Overview

Who We Are and What We Do

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.

Position Summary 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 Partnerships 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 Partnerships Specialist also manages large volunteer groups on projects including invasive species removal, native plant propagation, outplanting, and shoreline cleanups. In addition, the Restoration Partnerships Specialist will deepen public engagement by building community partnerships, aligned with our equity goals. They will develop new programming, including mentorship and internship opportunities for student volunteers. They will evaluate the impact of our programming and collaborate on methods to increase our impact.

REPORTS TO: Education Program & Content Manager

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 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 Summer and Spring monitoring.

·         Assist with operation and maintenance of trucks, tools, and native plant nurseries.

·         Support fundraising campaigns, media events, conferences, and programs with content and messaging to meet Save The Bay’s constituency and engagement goals.

 

·         Community Partnerships: 30% of responsibilities

·         Build community partnerships, aligned with equity goals.

·         Develop 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.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

·         Curious and growth-oriented with enthusiasm to work up to four days a week in the field, sometimes in challenging weather conditions.

·         Ability to work Tuesday – Saturday to lead our weekend public programs.

·         2 years experience leading inquiry-based education programs for youth in the field. Experience with high-school students, preferred.

·         Experience working with diverse student populations & people with differing ability levels.

·         Enthusiasm and desire to engage in Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Accessibility (DEIA) work as it relates to Habitat Restoration.

·         Excellent group management & engagement skills.

·         Demonstrated experience building community partnerships, preferred.

·         Spanish language skills, preferred.

·         Experience with evaluation methods and best practices, preferred.

·         Detail-oriented with a high degree of reliability in managing data and records using Excel.

·         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.

·         First Aid and CPR certified (If not certified, training courses are offered frequently and subsidized by Save The Bay).

·         Background check (only required for Habitat Restoration, Finance and Admin, and Development & Communications positions)

·         Valid California driving license & favorable driving record (only required for Habitat Restoration positions)

·         Ability to lift at least 40lbs (only required for Habitat Restoration positions)

·         Access to personal vehicle (only required for Habitat Restoration positions)

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 our various restoration sites around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Start Date: The priority deadline for applications is September 9, 2022; Preferred start date is October17, 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 September 9, 2022

–        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 Beginning of October and have the candidate start Mid-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 jobs@savesfbay.org. Please make sure to include the position title –Restoration Partnerships Specialist– in the subject line. In the body of the email, please share where you found this job listing.

Tagged as: community-based, conservation, education

About Save The Bay

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.