Become Part of the Team

Save The Bay’s mission is to protect and restore the Bay for people and wildlife. We are the only regional organization that integrates political advocacy, wetland restoration, and education to shape a healthy and resilient region. We are a team of passionate people, and at the core, we are collaborative, supportive, dedicated, and bold. The organization has begun a process to create a workplace that genuinely values diversity and is equitable, inclusive, and accessible to all. We are committed to this eternal work and approach it with humility and intentionality. Learn more about our history and impact.

Our work is performed in a hybrid setting (remote, in office, and in the field) and includes periodic in-person staff and team meetings. View our Covid Safety Protocols.

Staff Positions

The Policy Manager develops and implements impactful issue advocacy campaigns to address the impacts of climate change and pollution on San Francisco Bay. We work locally, regionally, and at the state and federal levels to accelerate regional protection from sea level rise, storm flooding, and other climate impacts; promote nature-based climate adaptation through restoration of Bay wetlands and green infrastructure in our cities; and reduce Bay pollution. We promote equitable transit, housing, and access to the Bay, recognizing the disproportionate impacts of climate change on the health and safety of vulnerable populations and underinvested communities.

The Policy Manager works to secure effective policies and public funding for them, identifying opportunities to advance our goals through campaigns and partnerships. The Manager builds and stewards strategic relationships with allied organizations, elected officials, public agencies, and community activists to advance Save The Bay’s mission and strategic plan.

This position requires strong experience in legislative issue advocacy, keen political and strategy instincts, and the ability to manage multiple projects and work efficiently in a rapidly evolving environment. This position reports to the Political Director and supervises our Political Organizer.

Reports to: Political Director
Supervises: Political Organizer

Primary Responsibilities:

General

  • Develop and manage Save The Bay’s strategic advocacy focused on equitable multi-benefit green infrastructure, climate resilient infrastructure, and land use planning. Seek emerging opportunities to achieve our advocacy goals.
  • Support the Political Director and other staff in identifying and implementing effective campaign strategies and tactics, strategic planning opportunities, and cross-departmental collaboration & planning efforts.
  • Advance Save The Bay’s policy and equity goals by identifying and developing elected and appointed champions for Bay resilience and equitable climate adaptation.
  • Advance Save The Bay’s policy and equity goals through management and expansion of partnerships with environmental, environmental justice, indigenous peoples, housing, business, labor, and issue advocacy organizations, including supervising and directing the work of the Political Organizer.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to generate participation from Save The Bay’s members.
  • Develop advocacy materials, including advocacy plans, timelines, and budgets; conduct research for white papers and advocacy messaging; write public comments, blogs, social media, and other content to support campaigns.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for Save The Bay to promote our advocacy campaigns with the media and other audiences.
  • Participate in Save The Bay’s internal Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives, which may include racial affinity groups and staff working groups focused on updating internal policies and processes.

Stormwater and Groundwater Management

  • Advocate for cities across the Bay Area to plan for the impacts of intensifying storms and rising groundwater in their policy, planning, and funding priorities.
  • Advocate for local, regional, state, and federal funding for green infrastructure as a priority nature-based climate adaptation and Bay protection strategy.
  • Cultivate elected and appointed officials to champion green infrastructure funding and projects within their communities and across the Bay.
  • Work with local and regional agencies to overcome administrative barriers to the implementation of green streets.
  • Work with Political Organizer to support community-led efforts to address the risk of groundwater rise, especially at toxic sites.

Local and Regional Urban Planning

  • Advocate for the inclusion of climate resilience and equity policies in general plans, climate action plans, and other land use policy and guidance documents in partnership with local and regional organizations.
  • Identify opportunities to support housing and transportation policies and programs that advance equity and climate goals, including housing affordability and densification in high resource areas; integration of stormwater infrastructure into road projects; reducing regional vehicle miles traveled; and incentivizing transit-oriented development.

State Legislative Liaison

  • Help lead the Policy Team to establish and pursue legislative priorities around wetland restoration, green infrastructure, land use planning, transportation, and housing; coordinate and conduct direct advocacy, including in-person and remote meetings with state legislators, officials and agency staff; participate in the statewide Green California organizing effort and other coalition calls and meetings.

Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

Required Qualifications

At least two years of experience in the following areas:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of policy advocacy, legislative and government agency processes, and Bay Area political geography
  • Experience working with diverse partners, including equity, environmental justice, business, and labor advocates.
  • Experience developing advocacy strategies and advocating effectively with elected officials, community leaders, activists, community-based organizations, agency officials, and other stakeholders.
  • Experience analyzing legislative and administrative policy documents and proposing policy language.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within organizations and through policy work and partnerships.
  • Strong persuasive writing, research, editing, and public speaking skills.
  • Proven ability both to work independently and to collaborate effectively.
  • Experience managing staff or volunteers, supporting their professional growth, and developing and executing work plans.
  • Experience facilitating meetings and managing projects.
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and collaborative work style.
  • Interest in Save The Bay’s mission.
  • Computer proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office, and Internet research applications.
  • Valid California driver’s license.

Preferred qualifications

  • Familiarity with environmental public policy, and climate change and adaptation issues.
  • Familiarity with issues related to wetlands, stormwater, and climate resilience.
  • Familiarity with nature-based solutions, green stormwater infrastructure, and infrastructure planning.
  • Experience with electoral campaigns, working with political action committees, and campaign fundraising.
  • Proficiency with Salesforce and voter files (PDI, VAN, etc.).

Position Logistics

Location: We are a primarily virtual office with full staff in-person workdays twice per month in our Downtown Oakland office. The Policy team additionally works in the office every Thursday. Some inperson events and meetings around the Bay required. We offer a flexible work environment and provide equipment, training, and frequent opportunities to connect.

Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time, exempt, 40 hours per week position. The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $90.000 per year, based on experience. Our work week is Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend work. Our core hours are 10am-4pm with flexibility before 10am and after 4pm. We offer an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, acupuncture/chiropractic, and life insurance; 12 paid vacation days per year to start, 13-14 paid holidays and 12 days of sick leave per calendar year; 403(b) retirement plan; stipend for working remotely and funds for home office workstation equipment and furniture.

Hiring Timeline: The priority deadline for applications is May 13, 2024
We will review resumes and conduct interviews on a rolling basis in May
Finalists will be invited to submit three references
Preferred start date is June 17, 2024

How To Apply: This position is open until filled. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Please make sure to include the position title Policy Manager in the subject line. In the body of the email, please share where you found this job listing.

COVID-19 Policy: All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

Work Environment: 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.

DEI Statement: Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Save The Bay will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Our Leadership Philosophy: At Save the Bay, we take a person-centered approach to leadership. As leaders, we strive to embody our organizational core values and create a work environment that fosters belonging, authenticity, accountability, and care.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) - Our Journey
Over the past three years, Save The Bay has been reckoning with our positionality within a predominantly white-led environmental movement. Our internal DEI work has matured from identifying opportunities to create safe and welcoming working environments to implementing organization-wide professional development and offering racial affinity-based programs. Multiple DEI efforts began and continue to be fueled by employee leaders, their impact has already made a difference in the programs we offer, the investments we make, and partnerships we build. We are currently working to be effective allies to environmental justice organizations and to support community-driven efforts that protect the most vulnerable people from the impacts of climate change in our region.

In 2023, we adopted organizational core values after collecting feedback and engaging staff and board members. This has proven to be an impactful step in the integration of DEI into the leadership philosophy and operations of Save The Bay. The next phase of our work includes continued efforts to identify equitable outcomes in alignment with the development of Save The Bay’s strategic plan.

Our DEI work is expansive and ongoing. We are committing significant organizational time and resources to advance DEI efforts and achieve equitable outcomes. We seek candidates who will help us forward this work, and understand that systems work demands resiliency, patience, and endurance.

The Restoration Operations Specialist is responsible for leading Save The Bay’s community-based restoration programs for youth and adult volunteers. This role includes working as an environmental educator to teach students the history and ecology of the Bay and to cultivate environmental stewards. The Restoration Operations Specialist also manages large volunteer groups on projects including invasive species removal, native plant propagation, outplanting, and shoreline cleanups. In addition, the Operations Specialist manages and maintains field and office equipment for all aspects of the Habitat Restoration Team’s (HRT) work. They ensure high standards of safety in the field by leading safety training for our team. They track spending and operations budget, maintain relationships with vendors and site partners, and complete other administrative record keeping.

