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.

Staff Positions

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 Education Program Coordinator recruits and coordinates with volunteers to engage them in hands-on habitat restoration work and educational programming at our restoration sites. Save The Bay works with Bay Area schools, community members and corporate groups on these community-based restoration projects. The Coordinator is responsible for scheduling restoration events according to seasonal and organizational objectives, coordinating event registration and communication about program logistics, and participating in community-based restoration events. This role serves as an environmental educator to teach students and volunteers the history and ecology of the Bay and to cultivate environmental stewards. The Education Program Coordinator also develops educational videos and curriculum for our virtual education portal, Outdoor Learning Online (OLO), and engages local educators with this platform, to support student learning in the classroom. They regularly evaluate the impact of our programming and collaborate on methods to increase our impact. They deepen public engagement by developing and advancing community partnerships, aligned with our equity goals. The Education Program Coordinator is also responsible for mentoring and managing our seasonal Habitat Restoration Fellow and one full-time staff member.

REPORTS TO: Restoration Program Manager
SUPERVISES: Habitat Restoration Field and Office Fellow (part-time, 6-month position) & Restoration Engagement Specialist (full time, at-will position)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Coordination: 25% of responsibilities

  • Schedule and communicate program logistics for all education, public, and community programs to meet program goals. Provide exceptional customer service managing phone, email and online inquiries.
  • Provide clear and timely communication and paperwork to teachers and group leaders to aid in program planning and delivery.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between volunteers and Habitat Restoration Team staff.
  • Maintain records of all field days (public, education, community, corporate, staff workdays), coordinators, volunteers, and program statistics in Salesforce.
  • Analyze program statistics to aid in department planning, outreach, grant proposals, and reports.
  • Build and deepen community partnerships, aligned with our equity goals. Lead program marketing and outreach efforts to current and new audiences, in line with program and equity goals.
  • Participate in project planning for community-based restoration and education goals.
  • Assist in developing new programming, including mentorship and internship opportunities for student volunteers.
  • Develop curriculum and design program content delivery in alignment with California’s Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Assist in training staff on best practices in inquiry-based education.

Community-based Restoration: 55% 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).
  • Conduct occasional classroom visits to support our education programs.
  • Lead virtual education experiences through Outdoor Learning Online (OLO).
  • Participate in habitat restoration activities such as invasive plant removal, native plant collection, propagation and outplanting, and shoreline cleanups.
  • Ensure best restoration practices for our work, including: invasive plant management, native planting, phytosanitary practices, and volunteer-associated programmatic improvements.
  • Support spring and summer vegetation monitoring.
  • Assist with operation and maintenance of trucks, tools, and native plant nurseries.

Supervisory & Cross Departmental Work: 20% of responsibilities

  • Supervise direct reports, including all HR, training, support and mentoring:
  • Provide job training and mentorship to Habitat Restoration Field and Office Fellow (part-time, 6-month position), focusing on restoration ecology and community engagement
  • Oversee Restoration Engagement Specialist (full time, at-will position) as they lead community-based restoration programs for youth and adult volunteers and help to advance community partnerships, aligned with our equity goals
  • Support direct reports' professional growth and achievement of organizational and career goals.
  • Participate in cross-departmental and All Staff activities, such as training and planning sessions, monthly meetings, quarterly events, and team building activities.
  • Support fundraising campaigns, media events, conferences, and programs with content and messaging to meet Save The Bay’s constituency and engagement goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team, with one to three years of supervisory experience of full-time staff.
  • Proven ability to coordinate 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 colleagues, teachers, and program leaders as well as youth.
  • 3 years experience leading inquiry-based education programs in the field.
  • Understanding of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Accessibility (DEIA) work as it relates to habitat restoration and education
  • Experience working with diverse student populations & people with differing ability levels.
  • Excellent group management & engagement skills.
  • Experience leading virtual education experiences, and comfortable on camera.
  • Ability to set appropriate priorities, meet deadlines, and simultaneously manage multiple projects and relationships pertinent to program coordination.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, etc.
  • Initiative, creativity, growth-mindset, and collaborative work style.
  • Flexible and easily adaptable to change.
  • Willingness to work in the field up to 60% of the time; available to work up to two weekend days per month on an as needed basis. The workweek for this position is Monday through Friday with occasional weekend work to support weekend programs.
  • Clean background check.
  • 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).
  • Ability to lift at least 40lbs.

Preferred:

  • Experience working with historically excluded communities, who are most impacted by climate change
  • Spanish language skills.
  • Demonstrated experience building community partnerships.
  • Experience with evaluation methods and best practices.
  • Proficiency with Salesforce.
  • Two to three years professional experience in volunteer engagement, communication and coordination, especially of large-scale programs.
  • Knowledge of basic Bay ecology, wetland habitats, and California native plants.

