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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 team of employees, creating awareness of justice and 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 Aquarium is looking for a part-time Aquarium Programs Associate to support our outreach programs and guest relations. Read More »

About the Organization  

Heal the Bay is the most recognized environmental nonprofit group in LA for a reason: we have been keeping Southern California’s coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy, and clean for people and marine life since 1985. Using education, science, advocacy, and community action, we raise awareness and make progress with practical solutions to often complex problems. We conduct hundreds of beach and community cleanups each year, informing people about the root causes of pollution along the shorelines and in their neighborhoods. We advocate for strict water quality regulations that protect the health of both humans and the animals that call local creeks, rivers, and the Santa Monica Bay home. We operate the award-winning Heal the Bay Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier, inspiring visitors to become stewards for the region’s most important natural resource: clean water. We also educate and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, with more than 10,000 students joining us each year for school field trips, science-based classroom presentations, and events.

About the Role  

Heal the Bay is looking for a part-time Aquarium Associate, Programs with an interest in all aspects that an aquarium has to offer, including: marine science working with aquatic animals; environmental education supporting our education team with field trip and camp programs; and outreach. But will primarily be focused on working with our Public Programs team in the execution of public hours, retail sales, gallery interpretation, and special events. In this position, you will gain valuable marine biology, teaching, public speaking, customer service, retail sales, and event coordination skills while building your resume and obtaining references.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic and unique work environment on the Santa Monica Pier, in the Aquarium, and on the beach. This is an entry level position, and you will be trained to work directly with the aquarium visitors, students, community members, and marine animals. You will gain Aquarium and nonprofit experience and be able to work for a reputable nonprofit that has been established for over 35 years. Heal the Bay Aquarium is home to hundreds of organisms, native to the Santa Monica Bay. As Heal the Bay’s marine education facility, the aquarium strives to teach visitors about the importance of environmental stewardship and marine conservation.

Expectations & Responsibilities  

  • Associates will be assigned regularly scheduled shifts across the various programs, which may include support of Public Programs, Education, and Animal Care teams. Tasks will include:  
    • Running the cash register at the admissions desk, retail desk, or retail kiosk.
    • Interpretation and education at touch tank exhibits and other presentations such as feeding demonstrations.
    • Support the operations of birthday parties and other special events.
    • Teaching hands-on, science field trip curriculum  
    • Supporting aquarium science camp, afterschool enrichment, and other education programs  
    • Operate the mobile touch tanks which includes animal handling, animal transport, basic aquarium life support knowledge, and offsite animal interpretation.  
    • Create a welcoming environment that supports Heal the Bay’s mission of fostering inclusivity, dignity, and respect.
  • Stellar customer service skills with the ability to create a positive and memorable experience for all.
  • Support set-up and take-down of all program materials including checking for and reporting hazards.
  • Support maintenance of supplies and retail including packing, cleaning, inventory 
  • Work collaboratively and contribute positively to the aquarium team including supporting volunteers and interns. 
  • Keep aquarium exhibit space and classroom clean and organized and creates a positive visitor experience for all.  
  • Effectively follow all protocols and standard operating procedures and contribute to the development and growth of the programs.
  • Assist with other events and needs as assigned.  

Preferred Experience & Skills  

  • Excellent communication, customer service, and public speaking skills 
  • Conversational level knowledge of at least two languages is strongly preferred, with a preference for Spanish, Mandarin, or Tagalog  
  • Ability to respectfully communicate and respect visitors of all ages, ethnicities, exceptionalities, gender identities, religions, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented, with the ability to be flexible, communicate well, and work collaboratively. 
  • Experience with outdoor or environmental education, or student-centered teaching strategies a plus 
  • Experience working with children and the ability to maintain an Adult and Infant CPR/First Aid/AED certification Must be at least 18 years of age.

Compensation  

$16.90 – $18.00 per hour with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld. All Heal the Bay recognized holidays will be compensated at 1.5x normal pay rate in accordance with time worked. 

Benefits  

There are no dental, medical, health insurance, or vacation benefits included as part of the employment. As per the state of CA Labor Law, the employee will be eligible to receive up to 72 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year, after completing 90 days of employment. 

Schedule 

Part-time 15-29 hours per week, but can expect an average of 25 hours based on scheduling needs. The Associate must be available to work in-person at Heal the Bay Aquarium during public hours, on the beach, and in possible off-site educational programs. Weekends, holidays, and after-hours events are required and will be part of the regular schedule.     

Physical Demands

Ability to work in variable weather conditions with potential exposure to heat, wind, and inclement weather both inside the Aquarium Pier Gift Shop on top of the Santa Monica Pier, the Aquarium Exhibit Gallery, and outdoors on the Santa Monica Pier and beach. 

 How to Apply  

Please apply here. Applications will be reviewed immediately and on an ongoing basis in the order they are received. This position will be hired ASAP, and remain posted until filled.


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 and we strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County.

Heal the Bay complies with AB 1008, the Fair Chance Act, during the hiring process. Once a conditional job offer has been made the candidate will be asked to complete a Live Scan criminal background check. A thorough assessment of conviction history will be considered including: the nature and gravity of the criminal history, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the nature of the job the candidate is seeking.

