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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.

Heal the Bay is looking for an Advancement Manager to work with fundraising events, strategic and operations support, and donor relationship management. The Advancement Manager is responsible for supporting the Director of Advancement, COO, and CEO as it relates to the Advancement Department. Read More »

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Southern California 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.

ACTION We conduct hundreds of beach and community cleanups each year, informing people about the root causes of pollution along the shoreline and in their neighborhoods.

ADVOCACY We push for strict water-quality regulations, holding polluters accountable for the plastic pollution and harmful bacteria fouling our region.

INSPIRATION We operate an award-winning aquarium underneath the Santa Monica Pier, urging visitors to protect the region’s most important natural resource – our ocean.

EDUCATION We train the next generation of stewards, with more than 100,000 students joining us each year for science-based field trips, classroom presentations and community events.

Heal the Bay has an annual budget of over $4 million and more than 15,000 members. Our Advancement team is passionate about helping companies, foundations and donors Heal the Bay in a variety of ways. Whether it’s time, talent or treasure the advancement team will find the best way for donors to make a lasting impact.

 

Position Summary:

The Advancement Manager is a critical role responsible for supporting the Director of Advancement, COO, and CEO as it relates to the Advancement Department. This role has 3 primary areas of responsibility:

  1. Fundraising Events – Planning and Activation
  2. Strategic & Operations Support
  3. Donor Relationship Management

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Fundraising Events – Planning and Activation

This role is responsible for the planning and activation of all fundraising events, including the annual Gala. The candidate should have experience in managing an event team and staging $500,000+ events. As the needs of the organization evolve, this role will take on the planning of additional events with average revenue goals of $10,000-50,000.

  1. Strategic & Operations Support

This role provides direct strategic support to the Director of Advancement (DOA), COO, and CEO. In this function, the Advancement Manager is responsible for creating and communicating strategic objectives for the department to the executive team. Additionally, they are responsible for documenting priorities set by the board and executive team and communicating them to the Department.

  1. Donor Relationship Management

This role supports both Major Donor and Standard Donor Categories and provides relationship support on behalf of the DOA. They also work with the rest of the department to manage ongoing donor support for Sustainers, One Time Giving, and Annual Donation value categories.

 

Skills, Experience and Education

  • Highly organized, completing tasks fully and well
  • Good self-starter
  • Communicates effectively and with a solution in mind
  • Salesforce or similar CRM experience
  • Articulate with good writing skills
  • Comfortable in conversation with donors across all giving levels
  • Microsoft suite, power point a plus
  • Event experience

 

Hours and Compensation:

This position is a full-time nonexempt position. Compensation includes accrued vacation and sick time as well as retirement/health/dental/vision/life benefits. Occasional deadline-related work may be required during evenings and weekends throughout the year.

Compensation: Starts at $24/hour ($50,000 equivalent) based on experience.

How to Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to Carrie Maloney, Advancement Director. No phone calls please.

Physical Demands

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

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

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Internships

Heal the Bay is looking for a Policy Intern, with an interest in water quality policy and advocacy. They will work under the supervision of a staff member from Heal the Bay’s Science and Policy Department. The Science and Policy Department analyzes local and state policy and permit updates using a science based approach to ensure that policies and permits are sufficiently protective of our water resources. Read More »

Heal the Bay is an environmental non-profit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater LA safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy.

Internship Description:

Heal the Bay is looking for one Policy Intern each season (Spring: March-May; Summer: June-August; Fall: September-November) to work at the main office in Santa Monica. The Policy Intern will work for approximately 10-12 weeks for a minimum of 8 hours each week and a maximum of 20 hours each week. The Policy Internship will be offered to an individual with an interest in water quality policy and advocacy, who will work under the supervision of a staff member from Heal the Bay’s Science and Policy Department. The Science and Policy Department analyzes local and state policy and permit updates using a science based approach to ensure that policies and permits are sufficiently protective of our water resources.

Heal the Bay’s Policy Internship is unpaid, but may qualify for school credit. Beyond the basic responsibilities of the Policy Intern, described below, the internship will be shaped around the particular interests and goals of the intern. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with local agencies through a non-profit to enact policy change through advocacy.

