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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 family of employees, creating awareness of diversity issues, fostering a positive environment where inclusive behaviors are the norm, 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.

The Advancement Director plans and implements all fundraising including major gifts, special events, grants, membership programs, corporate sponsorships, retail sales, and more. Read More »

Advancement Director Job Announcement

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy, and clean. Heal the Bay has an annual budget of over $4 million and more than 15,000 members. Progress toward our mission is achieved by effectively combining science, advocacy, community outreach, and education to create positive change in our environment.

 

Position Summary:

The Advancement Director plans and implements all fundraising, including major gifts, special events, grants, membership programs, corporate sponsorships, retail sales, and more. A major responsibility is cultivating existing and new foundation, corporate, and individual donors. Additional responsibilities include staff management, financial planning, strategic planning, board relations, and relationship building across sectors. A successful candidate will have a proven ability to create and build on funding opportunities; be outgoing, articulate, and comfortable in diverse social situations; and have a passion for protecting the environment.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Raise $4.2 million annual budget in FY2019, $4.6 million in FY20, and $5 million in FY21;
  • Create annual fundraising plans;
  • Oversee and manage all aspects of fundraising, including major gifts, corporate and foundation gifts, fundraising events, planned giving, and other;
  • Work closely with the CEO, Marketing Communications team, and Advancement Team to coordinate effective stewardship and cultivation of current, former, and potential leads;
  • Personally cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts from a portfolio of high-net-worth individuals, foundations, and corporations;
  • Supervise development and execution of a major gift and foundation pipeline, including identifying existing and potential major donors and funders, creating individual stewardship and solicitation plans, prospecting for capital and restricted funding, directly soliciting or preparing the CEO for solicitation meetings, and managing ongoing relationships;
  • Work closely with Marketing team on advancement and membership targets, campaigns, and materials;
  • Supervise direct mail and membership programs to increase membership via traditional and digital campaigns;
  • Supervise Grant Manager and create strategies to obtain grant funding from foundations, corporations, and government agencies;
  • Increase corporate sponsorships;
  • Collaborate with and motivate 30 Board members in fundraising and donor cultivation efforts;
  • Supervise communication with more than 15,000 members via thank you and recognition programs, personal responses, and one-on-one meetings;
  • Create niche-marketing opportunities via third-party benefit events, retail sales, and other small business partnerships;
  • Participate on Heal the Bay’s management team.

 

Skills, Experience and Education

  • 5+ years of direct fundraising leadership and solicitation experience.
  • Demonstrated success cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding high-net-worth individuals, with a track record of securing 5+ figure gifts and moving donors up the giving pyramid.
  • Ability to communicate the mission and activities of HTB in compelling ways to different audiences.
  • Digital fluency in Salesforce or similar donor relations management database.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Ability to set and achieve goals, and a creative approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrated tact and diplomacy in difficult or sensitive situations and ability to perform under pressure in a dynamic environment.
  • Superior interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, including the poise, presence, and judgment to work effectively with the Executive Leadership, Board of Directors, major donors, and prospects in an effective manner.
  • A clear understanding of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofit legal issues/structures.

 

Application Information

Salary Range: $90,000-$110,000 based on experience.
The position is full time and some evening and weekend work is required.
Heal the Bay offers an excellent benefit package.
How to apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Meredith McCarthy.

Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.

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The Angler Outreach Team Member will educate the shoreline angling community and general public on fishing health risks associated with consuming fish caught in LA and Orange County. Read More »

The Angler Outreach Team Member will educate the shoreline angling community and general public on fishing health risks associated with consuming fish caught in LA and Orange County. The principal method of outreach will be interviewing anglers. In addition to interviewing anglers, outreach members will disseminate appropriate literature (health advisories, fish catch limits, etc.) to the all public contacts. The outreach program will be conducted at local piers.

Heal the Bay will orient team members on fish identification; fishing regulations and health advisories for Southern California; and the contamination history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. This is a great opportunity for college level students or concerned members of the community to get involved and make a difference.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Educate the angler community and the general public regarding:
  • Risks of eating DDT, PCB, and mercury contaminated fish;
  • Proper techniques for cleaning & cooking fish that minimize contamination risks;
  • Bag and size limits for fish commonly caught;
  • Handing out informational materials and filling out tracking sheet forms;
  • Supporting Angler Outreach Program in any other capacity, such as attending tabling events;
  • Educating anglers about issues facing the Santa Monica Bay.

Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with many people in outdoor settings
  • Excellent verbal skills
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task
  • Interest in environmental health or marine science issues
  • Bilingual preferred, especially Spanish and Asian languages (Tagalog, Chinese or Vietnamese)

Salary: $13.25/hour

Hours: Part time positions available. Weekend hours required. No benefits

Start Date: ASAP

For additional information: (310) 451-1500 ext.156.