REPORTS TO: Restoration Program Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work Tuesday-Saturday to lead our weekend public programs, with up to four days a week in the field, sometimes in challenging weather conditions

Equipment Maintenance & Safety: 30% of responsibilities

  • Manage/maintain inventory of restoration tools, equipment, safety gear & program supplies
  • Manage and maintain three trucks and trailers
  • Oversee HRT staff safety and train HRT staff in safety best management practices & protocols
  • Train new staff and fellows in field and safety protocols
  • Ensure rigorous safety standards during programs
  • Develop and enforce Phytophthora base management practices for the nursery and the field in collaboration with Nursery Manager

Community-based Restoration: 60% of responsibilities

  • Lead Community-based Restoration field programs for students, corporate and community groups, and volunteers from the general public (average 3 days a week)
  • Participate in habitat restoration activities such as invasive plant removal, native plant collection, propagation and planting, and shoreline cleanups
  • Ensure best restoration practices for our work, including invasive plant management, native planting, phytosanitary practices, and volunteer-associated programmatic improvements
  • Assist with operation and maintenance of native plant nurseries
  • Support Summer monitoring
  • Support outreach and fundraising campaigns, media events, conferences, and programs with content and messaging to meet Save The Bay’s constituency and engagement goals

Administrative Responsibilities: 10% of responsibilities

  • Manage program paperwork and receipts and assist with administrative record keeping
  • Manage vendor relationships and payment for restoration-related equipment & services
  • Oversee all purchasing of equipment and supplies for restoration programs
  • Track equipment and supplies budget
  • Participate in project site planning and strategy

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • 2 years’ experience leading inquiry-based education programs for youth and volunteers in the field, including experience working with diverse student populations & people with differing ability levels
  • Experience with equipment maintenance and/or a demonstrated willingness to problem solve and learn new skills
  • Detail-oriented with a high degree of reliability in managing data and records.
  • Experience with wetland restoration, ecology, environmental science/studies, biology, conservation, or similar field
  • Demonstrated interest in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Initiative, flexibility, and adaptability in changing situations
  • Spanish language skills, preferred
  • Clean background check
  • Ownership or unrestricted access to a vehicle to use for work purposes; valid California driver’s license, favorable driving history, and proof of auto insurance
  • First Aid and CPR certified (If not certified, training courses are offered frequently and subsidized by Save The Bay)
  • Physical demands associated with this position include extensive driving (up to 3 hours a day), kneeling, squatting, walking on uneven terrain, lifting and carrying heavy materials up to 40 pounds, bending over to record field data, and working in rainy and cold weather conditions 

Position Logistics

Location: Field days take place at our various restoration sites around the San Francisco Bay Area. Our office days are primarily performed remotely, with periodic in-person staff and team meetings at our office based in Oakland, CA. We offer a flexible work environment and provide equipment, training, and frequent virtual and in-person opportunities to connect. Employees must reside in the Bay Area.

Compensation and Benefits: The hourly range for this full-time, non-exempt position is $26 - $27.50 per hour, depending on experience. The high end of this range is reserved for candidates who are fluent in both Spanish and English. This is a full-time 40-hour per week position. The workweek is Tuesday through Saturday.

We offer an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, acupuncture/chiropractic, and life insurance; 12 paid vacation days per year to start, 13-14 paid holidays and 12 days of sick leave per calendar year; 403(b) retirement plan; stipend for working remotely and funds for home office workstation equipment and furniture.

Hiring Timeline (This is our ideal timeline, but it may be subject to change):

  • The priority deadline for applications is June 7, 2024
  • We will review resumes and conduct interviews in June and July
  • Finalists will be invited to submit three references
  • Preferred start date is July 16, 2024

How To Apply: This position is open until filled. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Please make sure to include the position title Restoration Operations Specialist in the subject line. In the body of the email, please share where you found this job listing.

COVID-19 Policy: All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

Work Environment: 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.

