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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 seeking a full-time Advancement Manager to support the organization’s overall fundraising plan and year-round campaigns. Read More »

Role

Advancement Manager

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making our coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action and advocacy. We educate the greater Los Angeles region about ocean conservation, the causes and impacts of water pollution, the need for a resilient water supply, and what we can all do to make a difference. We reach over 150,000 people annually through our Heal the Bay Aquarium, beach cleanups and community outreach programs.

About the Role

Heal the Bay is seeking a full-time Advancement Manager to support the organization’s overall fundraising plan and year-round campaigns.

  • Heal the Bay’s Advancement Manager position has approximately 70% Fundraising and 30% Administrative responsibilities.
  • Under the supervision of the Advancement Director and Associate Director, the Advancement Manager will primarily solicit, cultivate, and steward corporate partners in support of the organization’s programs and campaigns.
  • The Advancement Manager will be responsible for creating compelling marketing decks and materials for Advancement team use.
  • The Advancement Manager will also play a key role in supporting the organization’s year-round direct mail campaigns.
  • Administrative responsibilities will include supporting the Advancement team’s use of Salesforce (in coordination with the Data department) and facilitating aspects of the department’s donation acknowledgment program.

Expectations & Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a commitment to best practices in fundraising, especially corporate and donor relations.
  • Collaborate with the Advancement team to create and implement strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and financial support.
  • Share responsibility of meeting corporate revenue targets as well as the execution of a broader fundraising plan, which includes measurable goals, metrics, and specific strategies for expanding both levels and sources of support.
  • Secure revenue from corporations and brands by stewarding relationships with current partners and cultivating relationships with new prospects in support of the organization’s programs through third-party agreements, organization-wide events (Coastal Cleanup Month, Earth Month, Giving Tuesday, etc.), and shop partnerships.
  • Manage corporate cleanup program, Suits on the Sand, including solicitation and stewardship of prospects,coordination of events in partnership with the Outreach Manager, and post-event follow-up.
  • Research, identify, and vet corporations and brands that will likely serve as sources of support for Heal the Bay’s clean water mission and other priorities as identified by leadership.
  • Develop high-quality proposals, decks, sponsorship documents, correspondence, impact/stewardship reports, and other solicitation tools.
  • Manage donor acknowledgment process in partnership with outside vendor.
  • Support the organization’s year-round direct mail campaigns in partnership with the Communications and Data department.
  • Accurately enter and update information in Salesforce to reflect contact with corporate partners while maintaining confidentiality of donor information.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to upholding and advancing the organization’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI), potentially including participation in Heal the Bay’s JEDI Committee.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Preferred Experience & Skills

  • Two-three years of nonprofit fundraising experience, including a background in donor stewardship and corporate relations.
  • The successful candidate will have exceptional writing skills, possess strong attention to detail, demonstrate excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, and will ideally be proficient in Salesforce and MyEmma (or similar email platform).
  • The successful candidate will be comfortable working independently as well as in collaboration with a team and interdepartmentally.
  • The successful candidate will complete assigned tasks with accuracy and minimal direction.
  • Strong computer skills, data entry and Microsoft Office, including advanced skills in Microsoft Excel is required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain tracking systems.
  • Ability to develop and implement departmental procedures.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, if necessary.
  • California driver’s license, car, and proof of auto insurance.

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. 

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.

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.

Compensation

This is a non-exempt, full-time position, hiring range starts at $26.44/hour or $55,000 annual equivalent (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

Position start day ASAP

Full-time, 40 hours per week. Must be available for some weekends, evenings. Due to COVID-19, we are currently working remotely, 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 staff and volunteers.

How To Apply

Please submit cover letter and/or brief introduction and resume/CV or list of qualifications to Dahniel Brandes, Advancement DirectorUse “Advancement Manager” in the subject line.

