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Program Manager, All One Ocean

Are you an Ocean and marine-life- lover? If so, here’s your chance to join a growing organization and make a difference. We’re seeking a long-term, self-starting, detail-oriented, and well-organized jack or jill-of-all-trades who is truly passionate about the Ocean.

Founded in 2010, All One Ocean (AOO) is a fiscally sponsored project of Earth Island Institute, a 501 (c)(3), non-profit organization devoted to educating the community about the detrimental effects of garbage in the Ocean. Our Beach Clean Up Stations (BCUS) prevent the needless death and suffering to marine life by providing a simple way for beach-goers to help clean up our waterways and beautify beaches any time they visit our shorelines.  
We have a $100,000-$150,000 budget and less than 100 annual donors, 4-5 foundation funders, and are growing a list of annual business sponsors.

The Program Manager is a temporary, part-time (20-25 hrs/week), non-exempt position with a great deal of variety for a great cause. This position reports to and works alongside the Director. We are seeking candidates who are committed to a minimum of 1-2 years with us.

THE JOB DUTIES include but are not limited to the following (hours are estimated):

  • General assistance to the Director and Founder, as needed and as possible (2 hrs misc. per week of calls, or added tasks, often)
  • Manage existing and new Beach Clean Up Stations including installation, box construction team, and inventory, coordination of Stewards, signage, and BCUS host relationships (as needed with team, 12 hour periodically)
  • Management of social media updates (4 hrs a week)
  • Recruitment and coordination of volunteers (4 hrs a week)
  • Writing and editing communications and reports (4 hrs a week)
  • Data management as it relates to fundraising (knowledge of Salesforce a plus) (2 hrs a week)
  • Event management including beach cleanups and tabling (5-7 weekend days per year, tabling and beach clean ups, estimated) (8-20 hrs periodically—3-4x per year, for events.)
  • Errands at the post office, hardware store, and for food for events as needed

(1 hr periodically)

  • Weekly check ins with supervisor/Director and monthly as possible with Steering Committee (2 hrs with monthly report on accomplishments)
  • Participate in and keep notes at team meetings (3 hrs every other month on Wednesdays)


  • Strong administrative skills as demonstrated in prior positions
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; able to manage and prioritize multiple concurrent projects
  • Strong follow-through capacities, problem solving skills, and initiative
  • Good record keeping, and ability to keep diverse projects organized
  • Flexibility as a hands-on and high-performing team member, in a small grassroots position
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; other design software a plus
  • Passion for the Ocean and marine debris issues
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Bachelors degree, or GED with evidence of strong work and verbal/written skills
  • Nonprofit volunteer or paid experience, truly helpful
  • Fundraising experience, a plus
  • Social media campaign experience a plus

-Ideal candidate must be a detail-oriented self-starter with his/her own computer able to work business hours remotely and periodically in person, in San Francisco and Marin Counties.
-A car with evidence of your own insurance is a must. Gas and tolls, will be reimbursed.


$25 per hour. (20-25 hrs per week depending on experience and capacity)
20 hrs per week x $25 per hr. x 4.3 weeks of month= $2150.00 per month
25 hrs per week x $25 per hr x 4.3 weeks of month= $2687.50 per month
This is a payrolled position.


Remote (you can work from home) with meetings in San Francisco and Marin. This position is hired through the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Earth Island Institute, AOO’s fiscal sponsor.


Send a resume and compelling cover letter on why you feel you are qualified and a superior candidate for the position as described, to by 12 noon Pacific time, Friday, February 19th, 2016.

Due to the volume of employment applications and queries received, AOO is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate for an interview by March 1st.  Kindly review our webpage, videos or social media, but do not try to call us, as we have limited staffing.

Earth Island Institute/All One Ocean is an equal opportunity employer. Diverse applicants of all ages (with valid driver’s licenses) are encouraged to apply.
Our Mission
All One Ocean’s mission is to educate people about the destructive impacts of our trash by providing a simple way for beachgoers, any time they visit the beach, to help clean up our Ocean, beautify beaches and prevent needless death and suffering to marine life.

Please share this job description with any qualified applicants.
Feel free to also support our work in any way. Our website is happy to engage your leadership! A link to this job description can be found on our site.
Thank you.

Resilient Communities Initiative Assistant (Part-Time)

Bay Localize, nonprofit dedicated to environmental sustainability and social justice, seeks candidates for the Resilient Communities Initiative Assistant. This is a one-year, 10-hours/week temporary position supporting the Resilient Communities Initiative (RCI). The RCI is a coalition of social justice organizations advocating for social equity and community leadership in climate resilience planning in the Bay Area. This position will support Bay Localize’s Senior Strategist and partner groups in coordinating the RCI, launching a Regional Resilience Leadership Academy, and advocating for community leadership in local and state climate adaptation policy. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your professional networks in the fields of environmental justice and climate adaptation policy.

