Save The Bay’s Fellowship Program is a highly regarded professional program delivering critical support to staff to ensure a thriving and healthy San Francisco Bay. Fellows actively contribute to the organization and receive hands-on experience and individual mentorship as team members of Save The Bay’s talented and passionate staff. This program is an excellent opportunity for professional development and offers insight into a non-profit sector career.
Fellowships require a commitment of 6 months and can be extended up to 12 months total. These positions are part-time (~20 hrs), non-exempt positions. Compensation is $15/hour in addition to a home office stipend of $75/month and travel reimbursement.
Save The Bay’s Habitat Restoration Nursery Fellowship provides valuable exposure to skills in native plant nursery management and restoration ecology. The Habitat Restoration Nursery Fellow primarily works in our native plant nurseries, gaining experience in propagating transition zone native species, seed and division collection, and integrated pest management. They also assist the Habitat Restoration Team at our restoration sites around the bay with invasive removal, monitoring, and outplanting.
• Support the Nursery Manager in plant propagation tasks at Save The Bay’s 5 propagation sites (Palo Alto, San Lorenzo, Novato, Menlo Park, and Oakland), including seed sowing, transplanting, divisions, pruning, and culling.
• Assist in nursery maintenance projects, including, but not limited to, construction, irrigation, weeding, and organization.
• Participate in seed collection.
• Join staff-only workdays. Projects include: site maintenance, outplanting, native seed and division collection, invasive species removal, and monitoring.
• Assist Nursery Manager with our community-based volunteer programs at our restoration sites and native plant nurseries (dependent on Covid-19 restrictions).
• Clean and weigh seed collections and update seed collection inventory
• Data entry on seed collections and propagation tasks
Qualifications and Requirements:
• Interest in plant species native to the Bay Area and/or in nursery operations
• Interest in San Francisco Bay environmental issues and enthusiasm for Save The Bay’s mission and programs
• Minimum commitment of approximately 20 hours a week for 6 months with possibility of extension
• Ability to complete administrative and computer-related tasks remotely. Save The Bay operates without a central office location. All staff and fellows work from home.
• Detail-oriented, with strong communication and organizational skills
• Ability to complete tasks independently and work well in a team
• Flexibility with changing schedules and plans, responsive to several channels of communication (texting, phone, email)
• Ability to work in the field in inclement weather conditions
• Ability to lift at least 40lbs, work in physically active environment
• Active participation and adherence to Covid-19 guidelines.
• Clean background check
• Due to Covid-19, fellows must have access to a car they can use to drive to work sites around the Bay (Oakland, Hayward, Novato, Palo Alto, and Redwood City). Commute times may be up to three hours throughout a day. Fellows will be reimbursed for all transportation from their home to the work sites.
• Current California driver’s license and clean driving record required
Work Environment and Values:
We welcome people of all cultural backgrounds, gender expression and sexual orientation to apply and thrive with our growing team. Save The Bay is an equal opportunity employer that strives to recruit a diverse workforce and provide an equitable, and inclusive workplace for all.
All 25 Save The Bay employees are working remotely during the current health pandemic, aside from habitat restoration field work. We offer a flexible, virtual work environment and provide equipment, training and frequent virtual opportunities to connect. COVID-19 Vaccination is required for all employees unless they have an approved exemption.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to jobs AT savesfbay DOT org. Please include the position title in the subject line. In the body of the email, please indicate where you learned about this job posting.