Angler Outreach Program Coordinator
About the Organization
Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of greater L.A. safe, healthy, and clean. Heal the Bay mobilizes L.A.’s diverse communities to protect our coastline, revitalize our urban waterways, and speak out for smart water policies. For more than three decades, we’ve been the guardian of the Bay – protecting the health of beachgoers and animals alike.
California’s diversity is one of its greatest strengths. Heal the Bay is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment that respects all individuals regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion, or age. We are focused on recruiting and retaining a diverse team of employees, fostering a positive environment where inclusive behaviors are the norm, prioritizing our work through an equity and inclusivity lens, and embedding accountability for diversity throughout the organization. We are committed to creating an environment where all employees are included, are treated with dignity and respect, and are in a position to contribute to our success.
About the Role
If the beach is your happy place, this is the job for you! By supporting both our Angler Outreach (AOP) and Suits on the Sand (SOS) programs you will play an important role protecting both public health and environmental health. The AOP program educates the shoreline angling community and the general public about health risks associated with consuming fish caught in L.A. and Orange Counties. Our corporate cleanup program, known as ‘Suits on the Sand protects our coast from coast by educating our business community during cleanups about the causes and consequences of marine pollution. Angler Outreach (AOP) has regularly scheduled shifts on Friday-Sunday. Suits on the Sand shifts are variable during the week with occasional weekend requests.
Expectations & Responsibilities
Angler Outreach Program
- Visit local piers, distribute education materials and share information with anglers about:
- Risks of eating DDT, PCB, and mercury contaminated fish,
- Proper techniques for cleaning and cooking fish to minimize contamination risks,
- Bag and size limits for commonly caught fish,
- Issues facing the Santa Monica Bay, such as trash, climate change, and Marine Protected Areas.
- Tracking interactions with anglers and weekly entry into Excel databases.
Suits on the Sand
- Coordinate and execute beach cleanups at locations around Santa Monica Bay.
- Schedule volunteers, load/unload/drive company truck with supplies, set up and break down cleanup supplies at the beach site(s), check-in attendees on-site, lead the educational and safety talk for corporate groups, communicate with clients as a representative of Heal the Bay,
- Calculate beach cleanup totals (number of total participants, pounds of trash collected, number of cigarette butts collected, etc.)
- Support Outreach Department as needed,
- Help with inventory and upkeep/maintenance of supplies/equipment.
Support Heal the Bay community education as assigned/scheduled:
- Such as, but not limited to: representing Heal the Bay at community fairs/festivals, giving presentations, Aquarium events, Earth Month, as needed,
- Second language skill required: Bonus points for Tagalog, Mandarin or Spanish.
- Must have valid CA driver’s license and method of transportation to move from pier to pier.
- Must be comfortable driving a full-size pickup truck.
- Strong desire to share passion for Heal the Bay’s mission and the beach.
- Strong desire to represent Heal the Bay with pride.
- Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills, with public speaking experience.
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team.
- Ability to work effectively with the diverse communities of Los Angeles County.
Hourly rate is $ 18-20 based on experience. Mileage will be paid at federal rate. Start date: ASAP.
This is a non-exempt, part time position. The majority of the AOP work takes place Friday-Sunday, guaranteed 12 hours/week. SOS cleanups generally occur during normal business hours, but the occasional weekend cleanup does occur. Weekend and evening hours are occasionally required, with most weeks averaging 20 hours across both programs,
In accordance with California Labor Law, employee will be eligible to receive up to 72 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year, after completing 90 days of employment.
The employee is regularly asked to reach with hands and arms; drive full-size pick-up truck; the employee is regularly asked to talk or hear.
Lifts Weight or Exerts Force Work Environment: The employee is asked to occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
Work Environment: The employee is mostly asked to be in outdoor weather conditions.
How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume here. No phone calls please.
Heal the Bay is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, genetics, disability, age, family planning, or veteran status and we strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County.
Heal the Bay complies with AB 1008, the Fair Chance Act, during the hiring process. Once a conditional job offer has been made the candidate will be asked to complete a Live Scan criminal background check. A thorough assessment of conviction history will be considered including: the nature and gravity of the criminal history, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the nature of the job the candidate is seeking