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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.

The Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator will support us through this summer by creating and developing accessibility guides and assets to help to recruit and coordinate volunteers for Heal the Bay’s Adopt-A-Beach Cleanups and monthly Nothin’ But Sand Cleanups and Annual Coastal Cleanup Day. 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.

About the Role 

Heal the Bay is looking for a well-organized and very responsible individual capable of working in a fast-paced environment to recruit and coordinate volunteers. Reporting to the Beach Programs Manager, the Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator will support us through this summer by creating and developing accessibility guides and assets to help to recruit and coordinate volunteers for Heal the Bay’s Adopt-A-Beach Cleanups and monthly Nothin’ But Sand Cleanups and Annual Coastal Cleanup Day.

Heal the Bay is the Los Angeles County Coordinator for California Coastal Cleanup Day. Coastal Cleanup Day is part of the International Coastal Cleanup effort organized by the Ocean Conservancy. Heal the Bay hosts over 70 individual cleanup sites across the region. Each Site is a unique expression of the surrounding community. This year Coastal Cleanup Day takes place on Saturday, September 17, 2022. The Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator works closely with the Outreach, Communications, Advancement, and Aquarium teams to coordinate the event.

Heal the Bay is looking for a well-organized and very responsible individual capable of working in a fast-paced environment to recruit, track and coordinate cleanup sites, site captains and volunteers. Reporting to the Senior Beach Programs Manager, the Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator will help by creating and developing tools to ensure an inclusive and accessible event for all Angelenos.

This part-time (25 hr/week average but will increase prior to the event) temporary position is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and exposure in community outreach and logistics. Position start day is July 5, 2022 through October 7, 2022.

Responsibilities 

Work with Beach Program Manager to: 

  • Coordinate all aspects of Heal the Bay’s Coastal Cleanup Day efforts in Los Angeles County.
  • Train and support volunteer site captains and staff on Coastal Cleanup Day to ensure that the individual sites have all the tools they need in order to run safely and smoothly.
  • Manage a Coastal Cleanup Day volunteer and contact database (Salesforce).
  • Create brochures, flyers, and other print materials in Canva (or other formats based on your knowledge tailored for various groups such as, children, families, businesses, organizations, and adults.
  • Produce digital guides (website & socials) in English, Spanish and Korean languages to educate participants, raise awareness, promote inclusivity and accessibility, and recruit volunteers from schools, businesses, and community groups.
  • Deliver information, data, and logos to Communications team for website, poster, social media posts, event promotion, and other materials as needed.
  • Lead the creation of a website landing page, digital content, and social media assets for Adopt-A-Beach, which can be promoted before, during, and after Coastal Cleanup Day.
  • Schedule and coordinate volunteer trainings.
  • Present captain and volunteer recruitment opportunities such as Speakers Bureau talks for corporate groups, civic clubs, schools, etc.
  • Work with Aquarium, outreach and communications teams to produce a hybrid (virtual and in-person) advocacy event.
  • Make virtual and in-person presentations to community leaders and groups to promote participation in Coastal Cleanup Day.
  • Manage the Coastal Cleanup Day volunteer and contact database (Salesforce) and work with Senior Beach Programs Manager to update the Coastal Cleanup Day volunteer and contact database.
  • Coordinate launch of registration page with Senior Beach Programs Manager and its data sync to Salesforce with the Data team.
  • Oversee Health and safety talk video(s) with volunteers, beach captains, and staff for the public to access online.
  • Send emails to event participants, volunteers, and partners using Salesforce, MyEmma and Outlook.
  • Handle logistical concerns by phone, virtual meeting, direct message, and email.
  • Attendance at some weekend and evening events is mandatory.
  • Support cleanup activities as necessary throughout the summer.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Produce wrap-up book.

Qualifications

  • Strong communications and writing skills.
  • High cultural competency.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar customer relationship management tool.
  • Well organized and careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to coordinate large groups of volunteers and community groups.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a team.
  • Ability to network within community groups and with government offices.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, particularly in Excel and Word.
  • Experience creating content for website pages, forms, videos, graphics, one sheets, flyers, and social media posts.
  • Passion for the environment is a plus.

Wages:

$25/hour. This position is a nonexempt part-time position. Compensation includes accrued sick time. No benefits.

How to Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Emely Garcia at egarcia@healthebay.org with “Coastal Cleanup Day Coordinator” 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.

