The Surfrider Foundation Ventura Chapter is looking for a team member to join us in the line up! The primary focus of this position is to support event planning needs.

This part-time Chapter Coordinator position typically requires a minimum of 8 hours/week, with a maximum of 12 hours/week (with potential for an increase in hours). The ideal candidate is aware of the evolving nature of the position and is able to juggle and prioritize a variety of tasks with a flexible schedule.

Reports to: Chair of the Executive Committee, with supervision by the Regional Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

Event Planning, Administrative & Communications:

  • Provide administrative support to the chapter Executive Committee (or EC) (i.e. calendaring, fielding general telephone/email inquiries, etc.).
  • Provide logistical support (i.e. transporting tabling materials from storage) for chapter meetings, beach cleanups, and other outreach events as needed.
  • Oversee design, ordering, and storage management of merchandise and outreach materials for sale and distribution at events and meetings.
  • Plan and execute chapter events (International Surfing Day, annual fundraiser, volunteer appreciation, core volunteer trainings).
  • Maintain and expand communication with chapter members and volunteers via electronic platforms including email, newsletters, website, social media.
  • Assist with publishing and distribution of e-newsletters.
  • Help maintain WordPress-based website in collaboration with a volunteer webmaster and IT support. Work with social media volunteers to provide fresh content and steward community and business partners.
  • Assist with data entry as needed.

*Each category under primary responsibilities is subject to change. Tasks could weigh more heavily in one area than others from week to week; for example, during key policy developments, such as an upcoming city ordinance, or in the weeks leading up to Earth Day or International Surfing Day, etc.

Secondary Responsibilities:

Development & Membership:

  • Assist with outreach efforts including giving educational presentations, coordinating media interviews, interfacing with members of the public at events.
  • Fundraising campaigns ie- seek out corporate-sponsored Beach Cleanups, local restaurants to solicit them to become an Ocean Friendly Restaurant to grow both programs, etc.
  • Assist EC with partnership agreements and communications.
  • Support EC in identifying, creating, and strengthening strategic partnerships with key 
businesses and organizations with similar values.

Programs & Policy:

  • Attend Executive Committee meetings as needed.
  • Attend select committee, City Council meetings, Coastal Commission meetings, etc, as needed.
  • Distribute summary reports to appropriate committee members as needed.


  • Knowledge of Surfrider Foundation mission, and a willingness to make sure events, partnerships, and social media content reflect Surfrider’s mission.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Basic knowledge of coastal environmental issues, particularly in Ventura.
  • Basic geographical knowledge of Ventura and willingness to travel within Ventura County.
  • Strong computer literacy: Gmail, google docs (Mailchimp e-newsletter experience is helpful)
  • Social media literacy including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.
  • Strong organization, communication, and social skills.
  • Accurate math skills to assist with cash, check and credit card donations and merchandise sales.
  • Flexible schedule; varying daytime, weekend, weeknight meetings.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse partners.
  • Must have own vehicle with auto insurance.
  • Must be able to clear background check to work with children.
  • Must have the ability to lift 25/50 pounds regularly.


  • Experience with volunteers in a non-profit setting.
  • Access to larger car or vehicle helpful for transporting supplies at times.
  • Spanish and translation proficiency.
  • Advocacy experience.

Salary – $15/hour (Approximately 8-12 hours per week)


Position will remain posted until filled – early submissions are strongly encouraged.


Please email a resume and a cover letter as a .pdf file to

The Surfrider Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.