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Hiring: San Diego Chapter Coordinator

San Diego Chapter Coordinator

The San Diego County Chapter is seeking a highly motivated person for the position of Chapter Coordinator. Our team has an opportunity for a self-motivated, adaptable professional to work in a high volume, deadline dependent environment. The primary focus of this position is to support chapter activists with a focus on volunteer management, event planning, marketing, and communications. This position is full time and requires a flexible schedule.


  • General office administration including permit applications, answer telephones, emails and general inquiries, maintain supply room inventory.
  • Maintain regular communications with Surfrider Foundation members and volunteers via the website, email, social media, events calendar and other channels
  • Manage volunteers, coordinate committees/programs, support and attend program meetings
  • Oversee the ordering, and management of merchandise and outreach materials
  • Work with the Executive Committee to create and manage an annual budget; track chapter expenses/revenue, provide monthly budget updates to the Executive Committee and monthly budget reports to Surfrider National
  • Event planning; Plan and lead the Leadership Retreat, Chapter Meetings, International Surfing Day, Paddle for Clean Water, Annual Gala, Stone Anniversary Celebration and other annual events
  • Plan and run volunteer appreciation events (holiday party, etc.)
  • Coordinate chapter outreach efforts including staffing booths, prepping supplies for events, recruiting volunteers, giving presentations, and conducting media interviews
  • Assist Chapter with fundraising efforts, supporting Development Manager and supplementary tasks
  • Manage corporate and public beach cleanup programs, including permitting and supply management
  • Provide support to programs and committees, supporting with meeting scheduling, permits, resources, budget management and volunteer recruitment
  • Process general donations and membership
  • Act as the primary volunteer coordinator by recruiting, engaging, managing and overseeing volunteers and interns; host bi-monthly core volunteer orientations, manage Volunteers for Salesforce, provide outreach for program volunteer needs
  • Facilitate regular communication between the Executive Committee and Surfrider National Staff
  • Work with the Executive Committee to ensure the chapter is in compliance with the by-laws, policies and procedures set by Surfrider Foundation’s global headquarters
  • Support board and program leader development
  • Assist with marketing key chapter events


  • Four-year college degree
  • Basic knowledge of coastal/marine environmental issues
  • Administrative experience
  • Nonprofit coordination experience
  • Volunteer management experience preferred
  • Wordpress and web design experience
  • Public speaking skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Flexible schedule; available for weeknight meetings and weekend events
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse partners
  • Strong social skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Budgetary experience
  • Marketing experience preferred
  • Social media experience preferred
  • Must have own a vehicle and have a clean driving record


This is a full-time position based in San Diego County.


Commensurate with experience

Start Date:

As soon as possible.

To Apply:

Please email a resume and a cover letter as a .pdf file to by Friday April 25, 2018.

The Surfrider Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.