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The Advancement Director leads a dynamic team in planning and implementation of all fundraising including major gifts, special events, grants, membership programs, corporate sponsorships, retail sales, and more. Read More »

Advancement Director Job Announcement

 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:

The Director of Advancement reports to the CEO and, as a member of the leadership team, directs the organization’s fundraising and public engagement efforts. With a primary focus on donor strategy, the Director of Advancement leads the advancement team in development, communication, and brand management efforts. The advancement team serves to engage current and new supporters, increase financial investment in HTB, and build an increasingly strong and diverse network of stakeholders.  As the chief fundraiser for HTB, the Director of Advancement spends considerable time visiting with and stewarding donors, partners, and prospects and representing HTB publicly as an extension of HTB’s executive office in order to secure major and transformational gifts for our work. When strategically necessary, the Director of Advancement works with the CEO to cultivate and request major contributions and support from individuals.

The Director of Advancement collaborates with the Board of Directors, works closely with HTB leadership team, and leads an advancement team to set and achieve annual and long-range fundraising goals, measuring progress throughout the year to ensure success. The Director of Advancement collaborates with program staff to support funding needs and priorities, and works closely with HTB’s Director of Communications to ensure consistent branding, clear and targeted messaging, and strengthened relationships with supporters.

A successful candidate will have a focus on goal-setting and accountability of the team, and a proven ability to create and grow funding opportunities. They must also be comfortable in diverse social situations and have a passion for protecting the environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Development, Stewardship, and Communications 

  • Develops and oversees implementation of Development Plan in consultation with leadership and advancement teams.
  • Manages a portfolio of donors and prospective major donors across HTB by leading in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; maintains current documentation of activity.
  • Develops and strengthens relationships with individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Spends a large amount of time traveling to develop relationships and cultivate donors.
  • Delegates and oversees creation of donor-related materials including print and electronic appeals, stewardship communication, and meeting packets.
  • Collaborates with HTB leadership team to coordinate baseline annual fundraising targets with organizational strategic objectives and budget.
  • Provide timely notice to accounting and data management of impending gift requests to ensure clear path of accounting and procedures.
  • Conducts and records outcome of measurable number of face-to-face visits with donor prospects to solicit major and planned gifts.
  • Prepares or delegates preparation of written and verbal proposals, and other materials needed to secure major gifts in collaboration with colleagues, as appropriate.
  • Solicits a measurable number of major gifts annually—in collaboration with CEO when necessary—while growing a pipeline of new opportunities to support future major gift solicitations.
  • Represents organization publicly when CEO cannot, to strategically grow community of stakeholders, working with other staff to coordinate strategic meetings and small-scale events as needed.
  • In coordination with CEO creates opportunities to increase the visibility of HTB across the state through strategic partnerships, events, and special initiatives as schedule and budget permit.

Management 

  • Coaches, supervises, and evaluates advancement team of 3-4 and ensures staff members have the tools needed to accomplish their jobs.
  • Provides guidance to reports and tracks performance against development plan.
  • Communicates regularly with advancement team to strategize about status of stewardship, prospecting, proposals, and appeals; evaluates areas needing focus and growth.
  • Contributes approximately 10% of time to collaborative opportunities across the organization.
  • Explores new ideas through professional growth opportunities.

Leadership Team and Board

  • Participates actively in leadership team meetings to strategize and position the organization for the future.
  • Meets regularly with Board members to cultivate and solicit for major gifts for organization work and to grow our network of new investors.

Skills, Experience and Education

  • 5+ years of direct fundraising leadership and solicitation experience.
  • Demonstrated success cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding high-net-worth individuals, with a track record of securing 5+-figure gifts and moving donors up the giving pyramid.
  • Ability to communicate the mission and activities of HTB in compelling ways to different audiences;
  • Digital fluency in Salesforce or similar donor relations management database.
  • Ability to set and achieve goals, and a creative approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to perform under pressure in a dynamic environment.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, 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

Hiring range starts at $120,000, based on experience.

The position is full-time/exempt and some evening and weekend work is required. The position requires being based in LA County with a flexible “in office” requirement of 2 days a week.

Heal the Bay offers an excellent benefits package.

Application Information

How to apply: Please email your resume/cover letter to advdirector@healthebay.org with the subject line “HTB Advancement Director 2022”.

For more information visit www.healthebay.org/jobs


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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