DEI Statement: Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Save The Bay will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Our Leadership Philosophy: At Save the Bay, we take a person-centered approach to leadership. As leaders, we strive to embody our organizational core values and create a work environment that fosters belonging, authenticity, accountability, and care.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) - Our Journey
Over the past three years, Save The Bay has been reckoning with our positionality within a predominantly white-led environmental movement. Our internal DEI work has matured from identifying opportunities to create safe and welcoming working environments to implementing organization-wide professional development and offering racial affinity-based programs. Multiple DEI efforts began and continue to be fueled by employee leaders, their impact has already made a difference in the programs we offer, the investments we make, and partnerships we build. We are currently working to be effective allies to environmental justice organizations and to support community-driven efforts that protect the most vulnerable people from the impacts of climate change in our region.

In 2023, we adopted organizational core values after collecting feedback and engaging staff and board members. This has proven to be an impactful step in the integration of DEI into the leadership philosophy and operations of Save The Bay. The next phase of our work includes continued efforts to identify equitable outcomes in alignment with the development of Save The Bay’s strategic plan.

Our DEI work is expansive and ongoing. We are committing significant organizational time and resources to advance DEI efforts and achieve equitable outcomes. We seek candidates who will help us forward this work, and understand that systems work demands resiliency, patience, and endurance.

Fellow Positions

Save The Bay’s Fellowship Program is a highly regarded professional program delivering critical support to staff to ensure a thriving and healthy San Francisco Bay. Fellows actively contribute to the organization and receive hands-on experience and individual mentorship as team members of Save The Bay’s talented and passionate staff. This program is an excellent opportunity for professional development and offers insight into a non-profit sector career.

This is a part-time, non-exempt, 20 hours per week position. The hourly range for this position is $20.00 per hour, based on experience. We offer the following benefits to fellows: limited sick leave; 403(b) retirement plan; stipend for working remotely.

The Policy Fellow will support Save The Bay’s work to prevent Bay pollution and advance regional adaptation to sea level rise and storm flooding due to climate change. Our efforts emphasize nature- based climate adaptation solutions, including wetland restoration and managing stormwater with nature. We prioritize the needs and voices of disadvantaged communities in our advocacy, as these communities are some of the most vulnerable to climate risk due to chronic underinvestment and redlining policies.

The Policy Fellow works as part of the Policy team, with a specific focus on research, communication, and outreach to support our strategic campaigns and partnerships. The Policy Fellow reports to the Policy Manager. Fellows are expected to commit to working 20 hours a week during a 6-12 month session. This position will require periodic in-person meetings around the Bay Area.

Reports To: Policy Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Policy Fellow’s specific responsibilities will vary depending on the needs of the team. Generally, the Policy Fellow will work collaboratively with members of the Policy team on the following:

  • Supporting efforts to promote various aspects of Save The Bay’s sea level rise strategy, including outreach to partner organizations and research into opportunities to advance aspects of this plan.
  • Analyzing reports and data to promote stormwater pollution compliance among cities and counties across the Bay Area.
  • Assisting with the design and implementation of engagement activities to promote wetland restoration, nature-based flood protection, and other organizational priorities.
  • Drafting compelling content for blogs and other social media channels that support our Policy campaigns and priorities.
  • Developing online action alerts that engage the public and decision-makers in our Policy campaigns.
  • Attending public meetings online and, when appropriate, providing public comments on behalf of Save The Bay at meetings.
  • Other assignments as needed

Qualifications and Experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to quickly digest policy information and research
  • Strong research, analysis, and written communications skills
  • Ability to communicate with diverse audiences
  • Comfort with public speaking and networking with a variety of stakeholders, including community-based organizations, elected officials, and agency partners
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental and climate issues
  • Experience with advocacy and community engagement
  • Familiarity with social media strategy and content creation
  • Background in general or climate change planning a plus
  • Proficient in standard office applications, including MS Office suite, Google Docs, etc.
  • Access to WiFi and phone

Position Logistics

Location: We are a primarily virtual office with full staff in-person workdays twice per month in our Downtown Oakland office. The Policy team additionally works in the office every Thursday. Some in- person events and meetings around the Bay required. We offer a flexible work environment and provide equipment, training, and frequent opportunities to connect.

