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 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
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Work Tuesday-Saturday to lead our weekend public programs.
Community-based Restoration: 70% of responsibilities
Community Engagement: 15% of responsibilities
Administrative & Cross Departmental Work: 15% of responsibilities
Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience
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):
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure to 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.
Oakland, California, United States