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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 Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a key position at Heal the Bay, and we are seeking a leader who is passionate about maintaining and growing a healthy and inclusive organization. Read More »

Role

Chief Operations Officer

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit group dedicated to making California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life. We achieve our mission by using science, advocacy, community outreach, and public education to create positive change in our environment.

About the Role

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a key position at Heal the Bay, and we are seeking a leader who is passionate about maintaining and growing a healthy and inclusive organization. The COO reports to the CEO and is responsible for the legal and operational viability of Heal the Bay. The right candidate is detail-oriented, organized and has excellent communication skills and follow-through.

The COO position:

  • Champions all operations of Heal the Bay and takes a comprehensive view of the entire organization;
  • Understands our organizational structure, budgets, programs and activities to ensure we have the appropriate infrastructure to support our work;
  • Manages human resources, IT, insurance, data team, facilities, contracts and leases at all Heal the Bay locations;
  • Promotes a culture of accountability, quality and continuous improvement.

We strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County, including but not limited to PoC, LGBTQIA and other traditionally underrepresented persons within the environmental movement.

Expectations & Responsibilities

Finance

  • Works closely with CFO and department directors to direct fiscal management, including: budgeting, payroll, board finance committee.
  • Work closely with grants team on expenditure planning and reconciliation.

Business Development

  • Support Aquarium expansion project in partnership with Aquarium Director and CEO, including business plan development, contract review, participate in expansion advisory committee.
  • Support strategic investment policy plan development and implementation.

Operations

  • Oversee facilities, leases, contracts and IT systems at both facilities.
  • Represent Heal the Bay to landlords and other vendors.
  • Oversee vehicle use, maintenance, insurance, and related policies.
  • Monitor applicable government regulations and ensure compliance.
  • Work closely with the Director and Operations Manager of the Heal the Bay Aquarium to ensure maintained facilities and infrastructure and provide a safe and high-quality environment for animals, staff and visitors to the Aquarium.
  • Managing software system contracts, including: Replicon, Zoho Expense, Salesforce.
  • Draft and submit the Worksite Emissions Reduction Transportation Plan to the City of Santa Monica annually.

Organizational Health

  • Oversee organization insurance policy and provider.
  • Oversee health benefits package and provider.
  • Develop process to monitor program indicators, evaluate program results and make recommendations for improvement in program implementation.
  • Work with directors to ensure staff professional development and career planning.
  • Participate in strategic planning, events, campaign plans.

Human Resources

  • Ability to promote an organizational culture of equity and inclusion.
  • Manage hiring and onboarding, training staff, planning staff enrichments, coordinating annual review process, and terminating staff.
  • Administering employee benefits to staff including retirement, health, mobile device and transportation.
  • Developing and implementing organizational policies including diversity, worker safety, and others.

Qualifications

  • The COO will have a minimum of 8 years in nonprofit management.
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM.
  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks a plus.

This is a full-time, salaried position with health, dental, vision and vacation benefits. Participation in some weekend and evening events are necessary.

Salary

Salary starting at $100,000 (based on experience).

This is a full-time, salaried position with health, dental, vision and vacation benefits. Participation in some weekend and evening events are necessary.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to Meredith McCarthy, Operations Director, with “COO Submission” as the subject line.


Heal the Bay is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

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Heal the Bay is seeking an ambitious and ocean-loving person for a part-time Public Programs Associate position. The ideal candidate is committed to Heal the Bay’s belief that Los Angeles’ diversity is one of its greatest strengths. Read More »

Role

Public Programs Associate

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit group dedicated to making California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life. We achieve our mission by using science, advocacy, community outreach, and public education to create positive change in our environment.

About the Role

Heal the Bay reaches out to over 150,000 people every year through Heal the Bay Aquarium, beach cleanups and community outreach programs. We educate the Southern California region, and visitors from all over the world, about the undersea wonders of our local Santa Monica Bay, the causes and impacts of local water pollution, the need for improved resilient water supply and what we can all do to make a difference.

Heal the Bay is seeking an ambitious and ocean-loving person for a part-time Public Programs Associate position. The ideal candidate is committed to Heal the Bay’s belief that Los Angeles’ diversity is one of its greatest strengths. The Santa Monica Pier, where Heal the Bay Aquarium is located, welcomes visitors from down the street, across Los Angeles County and around the world — and everywhere in between. We are looking for candidates with excellent interpersonal skills who are excited about creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment that respects all individuals and makes them feel welcome.

Expectations & Responsibilities

  • Greet, listen, understand, and address the needs of our visitors while creating a welcoming environment that supports Heal the Bay’s mission of fostering inclusivity, dignity, and respect.
  • Assist with all aspects of daily operations including set up and break down of exhibits and activities, running the front desk, retail desk, managing the register, performing interpretation/informal education on the floor, presenting on animal topics, general cleaning and organizing of the public space, maintaining supply levels, checking bathrooms, and cashier balancing at close of business day.
  • Help facilitate birthday parties, teach education programing, and assist with other events, programs and Aquarium needs as necessary to inspire wonder and inspire guests to take action
  • Maintain a high level of enthusiasm while performing repetitive, interpretive programs on a regular basis.
  • Support training and supervision of Heal the Bay volunteers and interns.
  • Represent Heal the Bay at various community education events throughout Los Angeles.
  • Adhere to animal handling and husbandry standards according to aquarium guidelines.
  • Ensure volunteers are performing optimally.
  • Ability to promote an organizational culture of equity and inclusion

Qualifications

  • Conversational level of knowledge of at least two languages
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to be flexible and multitask
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Can work collaboratively with a team
  • Can also work independently with minimal supervision and take initiative
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

Salary

$15.00 per hour with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld. There are no dental, medical, or health insurance, or vacation benefits included as part of employment.  As per state of CA 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.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to Colleen Sullivan, Public Programs Manager. Please put “Public Programs Associate” in the subject line.