Compensation and Benefits: This is a part-time, non-exempt, 20 hours per week position. The Policy Fellow is compensated at $20 per hour and will receive a $75 per month home office stipend. Save The Bay also provides travel reimbursements for external meetings.

Hiring Timeline (This is our ideal timeline, but it may be subject to change):

  • The priority deadline for applications is 5/17/2024
  • We will review resumes and conduct interviews on a rolling basis until the position is filled
  • Start Date: Preferred start date is 6/10/2024

How To Apply: This position is open until filled. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Please make sure to include the position title – Policy Fellow – in the subject line. In the body of the email, please share where you found this job listing.

COVID-19 Policy: All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

Work Environment: 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.

DEI Statement: Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Save The Bay will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Our Leadership Philosophy: At Save the Bay, we take a person-centered approach to leadership. As leaders, we strive to embody our organizational core values and create a work environment that fosters belonging, authenticity, accountability, and care.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) - Our Journey
Over the past three years, Save The Bay has been reckoning with our positionality within a predominantly white-led environmental movement. Our internal DEI work has matured from identifying opportunities to create safe and welcoming working environments to implementing organization-wide professional development and offering racial affinity-based programs. Multiple DEI efforts began and continue to be fueled by employee leaders, their impact has already made a difference in the programs we offer, the investments we make, and partnerships we build. We are currently working to be effective allies to environmental justice organizations and to support community-driven efforts that protect the most vulnerable people from the impacts of climate change in our region.

In 2023, we adopted organizational core values after collecting feedback and engaging staff and board members. This has proven to be an impactful step in the integration of DEI into the leadership philosophy and operations of Save The Bay. The next phase of our work includes continued efforts to identify equitable outcomes in alignment with the development of Save The Bay’s strategic plan.

Our DEI work is expansive and ongoing. We are committing significant organizational time and resources to advance DEI efforts and achieve equitable outcomes. We seek candidates who will help us forward this work, and understand that systems work demands resiliency, patience, and endurance.

Place yourself at the intersection of Save The Bay’s restoration, policy, and outreach campaigns with a position that interfaces with many different staff and subject areas within Save The Bay’s Development and Communications Team. Support our outreach and communication efforts promoting our restoration work and policy campaigns, as well as ongoing events. Help strategize and develop content, learn digital marketing and fundraising best-practices, and gain hands-on experience in professional networking and community partnership building. The Fellow will work primarily remotely, with in-person workdays twice a month in our downtown Oakland office and/or other venues. Equipment such as a laptop will be provided.

Reports To: Communications Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support communications by creating dynamic content, including written, graphic, and video social media posts, blogs, and public relations outreach materials that amplifies the organization’s brand, initiatives, and events
  • Partner with the Communications Manager to update and refresh all organizational websites: savesfbay.org, bayday.org, sfbayactionfund.org
  • Develop email marketing campaigns to support Save The Bay’s outreach, fundraising, and programs
  • Provide support in the production and execution of Bay Day – our most significant community engagement event, which will take place in October
  • Help expand our network of organizations/individuals related to fundraising and events by conducting research, developing partnerships, and participating in outreach opportunities (potentially out in the community and/or at corporate sites)
  • Opportunity for special projects that align with organizational needs and personal career goals
  • Participate in regular team and all-staff meetings to learn about the organization’s strategy, planning, programs and operations
  • Assist with various support tasks as needed

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues and enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs
  • Strong writing and design skills and an interest in learning new programs applications
  • Detail-oriented, with strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively across cultures and demonstrate a commitment to learning, communicating, and working respectfully with people who are different from yourself
  • Minimum commitment of at least 20 hours a week for 6-12 months
  • Active participation and adherence to COVID-19 guidelines
  • Wordpress experience a plus
  • Salesforce experience a plus

Position Logistics

Location: Our work is performed in a hybrid setting (remote and in office) with in-person staff meetings the first Tuesday of the month and occasional team meetings in our office based in Oakland, CA, and at our various restoration sites around the San Francisco Bay Area. Commute time will be considered part of normal work hours, up to 30 minutes each way.