Heal the Bay requires all staff to obtain and maintain up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations, when available. Heal the Bay believes this is an important measure to protect the health and safety of employees, volunteers, family members and those who visit the workplace from COVID-19 infection. Staff must show proof of vaccination (vaccination card or website).

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Heal the Bay is looking for a Senior Watershed Specialist to be the lead watershed coordinator for LA County’s Safe, Clean Water Program (SCWP) in the Central Santa Monica Bay Watershed area, create connections with interested parties, such as municipalities, schools, NGOs and neighborhood groups, to support SCWP goals. Read More »

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. We use science, education, community action, and advocacy to fulfill our mission. We educate people about the undersea wonders of our local Santa Monica Bay, the causes and impacts of local water pollution, the need for an improved resilient water supply, and what everyone can do to make a difference.  

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 Watershed Specialist serves as the lead watershed coordinator for LA County’s Safe, Clean Water Program (SCWP) in the Central Santa Monica Bay Watershed area. The major function of the Watershed Coordinator centers around connecting interested parties, such as municipalities, schools, NGOs and neighborhood groups, with technical resources and support in pursuit of SCWP 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. 

In addition, the Senior Watershed Specialist is an integral member of the Heal the Bay’s Outreach Team and is expected to contribute to departmental and organizational efforts and goals. This position will also work very closely with the Science & Policy Department.  

Position Overview 

The Senior Watershed Specialist ensures the SCWP contract deliverables are met including: monthly reports to the LA County Flood Control District, meeting with existing coalitions and collaboratives to conduct community engagement, education and soliciting new stormwater capture projects in the Central Santa Monica Bay watershed area. 

Expectations & Responsibilities

  • Engage municipalities, community groups and other interested parties to identify and develop project concepts with special focus on under-resourced communities.  
  • Work with Technical Assistance Team to bring resources to stakeholders interested in making neighborhood change. 
  • Identify and help leverage and secure additional funding sources. 
  • Provide leadership in community outreach efforts related to watershed planning. 
  • Facilitate collaborative decision-making to develop and implement actions that address community priorities. 
  • Integrate community, municipality, and regional priorities through partnerships and extensive networks. 
  • Organize public outreach events to educate interested parties. 
  • Collaborate with all other Safe, Clean Water Program Watershed Coordinators to help ensure consistency in implementation and inform each other of effective efforts, outreach, and communication approaches.  
  • Design program materials, including marketing, worksheets, surveys, etc.  
  • Carry out effective Program Evaluation tasks, under the guidance of the agency Evaluation team. 
  • Assist in modification or creation of new program materials where applicable, 
  • Other duties as assigned related to Heal the Bay’s organizational mission and programs.  

Minimum Requirements & Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in program management;  
  • Strong project management, communication, interpersonal, and team leadership skills; excellent written and verbal presentation skills;  
  • A self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills; proven ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, prioritize tasks, and follow projects to completion on schedule; strategic planning and program design/development experience; 
  • Desire to work in a team environment;  
  • Flexibility, initiative, and a collaborative spirit; professional, positive, work ethic.  

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Considerable knowledge of environmental justice, regional water resource issues and other community needs in the region;  
  • Skillset to facilitate meetings and engagement efforts with a variety of interested parties;  
  • Team player; 
  • Spanish language skills a plus;  
  • Ability to: 
  • Plan, organize and implement outreach and engagement activities;  
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with City staff, schools, neighborhood and community groups, and environmental advocacy groups;  
  • Communicate and work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds and assist them in using available resources and building capacity;  
  • Prepare and present clear concise oral and written reports;  
  • Assess and comprehend community problems and recommend and implement appropriate courses of action; and  
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to move throughout the Central Santa Monica Bay project area. 

Compensation

This is a full-time, non-exempt position.  $36.00-$40.00/hour depending on experience, with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld.  

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 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.  

How to Apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume here.

Review of applications will be on a rolling basis with position to be filled as soon as possible.  


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 looking for a Senior Outreach Coordinator to support the Safe Clean Water Program (SCWP) Team to promote education, inclusion, and meaningful community engagement in the Central and South Santa Monica Bay Watershed areas. Read More »

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

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Heal the Bay is seeking a full-time Senior Manager of Development to support the organization’s overall fundraising plan. The position requires approximately 70% Fundraising and 30% Administrative responsibilities. Under the supervision of the Vice President of Development, the Senior Manager of Development will primarily identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate partners in support of the organization’s fundraising goals. Additionally, this role will support events and third-party revenue strategies. Read More »

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1985.  They use science, education, community action, and advocacy to fulfill their mission to protect coastal waters and watersheds in Southern California with a particular focus on public health, climate change, biodiversity, and environmental justice.  Learn more at www.healthebay.org and follow @healthebay on social media.

About the Role

Heal the Bay is seeking a full-time Senior Manager of Development to support the organization’s overall fundraising plan. The position requires approximately 70% Fundraising and 30% Administrative responsibilities. Under the supervision of the Vice President of Development, the Senior Manager of Development will primarily identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporate partners in support of the organization’s fundraising goals. Additionally, this role will support events and third-party revenue strategies.

