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Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect and restore San Francisco Bay. Our Oakland-based team mobilizes supporters and partners throughout the region to protect the Bay from pollution and climate change, and to restore crucial shoreline habitat for endangered species and flood protection.

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 Include the position title in the subject line.

Available Positions

Save The Bay Fellows (volunteer positions)
Communications Specialist
Finance and Administrative Manager
Restoration Project Specialist


Communications Specialist

Save The Bay seeks a multi-faceted Communications Specialist with excellent written communications (editorial, advocacy and fundraising), social media, public relations and project management skills to support the Development and Communications Department. The Communications Specialist will partner with fundraising, restoration and policy teams to plan and develop communications strategies that support all aspects of the organization’s work.

The Communications Specialist reports to the Deputy Director of Communications and Digital Fundraising and must have a positive, passionate and mission-driven attitude.

Key Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with fundraising and program teams, create and implement a quarterly content plan that effectively communicates and supports current and future campaigns across all channels.
  • Oversee editorial calendar and develop content with internal teams; this includes SEO content stories focused around brand-related keywords.
  • Administer all social media accounts and own content production and management.
  • Moderate and drive conversations on social platforms with support from program and policy teams.
  • Generate analytical reports for social media performance and website traffic; interpret and use results to evolve strategies that drive measurable action.
  • Develop copy and content (editorial and fundraising) for emails, website, blog, social media, program collateral, events and other marketing-related needs.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Support and work closely with the Graphic and Website designer to update the website, distribute emails through Pardot and other tasks as needed.
  • Create media rich content that tells engaging stories across various platforms; experience with video editing a plus.
  • Support activities related to Bay Day, including working with lead sponsors to build and execute custom communications plans and social media campaigns.
  • Handle PR inquiries; write press releases and OpEds, pitch and place stories as needed.
  • Support fundraising campaigns and events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 3-5 years of experience in marketing/communications, agency or in-house with some nonprofit.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or related work experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal, writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively.
  • Operate under a sense of urgency, meeting deadlines, and seeing projects through to completion.
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn).
  • Photo editing and video production skills – Adobe Suite and Final Cut Pro an added plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and Office and Adobe Suite; knowledge of Co-Schedule, Salesforce and Pardot are an added bonus.
  • Clean background check.
  • Enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs.

Compensation & Benefits:

The base starting salary for this position is $56,000, but is negotiable based on experience. Save The Bay offers excellent employee benefits including insurance for medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic services; a 403(b) retirement plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, and sick time.

Save The Bay’s 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 an equitable, inclusive, and diverse workforce.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to with the subject line: Communications Specialist

Finance and Administrative Manager

The Finance and Administrative Manager supervises the Office Manager and Staff Accountant and ensures that the day-to-day accounting and administrative activities for Save The Bay comply with all relevant laws, maximize organizational resources, incorporate current industry best practices, and advance the organizations’ Strategic Plan. This is a part-time (60% FTE), exempt position, reporting to the Chief Financial Officer.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the full-time positions of Office Manager and Staff Accountant. Review their work and back them up when necessary, including but not limited to payroll preparation, banking, grant billing, insurance and benefit processing, and office management
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP, corporate policies, and relevant deadlines. Maintain the organization’s Accounting Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Manage the schedule for the organization’s annual independent audit and tax return filings; communicate directly with auditors
  • Oversee office facilities and systems
  • Seek out and implement new accounting and administrative systems/technology to maximize efficiency
  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer with special projects
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum three years experience in non-profit accounting, including audit management, and office administration. Minimum two years experience as a supervisor
  • Proficiency with Quickbooks, Outlook, Excel, and Word. Proficiency with Salesforce,Paylocity,and Abacus a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to set appropriate priorities and meet deadlines, manage multiple projects, work effectively with diverse individuals, and think critically
  • Enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs
  • Clean background check
  • Valid California driver’s license and clean driving record

To Apply

Please email your resume and detailed cover letter to: Subject line and file names should read: Finance and Administrative Manager – [your name].

**NOTE: In you cover letter, please state why this part-time position meets your needs.***

It is a priority to Save The Bay to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer.

Restoration Project Specialist

The Restoration Project Specialist is responsible for leading Save The Bay’s community-based restoration programs for youth and adult volunteers. Save The Bay’s restoration team works to re-establish crucial transition zone habitat along coastal marshes around the S.F. Bay. The Restoration Project Specialist role is both educator and project implementer in the field. This position works as an outdoor educator to teach students the history and ecology of the Bay, as well as cultivate youth stewardship. The Project Specialist also manages large volunteer groups on projects such as invasive species removal, native plant propagation and outplanting, and shoreline cleanups. In addition, the Project Specialist assists the restoration team with project planning, scientific monitoring, and additional field and office tasks. This position reports to the Restoration Program Manager.


  • Lead Community-based Restoration field programs for elementary, middle and high school students, corporate and community groups, and volunteers from the general public (average 4 days a week)
  • Manage habitat restoration activities such as invasive plant removal, native plant propagation and outplanting, and shoreline cleanups
  • Work Tuesday-Saturday
  • Work closely with a team of field leaders
  • Participate in staff workdays in the field and at our native plant nurseries
  • Assist with operation and maintenance of native plant nurseries
  • Help in monitoring of transition zone restoration projects and collect and input data
  • Participate in project planning, communication between field staff and project managers, and contribute to the restoration team goals
  • Ensure rigorous safety standards during programs
  • Conduct occasional classroom visits to support the education program
  • Perform administrative work associated with field programming
  • Drive Save the Bay truck to get to multiple project sites
  • Maintain high standards of performance in a professional work environment
  • Assist restoration staff in cross-team events and outreach with other departments



  • Curiosity, eagerness to learn, and enthusiasm to work the majority of the week in the field, sometimes in challenging weather conditions
  • Ability to work at least two weekends per month
  • Experience in Ecology, Environmental Science/Studies, Biology, Conservation, or Habitat Restoration
  • At least one year of field experience, monitoring and data collection
  • At least one year experience leading education programs, preferably outdoor environmental education programs
  • Energy and passion for teaching and working with youth
  • Strong group management skills
  • Knowledge of basic Bay ecology, wetland habitats, and CA native plants
  • 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
  • Experience working with diverse student populations and people with differing ability levels
  • 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
  • Ability to lift at least 40lbs


  • 2-3 years experience in habitat restoration
  • Familiarity with tidal marsh flora and fauna
  • Native plant nursery operation skills
  • Knowledge of environmental issues impacting San Francisco Bay

Compensation and Benefits:

We offer an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, chiropractic, life insurance, paid vacation, paid holidays and sick time. Save The Bay’s Oakland office features an attractive work environment and excellent access to transit. Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer that strives to recruit and retain an equitable, inclusive, and diverse workforce.

To Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to Position is open until filled. Subject line: Restoration Project Specialist — [your last name]

Or mail to:
Restoration Project Specialist Search
Save The Bay
1330 Broadway, Suite 1800
Oakland, CA 94612


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