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Heal the Bay is seeking a full-time Associate Data Specialist who will be responsible for day-to-day management of Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card, NowCast, and River Report Card programs. Read More »

Role

Associate Data Specialist (Water Quality)

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is a nonprofit 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. We reach over 150,000 people every year through our Heal the Bay Aquarium, beach cleanups and community outreach programs.

Clean beaches and rivers are critical for public health and our economy in southern California. For over 25 years, Heal the Bay has been a powerful advocate for cleaning up polluted rivers and beaches and maintaining high standards that protect public health for recreational users of our local waters. Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card (BRC) and NowCast systems are well-known and scientifically robust tools for communicating water quality problems to decision-makers and the public, and our new River Report Card (RRC) will serve a similar purpose for the LA River and other freshwater recreation sites.

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

The main goal of this position is to equip the public with the information they need to protect themselves from harmful pollution. The Associate Data Specialist is responsible for day-to-day management of Heal the Bay’s Beach Report Card, NowCast, and River Report Card programs. The Beach Report Card (BRC) provides beachgoers with a weekly A-F letter grade at nearly 700 West Coast beaches. The River Report Card (RRC) provides visitors to approximately 30 freshwater swimming holes throughout L.A. County with a weekly color-coded grade. The NowCast system uses a set of statistical models calibrated on years of environmental and bacteria data to provide daily water quality predictions for over 20 California ocean beaches.

The Associate Data Specialist obtains and analyzes bacteria data, updates the Beach Report Card and River Report Card grades weekly, and helps produce the annual reports for each program. They manage all technical aspects of the NowCast system, including developing machine learning models for California beaches; running NowCast models; evaluating NowCast model accuracy and strategizing with Heal the Bay management about how to maintain or improve accuracy as needed; and debugging any errors that occur in the system. Additionally, this position will support any maintenance and expansion of the website and mobile app that broadcasts BRC grades and NowCast predictions as necessary. This position will help develop and implement a new grading methodology for the RRC as well as provide support for field and laboratory work for River Report Card sampling. This position also provides information to help produce annual reports, summaries for beach managers, copy for media, FAQ updates, and blog posts. In addition, the Associate Data Specialist will participate in advocacy campaigns, and education & outreach work. The Associate Data Specialist position will report to Heal the Bay’s Recreational Water Quality Scientist & Policy Analyst.

Responsibilities

Manage the day-to-day aspects of the Beach Report Card (BRC), NowCast, and River Report Card programs:

  • Collect data and manage databases necessary to calculate weekly BRC & RRC grades and calibrate and run NowCast models.
  • Calculate weekly BRC & RRC grades.
  • Build and calibrate NowCast models (summer and winter swim seasons).
  • Ensure the automated system for daily NowCast models is functioning.
  • Fix errors that occur in any automated processes and update the automated system as necessary.
  • Identify problem beaches and investigate site specific water quality issues based on BRC and NowCast results.
  • Prepare data reports and analyses for seasonal reports, grant applications, and in other written materials.
  • Provide technical assistance needed for programmatic decisions, such as NowCast expansion, increased program automation, improving methodologies, etc.
  • Conduct field and laboratory work to assess bacteria levels in freshwater areas during summer months.
  • Train and mentor student water quality monitors.

Manage Beach Report Card web and mobile app platform

  • · Publish regular BRC grades on the BRC platform and RRC grades on Heal the Bay’s River Report Card website.
  • Monitor beach closures, sewage spills, rain advisories, and other alerts at beaches around California, and update alerts on the website.
  • Monitor website and mobile app for correct display of data and bugs.
  • Aid in transitioning the BRC and NowCast programs to a new web-based data platform.
  • Assist with developing a new methodology for RRC grades.

