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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 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 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 is looking for a full-time Outreach Manager to support our community programs. Read More »

Role

Outreach Manager

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of greater L.A. safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action and advocacy. We educate the greater Los Angeles region 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 Angelenos can do to make a difference. We reach over 150,000 people every year through our Heal the Bay Aquarium, beach cleanups and community outreach 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 is looking for a full-time Outreach Manager to support our community programs.

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Campaigns & Outreach, the Outreach Manager oversees the Speakers Bureau, Corporate Cleanups and Club Heal the Bay programs to provide high quality community environmental education. Heal the Bay’s Speakers Bureau Program reaches nearly 40,000 people every year, educating the Los Angeles public about the causes and impacts of ocean pollution, and how to get involved to be part of the solution. The Outreach Manager leads a team of volunteers and prioritizes the organization’s strategic initiatives through collaborative communication internally and externally. The Outreach Manager is a member of the Science, Outreach, and Policy Department and ensures that campaign messaging and advocacy opportunities are incorporated into outreach programs.

Expectations & Responsibilities

· Manage all aspects of Speakers Bureau Program including budgeting, bi-annual trainings, course development, presentation delivery and volunteer management.

· Manage Corporate Cleanup Program (Suits on the Sand) including day of set up and event leadership and logistics (arrange additional staffing/supplies)

· Manage Heal the Bay high school program (Club Heal the Bay) including summits and ongoing support for active clubs.

· Support Beach Programs manager at monthly Nothin’ But Sand cleanups.

· Support program offerings such as, but not limited to: Lunch & Learn, Aquarium offerings, Earth Month and other programing (virtual and in-person).

· Participate in departmental and all staff meetings, as well as contribute to issue/campaign team.

Preferred Experience & Skills

· Volunteer management

· High School Teaching (formal or informal)

· High cultural competency in serving diverse communities of Los Angeles County

· Experience with, or interest in educating about environmental issues, including familiarity with Los Angeles and Santa Monica Bay water ways and coastal ecosystems

· Comfort moving around sand environment

· Comfort driving a pickup truck

· Ability to lift 25 lbs

· Excellent communication and public speaking skills

· Excellent people skills and a passion for working with the public

· Written and oral fluency in Spanish

· Knowledge of customer relationship management (CRM) software such as Salesforce to manage volunteers, talks, events, and campaigns

· Well organized, able to multi-task, and perform in a fast-paced work environment

· Ability to work collaboratively and communicate well with a team, as well as work independently with minimal supervision and ability to take initiative

If you don’t meet all of the preferred skills above, you are still encouraged to apply and will be considered based on diverse and equivalent skills and experience.

Compensation

This is a non-exempt full-time position, hiring range starts at $21.63/hour (based on experience) with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld.

Benefits

Dental, health insurance, and vacation benefits are included as part of employment. 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

Full-time, 40 hours per week. Must be available for some weekends, evenings. Due to COVID-19, we are currently working from home but will transition back to working from our Santa Monica office with some flexibility, once it is safe to do so. Heal the Bay offers a dynamic work environment with highly motivated colleagues including other staff and volunteers.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and/or brief introduction and resume/CV or list of qualifications to Danielle Furuichi (they/them/theirs), Outreach Manager. Please put “Outreach Manager” in the subject line. You can address your materials to Mx. Danielle Furuichi.

Deadline

April 30, 2021. Position start day May 17, 2021


Heal the Bay 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 looking for a full-time Aquarium Public Programs Manager to support our community programs and guest relations. Read More »

Role

Aquarium Public Programs Manager

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of greater L.A. safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action and advocacy. We educate the greater Los Angeles region 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 Angelenos can do to make a difference. We reach over 150,000 people every year through our Heal the Bay Aquarium, beach cleanups and community outreach 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 is looking for a full-time Public Programs Manager to support our community programs and guest relations.

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Programs, the Public Programs Manager will fill the primary role of providing high quality customer service while creating public educational content and programming, as well as leading public program operations, special events, and birthday parties (both virtual and in-person). Leads a team of public programs associates, volunteers, and interns and prioritizes the organizations strategic initiatives through collaborative communication internally and externally.