Please mail/fax/submit your resume and cover letter to:

Frankie Orrala Heal the Bay

Angler Outreach Program Manager 1444 9th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

Email: forrala@healthebay.org

Fax: (310) 496-1902

Applications are now being accepted for this position.

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

 

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The Data Assistant will be a critical part of the data team, providing support with donation processing, data entry, file keeping, and donor management. This part-time (20 hours/week), nonexempt position reports directly to the Data Manager. Read More »

About Heal the Bay:

Heal the Bay is a regional environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to making Santa Monica Bay and Greater Los Angeles’ coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life. Progress toward our mission is achieved by effectively combining the use of science, advocacy, community outreach, and public education to create positive change in our local environment.

Position Summary:

The Data Assistant will be a critical part of the data team, providing support with donation processing, data entry, file keeping, and donor management. This part-time (20 hours/week), nonexempt position reports directly to the Data Manager.

Duties Include:

  • Manage processing of direct mail including tracking gifts in Salesforce and correspondence to donors, calling or mailing donors
  • Extracting donation reports from various portals/sources and entering them in Salesforce
  • Frequent communication and syncing with finance team to ensure validity of financial data
  • Use Access to run queries and as an adjunct to gift entry and data collection
  • Process credit cards
  • Fulfill retail orders and log inventory
  • Daily fraud filter check
  • Salesforce projects as needed (such as duplicate management and legacy projects)
  • Ensure any canceled or changed credit cards receive follow up
  • Assist with gala donations including invoicing of donations, collection of money, and donor follow up
  • Utilize/Test integrations across platforms/systems
  • Assist with data opportunities and needs within all departments across the organization as needed

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Salesforce administration and development
  • Strong passion for Heal the Bay’s mission and a love for the environment
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and project planning skills
  • Interest in accurate data collection and quality
  • Meticulous, eye for detail but also able to see bigger picture; how data relates to HTB’s mission as a whole
  • SQL experience or willingness to learn
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team
  • Proven ability to work under pressure, multitask and meet deadlines
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently, especially with those who may not be technically oriented
  • Advanced Excel experience

Hours and Compensation:
Salary range: $16-$21 based on experience.
This position is a part-time (20 hours/week average) hourly position. Compensation includes accrued sick time. Occasional deadline-related work may be required during evenings and weekends throughout the year.

Physical Demands:

The employee is occasionally asked to reach with hands and arms; the employee is regularly asked to talk or hear.

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Alvin Lam.
No phone calls please.

Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.

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Internships

The Advancement Department at Heal the Bay is responsible for developing and maintaining financial support of the organization and its programs via direct mail, special fundraising events, grant-writing, major gifts and corporate philanthropy activities. Read More »

The Advancement Department at Heal the Bay is responsible for developing and maintaining financial support of the organization and its programs via direct mail, special fundraising events, grant-writing, major gifts and corporate philanthropy activities.

The Development intern will currently focus on supporting the annual fundraising event, with emphasis on Salesforce entry. Additional projects will include:

  • Researching corporate giving programs
  • Researching public and private foundations
  • Contacting potential supporters regarding donor opportunities
  • Assisting with contracts and document creation
  • Assisting with mailings
  • Filing, organizing, labeling

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is interested in fundraising and relationship-building via donor and corporate communications and special event planning.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with Salesforce highly desirable
  • Attention to detail and good multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Computer literacy, including MS Word and Excel
  • Interest in Heal the Bay mission

Compensation: Un-paid

This is at a non-profit organization.
School credit available at participating schools/colleges

 

Please submit resume and cover letter via email.       

 

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The Community Science Intern will be part of the Public Programs Department and will assist with the development and operations of the Aquarium’s public visiting hours and programs. Read More »

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium offers school groups, families and visitors a unique view into the ocean world right outside our doors.  It is home to more than one hundred organisms native to the Santa Monica Bay.  Interactive displays, touch tanks filled with tide pool animals, a shark tank exhibit, and a microscope lab are some of the main features of the Aquarium.  As Heal the Bay’s marine education facility, the Aquarium also strives to teach visitors about the importance of environmental stewardship and marine conservation.

The Community Science Intern will be part of the Public Programs Department and will assist with the development and operations of the Aquarium’s public visiting hours and programs. The Community Science Intern will primarily be responsible for running our weekly sand crab monitoring program. This program is scheduled for 3:00 P.M. every Wednesday. This includes setting up data collection, working with the public to sample at the beach, entering data, updating graphs, and communicating results. Interns can also pursue projects including: creating and conducting presentations for visitors, mentoring volunteers, developing activities and interactive displays, creating new arts and graphics, and other projects.