Preferred Experience & Skills

  • Passion for Heal the Bay’s mission and environmental health in southern California.
  • Ability to plan and execute projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Information Science, Math, or a related discipline is favorable; a similar degree in Biology or Environmental Science may be accepted if accompanied by strong computer programming skills.
  • Experience using standard data science techniques with Python, R, or similar languages, with machine learning/statistical modeling background in Python, R, Matlab or SPSS.
  • Script building, debugging & updating code.
  • Database management skills desirable.
  • Knowledge of water quality issues favorable but not required.
  • Strong research and analytical skills, with an interest to apply science to policy.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with colleagues.

Compensation

This is a full-time, non-exempt position starting at $22/ 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 regional and statewide travel, may be necessary. Due to COVID-19, we are currently working from home but will transition back to working from our Santa Monica office once it is safe to do so. Heal the Bay offers a dynamic work environment with highly motivated colleagues including other staff and volunteers.

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 email your cover letter and resume with subject line “Water Quality Modeler Application” to Luke Ginger, Water Quality Scientist.

Review of applications will begin on August 26, 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.

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.

Additional Information

Published papers on NowCast:

1. Thoe, W.; Gold, M.; Griesbach, A.; Grimmer, M.; Taggart, M. L.; Boehm, A. B. Sunny with a Chance of Gastroenteritis: Predicting Swimmer Risk at California Beaches. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2015, 49 (1), 423–431.

2. Thoe, W.; Gold, M.; Griesbach, A.; Grimmer, M.; Taggart, M. L.; Boehm, A. B. Predicting Water Quality at Santa Monica Beach: Evaluation of Five Different Models for Public Notification of Unsafe Swimming Conditions. Water Res 2014, 67, 105–117.

3. Searcy, R.; Taggart, M. L.; Gold, M. A.; Boehm, A. B. Implementation of an Automated Beach Water Quality Nowcast System at Ten California Oceanic Beaches. J. Environ. Manage. 2018, 223, 633–643.

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About the Organization Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making our coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action and advocacy. We educate the Southern California about … Read More »

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making our coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action and advocacy. We educate the Southern California about ocean conservation, the causes and impacts of water pollution, the need for a resilient water supply, and what we can all do to make a difference. We directly engage over 150,000 people annually through our Heal the Bay Aquarium, beach cleanups, and community outreach programs.

About the Role

Heal the Bay is looking for a super motivated, digitally savvy communications professional who loves storytelling as much as our mission. Using fresh thinking, clever execution and the latest digital tools, you will mobilize diverse communities in Greater LA to protect our coastal waters and watersheds. You will hold day-to-day responsibility for creative campaigns and initiatives across our websites, apps, social media, email, direct mail, and media that drive fundraising, spur advocacy, boost volunteer sign-ups and increase visits to Heal the Bay Aquarium at the Santa Monica Pier. This position reports to the Communications and Marketing Senior Director.

If you’re stoked about infusing Southern California’s flagship grassroots nonprofit with cutting-edge communications strategies and engagement tools, this is the job for you.

Expectations & Responsibilities

  • Create and manage the organization’s communications calendar
  • Manage the development, distribution, promotion and optimization of all print and digital communications and marketing collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, website, petitions, social media, blog, email marketing, direct mail and digital appeals, press releases, media kits, activist toolkits, videos, advertisements, retail product information, event promotion and action alerts
  • Be the primary author and editor of Heal the Bay’s website content (WordPress) and edit in HTML
  • Work proactively in a cross-functional capacity to plan communications strategies and generate content with educators, scientists, policy experts, community leaders, coalitions and sponsors
  • Extensive copywriting, proofreading and editing in AP Style
  • Implement compelling advocacy and fundraising initiatives with engagement and revenue goals
  • Oversee content, community management and analytics for campaigns on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn,etc.)
  • Manage social media monitoring and scheduling tools (Hootsuite, Later)
  • Utilize Salesforce as the primary CRM tool for all subscriber, donor, volunteer, event, and advocacy communications
  • Mine data and opportunities from Shopify and Classy for list building, reporting and audience targeting
  • Create graphics, flyers and presentations in Canva
  • Monitor Google Analytics for Heal the Bay and Beach Report Card trends and user information
  • Use a variety of systems and tools to create and manage content (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Acrobat, Google Drive, Google Docs, Photoshop, Illustrator, iMovie and Flickr)
  • Manage organization’s digital assets on internal and external drives: photos, videos, files, and creative collateral
  • Provide staff training and oversee email templates and lists on email marketing platform (Emma)
  • Cultivate and maintain pro bono and low bono relationships with creative partners, creators, artists, photographers, videographers, developers and influencers
  • Conduct outreach to potential partners and sponsors for campaigns and procure leads for business development on an ongoing basis
  • Prepare monthly reports to track progress toward annual goals
  • Recruit and manage communications interns and volunteers