Compensation and Benefits: This is a part-time, non-exempt, 20 hours per week position. The Communications Fellow is compensated at $20 per hour and will receive a $75 per month home office stipend. Save The Bay also provides travel reimbursements for external meetings.

Hiring Timeline (This is our ideal timeline, but it may be subject to change):

  • Priority deadline for applications is May 24, 2024 
  • We will review resumes and conduct interviews end of May and early June 
  • We would like to make an offer to a candidate mid-June and have the candidate start July 15, 2024 

How To Apply: This position is open until filled. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Please make sure to include the position title – Communications Fellow – in the subject line. In the body of the email, please share where you found this job listing.

COVID-19 Policy: All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

Work Environment: 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.

DEI Statement: Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Save The Bay will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Our Leadership Philosophy: At Save the Bay, we take a person-centered approach to leadership. As leaders, we strive to embody our organizational core values and create a work environment that fosters belonging, authenticity, accountability, and care.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) - Our Journey
Over the past three years, Save The Bay has been reckoning with our positionality within a predominantly white-led environmental movement. Our internal DEI work has matured from identifying opportunities to create safe and welcoming working environments to implementing organization-wide professional development and offering racial affinity-based programs. Multiple DEI efforts began and continue to be fueled by employee leaders, their impact has already made a difference in the programs we offer, the investments we make, and partnerships we build. We are currently working to be effective allies to environmental justice organizations and to support community-driven efforts that protect the most vulnerable people from the impacts of climate change in our region.

In 2023, we adopted organizational core values after collecting feedback and engaging staff and board members. This has proven to be an impactful step in the integration of DEI into the leadership philosophy and operations of Save The Bay. The next phase of our work includes continued efforts to identify equitable outcomes in alignment with the development of Save The Bay’s strategic plan.

Our DEI work is expansive and ongoing. We are committing significant organizational time and resources to advance DEI efforts and achieve equitable outcomes. We seek candidates who will help us forward this work, and understand that systems work demands resiliency, patience, and endurance.

Save The Bay’s Habitat Restoration Field and Office Fellows receive valuable exposure to skills in restoration ecology and community engagement. Restoration Fellows will gain experience in native plant propagation, invasive species removal, native seed collection, biodiversity monitoring and outdoor education. Fellows will become knowledgeable in the native flora and fauna as they travel around different restoration sites around the Bay. The Fellow also gains experience in environmental education and program design, helping our staff create content and lead programming for our Bay Discovery programs.

What environmental issues/problems will the work address? Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Habitat Restoration, Environmental Justice

REPORTS TO: Education Program Coordinator

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist restoration specialists out in the field: performing biodiversity monitoring, planting native plants and weeding invasive species at sites inaccessible to the public
  • Help with plant propagation tasks at Save The Bay’s nurseries, including seed sowing, transplanting, divisions, fertilization, culling, and nursery maintenance
  • Enter project record data into Salesforce weekly for monitoring and reporting our work
  • Support staff in co-teaching environmental education programming for students from around the Bay Area
  • Help Education Program Coordinator develop environmental education materials for use in the field and online
  • General administrative duties as assigned
  • Produce final project regarding relevant conservation issue at Save The Bay

Qualifications and Experience

  • Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues and enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs
  • Minimum commitment of at least 20 hours a week for 6-12 months
  • Active participation and adherence to COVID-19 guidelines
  • Ability and interest in working in the field with variable weather conditions
  • Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Completion of at least two years of undergraduate education or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of basic html, web-based tools, and software programs
  • Ability to complete tasks independently and work well on a team
  • Ability to lift 40lbs repeatedly for specific field and nursery tasks
  • Clean background check is required
  • Current driver’s license is required

Position Logistics

Location: 4 hours a week will be remote work, conducted from your home office. 16 hours per week will be in the field. Save The Bay has work sites around the Bay (Oakland, Hayward, Palo Alto, and Menlo Park) and the fellow will have the opportunity to work at all these sites. Fellows must have access to a car they can use to drive to work sites around the Bay (Oakland, Hayward, Palo Alto, and Redwood City). Commute times may be up to three hours throughout a day. Fellows will be reimbursed for all transportation from their home to the work sites. Drive time from your home to the site and back is considered part of your workday. Sometimes it will be possible to carpool with staff using work trucks (parked in Oakland garage).