We are looking for responsible, dedicated, and outgoing interns to work with the public programs department.  This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in marine science, environmental education, community science, data collection, and working for an environmental non-profit group.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading Community Science program every Wednesday
  • Overseeing data collection with public guests
  • Entering data into Excel and finding additional data from online references
  • Interacting with and educating aquarium and public visitors
  • Learning to develop and mentor volunteers

Qualifications:

  • College age or above preferred
  • Friendly and professional manner for working with the public
  • Passion for education, science, and/or communications
  • Experience working in outdoor education is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Organized with a high attention to detail
  • Advanced math and computer skills – including MS Word, and Excel
  • Data analysis skills and experience is a plus
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Enthusiasm for teaching public visitors including children about marine life and conservation

This is an unpaid internship that requires a time commitment of at least 8 hours per week for a period of 3 months or more (continuing to intern or volunteer after internship is encouraged).  Interns must be available to work Wednesday afternoons and either Friday or Saturday afternoons.

Please mail/e-mail/fax resume and cover letter and internship application to:

Grace Young – Outreach Coordinator                            Phone: (310) 393-6149 x107

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium                                        Fax: (310) 393-4839

1600 Ocean Front Walk                                                 Email: gyoung@healthebay.org

Santa Monica, CA 90401                                              www.healthebay.org/internships

 

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Love turtles as much as trending hashtags? Come contribute to one of L.A.’s most successful environmental nonprofits and learn meaningful skills and best practices. Heal the Bay’s Communications Department is offering a Digital Advocacy Internship for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Read More »

Love turtles as much as trending hashtags? Come contribute to one of L.A.’s most successful environmental nonprofits and learn meaningful skills and best practices.

Heal the Bay’s Marketing Communications Department is offering a Digital Advocacy Internship for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.

From being a primary caregiver for our charming and demanding social media accounts to helping us broaden our audience and increase giving via our websites and mobile apps, we are looking for a digitally-savvy person with a heart of kelp. If you want to build your digital and social media chops, while working with other passionate, funny, ocean-loving scientists and advocates, we encourage you to apply.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Pinterest and LinkedIn accounts
  • Update and develop new website and app content and coordinate the production of content from other staff
  • Review analytics and create reports
  • Stay current with developments and changes in social media and digital
  • Serve as backup to Communications Director and Communications Associate Director for social media monitoring and management
  • Respond to feedback from fans, and interact positively with our community
  • Attend live events and promote environmental campaigns and communications initiatives via live coverage

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an accredited degree program in a relevant major
  • Proficiency in social media platforms
  • Proficiency in WordPress
  • Graphic design software or web-based applications
  • Audio/video / image editing
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal communication abilities
  • Occasional evening and weekend work is required

About You:

  • Creative, self-directed, ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent copywriting and editing skills
  • Inquisitive, desire to learn new skills and diverse aspects of our organization’s work
  • Most importantly you should be passionate about protecting the environment, particularly watersheds, beaches, and oceans

This is an unpaid internship that requires a time commitment of at least 8 hours per week per semester. Ask your instructors about course credit! This position can be remote; however some travel to events, to our Aquarium under the Santa Monica Pier and our office in Santa Monica is required.

Please submit resume and cover letter via email to Talia Walsh, Associate Director @ Heal the Bay

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Heal the Bay is looking for an organized and responsible person (bilingual preferred) capable of working in a fast-paced environment to support the Programs Department. Interns will be working closely with the Programs Department staff to coordinate successful events, educate the public about marine conservation and water quality issues, and provide support in the office. Read More »

Heal the Bay is looking for an organized and responsible person (bilingual preferred) capable of working in a fast-paced environment to support the Programs Department. Interns will be working closely with the Programs Department staff to coordinate successful events, educate the public about marine conservation and water quality issues, and provide support in the office.

This part-time, non-commissioned (unpaid, but ask your school about giving you credit for this!) intern position (minimum of 9 hr/week; but very flexible) is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the environmental field. This internship would begin as soon as possible and would last for a minimum amount of 2 months time. Attendance at some weekend and evening events might be necessary.

This is an excellent leadership opportunity that will be useful for gaining community outreach experience, resume building, and obtaining references.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with the Programs Department staff to plan, promote, and work at/attend a variety of special events that go on throughout the year. i.e. beach and/or creek cleanups, trainings, “tablings”, dinners, Coastal Cleanup Day, and more. • Recruit schools, businesses, and community groups to participate in Heal the Bay events.
  • Assist in coordinating and training speakers, volunteers, and staff on the day of events.
  • Make presentations to community and help educate the public about ocean pollution and the Heal the Bay mission. • Manage a variety of databases that grow continuously and exponentially at Heal the Bay.

Qualifications:

  • Very well organized and careful attention to detail.
  • Must be available to work partial days on occasional weekends (Saturdays especially).
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to lead and coordinate large groups of volunteers.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • California driver’s license required; a car for driving to meetings is a plus.
  • Spanish speaker preferred.
  • Passion for environmental justice issues is a plus.
  • All Applicants must be at least 17 years of age; students of college level studies are preferred.

Ask your instructor about college credit! We will fill out whatever form your school provides us with to document your participation in this internship.

Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to:

Nancy Shrodes, Associate Director Policy and Outreach @ Heal the Bay

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