Preferred Experience & Skills

  • Minimum BA/BS degree in communications or equivalent practical experience
  • Passionate for storytelling through multiple media types, both visual, written, auditory and experiential
  • Excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and a scrupulous attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Commitment to collaborative problem-solving with a positive attitude and generous spirit
  • Tenacity, humor and confidence when faced with challenging projects
  • Superb project management skills to get things done
  • Proven ability to set and meet measurable goals
  • Experience in Mac systems
  • Passionate about telling multicultural stories and engaging diverse communities
  • Appreciation for the environment and clean water
  • Enjoys interpreting complex, scientific information for audiences to digest easily
  • Knowledge of digital accessibility and search engine optimization effective practices
  • Understanding of the communications landscape and developments in new media, tech, global policy and related industries
  • Fluency in Spanish

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.

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.

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.

Compensation

This is a non-exempt, full-time position, hiring range starts at $28.84/hour or $60,000 annual equivalent (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

Position start day ASAP.

Full-time, 40 hours per week. Must be available for some weekends, evenings. Due to COVID-19, we are currently working remotely, 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 staff and volunteers. Candidates must currently live in Los Angeles County, California to be considered for this role.

How To Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter and one work sample to Talia Walsh, twalsh@healthebay.org with subject line “Communications Senior Manager”. No phone calls please.

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Heal the Bay is looking for a software developer/computer programmer to conduct upgrades to our Beach Report Card with NowCast website and mobile applications. Read More »

Heal the Bay is looking for a software developer/computer programmer to conduct upgrades to our Beach Report Card with NowCast website and mobile applications (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/beach-report-card/id472446703, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.healthebay.brc). This is a contract position with payment upon completion of individual tasks.

Background

In 2018 we overhauled the Beach Report Card website and mobile apps to React based platform. This platform contains 3 main codebases: React JS Front End (Website), React Native Mobile Apps, and Javascript Admin/Management Website. An ElasticSearch database stores all the data and content. The codebases are stored on Github and publish to two Heroku instances (Frontend and Backend).

Skills Needed

  • Web and mobile developer in React JS and React Native
  • ElasticSearch
  • Good communication skills;
  • Commitment to agreed-upon deadlines;
  • Experience delivering mobile apps for iOS and Android

