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Position: Los Angeles Chapter Beach Cleanup Coordinator 

ABOUT US: 

The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. 

The Surfrider Los Angeles Chapter is seeking a highly motivated person for the part-time position of Beach Cleanups Coordinator. Our team seeks a self-motivated, adaptable professional to work in a high volume, deadline dependent environment. The primary focus of this position is to manage our Beach Cleanup Program. This position is part-time and requires a flexible schedule. 

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.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support, manage, and expand our corporate and public beach cleanup programs. This includes permitting and supply management, scheduling and hosting sponsored cleanups, and supporting our public cleanup site volunteers. 
  • Respond directly to inquiries from corporations looking to partner and/or participate in a company beach cleanup. Manage corporate contributions to the chapter that come through corporate cleanups, and consult with Surfrider Foundation corporate partnerships team for guidance and coordination. 
  • Ensure all cleanups are approved and insured by submitting an Event Approval request via Surfrider HQ’s established Event Approval Process. Ensure city and/or state park permit applications are completed when necessary. Ensure digital/paper waiver forms are signed by all participants, or their guardians if under the age of 18.  
  • Supervise all beach cleanup data entry and manage the chapter’s beach cleanup database. Maintain beach cleanup supplies. Assist with the organization of merchandise, outreach materials, and supplies in our storage room. 
  • Work with the chapter Volunteer Coordinator and Chapter Coordinator to leverage the chapter’s volunteer network to assist with larger community beach cleanup requests. 
  • Maintain regular communications with Surfrider Foundation members and volunteers via the website, email, social media, events calendar and other channels (as pertaining to our beach cleanup program). 
  • Follow up with participants post-cleanup thanking them for their service and provide opportunities for further engagement. 
  • Coordinate with chapter Media Coordinator to post photos and stories from cleanups to chapter’s social media sites. 
  • Complete other duties as assigned by the Surfrider Los Angeles Chapter Coordinator. 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent preferred, but not required
  • Basic knowledge of coastal/marine environmental issues
  • Nonprofit and/or volunteer management experience (preferred)
  • Ability to load, unload and carry beach cleanup supplies (up to 40 lbs.) for extended distances of up to 50 yards  
  • Administrative experience, especially managing data on spreadsheets
  • Wordpress and web design experience (preferred) 
  • Public speaking skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Flexible schedule; available on evenings and weekends
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse partners
  • Strong social skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Social media experience (preferred)
  • Must have own vehicle and maintain a clean driving record

LOCATION: 

This is a part-time (15-20 hours/week), non-exempt position based in the Los Angeles area. Candidate will work remotely from home, from the Los Angeles chapter office and throughout the Los Angeles area for beach cleanup events, meetings and activations as needed. 

REPORTS TO: Southern California Regional Manager + LA Chapter Coordinator 

COMPENSATION: Starting rate of $20/hour

TO APPLY: 

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

Email: careers@surfrider.org

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

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