Restoration Education Specialist

Save The Bay

Oakland , California

Save The Bay campaigns tenaciously for a healthy Bay and a sustainable Bay Area. We mobilize Bay Area residents to protect and restore the Bay for future generations, as advocates in their community and volunteers on the shoreline. We work with policymakers and scientists to protect the Bay—our region’s most important natural resource, which is essential to our environment, economy, and quality of life.

Over the past half-century, Save The Bay has protected thousands of acres from Bay fill and development, and secured hundreds of miles of trails and parks on a shoreline that had almost no public access in 1961. In 2016, we won passage of Regional Measure AA—an unprecedented nine-county parcel tax that raises $500 million for accelerated restoration of Bay wetlands. Leading a broad coalition of campaign partners, we secured support of Measure AA from 70 percent of Bay Area voters. In recent years, we’ve also won local and state bans on single-use plastic shopping bags, secured tough restrictions on trash pollution entering the Bay, engaged thousands of local residents in hands-on habitat restoration to benefit fish and wildlife, and established Bay Day, a region-wide holiday that both celebrates San Francisco Bay and generates significant exposure for Save The Bay and our mission.

Position Description:

The Restoration Education Specialist is responsible for program delivery and curriculum development for Save The Bay’s (STB) Community-based Restoration education programs.  The Restoration Education Specialist will lead programs serving 5th through 12th grade students and teachers around the Bay Area, as well as leading assisting with corporate and public restoration events. The Restoration Education Specialist is also responsible for assisting the Restoration Education Program Coordinator in education program content development, evaluation, outreach, and marketing.  The Restoration Education Specialist is supervised by the Restoration Program Manager.

The Restoration Education Specialist will help in the following activities:

Primary responsibilities:

  • Lead Community-based Restoration (CBR) Education Programs.
  • Further revise and develop the Community-based Restoration Education Program curriculum and evaluation process.
  • Assist the Restoration Education Program Coordinator with teacher communication, booking logistics, and associated administration as time allows.
  • Lead pre-trip classroom sessions as schedule allows.
  • Serve as a liaison between participating teachers and other staff, providing excellent communication on programs.
  • Assist with preparation and collection of all pre and post event-related materials including trip packets, confirmation information, and evaluation materials.
  • Assist with Community-based Restoration School Programs records, data entry and database maintenance in Salesforce.
  • Lead 3-4 CBR field programs per week.
  • Participate in staff workdays (invasive plant removal, native plant propagation, and out-planting) in the field and at our native plant nurseries.
  • Assist with monitoring of transition zone restoration projects.
  • Assist with ongoing maintenance of Habitat Restoration Team (HRT) education materials and equipment, trucks, safety gear, restoration tools, gloves and equipment.
  • Maintain high standards of performance in a professional work environment.
  • Work with Restoration Program Manager and Restoration Education Program Coordinator on marketing and outreach efforts to existing and new audiences to meet program goals.
  • Support the HRT, Managers and Director in other Restoration Department tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, ecology or related field.
  • At least one year experience coordinating outdoor, environmental, or similar education programs.
  • At least one year teaching environmental education in the field or classroom.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail a must.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to work in the field, running restoration events 3-4 days a week
  • Strong commitment to safety and maintenance of truck, restoration tools, and all other equipment
  • Initiative, creativity, and collaborative work style; attention to detail, flexible and easily adaptable to change
  • Energy and passion for teaching and working with students and community members of all ages
  • Experience working with diverse student populations and people with differing ability levels
  • Ability to work weekends
  • First Aid and CPR certified (If not certified, training courses are offered frequently and subsidized by Save The Bay)
  • Clean background check.
  • Valid California driver’s license and favorable driving history.
  • Ability to lift at least 40lbs.

Highly desirable:

  • Experience with Bay Area teachers, schools and/or youth organizations.
  • Experience in education program evaluation.
  • Knowledge of the natural and cultural history of the Bay and the environmental issues affecting the Bay, and the ability to share this knowledge with our audiences.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Knowledge of restoration ecology and wetland habitats
  • Ownership (or unrestricted access) to a vehicle to use for work purposes.

Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Save The Bay’s excellent employee benefits include insurance for medical, dental, vision and chiropractic services; 403(b) plan, paid vacation, paid holidays and sick time.

Save The Bay’s downtown Oakland offices feature an attractive work environment and excellent access to transit. Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer that strives to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@savesfbay.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please make sure to include the position title in the subject line.