Senior Outreach Coordinator (SCWP)

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to making Santa Monica Bay and Southern California coastal waters safe and healthy again for people and marine life. We achieve this through a variety of research, education, public outreach, and policy-oriented programs.

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

Heal the Bay’s Senior Outreach Coordinator is an integral part of the Safe Clean Water Program (SCWP) Team, supporting the work in both Central and South Santa Monica Bay Watershed areas. Duties and responsibilities center around educating and building inclusion and meaningful community engagement in pursuit of SCWP Program Goals:

  • Help protect public health, ensuring safer, greener, healthier, and more livable spaces for all.
  • Update LA County’s water system to capture more of the billions of gallons of water we lose each year.
  • Help protect our coastal waters and beaches from the trash and contaminants in stormwater that make people sick and threaten marine life.
  • Modernize our 100-year-old water system infrastructure using a combination of nature, science, and new technology.
  • Prepare our region for the effects of a changing climate – including recurring cycles of drought, wildfire, and flooding.

The Senior Outreach Coordinator ensures the Safe Clean Water Program contract deliverables are met including: giving presentations to community groups, representing the program at community fairs, attending coalition meetings, and community outreach through a variety of methods.

Expectations & Responsibilities

  • Taking initiative and your deep understanding of western Los Angeles County to strategically build community knowledge of SCWP goals.
  • Promoting through a variety of outreach mechanisms to ensure that neighborhood councils, local governments, and community leaders participate in watershed-wide events.
  • Assist Watershed Coordinators of both South and Central Santa Monica Bay to develop and implement educational activities and trainings for interested parties.
  • Assist in creating content and translating existing materials for Spanish language outreach.
  • Represent Safe Clean Water Program at inland/urban community festivals
  • Help solicit and execute bi-lingual (Spanish/English) print, radio and television coverage.
  • Recruit schools, public agencies, businesses, elected officials, and community groups to participate in SCWP inland outreach events.
  • Assist Programs Department events when necessary

Qualifications

  • Outstanding communication and presenting skills in both English and Spanish; both oral and written.
  • Strong leadership and coordination skills for working with community groups and faith-based and social justice organizations.
  • Passion for the environment and environmental justice issues.
  • Excellent people skills and a passion for working with the public.
  • Well-organized and able to work on several projects simultaneously, both independently and as a team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Valid driver’s license required–driving to outreach events and meetings will be required · Familiarity with communities of Central and or South Santa Monica Bay Watershed area.

Compensation: 

Full-time, non-exempt $20-$22.49/hour based on experience.

Benefits: 

Dental, medical, health insurance, and vacation benefits are included as part of employment. Heal the Bay will cover 90% of benefits. 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. All Heal the Bay recognized Holidays will be compensated in accordance to time worked.

Schedule: 

Participation in some weekend and evening events, as well as county-wide travel. Heal the Bay operates in a hybrid manner, in the office 2 days per week. Heal the Bay offers a dynamic work environment with highly motivated colleagues.

Physical Demands:

The employee is occasionally required to work in outdoor conditions, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter here.

Application Deadline: Until filled