Green Job of the Day: Beach Watch Manager, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association (San Francisco, CA)

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Job: Beach Watch Manager
Organization: Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association
Location: San Francisco, CA

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement here.  Please note that the application deadline is Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 5 pm PST.

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The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association is a non-profit, cooperating association supporting the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. We collaborate closely with Sanctuary staff and coordinate and sponsor programming and initiatives that meet the Sanctuary’s mission. Our collaboration with the Sanctuary involves education, interpretation, outreach, research and monitoring as a supporting partner.

To provide volunteer coordination, data management and data analysis to support the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary’s Beach Watch program and Conservation Science objectives.



  • Supervise Research Associate, Data Manager, contractors and interns of the Beach Watch program.
  • Develop annual operating plan and manage $150k annual budget. Manage contract and grant deliverables. Assist in state, federal and foundation grant and proposal writing.

Volunteer Coordination and Development:

  • Coordinate and supervise over 100 Beach Watch volunteers in data collection of bird and marine mammal species abundance, human activity, and oil/tarball deposition on 41 beaches between Bodega Head and Año Nuevo.
  • Coordinate all aspects of Beach Watch training including advanced training and enrichment sessions. Recruit and train volunteers in data collection and species identification. Develop and update Beach Watch manuals and training materials.
  • Conduct Beach Watch surveys, including accompanying and reviewing volunteers in the field. Supervise data collection and monitoring techniques. Provide ongoing support and skill development for volunteers.
  • Communicate with volunteers including production of monthly e-newsletter. Respond to inquiries about Beach Watch from the public, media, and other organizations.
  • Increase awareness of the Beach Watch program and facilitate information exchange. Foster collaboration with other organizations and researchers.
  • Maintain Beach Watch volunteer records including volunteer database, schedules and directories. Track and report volunteer hours and statistics.
  • Assist with organization and planning of annual volunteer appreciation event and other outreach events.

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