Tasks

  1. Integrate Partner Logo (website and apps)
    1. Insert brand partner message and clickable logo in sitewide footer and pop-up message and logo with button in BRC website and app (iOS and Android) experiences.
    2. Provide analytics tracking on impressions and clicks for the partner logo in footer and in pop up message. Duration of campaign is three years from public launch of assets at which point logo would need to be removed.
  2. Performance/Cache Improvements (website and apps)
    1. Update/improve the website to automatically load beaches when you scroll up or down the coast on the map. Currently, the user has to refresh the page to get grades for a different stretch of coastline.
    2. Update/improve the website to automatically display search filters. Currently, the user has to scroll before they are displayed and it is not intuitive.
    3. Improve page load performance by decreasing the initial download size loading sites data in a more efficient process.
  3. Update Search to include Google Maps results (website & apps)
    1. Update search function to integrate with Google Maps to find general locations, addresses, etc. Currently, the search is limited to site names within the database which is not helpful to most users unless they know the exact name we used for the beach locations.
  4. FAQ/Text Updates (website & apps)
    1. Update FAQ text block to add it to the back end management interface to allow regular content updates.
  5. Update iOS App to Fix Hidden Map/Grades (apps only)
    1. Update app to improve the search bar functionality to hide after a search is completed. Currently, when the user searches a beach on the app, the search bar does not automatically hide and show the grade. The user is left staring at the search bar and must figure out how to swipe the search out of the way.
  6. Admin Panel Upgrades (website only)
    1. Fix the function for uploading annual grades as it is not working properly. We have not been able to post annual grades for the last three years.
    2. We need better capability for updating rain advisories on the website, including the capability to upload a daily file of binary rain advisories for each county.
    3. Improve the advertisement card function.
  7. React Native Android (Android App)
    1. Activate and publish the Android version of the React Native App. A performance bug exists that prevents the Android app from working correctly using the same codebase as iOS. A substitute Java Android app was created as a workaround. We would like to discard this and return to a single app for both iOS and Android.
  8. NowCast Widget Development
    1. Development of a widget (iframe) codeblock that can display a side scrolling display of beach locations with NowCast or BRC grades for a group of site IDs. This will be posted on other websites like World Surf League or Magic Seaweed.

To Apply

Please send a short proposal, including a budget to complete the given scope of work (8 tasks), an expected timeline for completion, and details on your experience and qualifications to Luke Ginger.

 

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Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy, and Outreach Department is recruiting for a highly self-motivated Community Outreach Intern with an interest in ocean conservation, environmental justice, and research. Read More »

Heal the Bay’s Science, Policy, and Outreach Department is recruiting for a highly self-motivated Community Outreach Intern with an interest in ocean conservation, environmental justice, and research for the Fall Session (October through mid-December). The intern will report to our Outreach Manager, and work virtually for 8 hours each week with flexible scheduling. The intern is expected to start in early October.

This is an excellent leadership opportunity that will be useful in gaining community outreach, engagement, and public speaking experience, in addition to working for a reputable non-profit that has been established on the Westside for over 36 years. Heal the Bay’s community education program, Speakers Bureau, 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.

This is an unpaid internship. Please contact your college or university about qualifying for college credit or scholarship opportunities. Additionally note that this is intended to be a mostly 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.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and implementation of targeted community outreach for Speakers Bureau. This will include conducting background research on target areas, finding contacts in these areas, and connecting with them.
  • Review your outreach and engagement through the lens of inclusion to carry out your work in culturally relevant ways that advance equity.
  • Act as point of contact between Heal the Bay and target schools, community organizations, etc. This will include phone and email correspondence.
  • Assist in Speakers Bureau events and coordination.
  • Attend virtual weekly Speakers Bureau and outreach team meetings.
  • Maintain a professional and enthusiastic attitude when representing Heal the Bay in public settings, meeting, events, and trainings.
  • Develop a relevant independent research project in area of your interest.
  • Present the outcomes of your work to Heal the Bay staff at our quarterly intern symposium.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled at or recently graduated from a college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated in a degree program of Environmental Studies, Marketing, Communications, Geography, Biology, Computer Science, Environmental Policy, or related field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfortable speaking in public.
  • Detail-oriented; ability to complete projects promptly and completely.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
  • Preferred: an understanding of environmental justice issues, and willingness to learn more.
  • Preferred: experience in conducting data collection, power mapping, and/or research and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. GIS or Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Preferred: local knowledge of Los Angeles.

Compensation

Unpaid. School credit available at participating schools/colleges.

How To Apply

Applicants must send a resume and cover letter to Alex Preso, Outreach Manager, by September 15, 2021 for application to be considered. Interview invitations will be sent out September 17, and interviews will take place September 20-24.

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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