Position Logistics

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 at our various restoration sites around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Travel Policy: Save The Bay will reimburse transportation expenses (mileage and bridge tolls) for Habitat Restoration Team staff from their home or the location of the start of their drive to work sites up to 50 miles/each way/day. In addition, staff’s commute time will be factored into their normal work hours.

Start Date: The priority deadline for applications is Dec 30, 2022; Preferred start date is Feb 6, 2023.

Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time, non-exempt, 40 hours per week position. The hourly range for this position is $29 to $31.90 per hour, based on experience. The high end of this range is reserved for applicants fluent in Spanish and English. 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 changes):

  • The deadline for applications is Dec 30, 2022
  • We will review resumes and conduct interviews in December & January
  • Finalists will be invited to submit three references
  • We would like to make an offer to a candidate in January and have the candidate start in February.

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 jobs@savesfbay.org. Please make sure to include the position title – Education Program Coordinator – in the subject line. In the body of the email, please share where you found this job listing.

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 Engagement Specialist is responsible for leading Save The Bay’s community-based restoration programs for youth and adult volunteers. This role serves as an environmental educator to teach students the history and ecology of the Bay and to cultivate environmental stewards. The Restoration Engagement Specialist also manages large volunteer groups on projects including invasive species removal, native plant propagation, out planting, and shoreline cleanups. In addition, the Engagement Specialist will assist the Habitat Restoration Team in deepening public engagement by helping to advance community partnerships, aligned with our equity goals. The Restoration Engagement Specialist will support the development and evaluation of new programming and collaborate on methods to increase the impact of our programming.

REPORTS TO: Education Program Coordinator
SUPERVISES: N/A

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Work Tuesday-Saturday to lead our weekend public programs.

Community-based Restoration: 70% 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).
  • Conduct occasional classroom visits to support our education programs.
  • Support Outdoor Learning Online (OLO) virtual programming.
  • Participate in habitat restoration activities such as invasive plant removal, native plant collection, propagation and out planting, and shoreline cleanups.
  • Ensure best restoration practices for our work, including: invasive plant management, native planting, phytosanitary practices, and volunteer-associated programmatic improvements.
  • Support spring and summer vegetation monitoring.
  • Assist with operation and maintenance of trucks, tools, and native plant nurseries.

Community Engagement: 15% of responsibilities

  • Help build and deepen community partnerships, aligned with our equity goals.
  • Assist in developing new programming, including mentorship and internship opportunities for student volunteers.
  • Evaluate program impact and collaborate on program strategy.
  • Participate in project planning for community and education goals.

Administrative & Cross Departmental Work: 15% of responsibilities

  • Participate in cross-departmental and All Staff activities, such as training and planning sessions, monthly meetings, quarterly events, and team building activities.
  • Support fundraising campaigns, media events, conferences, and programs with content and messaging to meet Save The Bay’s constituency and engagement goals.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Ability to work Tuesday – Saturday to lead our weekend public programs.
  • Curious and growth-oriented with enthusiasm to work up to four days a week in the field, sometimes in challenging weather conditions.
  • Understanding of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Accessibility (DEIA) work as it relates to habitat restoration and education.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations & people with differing ability levels.
  • 2 years of experience leading inquiry-based education programs for youth in the field.
  • Excellent group management & engagement skills.
  • Experience with wetland restoration, ecology, environmental science/studies, biology, conservation, or similar field.
  • Knowledge of basic Bay ecology, wetland habitats, and CA native plants.
  • Initiative, creativity, and collaborative work style.
  • 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, 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).
  • Ability to lift at least 40lbs.

Preferred:

  • Experience working with historically excluded communities, who are most impacted by climate change.
  • Spanish language skills.
  • Demonstrated experience building community partnerships.
  • Experience with evaluation methods and best practices.
  • Experience working with high-school aged youth.

Position Logistics

Location: Our field work is performed at various restoration sites around the San Francisco Bay Area. Office work is performed mostly remotely, with periodic in-person staff and team meetings in our office based in Oakland, CA. Employees must reside in the Bay Area.

Start Date: The priority deadline for applications is November 30, 2022; Preferred start date is January 30, 2022.

Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time, non-exempt, 40 hours per week position. The hourly range for this position is $24.25 to 26.75 per hour, based on experience. 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 changes):

  • The deadline for applications is 11/30/2022
  • We will review resumes and conduct interviews in December
  • Finalists will be invited to submit three references
  • We would like to make an offer to a candidate by January and have the candidate start in January

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 send cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org and include the position title – Restoration Engagement Specialist – in the subject line. In the body of the email, please share where you found this job listing.

In this vital role, the Director of DEI works collaboratively to create and sustain an inclusive and supportive culture of collaboration and community, to effectively pursue Save The Bay’s mission. The Director of DEI is a member of the Management Team. He/She/They will help advance Save The Bay’s vision by building and implementing systems that support the development and unity of its hybrid workforce of 30-35 people and facilitate learning and improvement. The role requires a consultative, innovative leader committed to the organization’s values and mission. Expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion practices, organizational development and restorative human resources practices are critical. The position requires experience in organizational and people operations, strong communication and relationship-building skills, ability to manage details while understanding the big picture, the ability to work independently and across teams.

