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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.We will respond to all applications.
This is a full-time position. Candidates are subject to background checks.
Winter 2014 Environmental Policy Volunteer
The Environmental Policy Volunteers will work as part of Save The Bay’s Policy Department focusing either on our pollution prevention or bay fill / restoration finance initiatives. As a member of a small team of enthusiastic and dedicated advocates, the Environmental Policy Volunteers will be responsible for conducting research, assisting in implementation of priority projects and providing support for our grassroots and communications objectives.
Bay fill prevention / Restoration funding focus (1 position):
For 50 years, Save The Bay has worked to stop the filling of San Francisco Bay. Prior to our founding, a full third of the Bay was filled in or diked off, including 90% of our marshes. Today, we continue to advocate against inappropriate development, leading campaigns to see our shorelines restored rather than paved over with housing, golf courses and more. Save The Bay’s major Bay Fill Prevention initiative is our campaign to stop Cargill’s plans to fill in as many as two square miles of restorable San Francisco Bay salt ponds in Redwood City with thousands of houses (see: www.DontPaveMyBay.org).
In addition to our Bay Fill Prevention work, one of the major challenges facing the restoration of the Bay shoreline is the lack of local funding to restore shoreline areas already under public ownership. This position will work on both of these crucial policy areas, helping us reach our goal of establishing 100,000 acres of wetlands around San Francisco Bay.
Expected qualifications for both positions:
- 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 20 hours a week for 10 to 12 weeks.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Winter Policy Volunteer” and the name of the specific program for which you are applying in the subject line.