Expectations & Responsibilities 

  • Identify and cultivate relationships with companies and corporations that could serve as donors for Heal the Bay’s clean water mission and other priorities.
  • Independently manage a portfolio through year-round stewardship of companies, and their staff, to maximize one-time giving and multi-year pledges.
  • Build and manage a strategic corporate pipeline of companies who have previously supported Heal the Bay and work with the development team and other leadership to identify primary connections/relationships.
  • Prepare and submit dynamic partner proposals that are unique to each potential corporate donor.
  • Maintain a detailed calendar of application and reporting deadlines. Ensure the timely submission of all materials.
  • Secure corporate sponsorships for the organization’s high-profile events, including Earth Month, Nick Gabaldon Day, Coastal Cleanup Day, Beach & River Report Cards annual release, and monthly Nothin’ but Sand beach cleanups.
  • Assist with the ticketing, registration, invoicing, and fulfillment for Heal the Bay events, including Bring Back the Beach Gala, Golf Tournament, ONE Water, and others events throughout the year.
  • Review and provide updates on external, third-party events.
  • Support the organization’s execution of the annual fundraising plan, which includes measurable goals, metrics, and specific strategies for expanding both levels and sources of support.
  • Consistently use Salesforce, OneCause, Classy, donor search engines, and other software critical to recording, researching, prospecting, and cultivating relationships and donations.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to upholding and advancing Heal the Bay’s justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Preferred Experience & Skills of Successful Candidate

  • Two or more years of fundraising experience or equivalent with the understanding of non-profit principles and best practices.
  • Detail-oriented with strong computer skills and the ability to establish and maintain tracking systems in Salesforce or similar CRM.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks with accuracy and minimal direction.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and writing skills, possess strong attention to detail and demonstrate excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • A professional, positive attitude and sense of humor.
  • Solid understanding of environmental issues and the impact of specific industries and corporations on our waterways and planet.
  • Comfortable working independently as well as in collaboration with a team and across departments.
  • Four-year college degree preferred.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is strongly preferred.

 Schedule

Full-time, 40 hours per week.  Must be available for some weekends, and evenings. Heal the Bay works on a hybrid schedule of 2-3 days in the Santa Monica office.  Heal the Bay offers a dynamic work environment with highly motivated staff and volunteers.

Compensation & Benefits

$25.51 – $30.00 hour depending on experience with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld. This position is non-exempt and full-time. Include full benefits package includes dental, vision, health, and vacation as part of employment.  Heal the Bay covers 90% of the benefit package.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and/or brief introduction and resume/CV or list of qualifications here. 

 

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 and we strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County.

Heal the Bay complies with AB 1008, the Fair Chance Act, during the hiring process. Once a conditional job offer has been made the candidate will be asked to complete a Live Scan criminal background check. A thorough assessment of conviction history will be considered including: the nature and gravity of the criminal history, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the nature of the job the candidate is seeking.

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Heal the Bay is seeking a detail-oriented and motivated individual to assist in maintaining the accuracy and quality of contact information within our Salesforce CRM system. Read More »

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of greater L.A. 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.

 

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.

 

Description:

Heal the Bay is seeking a detail-oriented and motivated individual to assist in maintaining the accuracy and quality of contact information within our Salesforce CRM system. The intern will report to our HR/Operations team, and work with Development, Operations, and Outreach Departments in-office and remotely for approximately 5-10 hours each week with flexible scheduling and an option for periodic in-office meetings. The intern is expected to start the week of March 4, 2024, with an expected end date of June 7, 2024.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

● Review and update contact records in Salesforce CRM.

● Validate and correct contact information such as email addresses, phone numbers, job titles, and other relevant details.

● Ensure consistency and accuracy of data entry.

●Study, learn and use the functionalities of large data entered Salesforce.

● Collaborate with the sales and development teams to prioritize tasks and maintain data integrity.

 

Qualifications:

● Familiarity with Salesforce CRM (preferred but not required; training will be provided).

● Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

● Ability to work independently and efficiently.

● Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills.

● Comfortable working remotely and meeting weekly deadlines.

●  Comfortable working remotely and meeting weekly deadlines.

 

Benefits:

● Valuable hands-on experience with Salesforce CRM.

● Flexible work hours to accommodate your schedule (5-10 hours per week).

● Opportunity to work with a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment.

 

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about maintaining data accuracy and eager to gain experience in Salesforce or CRM platforms, please submit your resume along with a brief cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate for this internship to Andrea Weaver, HR Manager, at hr@healthebay.org. Students are highly encouraged to apply.

*Application Deadline: January 8, 2024

 

Join us in optimizing our CRM system and contributing to the success of our outreach and development efforts!

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 without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and we strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County.

Heal the Bay complies with AB 1008, the Fair Chance Act, during the onboarding process. Once a conditional internship offer has been made the candidate will be asked to complete a Live Scan criminal background check. A thorough assessment of conviction history will be considered including: the nature and gravity of the criminal history, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the nature of the job the candidate is seeking.

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