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Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect and restore San Francisco Bay for people and wildlife. We advocate to improve the health and safety of the Bay against threats from climate change and pollution, restore crucial wetlands, and connect people of all ages to the Bay shoreline.

For 60 years we have been the voice of the Bay, leading effective advocacy campaigns to stop massive landfill projects, boost access to the Bay through shoreline parks and trails, expand the nation’s largest urban wildlife refuge, reduce trash flowing to the Bay, create $500 million in public funds to accelerate marsh restoration, and mobilize volunteers to restore the shoreline. Inland and upstream from the shoreline, we work to create Bay Smart Communities where nature grows and people thrive, resilient cities where greater equity and environmental justice create a sustainable future in a time of rapid climate change.

We are always looking for talented and passionate Bay Savers to join our team. To apply for a position at Save The Bay, send your cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Include the position title in the subject line.

Available Positions

Restoration Program Manager
Temporary Restoration Project Specialist


Restoration Program Manager

Over two decades, Save The Bay has become a Bay Area leader in the science and practice of habitat restoration, focused on tidal marsh transition zone habitat at landscape-scale for recovery of endangered species, and for ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change. We enlist thousands of volunteers annually to restore the shoreline, and educate Bay Area students to be the next generation of Bay stewards through hands-on experiential education and on-line learning.

The Restoration Program Manager is responsible for all administrative and organizational components of Save The Bay’s Community-Based Restoration (CBR) Programs. The Manager oversees a team of providers to ensure high-quality program delivery, positive participant experience, and beneficial impacts. The Manager also works closely with the Habitat Restoration Director to set and meet department and organization goals. This position reports to the Habitat Restoration Director and supervises the Restoration Operations Manager, Education Program and Content Manager, and the Restoration Project Specialist.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all CBR program-related field and office operations, budget, goal-setting and staff assignments; ensure team coordination of project records, data entry, goal setting and program scheduling.
  • Supervise direct reports, including all HR, training, support and mentoring.
    • Oversee Restoration Operations Manager in managing equipment, supplies, data, supplies budget, and systems.
    • Oversee Education Program and Content Manager to develop youth environmental education content for in-person and Outdoor Learning Online (OLO) programs; and to expand stakeholder relationships and advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion objectives.
  • Work with Habitat Restoration Director and Nursery Manager to create and manage restoration site plans, including plant propagation amounts, planting, watering, and weeding strategies, volunteer and staff workday needs; assist Habitat Restoration Director to develop program content and restoration activities to meet habitat restoration goals; maintain professional working relationships with land managers and site partners, including communication of program logistics and outcomes.
  • Ensure rigorous safety training and proper implementation of Save The Bay risk management policies and procedures.
  • Lead occasional Community-based Restoration Programs.
  • Assist with funding proposals, grant reports, and other projects as needed
  • Support outreach and fundraising campaigns, media events, conferences, and programs, with content and messaging to meet Save The Bay constituency and engagement goals.

Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team, with three to five years of staff supervision and program management experience.
  • Three to five years of experience in volunteer and community engagement; with some experience and familiarity in outdoor and/or environmental education and experiential, inquiry-based pedagogy.
  • Proven ability to manage field and office operations of a program with similar complexity; highly detail-oriented and organized.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills; ability to work well with teachers and school leaders as well as youth.
  • Enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission; creativity and flexibility, with strong problem-solving skills and sound judgment.
  • Demonstrated interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Willingness to work in the field up to 60% of the time; ability to work occasional weekends.
  • Clean background check.
  • Ownership (or unrestricted access) to a vehicle to use for work purposes; valid California driver’s license and favorable driving history, and proof of auto insurance.
  • First Aid and CPR certified; physical ability to lift and carry heavy objects of at least 40lbs.

Work Environment and Values:

We welcome people of all cultural backgrounds, gender expression and sexual orientation to apply and thrive with our growing team. Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer that strives to recruit a diverse workforce and provide an equitable, and inclusive workplace for all.

Save The Bay’s office is closed during the current health pandemic and all 25 employees are working remotely. We offer a flexible, virtual work environment and provide equipment, training and frequent virtual opportunities to connect.

Salary and Benefits:

The starting annual salary for this full-time, exempt position is $64,000, depending on experience. This is a full-time 40-hour per week. Workweek is Monday-Friday with occasional weekend work. Preferred start date is early November 2021.

We offer an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, and life insurance; paid vacation, paid holidays and sick time; 403(b) retirement plan.

How to Apply:

This position is open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Please make sure to include the position title – Restoration Program Manager – in the subject line.


Temporary Restoration Project Specialist (2 Positions Available)

The Temporary Restoration Project Specialist contributes to the outplanting goals of Save The Bay’s large-scale transition zone projects along coastal marshes around San Francisco Bay. The Temporary Restoration Project Specialist role is entirely a field position, working with Save The Bay’s Habitat Restoration Team, to outplant thousands of native plants into wide transition-zone levee slopes. The Project Specialist may assist other team members in running volunteer groups on projects such as invasive species removal, native plant propagation and outplanting, and shoreline cleanups. This position reports to the Restoration Program Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in staff workdays at restoration sites, primarily at Ravenswood in Menlo Park, and at native plant nurseries.
  • Participate in additional habitat restoration activities such as invasive plant removal, native plant collection, propagation and outplanting, and shoreline cleanups.
  • Process and prepare native seed material at home or in Save The Bay’s nurseries.
  • Work Monday-Friday.
  • Support Habitat Restoration staff in Community-based Restoration field programs for students, corporate and community groups, and volunteers from the general public (maximum 1/day a week).
  • Assist with operation and maintenance of trucks, tools, and native plant nurseries.
  • Ensure rigorous safety standards during programs and staff workdays.
  • Maintain high standards of performance in a professional work environment.
  • Engage in cross-team events and outreach with other departments.

Qualifications:

  • Ability and interest in working in the field with variable weather conditions
  • Experience in Ecology, Environmental Science/Studies, Biology, Conservation, Agriculture, or Habitat Restoration; prior field work experience preferred
  • Knowledge of basic Bay ecology, wetland habitats, and CA native plants
  • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues and enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs
  • Ability to ask questions, complete tasks independently, and work well in a team
  • Strong commitment to safety and maintenance of truck, restoration tools, and all other equipment
  • Initiative, creativity, and collaborative work style; attention to detail, flexible and easily adaptable to change
  • Clean background check
  • Ownership (or unrestricted access) to a vehicle to use for work purposes; valid California driver’s license and favorable driving history, and proof of auto insurance.
  • Ability to lift at least 40lbs

Work Environment and Values:

We welcome people of all cultural backgrounds, gender expression and sexual orientation to apply and thrive with our growing team. Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer that strives to recruit a diverse workforce and provide an equitable, and inclusive workplace for all.

Save The Bay’s office is closed during the current health pandemic and all 25 employees are working remotely. We offer a flexible, virtual work environment and provide equipment, training and frequent virtual opportunities to connect.

Salary and Benefits:

The starting hourly wage for this full-time, temporary non-exempt position is $20.50 per hour, depending on experience. This is a full-time 40-hour per week, seasonal position for approximately 4 months, October through February 15, 2021. Workweek is Monday-Friday. Preferred start date is mid-late October 2021.

We offer an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, and life insurance; paid vacation, paid holidays and sick time; 403(b) retirement plan.

How to Apply:

This position is open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Please make sure to include the position title – Temporary Restoration Project Specialist – in the subject line.

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