The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves, and beaches for all people through a powerful activist network. The Surfrider Foundation has achieved many important victories by persuading state, federal, and local decision makers to protect vital coastal and ocean resources. These accomplishments demonstrate the important role of recreational users in advancing coastal and ocean stewardship.

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 will have the opportunity to work with dedicated people who are also passionate coastal users with their feet in the sand and toes in the water. You help bring together diverse 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.

Project Timeframe: ASAP - 6 month projected timeline

Time commitment: 10 hours per week; for a 20 week duration

The Surfrider Foundation is seeking a temporary/project-based employee to help lead our campaign to establish the Wigi-Humboldt Bay and Dunes National Monument (Wigi NM) in Humboldt County, California. The Wigi Monument Campaign Coordinator will represent and report to the Surfrider Foundation’s Sr. Coast and Climate Initiative Manager. Through the campaign, the Wigi Monument Campaign Coordinator will grow a grassroots constituency of citizens to support the establishment of the Wigi NM on the lands surrounding Humboldt Bay. Many of the culturally significant lands surrounding Wigi are still remarkably intact natural areas, as a result of decades-long efforts by the Wiyot Tribe, local community members, nonprofit organizations, and state and federal agencies to protect and restore lands around Humboldt Bay. 

Protecting this land as a National Monument will require a coordinated response and the shared expertise of multiple agencies, Tribes, and organizations to address challenges like climate change, sea level rise and invasive species – as well as an opportunity to honor and incorporate Wiyot land stewardship. Establishing the Wigi National Monument will permanently protect a unique, culturally significant, and profoundly beautiful Northern California coastal landscape.


  • Participate in regular coalition calls and Surfrider Humboldt chapter meetings.
  • Educate community members on the need for permanent protection of the Humboldt Bay and Dunes landscape (emails, action alerts, etc.)
  • Review, provide input, and support the coalition campaign plan as needed.
  • Organize and host one media event with local members, community leaders, the Wiyot Tribe and partner organizations to highlight the importance of permanent protection of the Humboldt Bay and Dunes landscape.
  • Assist in the development and storage of new photos and short videos for social media highlighting the importance of permanent protection of the Humboldt Bay and Dunes landscape.
  • Create social media posts in support of actions related to permanent protection of the Humboldt Bay and Dunes landscape. 
  • Work with community members to write an op-ed in support of the Wigi National Monument.
  • Meet twice a month (virtually) with Surfrider’s CA Policy Manager and other Surfrider staff. 

Reports to: Sr. Coast and Climate Initiative Manager


This is a part-time, temporary, project-based position with a project timeframe of July 31, 2022 -  Jan 1, 2023

Time commitment: 10 hours per week; for a 20 week duration

Candidates must reside in Humboldt County

Hourly Rate: $27.50/Hour

Paid sick and paid holidays will be provided. Work-related mileage incurred is also reimbursable. 


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


Deadline for receiving resumes: Until position is filled

Phone inquiries and walk-ins will not be accepted. Thank you for understanding. 


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. 

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