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 »
Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy, and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy. 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.
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:
- 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 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, 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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)
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
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.
The Beach Water Quality Data Scientist is responsible for day-to-day management of Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card, NowCast and River Report Card programs. The Beach Report Card is seminal to Heal the Bay, providing beachgoers with a weekly A-F letter grade for nearly 450 California beaches. Read More »
Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit group dedicated to making our coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy, and clean. Clean beaches and rivers are critical for public health and our economy in southern California. For over 33 years, Heal the Bay has been a powerful advocate for cleaning up polluted rivers and beaches and maintaining high standards that protect public health for recreational users of our local waters. Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card (“BRC”) and NowCast systems are well-known and scientifically robust tools for communicating water quality problems to decision-makers and the public, and our new River Report Card (“RRC”) will serve a similar purpose for the L.A. River and other freshwater recreation sites.
The Beach Water Quality Data Scientist is responsible for day-to-day management of Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card, NowCast and River Report Card programs. The Beach Report Card (BRC) is seminal to Heal the Bay, providing beachgoers with a weekly A-F letter grade for nearly 450 California beaches. BRC grades are based on bacteria data provided by California health agencies. The NowCast system uses an automated system and a set of statistical models calibrated on years of environmental and bacteria data. It provides daily water quality predictions for 20 California beaches. The program is currently growing. BRC grades and NowCast predictions are hosted on Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card website and mobile app. More information about these programs can be found below. Heal the Bay’s River Report Card is another new and growing tool that provides water quality information on freshwater recreation areas using data obtained through Heal the Bay’s own monitoring program as well as through regional monitoring programs.
The Beach Water Quality Data Scientist obtains and analyzes bacteria data, updates the Beach Report Card grades weekly, and helps produce the Annual Beach Report Card and other reports. They manage all technical aspects of the NowCast system, including developing machine learning models for California beaches; running NowCast models each morning; evaluating NowCast model accuracy and strategizing with Heal the Bay management about how to maintain or improve accuracy as needed; and debugging any errors that occur in the system. Though backup support from other Heal the Bay staff is occasionally available, brief work to QA morning NowCast predictions on most weekends is expected. Additionally, this position will support any maintenance and expansion of the website and mobile app that broadcasts BRC grades and NowCast predictions as necessary. This position also provides information to help produce annual reports, summaries for beach managers, copy for media, FAQ updates, newsletters, etc. The Water Quality Modeler position will report to Heal the Bay’s Recreational Water Quality Scientist & Policy Analyst.
Manage the day-to-day aspects of the Beach Report Card (BRC), NowCast, and River Report Card programs:
- Collect data and manage databases necessary to calculate weekly BRC grades and calibrate and run NowCast models;
- Calculate weekly BRC grades;
- Collect data and manage databases necessary to calculate weekly River Repot Card (RRC) grades;
- Calibrate and validate NowCast models (summer and winter swim seasons);
- Daily NowCast model runs each morning using an automated system (occasional backup support will be available);
- Fix errors that occur in any automated processes and update the automated system as necessary;
- Identify problem beaches and investigate site specific water quality issues based on BRC and NowCast results;
- Prepare data reports and analyses for seasonal reports, grant reports, and in other written materials;
- Provide technical assistance needed for programmatic decisions, such as NowCast expansion, increased program automation, improving methodologies, etc. Manage Beach Report Card web and mobile app platform;
- Publish regular BRC grades on the BRC platform and RRC grades on Heal the Bay’s River Report Card website;
- Publish daily NowCast predictions on the BRC platform, and deliver results to stakeholders;
- Monitor beach closures, sewage spills, rain advisories, and other alerts at beaches around California, and update alerts on the website and mobile app;
- Monitor website and mobile app for correct display of data and bugs;
- Aid in transitioning the BRC and NowCast programs to a new web-based data platform.
Experience and Skills Required:
- Passion for the ocean and Heal the Bay’s mission;
- Bachelor’s degree or above in Engineering, Computer Science, Math, or a related discipline is favorable; a similar degree in Marine Biology, Microbiology, or Environmental Science may be accepted if accompanied by strong computer programming skills;
- Experience using standard data science techniques with Python, R, or similar languages, with machine learning/statistical modeling background in Python, R, Matlab or SPSS;
- Database management skills desirable;
- Knowledge of water quality issues favorable;
- Strong research and analytical skills, with an interest to apply science to policy;
- Excellent organizational and presentation skills;
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively with colleagues;
- Some evening and weekend work is required;
- Regional and statewide travel may be required.
This is a part-time position. $25/ hour with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld. Paid sick leave is provided. There are no dental, medical, health insurance or vacation benefits included as part of employment. Hours: 25 hours (average) per week not to exceed 29 hours per week.
Please email/submit your cover letter and resume with subject line “Water Quality Modeler Application” to:
Ryan Searcy, Beach Water Quality Modeler
Heal the Bay 1444 9th Street Santa Monica, CA 90401
Review of applications will begin on December 3rd, 2018.
Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.
