March 21, 2012

SOS is Hiring an Experienced Non-Profit Grants and Program Manager

Join Team SOS as a Program Manager

Save Our Shores is a non-profit marine conservation organization located in Santa Cruz, California, with programs in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo counties. Our mission is caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy, and citizen action.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Grant Management: Oversee all grant related activities
• Strategize which grants to apply for and when
• Serve as primary SOS contact for outside funders
• Prepare and submit grants applications
• Maintain organizational system for tracking current grants
• Manage and organize grant deliverables, hold monthly meetings with staff to check on grant progress
• Work with staff to write grant narrative and financial reports and ensure they are submitted in a timely fashion
• Maintain financial integrity of grant and ensure proper funds distribution
• Submit and track invoicing for all grants

Program Management: Responsible for general organization and management of SOS programs
• Assist with grant writing for SOS programs
• Assist with idea generation for future programs and grants to fund them
• Work closely with Administrative Coordinator to ensure proper work load for staff and delegation of tasks
• Maintain Program Tracking system, setting up new documents each year, and ensuring all staff is updating it
• Available to be staff liaison between program staff and ED

Specific Programs:

Education: Serve as primary contact for SOS education programs
• Develop curriculum for plastic pollution presentations
• Delegate school presentations to Volunteer Coordinator
• Manage grant tracking for school presentations
• Manage plastic pollution education program, including maintaining supplies and teacher relationships
• Assist with education related grant applications, obligations and reports
• Write education related articles for SOS newsletter, website and e-bulletin
• Assist with community presentations as they arise

Advocacy: Serve as plastic pollution related advocacy support
• Assist Administrative Coordinator and ED with plastic pollution advocacy as needed

Adopt A Levee: Coordinate and Manage program
• Manage and Recruit groups
• Coordinate permits, cleanup logistics
• Track progress, schedule cleanups
• Delegate cleanups to Volunteer Coordinator

Special Events: Serve as special event related support to Volunteer Coordinator
• Coordinate permits, event logistics
• Coordinate with Volunteer Coordinator for event details, scheduling
• Manage special event tracking tools and reporting

All tasks are available to change, and may include other duties, as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred
• Strong history in grant writing and reporting
• Experience in program management
• Strong interpersonal skills to interface well with funders
• Strong communication and writing skills
• Ability to work well with others and delegate tasks
• Valid Driver’s license, current auto insurance, and reliable transportation required. Travel is required.
• Ability to lift 35 pounds and walk on uneven terrain.
• Knowledgeable and skilled with desktop publishing, word processing, spreadsheets, and database management

Compensation commensurate with experience

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Emily Glanville, Program Manager at by April 3, 2012.

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