Deadline

April 30, 2020.


Heal the Bay is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Internships

Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy, and Outreach Department is recruiting for multiple highly self-motivated MPA Watch interns with an interest in marine protected areas (MPAs), coastal conservation, and fieldwork for the Summer Session (June – August). Read More »

Internship

MPA Watch Intern

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit group dedicated to making California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life. We achieve our mission by using science, advocacy, community outreach, and public education to create positive change in our environment.

About the Internship

Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy, and Outreach Department is recruiting for multiple highly self-motivated MPA Watch interns with an interest in marine protected areas (MPAs), coastal conservation, and fieldwork for the Summer Session (June – August). The intern will report to our Coastal and Marine Scientist, and work both in the field at MPA sites and at our Heal the Bay Headquarters in Santa Monica for approximately 10-20 hours each week with flexible scheduling. The interns are expected to start in early June, as well as provide their own transportation to and from the office and MPA field sites in Malibu and Palos Verdes. Interns are trained to observe and collect unbiased data on coastal and marine resource use.  

This is an excellent opportunity to gain science fieldwork experience and to work for a reputable non-profit that has been established on the Westside for over 30 years. Heal the Bay’s community science program, MPA Watch, is part of a statewide network and collects valuable scientific data to inform various government and other organizations about human use at MPA sites and inform MPA management. 

Expectations & Responsibilities

  • Complete MPA Watch beach surveys of human activities inside and outside protected areas for MPA Watch program.  
  • Assist in organization and management of the MPA Watch database. 
  • Conduct quality assurance and quality control on MPA Watch surveys in the database. 
  • Assist with the development of MPA Watch program and training materials such as manuals and PowerPoint presentations 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of MPA Watch volunteer trainings. 
  • Assist in MPA Watch volunteer events and coordination. 
  • Maintain a professional and enthusiastic attitude when representing Heal the Bay in public settings, meeting, events, and trainings. 
  • Develop an independent research project on MPA Watch data, MPA policy and legislation, or another related topic and present results at the end of the internship. 

There are required physical expectations that an individual must possess in order to successfully perform essential internship responsibilities, including: 

  • Ability to spend 4-5 hours outside and willingness to do so under harsh weather conditions, if necessary. 
  • Ability to complete moderate hiking and willingness to do so under harsh weather conditions, if necessary. 
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs. 
  • Ability to push and pull up to 50lbs. 

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled at a college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student. 
  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree program of Environmental Studies, Marine Science, Geography, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Policy or related field. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Detail-oriented; ability to complete projects promptly and completely. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team. 
  • Preferred: experience in conducting data collection and/or research and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. 

Compensation

Unpaid. School credit available at participating schools/colleges. 

Hours: approximately 10-20 hours each week with flexible scheduling

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to Emily Parker, Coastal and Marine Scientist. Please put “MPA Watch Internship” in the subject line.

Deadline

May 1, 2020


Heal the Bay is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for internship opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Heal the Bay Aquarium’s Public Programs Department is recruiting for two enthusiastic, motivated, and responsible Public Programs Interns with an interest in pursuing a career in environmental education or advocacy, event planning, or general work with the public for the Summer 1 Session (May-August). Read More »

Internship

Aquarium Public Programs Intern

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit group dedicated to making California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life. We achieve our mission by using science, advocacy, community outreach, and public education to create positive change in our environment.

About the Internship

Heal the Bay Aquarium’s Public Programs Department is recruiting for two enthusiastic, motivated, and responsible Public Programs Interns with an interest in pursuing a career in environmental education or advocacy, event planning, or general work with the public for the Summer 1 Session (May-August). The Public Programs Intern will work under the supervision of our Public Programs Manager and will work at the Heal the Bay Aquarium in Santa Monica for approximately 8-16 hours each week. The intern is expected to start the third week of May 2020 as well as provide their own transportation to and from the Aquarium.  

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about running a public facility, event planning, public environmental education and to gain experience working for a reputable nonprofit that has been established on the Westside for over 30 years. As Heal the Bay’s marine education facility, the Heal the Bay Aquarium strives to teach visitors about the importance of environmental stewardship and marine conservation. 

Expectations & Responsibilities

  • Assist the Public Programs staff with daily operations of public hours at the Aquarium including, but not limited to special events, theme weekends, and birthday parties. 
  • Assist with the organization and creation of materials for Public Programs exhibits and Shark Week in August. 
  • Teach public education programs and give animal presentations during public hours with Public Programs Associates. 
  • Research curriculum activities and aid in the development of marine biology and environmental education curriculum for the public. 
  • Participate in Public Programs Team debrief and professional development. 
  • Maintain a professional and enthusiastic attitude when representing Heal the Bay in public settings, meetings, events, training, and with visitors, volunteers and staff. 
  • Develop an independent project and present results at the end of the internship. 

There are required physical expectations that an individual must possess in order to successfully perform essential internship responsibilities, including: 

  • Willingness to occasionally get wet. 
  • Willingness to interact and touch marine animals. 
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs. 
  • Ability to push and pull up to 50lbs. 

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled at college or university; recent graduates are welcome to apply. 
  • Must be currently enrolled in a degree program of Marine Science, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Communications or a related field. 
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing environments. 
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Well-organized and careful attention to detail. 
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team. 
  • Ability to pass a Live Scan background check. 
  • Bilingual is a plus, preferably in Spanish. 

Compensation

Unpaid. School credit available at participating schools/colleges. 

Hours: approximately 8-16 hours each week.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to Colleen Sullivan, Public Programs Manager. Please put “Public Programs Internship” in the subject line.

Deadline

April 24, 2020


Heal the Bay is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for internship opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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