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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 is seeking a part-time Angler Outreach Program Associate to support our Science, Policy & Outreach Department. Read More »

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 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 part-time community educator to support our Science, Policy & Outreach Department. The position will primarily focus on educating the shoreline angling community and general public on health risks associated with consuming fish caught in L.A. and Orange Counties. The principal method of outreach will be interviewing anglers in multiple languages. In addition to interviewing anglers, Outreach Associates will disseminate appropriate literature (health advisories, fish catch limits, etc.) to anglers and the public. The outreach will be conducted at eight local piers from Santa Monica Pier to Seal Beach Pier.

Heal the Bay will train team members on fish identification; fishing regulations and health advisories for Southern California; and the DDT and PCB 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.

Expectations & Responsibilities

  • 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;
    • Issues facing the Santa Monica Bay;
    • Handing out informational materials and filling out tracking sheet forms;
    • Data entry into Excel database; 
    • 20% of time may be spent supporting Heal the Bay’s  other outreach activities, such as attending tabling events, supporting cleanups, giving presentations, and more.

Preferred Experience/Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with many people in outdoor setting;
  • Excellent verbal skills;
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to multi-task;
  • Interest in environmental health or marine science issues.
  • Bilingual, with preference for Spanish and Asian languages (e.g., Tagalog, Chinese or Vietnamese);

Compensation

$16-$19/hour based on experience.

Schedule

This position is a part-time (12 hours/week average) hourly position. Weekend and evening hours are required. The majority of the work takes place Friday-Sunday. Start date is as soon as possible.

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.

Physical Demands

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

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Frankie Orrala (he/him), Angler Outreach Program Manager. Please use the phrase “Angler Outreach Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Deadline

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022

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, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, genetics, disability, age, family planning, 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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The Director of Marketing Communications sets and guides the strategy for all external communications, ensuring that Heal the Bay’s mission is understood and embraced by the public at large. Read More »

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 public health 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 clean water. We also educate and inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, with thousands of students joining us each year for school field trips, science-based classroom presentations, and events. Learn more about us at www.healthebay.org/our-impact

About the Role

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Marketing Communications sets and guides the strategy for all external communications, ensuring that Heal the Bay’s mission is understood and embraced by the public at large. The director holds overall responsibility for brand strategy, public messaging, digital marketing, media relations, public relations, and creative partnerships.

The director acts both as the organization’s editor in chief and chief brand steward, building trust with the public and ensuring support is cultivated, grown, and retained in an inclusive way across a variety of platforms. Working closely with department directors within the organization, the director is the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives related to fundraising, community action, advocacy, volunteer recruitment, education, event promotion, and marketing of Heal the Bay’s Aquarium.

Qualifications

Heal the Bay is seeking an accomplished Director of Communications who has at least 10 years of communications experience or equivalent practical knowledge and skills, ideally in an “in-house” leadership role within a nonprofit or advocacy entity, and covering areas such as campaign development, digital engagement, and community growth. The ability to transform often wonky policy into exciting and useful messages and disseminate it to the right audiences through the most effective distribution channels is critical.

Expectations & Responsibilities

  • Write and distribute press release, video scripts, fundraising appeals, social media posts, advertising, campaign tag lines, talking points, op-eds, letters to the editor, blog posts, campaign briefs, social media toolkits, and other copy in the brand voice
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across the organization in collaboration with department directors and develop annual workplans and quarterly goals for Communications staff members
  • Lead the generation of content that engages audience segments and leads to measurable action and growth
  • Mentor, lead, and provide professional development opportunities for the Communications Team (Senior Communications Manager and Senior Communications Coordinator)
  • Engage and collaborate with a volunteer Board of Directors on events, issues, and campaigns and steer regular Board Marketing Committee meetings
  • Track and measure the level of engagement within Heal the Bay’s marketing communications platforms over time
  • Manage all media contacts, relations, and coverage reporting while overseeing internal media monitoring tool
  • Complete regular audience analytics and plot course-corrections as needed
  • Create executive and board presentations and project decks when needed
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with partners in the creative industries, such as photographers, illustrators, graphic designers, advertising agencies, web developers, and digital production houses
  • Develop and implement content and social media strategies and agreements with third-parties
  • Lead communications and user experience strategies for our digital platform (websites, apps, email marketing, social media, print, public relations, outreach, etc.)
  • Develop compelling multi-channel advocacy and/or fundraising campaign strategies for owned, earned and paid media
  • Provide creative direction and graphic design support for campaign elements
  • Develop and/or deepen strategic brand, marketing and communications partnerships with other nonprofits, key media outlets, brands, eco-influencers, celebrities and athletes
  • Support partnerships, collaborations, and promotions for Heal the Bay Shop
  • Educate staff through ongoing workshops on interacting with media, social media tips, writing techniques, and brand guidelines