Expectations & Responsibilities

· Manage public programs team including staff, interns, and volunteers (includes hiring, training and management)

· Assist in office management, including supply ordering and maintaining Green Business Certification best practices

· Develop skills and oversee special projects of staff, volunteers, and interns

· Oversee the daily operations of public programs including staffing the floor, coordinating volunteers, set up and breakdown of all public spaces, and money count

· Listen, understand, and address the needs of our visitors, employees, and volunteers while creating a welcoming environment that supports Heal the Bay’s mission of fostering inclusivity, dignity, and respect

· Assist with Aquarium Gift Shop retail operations through inventory management

· Create content and exhibits as needed, as well as managing and leading themed weekends, special events, birthday parties, and general public programs

· Work closely with team to direct and execute Marketing and Communications efforts, including content creation, graphics, and social media that elevate AQ programming

· Work closely with Heal the Bay Communications department to ensure marketing and communications efforts are integrated and optimized

· Coordinate with the management staff to ensure collaboration among departments

Preferred Qualifications

· Management experience and proven success working as part of diverse team

· Experience with, or interest in learning about, working with animals and educating about animals, including familiarity with Santa Monica Bay marine organisms and ecosystems

· Excellent communication, customer service, and public speaking skills

· Conversational level knowledge of at least two languages

· Knowledge of major social media platforms (ex. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Canva and/or adobe creative suite

· Can work collaboratively and communicate well with a team

· Can also work independently with minimal supervision and take initiative

· Experience working with children

If you don’t meet all of the preferred skills above, you are still encouraged to apply and will be considered based on diverse and equivalent skills and experience.

Compensation

This is a non-exempt full-time position $21.00 – $24.00 per hour with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld.

Benefits

There are dental, medical, health insurance, and vacation benefits included as part of employment. 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

Full-time, 40 hours per week. Must be available for weekends, evenings, and holidays.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and/or brief introduction and resume/CV or list of qualifications to Jenna Segal, Associate Aquarium Director of Programs. Please put “Public Programs Manager” in the subject line.

Deadline

April 1, 2021


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.

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Heal the Bay is looking for a full-time Senior Aquarist to support our Heal the Bay Aquarium Operations Department. Read More »

Role

Senior Aquarist

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of greater L.A. safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action and advocacy. We educate the greater Los Angeles region 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 Angelenos can do to make a difference. We reach over 150,000 people every year through our Heal the Bay Aquarium, beach cleanups and community outreach 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 is looking for a full-time Senior Aquarist to support our Heal the Bay Aquarium Operations Department.

Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Operations, the Senior Aquarist will fill the primary role of providing high standard husbandry care and maintenance for all aquatic exhibits, displaying local Santa Monica Bay species. As an advanced level position, the Senior Aquarist will be expected to have a strong base understanding of aquarium science and the ability to lead projects, develop volunteers, and contribute to the overall mission of Heal the Bay.

Expectations & Responsibilities

· Daily duties include but are not limited to: cleaning exhibits, food preparation and feedings, treating any injured/diseased individuals as necessary, making observations and recognizing abnormal animal behavior/appearance, acting upon/reporting such observations in a timely manner, and completing all necessary records and paperwork thoroughly

· Maintains all life support systems equipment, aquarium exhibits, and facilities. Identifies issues, performs necessary repairs, develops new systems, and keeps adequate supplies in stock

· Performs routine water quality analysis, monitors trends, and makes necessary adjustments to maintain ideal aquatic habitat conditions

· Leads and/or assists with acquiring all aquatic specimens through industry supplier purchase, zoological institution trade/donation or in boat collecting trips

· Performs veterinary/medical procedures under the guidance of the HTB contracted veterinarian

· Assists with procurement of supplies and equipment within quarterly/monthly designated budgets

· Assists in the advancement and implementation of exhibit goals by contributing to design and management

· Trains, develops, and oversees the work of aquarist volunteers and interns

· Contributes to the mission of Heal the Bay by creating exhibit displays and work that promotes science, education, community action, and advocacy

· Performs all other duties as required

Preferred Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in biology, fisheries, zoology or related field required OR equivalent experience.