- Heal the Bay Beach Report Card website: beachreportcard.org
- 2017/2018 Annual Beach Report Card: healthebay.org/beach-report-card-2018/
Published papers on NowCast:
- Thoe, W.; Gold, M.; Griesbach, A.; Grimmer, M.; Taggart, M. L.; Boehm, A. B. Sunny with a Chance of Gastroenteritis: Predicting Swimmer Risk at California Beaches. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2015, 49 (1), 423–431.
- Thoe, W.; Gold, M.; Griesbach, A.; Grimmer, M.; Taggart, M. L.; Boehm, A. B. Predicting Water Quality at Santa Monica Beach: Evaluation of Five Different Models for Public Notification of Unsafe Swimming Conditions. Water Res 2014, 67, 105–117.
- Searcy, R.; Taggart, M. L.; Gold, M. A.; Boehm, A. B. Implementation of an Automated Beach Water Quality Nowcast System at Ten California Oceanic Beaches. J. Environ. Manage. 2018, 223, 633–643.
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.
- 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
This is at a non-profit organization.
School credit available at participating schools/colleges
Please submit resume and cover letter via email.
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.
- 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
- 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: email@example.com
Santa Monica, CA 90401 www.healthebay.org/internships
Education Department Interns will have exposure to the process of organizing, planning, and teaching the Aquarium education programs. They will assist staff with classroom and beach activities and instruction. In so doing, they will be helping children from all over the greater Los Angeles area to gain a greater awareness of the importance of keeping the ocean clean, safe, and healthy for animals and people. Read More »
Education Department Interns will have exposure to the process of organizing, planning, and teaching the Aquarium education programs. They will assist staff with classroom and beach activities and instruction. In so doing, they will be helping children from all over the greater Los Angeles area to gain a greater awareness of the importance of keeping the ocean clean, safe, and healthy for animals and people.
The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is looking for motivated, dedicated, and responsible interns who wish to acquire the skills to effectively communicate with an audience of diverse ages and backgrounds. If you love to spend time on the beach, work with animals, and interact with children, this is the internship for you! Interns are needed to assist in the multifaceted processes of organizing and facilitating our education school field trip programs
Education internships require availability during our program times of 8:45am-2:30pm Monday through Friday. Internships run for a minimum of 10 weeks @ a minimum of 6hrs per week.
This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn more about marine science & environmental education and to gain experience working for an environmental group.
- Assist the Education Specialists and other staff members with daily operations of the school programs
- Help organize materials for the school programs
- Help with the supervision of students in the classroom and on the beach
- Research curriculum activities, and aid in the development of marine biology & environmental education curriculum
- Lead field trip program lessons
- Special project(s)
- College age or above
- Experience working with children
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Good computer skills – including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Ability to commit to an internship for at least 10 weeks @ min of 6hrs a week
- Education and/or Marine Biology background preferred
- Ability to pass a criminal background check
Heal the Bay’s Programs Department is looking for an organized and highly self- motivated individual to work closely with the Internship Manager on our MPA Watch program. Candidates would ideally be interested in marine protected areas (MPAs), coastal conservation, fieldwork, have a science background, and be willing to commit to at least 20 hours/week for the summer, and 10 hours/week during the school year. Responsibilities would include but not limited to: performing beach surveys for our MPA Watch program, organizing MPA Watch program data, and assisting with development of program materials. Read More »
Heal the Bay’s Programs Department is looking for an organized and highly self- motivated individual to work closely with the Internship Manager on our MPA Watch program. Candidates would ideally be interested in marine protected areas (MPAs), coastal conservation, fieldwork, have a science background, and be willing to commit to at least 20 hours/week for the summer, and 10 hours/week during the school year. Responsibilities would include but not limited to: performing beach surveys for our MPA Watch program, organizing MPA Watch program data, and assisting with development of program materials.
Heal the Bay’s community science program, MPA Watch, involves conducting beach surveys of ocean uses. This program is a great way to combine your love of the beach and ocean while collecting valuable scientific data. Interns and volunteers are trained to observe and collect unbiased data on coastal and marine resource use, which will provide important information to understand how people are using the newly established marine protected areas (MPAs), and to help inform MPA management.
This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable science and work experience in the non-profit environmental field.
- Collection and organization of MPA Watch field data
- Organizing and managing informational databases
- Assisting with Development of program materials
- Undergraduate or graduate student, with major in Environmental Studies, Marine Science, Geography, Biology or related field
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Professional and enthusiastic
- Be able to spend 4-5 hours daily outdoors with some moderate hiking in occasional adverse weather conditions (wind, rain, heat, cold)
- Detail-oriented; ability to complete projects promptly and completely
- Ability to work independently as well as with a team
- Ability to commit to an internship for at least 10 weeks
- Access to reliable transportation to get to field sites in Malibu and Palos Verdes
- Passion for the ocean
This is an unpaid internship that requires a time commitment of at least 10-20 daytime hours a week, flexible scheduling. Ask your instructors about course credit!
Please submit resume and cover letter via email to:
Jenna Segal, Public Programs Manager @ Heal the Bay
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.
- 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.
- 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