Skills, Experience & Education

  • Deep appreciation for protecting the environment and clean water
  • Builds an inclusive culture internally and externally
  • Acknowledges their own experiences and experiences of others
  • Strong cultural awareness and competency
  • Passionate about telling multicultural stories and engaging diverse communities
  • Highly collaborative style with a knack for problem solving; experience developing and implementing communications strategies across various platforms with many stakeholders
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
  • Established relationships with diverse community groups, organizations and leaders in the Los Angeles region
  • Relationship builder with high emotional intelligence and flexibility
  • Up to date in the latest social media developments and effective practices
  • High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives
  • Manages Heal the Bay’s Style Guide and ensures guidelines are followed
  • Minimum BA/BS degree in communications or equivalent practical experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and an attention to detail
  • Systems knowledge and implementing audience segmentation and marketing tools
  • Extensive copywriting, proofreading and editing experience in AP Style.
  • Passion for storytelling through multiple media types, both visual, written, auditory and experiential
  • Ability to work late and on weekends in response to the news cycle when necessary
  • Upholds Heal the Bay’s mission and core values across all interactions and materials

If you don’t meet all 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 an exempt full-time position, salary band starts at $90,000 (based on experience) with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld.

Benefits

Comprehensive health insurance, vacation and retirement benefits are included.

Schedule 

Full-time, 40 hours per week. Must be available for some weekends and evenings. We are currently operating in a hybrid (home & office) work model from our Santa Monica office. Heal the Bay offers a dynamic work environment with highly motivated staff and volunteers. Candidates must currently live in Los Angeles County, California or be willing to relocate to be considered for this role.

How To Apply  

Application Deadline: August 19, 2022. Position ideal start day September 6, 2022.

Please submit your cover letter and/or brief introduction and resume/CV or list of qualifications online at commsdir@healthebay.org. Use Communications Director in the subject line.

Heal the Bay is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status 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 invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Development. This senior director will generate gifts, grants, and other charitable revenue to support Heal the Bay’s efforts to improve the long-term quality of life for the human and wildlife inhabitants of California’s treasured coastlands. Read More »

Heal the Bay invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of Development. This senior director will generate gifts, grants, and other charitable revenue to support Heal the Bay’s efforts to improve the long-term quality of life for the human and wildlife inhabitants of California’s treasured coastlands. This is a rare opportunity–ideal for the fundraising leader who is professionally and personally motivated to make an impact now! Climate change and pollution threaten California’s beaches, rivers, and coastal wildlife. Join the passionate team at Heal the Bay to help make Santa Monica Bay and its watersheds safe, healthy, and clean. The successful candidate’s vision, enthusiasm, and fundraising expertise will support science, advocacy, community outreach, and education to create positive change in our environment.

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is an environmental organization dedicated to making southern California’s Coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, 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. 

We strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County, including but not limited to people of color, LGBTQIA and other communities that environmental organizations, including Heal the Bay, have not adequately engaged. 

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer as a key member of the organization’s senior staff cabinet, the Director of Development leads the organization’s fundraising and grants administration efforts that generate more than $6 million annually. As the chief fundraiser for Heal the Bay, the Director of Development conducts ongoing communications with major donors, foundation program officers, public sector agencies, and senior corporate officers to sustain and grow contributions from these partners.

The Director of Development is expected to be an effective public ambassador for Heal the Bay, and will address diverse audiences in a wide variety of settings on behalf of the organization. The Director of Development will coordinate major donor appeal meetings and foundation site visits, often in concert with institutional representatives, including board members, the Chief Executive Officer, or other senior staff. Heal the Bay plans to carry out a capital campaign to build a new aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier. The Director of Development will be the primary internal coordinator of activities carried out by the capital campaign consultants and the campaign fundraising committee.

Heal the Bay produces several successful fundraising events, generating at least $1.3 million in annual gross proceeds. The Director of Development will work closely with staff and consultants to ensure sponsorship and onsite revenue goals are achieved, taking ownership of coordinating pledges from event sponsors, board members, and special guests.

The Director of Development actively collaborates with Heal the Bay’s board of directors, senior staff, and the staff of the Development department to set and measure progress toward achieving annual and long-range fundraising goals. In this highly collaborative role, success depends on building mutually respectful working relationships with fellow executives and program teams, understanding and persuasively articulating Heal the Bay’s projects, initiatives, and strategic priorities. The Director of Development will also work closely with Heal the Bay’s communications team to support fundraising objectives and ensure consistent institutional branding.

Heal the Bay is committed to a healthy, safe, and inclusive workplace environment. The Director of Development will be a champion of diversity, equity, and inclusion–both as an organization leader, and in alignment with donors, foundation grantmakers, and corporate sponsors who value diversity and inclusion as principles of ethical stewardship.

The successful candidate will be relentlessly goal driven, sustaining a singular focus on accountability–of both their own work and that of the Development team. To be seriously considered for this opportunity, applicants must demonstrate a history of directly initiating, sustaining, and expanding charitable fundraising results. The selection committee is eager to meet candidates who can demonstrate progressively senior professional employment, consulting, and/or volunteer roles that reflect a passion for protecting the environment.

