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FLORIDA/PUERTO RICO REGIONAL MANAGER

Location: must reside in the State of Florida, preferably central or south Florida.  

ABOUT SURFRIDER:

The Surfrider Foundation is the world’s largest grassroots coastal conservation organization; we thrive on a legacy of defending and protecting our ocean, coasts, and coastal communities through stewardship and environmental advocacy. Since 1984, Surfrider's appeal is not only our strong reputation and track record of success, but also the lifestyle and values we embody. As a grassroots organization, every day we interact daily with passionate supporters and volunteers creating an energetic, supportive, and results oriented community.

By joining the Surfrider Foundation, you will be welcomed into an open and inclusive network of incredibly supportive and collaborative people who work hard and play hard. You have the opportunity to work with dedicated people, who are also passionate coastal users, that have their feet in the sand and toes in the water. You help bring together divergent voices and perspectives to provide our community with the leadership and tools necessary to make a difference at their beach and in coastal communities across the United States. At Surfrider, we build leaders and we are problem solvers; our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. Coastal recreation is fun and working at Surfrider is too.

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The main goal for this position is to increase the organizational capacity of Surfrider Foundation’s Florida Chapter and Club network through strategic outreach on environmental campaigns and programs leading to an increase in activists and membership. The secondary objective is to increase the organizational capacity of the Rincon Puerto Rico Chapter. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Coordinate the local and statewide campaign and program efforts of chapters within Florida. 
  • Assist in growing Florida statewide membership and Rincon Puerto Rico membership.
  • Facilitate and train chapter volunteers in direct action organizing techniques including, but not limited to; campaign planning, recruitment, retention, strategy, tactics and program implementation. 
  • Assist the Florida chapter network and Rincon Chapter in developing, implementing, and strengthening chapter programs including Ocean Friendly Gardens, Ocean Friendly Restaurants, Blue Water Task Force, and Plastic Pollution 
  • Represent Surfrider Foundation at local Florida administrative hearings and public events when necessary.
  • In conjunction with the Surfrider staff develop and maintain positive relations with the regional funding community as well as grant and funding proposal development.  
  • Coordinate with the Director of Chapters & Clubs, to develop and facilitate statewide training conferences for the Florida & Puerto Rico Chapter network. 
  • Collaborate with the Florida Policy Manager to promote statewide legislative campaigns and engage volunteers (throughout the chapter and club network).
  • Administrative Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; writing newsletter articles, supporting web content development, social media outreach and grant reporting, and maintaining Chapter Contact Lists of all current volunteer executive committee officers.
  • Facilitate chapter governance and oversight, including but not limited to: chapter annual planning and reporting, executive committee and leadership onboarding, training and cultivation, and development of chapter resources.

Reports to: Director of Chapters and Clubs

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in direct action grassroots organizing, community outreach and coalition building.
  • Knowledge of state, regional and national coastal and ocean environmental issues and management. 
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing with elected officials, agency staff, industry representatives and ocean stakeholders.
  • Experience in speaking publicly in front of a large number of people in diverse situations.
  • Experience using technology platforms including Google Workspace, Wordpress and Volunteer Management tools. 
  • Ability to travel extensively throughout the state of Florida and occasional trips to Puerto Rico
  • Ability to work flexible hours (including some weekends and evenings).
  • Ability to work effectively, remotely from a home office. 
  • Ability to work independently.
  • This position emphasizes the skill sets of an experienced community organizer.
  • Bilingual preferred; able to read, write and speak Spanish 

DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of a bachelor's degree and/or relevant experience is required. 

SALARY & BENEFITS:

This is a full-time position. The Florida/Puerto Rico Regional Manager position will be compensated with a competitive salary commensurate with candidate’s experience level, starting at $60,000/annually. The Surfrider Foundation offers a salary that is competitive with other national, not-for-profit conservation organizations.

Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage; monthly premiums compensated 100% by Surfrider Foundation.  Long-Term Disability insurance, Employee Assistance program (EAP), Section 125 Flexible Spending Account (FSA), 401(k) plan with partial employer matching. Surfrider also provides paid holidays, vacation and sick time.

TO APPLY:

Please send your cover letter (including your salary requirements) and resume to:

Email: careers@surfrider.org

Deadline for receiving resumes: December 10, 2021

JEDI COMMITMENT:

The Surfrider Foundation is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive organization for all people who protect and enjoy the world’s ocean, waves, and beaches. Our success and impact depends on learning from our community, standing in solidarity with our allies and working towards a more just future, both for our organization and the environmental movement as a whole.

The Surfrider Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. Together we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other protected class. To learn more about our JEDI commitments, please visit: 

https://www.surfrider.org/pages/diversity-equity-inclusion