Lincoln County Marine Debris Coordinator

Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider Foundation

California, USA · San Clemente, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, November 10, 2023


Part-Time/Temporary Assignment

Hours: Average of 15 Hours/week 
*Ranging from 10-25 hours/week, not to exceed 25 hours/week and not to exceed 480 hours in total for the duration of the project assignment.

Assignment Term Length: January 8, 2024 - July 31, 2024
*7 months, some flexibility with commencement and completion dates.

Pay Rate: $24/Hour, Non-Exempt
Location: Remote (with on-site work for events, trainings, meetings and more)
*Strongly prefer a candidate based in Lincoln County, OR. If not a resident of Lincoln County, must be located within a reasonably commutable distance to Lincoln County. 


The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves, and beaches for all people through a powerful activist network. The Surfrider Foundation has achieved many important victories by persuading state, federal, and local decision makers to protect vital coastal and ocean resources. These accomplishments demonstrate the important role of recreational users in advancing coastal and ocean stewardship.

By joining the Surfrider Foundation, you will be welcomed into an open and inclusive network of incredibly supportive and collaborative people who work hard and play hard. You will have the opportunity to work with dedicated people who are also passionate coastal users with their feet in the sand and toes in the water. You help bring together diverse voices and perspectives to provide our community with the leadership and tools necessary to make a difference at their beach and in coastal communities across the United States. At Surfrider, we build leaders and we are problem solvers; our culture sets us apart and influences everything we do. Coastal recreation is fun and working at Surfrider is too.


The Surfrider Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual for a 7 month, temporary assignment term for the position of Marine Debris Outreach Coordinator. The ideal candidate must have a background in direct action organizing and grassroots outreach. The main objective for this position is to assist in coordinating volunteer efforts and conducting outreach activities to stakeholders in Lincoln County, with the aim of prevention and reduction of marine debris associated with the July 4th holiday. 


  • Coordinate public outreach campaigns educating Lincoln County residents and visitors about the harmful effects of fireworks and single-use plastics as marine debris.
  • Conduct outreach to fireworks vendors in Lincoln County.
  • Assist with coordination of key partner organizations.
  • Recruit and train volunteer Beach Cleanup Captains.
  • Conduct social media outreach.
  • Analyze marine debris data.
  • Develop a toolkit to model marine debris reduction strategies to other counties.
  • Administrative Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; writing newsletter articles, supporting web content development, and grant reporting.
  • Miscellaneous projects and assignments as needed.

Reports to: Oregon Regional Manager



  • Experience in direct action grassroots organizing, community outreach and civic engagement.
  • Experience using Facebook and Instagram.
  • Knowledge of state, regional and national coastal & ocean environmental issues.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours (including some weekends and evenings).
  • Ability to work effectively from a remote home office.
  • Ability to be highly organized with strong follow through.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must hold a valid driver's license and have access to a vehicle to travel within the region as needed (work-related mileage is reimbursable)


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with educational concentration in environmental or marine science and/or related field is extremely beneficial.
  • Experience participating in public process in Oregon (i.e. actively worked on getting a local ordinance or State bill passed).
  • Demonstrated facilitation skills
  • Experience in speaking publicly in front of a large number of people in diverse situations.
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Please send cover letter and resume to: 
Deadline: December 1, 2023

Salary Range Transparency:
Category Level: Coordinator, Hourly Pay Range: $23.07/Hour - $34.50/Hour
Pay Rate Available for this position: $24/Hour
*Please note that we are required by law to post full salary range details for transparency. This particular opportunity is a temporary, grant-funded project assignment with a set hourly rate/wage.

 How Does the Surfrider Foundation Establish Salary Ranges?

The Surfrider Foundation researches, evaluates, and compares like-sized non-profit organizations to establish ranges for each position level to ensure that employees are justly compensated. The intent is to compensate employees well within a median pay range philosophy. What does a “median pay range philosophy” mean? It means that if the range for a position is $50,000- $70,000 the median pay for that position would be $60,000. The established range takes multiple factors into account; experience, educational background, scope and complexity of work, special skills, added value to the organization, geographic cost-of-living, inflation/current market demand, equity, and more. The Surfrider Foundation prides itself on a high rate of retention, with 32% of staff having been employed with the organization for 10+ years. Please keep in mind that the maximum end of our ranges also account for longevity and tenure within the role. 


The Surfrider Foundation is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive organization for all people who protect and enjoy the world’s ocean, waves, and beaches. Our success and impact depends on learning from our community, standing in solidarity with our allies and working towards a more just future, both for our organization and the environmental movement as a whole.

The Surfrider Foundation is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce. Together we strive to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other protected class.

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