Bay Localize is a project of the Earth Island Institute, and the Assistant will be a part-time temporary employee of the Earth Island Institute. Salary is set at $18/hour. This position is located out of Bay Localize’s office in downtown Oakland, just above BART. This position is supervised by Bay Localize’s Senior Strategist.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Administer RCI contracts and payments to coalition members.
  • Organize and track coalition task lists and deadlines.
  • Follow up with coalition members on tasks and deliverables.
  • Participate in and take notes at meetings, and distribute to coalition members.
  • Organize logistics for coalition meetings and trainings as needed.
  • Assist with policy research as needed.
  • Assist with outreach to community groups, grassroots leaders, and government agency staff as needed.
  • Support RCI fundraising efforts as needed.
  • Assist with additional administrative and outreach tasks as needed.
  • Responsible, very organized, and detail-oriented. Experience organizing complex projects and/or events.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and people skills, in person and on the phone.
  • Strong interest and/or some experience in social justice and multiracial organizing.
  • Basic knowledge of climate change and its local impacts, and strong interest in local, regional, and state policy to address it. Interest in the intersection of race, class, gender, and public policy.
  • Available 10 hours/week for one year, Mondays and/or Thursdays during office hours.
  • Quick learner who is comfortable taking responsibility for tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel. Basic knowledge of HTML a plus.

How to Apply:
Please send 1) a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and your availability, 2) a resume and 3) a writing sample relevant to this work (5 pages or less, excerpts are fine) to
Deadline for applications is January 3rd, 2016. Early submissions are welcome. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis through December and early January. We are looking for candidates available to begin work in early January.

Earth Island Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. People of color, women, and LGBT are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls please. Thank you for your interest!

Internships with All One Ocean

All One Ocean’s mission is to educate people about the destructive impacts of our trash by providing a simple way for beachgoers, any time they visit the beach, to help clean up our Ocean, beautify beaches and prevent needless death and suffering to marine life. For information about the internships, follow this link.


    New Leaders Initiative is seeking interns! As an intern with New Leaders Initiative, you'll be involved in the exciting process of elevating bold, emerging, young leaders in the environmental movement through the Brower Youth Award as well as our various year-round programs. You will be exposed to some of the leading grassroots and national youth-led efforts and have the opportunity to learn the ins-and-outs of working in an environmental non-profit. A typical day could consist of working in our office, conducting outreach on the phone and email, performing various research tasks, helping to organize an educational event, or promoting our work through various social media outlets. There may also be occasional visits to schools, organizations and to youth and environmental events around the Bay Area. Intern tasks vary seasonally according to our application and program cycle and they can be categorized into these broad areas:

    • Outreach & Communications
    • Application Recruitment & Processing
    • Event Planning - Media Outreach and Promotion
    • Event Planning - Soliciting for In-Kind Donations and Program Partners
    Tasks Include
    • Recruitment: Assist our team in reaching out to a wide spectrum of schools, organizations and youth activists encouraging them to apply for our programs.
    • Event Planning: Assist in creating dynamic events throughout the year as well create a high-energy week of activities for Brower Youth Award recipients in October.
    • Research & Archive: Aggregate information about potential partners, collaborators and archive organizations and individuals the program has been involved with in the past.
    • Local Outreach: Telephone and e-mail outreach to grassroots groups, tabling at local events, short speaking engagements with campus and community groups.
    • Fundraising: Research and contact potential foundations, corporations and in-kind sponsors.
    • You may also be asked to support other areas of the organization if help is needed.

    Interns should commit 8-30 hours weekly. Internship start and end periods are flexible and can be adjusted to fit interns' schedule.


    The intern must be comfortable and confident with public contact in person and over the phone. Resourcefulness and the ability and desire to take initiative and follow through projects until completion is essential. The intern must also be able to articulate needs to the rest of the New Leaders Initiative team. Familiarity with Word, Excel, e-mail and Google docs is necessary. Graphic design skills familiarity is a plus! And of course, a strong interest in youth environmental activism is key.


    You will be interacting with some of our nation's most dynamic young activists. Hone your people skills, organizing tools, web skills and get your feet wet with one of the best youth environmental organizations out there! In addition, we're located in the David Brower Center- a hub of amazing and diverse environmental and social change organizations. Our office atmosphere is friendly, warm and relaxed!

    Our internships are unpaid, but a transportation stipend may be available.

    How to apply


    Send resume and letter of interest to Program Director, Anisha Desai by email. No calls please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Opportunities with Earth Island projects

Below is a listing of jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities at our various projects. You may also visit our Project Directory to find a project that fits with your interests.