Save the Harbor is a dynamic and successful nonprofit Boston Harbor advocacy organization made up of thousands of people from across the region. Save the Harbor led the effort to create the Boston Harbor Islands National Park and transformed South Boston’s beaches into the cleanest urban beaches in the United States. None of this would be possible without dedicated community members, partners, full- and part-time staff, and interns.

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is seeking a Program Coordinator to support and enhance ongoing programming, assist in the development of new programming, and work at the community level to connect our community members to resources and opportunities related to Boston Harbor, our region’s beaches, and the Boston Harbor Islands.

This position is for a community driven, detail oriented, and passionate individual with an interest in community engagement, and equitable programming. Under the direction of the Program Director and the Director of Partnerships & Program Development, the Program Coordinator will support the daily community engagement of Save the Harbor’s Youth and Better Beaches Programs.

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
– Research and develop intentional outreach databases to promote all Save the Harbor programs, events, and campaigns
– Identify local events and opportunities for us to be present in our community
– Aid in the development and running of the Better Beaches Program, Youth Leadership Program, Boston Harbor Explorers, All Access Boston Harbor, Share the Harbor, and any other Save the Harbor programs.
– Identifying potential program partners and community stakeholders to engage with our work and communicating the details of our programs.
– Recruiting youth and community groups to take part in our programs and building RSVP lists for our summer cruise programs.
– Mentoring in the Youth Jobs and Leadership program and aiding in the planning and execution of full staff enrichment days.
– Helping to build the comprehensive summer program schedule.
– Assisting in the execution of Participatory Budgeting and all other large scale community engagement campaigns
Coordinating staffing assignments, working with the photographer in residence, and  managing Save the Harbor’s presence at and participation in Better Beaches Events
– Aiding in the communication between Save the Harbor and Better Beaches grantees to communicate necessary information in the planning of and successful execution of beach events
– Communicating program logistical changes to participants ahead of the event
– Support the Save the Harbor/Save the Bay by writing and developing content for marketing events.
– Attend and support Save the Harbor/Save the Bay events – some of which may be outside of work hours (nights and weekends).

Skills & Knowledge Desired – Minimum Entrance Requirements:
– Excellent organizational skills
– Ability to exercise good judgment in prioritizing tasks and work on multiple projects simultaneously
– Attention to detail and accuracy
– Excellent interpersonal, writing and verbal skills with the ability to communicate Save the Harbor’s mission as well as program details and logistics
– Dependability and flexibility and the ability to adapt in a fast paced programming environment
– Excellent communication skills via text, phone call, email with supervisors, program stakeholders, and program participants
– An interest in and passion for community engagement
– Computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Google Docs
– Interest in nonprofit organizations and the mission of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
– Science background is not required, though an interest in science as it relates to Boston Harbor is a plus
– Enthusiasm for Save the Harbor’s free community programs
– A valid MA drivers license and access to reliable transportation are preferred
– Proficiency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Mandarin and/or Cape Verdean Creole preferred, but not required.

Start Date: February 13
Hours: 40 hours per week
Some night and weekend event attendance may be required
Hybrid – a mix of in person and virtual work (at least one day a week in person, and an average of 5 days a week in person during the summer programming timeframe)

Salary and Benefits

Salary range for this position is $45,000-$55,000/year based on experience and qualifications, plus benefits including 100% health and dental insurance; vacation, personal, holiday and sick time; 401K retirement plan.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample as a single PDF or Word document with your name in the file name to barry@savetheharbor.org and smith@savetheharbor.org .

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, LGBTQ+ and disabled individuals. We will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

To apply for this job email your details to williams@savetheharbor.org

About Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay

About Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Save the Harbor is an ambitious organization that has enjoyed tremendous success and earned the regard and friendship of a broad based constituency. Since 1986 we have been the region’s leading voice for clean water and the completion of the $5 billion Boston Harbor Clean-Up, which has transformed Boston Harbor from one of the dirtiest harbors in the nation into a source of educational, recreational and economic opportunity for all Bostonians and the region’s residents. Our mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, and the marine environment and share them with the public for everyone to enjoy.

Though clean water and environmental advocacy remain at the core of our mission, since 2001 Save the Harbor/Save the Bay has increasingly focused our attention on finding new ways to connect the nearly one million residents who live within half an hour of the coast, with the harbor, the beaches, and the islands. Today, Save the Harbor:

·       Leads and manages the Metropolitan Beaches Commission for the Massachusetts Legislature, charged with improving quality and equitable access to the Boston Harbor Region’s public beaches from Nahant on the North Shore to Nantasket on the South Shore.

·       Strengthens Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods and the region’s beachfront communities by hosting and sponsoring 870 free Better Beaches events and programs on the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket since 2008.

·       Connects over 35,000 youth and families each year with free Youth Environmental Education Programs that have introduced more than 260,000 underserved and low-income young people to the spectacular harbor we have worked so hard to restore and protect since we began them in 2002.

·       Convenes and leads our Beaches Science Advisory Committee, which led the effort to transform the South Boston beaches into the cleanest urban beaches in America and is working to improve water quality at King’s Beach in Lynn and Swampscott and Tenean Beach in Dorchester.

For more information about Save the Harbor and our work, visit www.savetheharbor.org, and review our 2020 Youth and Beach Program Report.

Save the Harbor is committed to making Boston Harbor, the Islands, our beaches, and our programs inclusive, equitable, diverse, and accessible for everyone and anyone, knowing that racism and oppressive systems have prevented that from becoming a reality. Read our full values statement at www.savetheharbor.org/values