 

Responsibilities Include

  • Review new permits, reissued permits, and policy updates released by local agencies such as the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Coastal Commission, California Fish and Game Commission, etc.
  • Identify items that require written or oral comments from Heal the Bay to strengthen the permit/policy.
  • Assist in the preparation of written and/or oral comments.
  • Develop an independent project and present on results at the end of the internship.
  • Submit an end-of-the-season report of work completed during the internship.
  • Attend and participate in weekly Science and Policy Department meetings.
  • Attend public meetings for local agencies when applicable, and provide oral comments on behalf of Heal the Bay, if interested.
  • Attend any Heal the Bay trainings, volunteer events or activities, if interested.
  • Provide additional resources, as needed, to the Science and Policy Team.

Education Requirements

  • Degree program: BA, BS, AA or other relevant degree
  • Current status: Enrolled in a Graduate or Undergraduate Program (recent graduates may also apply)
  • Area of study: Earth Science, Environmental Science, Resource Management, or a related field

Qualifications

  • A passion for environmental issues, policy, and advocacy
  • Exemplary verbal and written communications skills
  • Well organized and careful attention to detail
  • Critical and thorough analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team
  • Computer literacy, including MS Word and Excel

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Annelisa Moe, Water Quality Scientist.

 

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Heal the Bay is looking for MPA Watch Intern to work closely with the Coastal and Marine Scientist and Community Outreach Coordinator 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. Read More »

Heal the Bay is an environmental non-profit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater LA safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy.

Internship Description:

Heal the Bay is looking for an organized and highly self-motivated individual to work closely with the Coastal and Marine Scientist and Community Outreach Coordinator 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 are not limited to: performing beach surveys for our MPA Watch program, organizing MPA Watch program data, assisting with development of program materials, assisting in volunteer trainings and events, and conducting an individual research project.

Heal the Bay’s community science program, MPA Watch, is part of a statewide network and involves conducting beach surveys of ocean uses inside and outside protected areas. 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 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.

 

Responsibilities Include

  • Collection and organization of MPA Watch field data
  • Organizing and managing informational databases
  • Assisting with development of program materials
  • Assisting in development and implementation of program trainings
  • Assisting in volunteer events and coordination
  • Creation of an independent research project to include a presentation or report upon completion of the internship
  • Attendance at additional Heal the Bay trainings and events, when applicable

Qualifications

  • 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 and willing to spend 4-5 hours outside per day during internship hours 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. This internship may be eligible for course credit.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Emily Parker, Coastal and Marine Scientist. Please indicate if you are applying for the school year or summer internship. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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

 

 

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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 »

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.

The summer internship will be offered to an individual with an interest in gaining philanthropic fundraising experience and requires strong interpersonal skills and a self-starter attitude.

Our Advancement department handles all fundraising efforts for Heal the Bay’s annual 4.1-million-dollar budget. The Corporate Liaison Intern will join our team of 4 to assist in current and future fundraising efforts.

 

Internship:

The Corporate Liaison intern will work with the Advancement department to research, vet, and match prospective corporate sponsors with Heal the Bay’s mission and programs, including the Beach Report Card, River Report Card, and The Heal the Bay Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier;

Strengthen ties with local entrepreneurs and greater business community (e.g., Silicon Beach, green technology firms);

Pitch Heal the Bay’s corporate programs via phone calls and email, including Suits on the Sand, to new business prospects, including high-profile entertainment, consumer goods, and professional sports entities; and,

Work with Advancement Department to steward new corporate relationships.

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

The Corporate Liaison intern will work out of Heal the Bay’s main office offices in Santa Monica. Interns work a 16-20-hour week, with at least 10 weeks of work required during the period from mid -June to the end of August. Interns have a supervisor and are required to attend fundraising events and Suits on the Sand cleanups as needed, and must submit mid-summer and end-of-summer status updates on current activities.

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Eligibility:

To be considered for an Heal the Bay Internship, students must meet the following criteria:

Required Qualifications:

Degree program:  BA or BS

Cumulative GPA:  3.5 or higher

Current status:  Junior or above; recent grads eligible to apply

Area of study:  Business or Communications preferred

Must have the right to work permanently in the United States

  • Self-starter, entrepreneurial spirit
  • Interest in advancing Heal the Bay’s mission and work
  • Computer literacy, including MS Word and Excel
  • Outgoing personality, professional demeanor
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Comfortable with making cold calls
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Detailed oriented, organized
  • Ability to meet competing deadlines

Desired Traits:

  • Experience with Salesforce is highly desirable

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: Unpaid

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

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the Advancement team.   

 

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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.

Apply now, anticipated interview and start date in October.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Danielle Furuichi, Outreach Coordinator.

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