  • Willingness to learn and use web-based tools, Salesforce database, and software programs
  • Ability to complete tasks independently
  • Enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Please make sure to include the position title in the subject line. Priority given to applications submitted by August 22, 2014.