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.
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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 $16.00 per hour, based on experience. We offer the following benefits to fellows: limited sick leave; 403(b) retirement plan; stipend for working remotely.
Save The Bay’s Habitat Restoration Nursery Fellowship provides valuable exposure to skills in native plant nursery management and restoration ecology. The Habitat Restoration Nursery Fellow primarily works in our native plant nurseries, gaining experience in propagating transition zone native species, seed and division collection, and integrated pest management. They also assist the Habitat Restoration Team at our restoration sites around the bay with invasive removal, monitoring, and out planting.
Reports To: Native Plant Nursery Manager
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Support the Nursery Manager in plant propagation tasks at Save The Bay’s 5 propagation sites (Palo Alto, San Lorenzo, Novato, Menlo Park, and Oakland), including seed sowing, transplanting, divisions, pruning, and culling.
Assist in nursery maintenance projects, including, but not limited to, construction, irrigation, weeding, and organization.
Participate in seed collection.
Join staff-only workdays. Projects include: site maintenance, outplanting, native seed and division collection, invasive species removal, and monitoring.
Assist Nursery Manager with our community-based volunteer programs at our restoration sites and native plant nurseries (dependent on Covid-19 restrictions).
Clean and weigh seed collections and update seed collection inventory
Data entry on seed collections and propagation tasks
Qualifications and Experience
Interest in plant species native to the Bay Area and/or in nursery operations
Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues and enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs
Minimum commitment of approximately 20 hours a week for 6 months with possibility of extension
Interest in leading diverse populations in nursery and habitat restoration activities.
Enthusiasm and desire to engage in DEIA work (Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity and Accessibility) as it relates to Habitat Restoration.
Ability to complete administrative and computer-related tasks remotely. Save The Bay operates without a central office location. All staff and fellows work from home.
Detail-oriented, with strong communication and organizational skills
Ability to complete tasks independently and work well in a team
Flexibility with changing schedules and plans, responsive to several channels of communication (texting, phone, email)
Ability to work in the field in inclement weather conditions
Ability to lift at least 40lbs, work in physically active environment
Active participation and adherence to Covid-19 guidelines.
Clean background check
Due to Covid-19, fellows must have access to a car they can use to drive to work sites around the Bay (Oakland, Hayward, Novato, Palo Alto, and Redwood City). Commute times may be up to three hours throughout a day but are considered part of the 8 hour work day.
Current California driver’s license and clean driving record required
Location: Our work is performed mostly remotely (apart from our Habitat Restoration Staff) with periodic in-person staff and team meetings in our office based in Oakland, CA, and our various restoration sites around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Start Date: The priority deadline for applications is September 20, 2023; Preferred start date is October 2, 2023.
Compensation and Benefits: This is a part-time, non-exempt, 20 hours per week position. The hourly range for this position is $16.00 per hour, based on experience. We offer the following benefits to fellows: limited sick leave; 403(b) retirement plan; stipend for working remotely.
Hiring Timeline (This is our ideal timeline, but it may be subject to changes):
The deadline for applications is 9/20/2023
We will review resumes and conduct interviews in September
Finalists will be invited to submit three references
We would like to make an offer to a candidate by Late September and have the candidate start in Late October
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. Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of all racial backgrounds, cultural backgrounds, gender expression and sexual orientation to apply. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply.
How To Apply: This position is open until filled. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please make sure to include the position title – Habitat Restoration Nursery Fellow – in the subject line. In the body of the email, please share where you found this job listing.
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 and out-planting, invasive species removal, native seed collection, as well as assist in our native plant nurseries. 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, 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
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).
Current driver’s license is required.
Clean background check is required.
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.
Compensation and Benefits: Fellowships require a commitment of 6 months and can be extended up to 12 months total. These positions are compensated at $16/hour, Part-Time (20 hours/week). 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.
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. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply.
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.
The priority deadline for applications is September 8, 2023
Preferred start date is October 2, 2023
How To Apply: This position is open until filled. To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to include the position title – Habitat Restoration Field Office Fellow – in the subject line. In the body of the email, please share where you found this job listing.
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
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.
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