The Santa Monica Bay and its environs are diverse in flora, fauna–and people. The future of Heal the Bay depends on engaging directly with and generating enthusiasm for its mission among prospective donors, volunteers, staff, and advocates from the region’s ethnically diverse communities. The Director of Development will support and coordinate, as directed by the CEO, Heal the Bay’s efforts to develop, implement, and measure the impact of methods to achieve greater visibility, affinity, charitable giving, and volunteer support among all who have a stake in the organization’s mission.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

Fundraising, Stewardship, and Communications 

  • Develops and leads the implementation of a multi-year Development Plan, in consultation with Heal the Bay’s executive and board teams.  
  • Manages a portfolio of major donors and prospects; is personally and actively engaged in the cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and documentation of donor relations.
  • Leads development team in executing  three major fundraising events:  gala, golf tournament and water agency luncheon. This includes generating gifts and sponsorships.
  • Researches, explores, and executes methods to establish and leverage for fundraising impact relationships with private sector and philanthropic leaders and organizations. 
  • May spend up to 20% of time on local (LA County) travel to develop and cultivate major donors. 
  • Guides the creation of donor-related materials, including print, direct mail andelectronic appeals, stewardship communications, and event sponsorship appeal packets.
  • Leads the development of written proposals and verbal appeals, ensuring that supporting materials are prepared for all grant requests and major donor meetings. 
  • Solicits, either personally or with other senior team members, a targeted number of major gifts annually. 
  • Develops and measures the effectiveness of methods to build a pipeline (tracked in Salesforce) of prospective major donors.
  • Is an effective and compelling public spokesperson, leveraging appearances to increase the community of and enthusiasm among stakeholders.
  • Creates opportunities in coordination with the CEO to raise Heal the Bay’s profile throughout the region by successfully leading and supporting strategic partnerships, special and public events, and issue campaigns.
  • Ensures timely, transparent, and comprehensive information is provided to accounting and data management of impending gift requests to ensure compliance with accounting procedures.
  • Manages and takes personal responsibility for the documentation of all fundraising activity, preparing and providing monthly briefing and periodic full reports to Heal the Bay board and senior staff of department objectives and ongoing fundraising activities.  
  • Strictly observes and demonstrates respect for nonprofit and fundraising ethical principles of transparency, regulatory compliance, and donor stewardship. 

Management 

  • Hires, supervises, and evaluates up to four Development staff, ensuring that they have the support and resources to succeed. 
  • Oversees the preparation of Development department reports, monitoring progress and adjusting resources to achieve outcomes as described in fundraising plans.
  • Conducts regular team and individual meetings with Development staff to shape and support donor relations, gift prospecting, foundation proposals, and private sector sponsorship appeals.
  • Devotes approximately 10% of time to senior staff collaboration and general administrative activities across the organization.
  • Continues professional and network development through ongoing training and climate/conservation community activities. 

Leadership Team & Board of Directors

  • Participates actively and productively as a collegial member of the senior staff to support Heal the Bay’s strategic and operational success.
  • Conducts respectful and productive meetings with Heal the Bay board members to support both their own giving and to leverage their capacity for referring major gift prospects among their networks.  

Management Approach, General Skills, Experience, and Education

  • At least ten years of senior fundraising leadership and gift solicitation experience.
  • Demonstrated success cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding high net-worth individuals, with a track record of securing five-figure (and greater) gifts, and increasing major donor gifts.
  • Experience preferred in capital campaign planning, fundraising, or other campaign support roles.
  • Strong ability to persuasively express and describe the mission and programs of Heal the Bay to a wide variety of different audiences. 
  • Proficiency in Salesforce or similar donor relations database; ensure that Development staff are skillfully maintaining Heal the Bay’s donor data system.
  • Resourceful and creative problem solving and goal achievement style, bringing a blend of coaching and “lead by example” management approaches.   
  • Flexible, collegial, and supportive interpersonal workplace style.  
  • Ability to perform under pressure with grace in a dynamic workplace environment.
  • Superior professional working style, including the ability to work effectively with the executive leadership, board of directors, major donors, and prospects in an effective manner.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • A clear understanding of 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal issues/structures.

Compensation

  • The salary and compensation package is very competitive, with the range beginning at $120,000.  A formal salary offer will depend on the finalist’s experience and demonstrated capacity for success.  Heal the Bay offers an excellent benefits package.
  • This is a full-time (exempt) position, with occasional evening and weekend work required. The position requires being based in Los Angeles County, California with a current flexible “in office” requirement of at least two days a week.

Learn more about Heal the Bay.

Application Information 

How to apply: Please send your resume and cover letter by 5 p.m. Pacific on September 30, 2022 to salazarsearch@gmail.com with the subject line “Heal the Bay”.

Qualified individuals that reflect the diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of Los Angeles County are strongly encouraged to apply for this opportunity.


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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