· 3+ years of progressive levels of responsibility providing daily husbandry to aquatic animals

· Knowledge of modern principles of animal care and welfare, including behavioral enrichment, habitat, nutrition, disease, training, water quality, and transport

· Open Water SCUBA certified. Rescue Diver Certification preferred or the ability to get the certification within 4 months of hire

· Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds, kneel, bend, crouch, squat, and stand for extended periods of time

· Ability to work effectively in wet conditions indoors and out, as well as, in inclement weather

· Experience with computerized record keeping software such as Tracks is highly preferred

If you don’t meet all of the preferred skills above, you are still encouraged to apply and will be considered based on diverse and equivalent skills and experience.

Compensation

This is a non-exempt full-time position $20-$24 per hour with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld.

Benefits

There are dental, medical, health insurance, and vacation benefits included as part of employment. 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

Full-time, 40 hours per week. Must be available for weekends, evenings, and holidays.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and/or brief introduction and resume/CV or list of qualifications to Laura Rink, Associate Aquarium Director of Operations. Please put “Senior Aquarist” in the subject line.

Deadline

April 1, 2021


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.

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Internships

Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy, and Outreach Department is recruiting for one Policy Intern with an interest in environmental issues, policy, and advocacy. 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’s Science, Policy, and Outreach Department is recruiting for one Policy Intern with an interest in environmental issues, policy, and advocacy for the 2021 Summer Session (June-August). The Policy Intern will work under the supervision of our Water Quality Scientist and will work remotely for approximately 8-20 hours each week. The intern is expected to start the week of June 14, 2021, and must have access to a computer and internet to complete remote work. This is an unpaid internship, but please contact your college or university about qualifying for college credit or scholarship opportunities.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working for a reputable non-profit with over 30 years of experience. Heal the Bay staff are experts in their field and have strong partnerships with multiple local agencies throughout Los Angeles. The Science and Policy team 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.

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Review new permits, reissued permits, staff reports, and policy updates released by local agencies including the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, California Coastal Commission, California Fish & Game Commission, California State Lands 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.
  • Attend and participate in weekly virtual Science, Policy, and Outreach Department meetings.
  • Attend virtual public meetings for local agencies when applicable and provide oral comments alongside Heal the Bay staff.
  • Assist with Science, Policy, and Outreach Department projects through policy review, data analysis, and advocacy efforts.
  • Maintain a professional and enthusiastic attitude when representing Heal the Bay in public settings, meeting, events, and trainings.
  • Develop an independent project and present results at the end of the internship.

Qualifications: 

  • Recently graduated or currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college or university.
  • Recently graduated or currently enrolled in a degree program of Earth Science, Environmental Science, Resource Management, Environmental Policy, Political Science or a related field.
  • Utilize problem-solving skills to provide suggested solutions to policy problems.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well organized and careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team.
  • Proficient computer literacy including MS Word, Excel, and video conferencing.
  • Experience with data and/or policy analysis preferred.

Compensation: Unpaid. School credit available at participating schools/colleges.

How to Apply: Applicants must send a resume and cover letter to Annelisa Moe, Water Quality Scientist, by  Friday, May 28, 2021 for application to be considered.    

Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy, and Outreach Department is recruiting a highly self-motivated MPA Watch intern with an interest in marine protected areas (MPAs), coastal conservation, and fieldwork. Read More »

Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy, and Outreach Department is recruiting for a highly self-motivated MPA Watch intern with an interest in marine protected areas (MPAs), coastal conservation, and fieldwork for the Summer Session 1 (June – August). The intern will report to our Coastal and Marine Scientist, and work both in the field at MPA sites and virtually for approximately 10-20 hours each week with flexible scheduling. The intern is expected to start early-June, as well as provide their own transportation to and from 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. 

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. 

This is an unpaid internship, but please contact your college or university about qualifying for college credit or scholarship opportunities. Please note that this is a virtual internship. Heal the Bay’s main offices are closed for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and all office work is expected to be conducted online. Interns must have reliable access to a computer and internet to complete remote work in addition to field work. 

Primary 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. 
  • Attend virtual weekly MPA Watch team meetings
  • 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. 

Qualifications: 

  • Preferably currently enrolled at or recently graduated from a college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student. 
  • Preferably currently enrolled or recently graduated 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.  

How to Apply: Applicants must send a resume and cover letter to Emily Parker, Coastal and Marine Scientist, by May 28, 2021, for application to be considered.   

Heal the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and actively recruits to promote diversity in our workforce.  Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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