Compensation and Benefits: Fellowships require a commitment of 6 months and can be extended up to 12 months total. This is a part-time (20 hours per week), non-exempt position, compensated at $20/hour. In addition to a Home Office Stipend of $500 for furniture, supplies and equipment and a monthly $75 stipend to ensure adequate internet service, a travel reimbursement will be provided for field days.

Hiring Timeline

  • The priority deadline for applications is June 11, 2024
  • Preferred start date is July 16, 2024

How To Apply: This position is open until filled. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Please make sure to include the position title Habitat Restoration Field and Office Fellow in the subject line. In the body of the email, please share where you found this job listing.

COVID-19 Policy: All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.

Work Environment: 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.

DEI Statement: Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Save The Bay will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

Our Leadership Philosophy: At Save the Bay, we take a person-centered approach to leadership. As leaders, we strive to embody our organizational core values and create a work environment that fosters belonging, authenticity, accountability, and care.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) - Our Journey
Over the past three years, Save The Bay has been reckoning with our positionality within a predominantly white-led environmental movement. Our internal DEI work has matured from identifying opportunities to create safe and welcoming working environments to implementing organization-wide professional development and offering racial affinity-based programs. Multiple DEI efforts began and continue to be fueled by employee leaders, their impact has already made a difference in the programs we offer, the investments we make, and partnerships we build. We are currently working to be effective allies to environmental justice organizations and to support community-driven efforts that protect the most vulnerable people from the impacts of climate change in our region.

In 2023, we adopted organizational core values after collecting feedback and engaging staff and board members. This has proven to be an impactful step in the integration of DEI into the leadership philosophy and operations of Save The Bay. The next phase of our work includes continued efforts to identify equitable outcomes in alignment with the development of Save The Bay’s strategic plan.

Our DEI work is expansive and ongoing. We are committing significant organizational time and resources to advance DEI efforts and achieve equitable outcomes. We seek candidates who will help us forward this work, and understand that systems work demands resiliency, patience, and endurance.

Board Member Position

Save The Bay is seeking committed board candidates looking to join a dynamic and diverse group of individuals as part of the organization's governing body. Board members guide Save The Bay’s pursuit of its crucial mission and continue to build its impact and sustainability for the future.

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate and looking to make a lasting impact. Save The Bay’s Board of Directors is composed of people of diverse backgrounds, including environmental scientists, legal experts, policy makers, teachers, financial consultants, sustainability specialists, business leaders and software engineers.

The Board oversees the Executive Director who leads the staff, program and operations.

Leadership, Oversight and Governance

  • Hire, supervise, evaluate and advise the Executive Director in managing the organization and implementing Save The Bay’s strategic plan.
  • Approve annual budgets, audit finances, and approve other business, fiduciary and legal decisions
  • Attend and participate in board meetings; review agenda and supporting materials prior to each meeting
  • Represent Save The Bay as an active and enthusiastic ambassador, promoting the importance of our work for the Bay and Bay Area communities
  • Assist in recruiting prospective board members and new constituents
  • Take on additional assignments as needed to support the organization

Fundraising

  • Consider making Save The Bay one of your philanthropic priorities
  • Give or raise at least $10,000 per year to support the organizations work
  • Identify potential new donors within your personal networks
  • Help donors understand the impact of their donations by connecting gifts to goals or the greater mission of Save The Bay
  • Support a more personal cultivation and stewardship experience with phone calls, letters or emails.


Board Terms & Participation

  • Serve a three-year term with eligibility for re-appointments
  • Attend Save The Bay events, both public and private.

Qualifications

  • A commitment to our mission to protect and restore San Francisco Bay for people and wildlife
  • Ability to work effectively across cultures and demonstrate a commitment to learning, communicating, and working respectfully with people who are different from yourself.
  • Strong sense of connection to the Bay
  • Willingness to embrace the responsibilities that come with being a part of Save The Bay’s Board of Directors

To express interest, please email info@savesfbay.org.