This position reports to the Executive Director and coordinates consultants, with no direct staff reports at this time.

Job Duties

  • Collaborate with the management team and board of directors to reimagine Save The Bay's organizational values and develop tangible goals to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at Save The Bay. Work collaboratively across the organization to apply those goals to our internal operations, programs and services, and external relationships
  • Curate a vibrant culture that celebrates diversity, welcomes and centers people of color and others with oppressed identities, recognizes everyone's contributions, and continuously works to dismantle white supremacy culture
  • Audit and advise on all existing Save The Bay's human resource policies and practices. This includes hiring, onboarding and offboarding, employee relations, professional development, performance evaluation, compensation, and discipline. This individual will share opportunities and findings that will help to build a new, more comprehensive Personnel Manual that reflects the organization’s diversity and equity values. This work will require collaboration and effective communication with stakeholders, managing consultants, and staff. It may require the creation of new policies
  • Assist managers with implementing improved hiring processes to advance diversity and equity values and counter implicit bias. This includes identifying recruitment opportunities, co-reviewing applications, developing skills tests, and participating on hiring panels
  • Provide support to employees as a point person for reporting of microaggressions, harassment, and other conflict. When appropriate, coordinate mediation sessions.
  • Lead the DEIA Committee, assisting with strategy development and priority setting, scheduling, agendizing, facilitating meetings, and tracking subcommittee work. Communicate to staff and board about the committee’s work, and orient new staff and board to our DEIA work. The DEIA Committee is currently comprised of staff, with the goal of evolving to a joint staff/board committee
  • Lead the Black, Indigenous, Multiracial, People of Color (BIMPOC) affinity group. Schedule, agendize, and facilitate meetings, and be an intermediary with the white affinity group and management team, as appropriate. Currently the BIMPOC affinity group meetings are facilitated by a consultant with the plan to bring this in-house
  • Coordinate educational workshops and trainings for staff and board that promote wellness, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, combat racism, and promote a culture free from harassment and discrimination. Manage consultant and in-house providers.
  • Serve on the Management Team, which directs the organization's workplace policies, culture, workplan, and budget, facilitates monthly all-staff meetings, and supports the board of directors

Qualifications

Experience and Competencies

  • Strong understanding of best practices related to cultural competence of racial, gender, and environmental justice issues. Direct experience working with people of color communities and LGBTQIA+ individuals.
  • 10+ years in people operations, leading organizational culture and HR development, with experience auditing and improving organization process and practice.
  • Understanding of systems of oppression and structural racism and how individual actions uphold systems of harm
  • Strong passion for Save The Bay’s mission to protect and restore the Bay for people and wildlife.
  • Ability to curate an organizational culture that practices Save The Bay’s values and vision.
  • Strong change management and project management skills.
  • A highly ethical individual with unquestioned integrity and the experience, confidence, and stature to effectively address sensitive HR and business issues with complete discretion and confidentiality.
  • A natural coach and mentor with an ability to foster relationships with all levels of the team, to relate well with others, to listen effectively, and to help employees at all levels achieve their development goals; and to create a healthy and safe workplace
  • Knowledge of legal HR compliance matters; knowledge of California and U.S. employment laws and regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to take initiative, multi-task and capacity to work independently as part of a team
  • Outstanding listening, oral and written communication, and meeting facilitation skills with a demonstrated ability to relate to and communicate with diverse communities

Additional Workplace Expectations

  • This is a full-time, exempt position, Monday-Friday, within the hours of 9 am and 5:30pm
  • This role will require a background check
  • The individual in this position must work and reside in the San Francisco Bay Area, and come to Save The Bay’s Oakland business office 1-3 days per month, working remotely or in-office at their discretion on other days
  • All Save The Bay employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment by the start date of employment for new hires, unless they have been approved for an exemption from the vaccination requirement as a reasonable accommodation for a medical condition or restriction or sincerely held religious beliefs

Compensation and Benefits

  • The salary range for this position is $100,000 – 125,000 annually. Salary offer will be determined by experience and qualifications
  • We provide 15 days paid vacation per year to start increasing over time to 22 days, 12 paid sick days, and 13-14 paid holidays
  • We provide generous benefits including medical, dental, vision, acupuncture, chiropractic, flexible spending account, 403(b) retirement plan with matching contribution after 1 year of employment, and life and AD&D insurance, with Save The Bay covering 100% of the costs of the insurance package for the employee. We also provide a $75 per monthly home office stipend

Application Process

Please visit Career Contacts for details and to apply.

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 $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.

Currently, no Fellow Positions are open.

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.