Jobs & Internships

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is currently accepting applications for:

Full Time Positions

Outreach and Office Coordinator:

Position Summary

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is looking for an Outreach and Office Coordinator to join our hard-working 7-member team and help coordinate essential aspects of our office and program operations, including database management, donor stewardship, vendor and partner relationships, materials design and production, as well as general office organization. The Outreach and Office Coordinator will work directly with the Executive Director and the Director of Strategy & Communications in the following areas:

  • This is one of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s core staff positions and plays an essential role in pursuing our mission and goals. This position offers the unique opportunity to engage in every aspect of our mission-based non-profit’s work, supporting our advocacy and policy efforts, community outreach and programming.
  • Outreach and Partnerships – Outreach and Office Coordinator will support the Executive Director and the Director of Strategy and Communications in convening, coordinating and staffing meetings, committees, partnerships, and events. These will include:
    • The Metropolitan Beaches Commission representing the nine beachfront and waterfront communities, and the Beaches Science Advisory Committee, working to improve water quality on King’s Beach in Lynn and Tenean Beach in Dorchester. The Coordinator will schedule, coordinate event logistics, and staff Commission hearings and Committee meetings, manage post-event materials and reports to the Commission and Committee, and support the organization’s relationships with partners and elected officials.
    • Researching and maintaining and external meetings calendar and representing Save the Harbor at select meetings and hearings.
    • Working with corporate partners and Department of Conservation and Recreation to schedule and staff Community Service projects on our region’s public beaches throughout the year, as well as other opportunities to engage with our community partners.
    • Helping to plan and staff events, including our annual pledge and plunge fundraiser, the Shamrock Splash, the Better Beaches Grant program and free programs and events from Nahant to Nantasket.
  • Material Design and Production – As a part of the above, the Outreach and Office Coordinator also plays a lead role in the production and design of program and organization collateral materials including collages, program reports, event posters, flyers, newsletters and press clips. These materials are essential tools in our successful fundraising, advocacy and communications strategies.
  • Office Operations and Database Management – The Outreach and Office Coordinator is an essential part of our operations keeping our organization running smoothly and efficiently. This includes all aspects of office management including booking meetings, maintaining the organization’s calendar, managing vendor and partner relationships, and supporting the Executive Director with organization operations. Outreach and Office Coordinator will also help with our database transition to DonorPerfect, entering and updating records, maintaining code lists and pulling records and information for staff.
  • IT – The Outreach and Office Coordinator may act as in-office support, troubleshooting basic issues such as internet and server connectivity, phone systems, printer/copier maintenance, email account back end control, and working with our IT consultant on more advanced challenges.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A keen interest in key issues facing the city, the region, the nation and the marine environment.
  • Prior experience handling administrative responsibilities
  • Familiarity and experience with Customer Relationship Management Systems (CRMs)
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite,
  • Familiarity with programs like WordPress and DonorPerfect
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent administrative, organizational, research, calendar management, computer, verbal, and written communications skills
  • Ability to represent Save the Harbor professionally and enthusiastically by phone and in person
  • Strong initiative, problem solving and ability to prioritize without direct supervision
  • Proven ability to complete tasks in a timely manner under deadline pressure
  • Ability to enjoy the spectacular, urban natural resources in Boston Harbor, the Harbor Islands and our region’s public beaches.
  • Interest in being a part of a collaborative, fun, and hard-working office environment with a focus on open communication and enthusiasm for our mission.

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.

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:

  • 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.
  • Leads and manages the Metropolitan Beaches Commission for the Massachusetts Legislature, charged with improving the Boston Harbor Region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket
  • Strengthens Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods and the region’s beachfront communities by hosting and sponsoring hundreds of free events and programs on public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket since 2008.
  • Is the Boston Harbor Connection for the region’s underserved and low-income youth and their families, with free Youth Environmental Education Programs that have introduced more than 230,000 underserved and low-income young people to the spectacular harbor we have worked so hard to restore and protect since 2002.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes 100% employer paid health and dental insurance, plus 401K and generous vacation time.

To apply for this position, please email your resume with a cover letter and writing sample to

For more information about the organization, visit our website at

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is an equal opportunity employer and 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.

Internship Positions
Youth and Community Programs Intern

Position Summary:

Save the Harbor has several outstanding internship opportunities for those seeking experience working in an environmental non-profit organization with a proven track record of success. Successful applicants will have a professional demeanor and the ability to work in busy office with changing priorities. Above all, the strongest candidates will have a can-do attitude and a sense of humor.  

 Through this program interns will learn about the work of a small, mission-based nonprofit. Interns will work directly with a staff member supporting their primary area of work and will assist with Save the Harbor events and programs, outreach and public inquiries. Save the Harbor’s Youth Environmental Education Program connects 30,000 youth and families to Boston Harbor, the Harbor Islands, and the region’s public beaches through events at 25 sites from Nahant to Nantasket each summer.

During the school year, we continue to run free cruises, work with partners to put on events around the Boston Harbor, hold our two biggest fundraisers (a polar plunge, and black tie gala) and revise and plan for the busy summer programs.

The Program Intern will assist senior staff in executing these events through tasks that may include, but are not limited to:  

  • Prospecting and outreach to potential youth programming partners
  • Communications with partners regarding upcoming events
  • Collaborating with program and communications staff to plan logistics for upcoming events
  • Attending events to assist with execution, including running educational stations for youth, managing locational logistics, and/or assisting with communications objectives


  • Attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Excellent writing and communications skills 
  • Experience with, and interest in, working with youth and families
  • Interest in non-profit 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 the Boston Harbor and water quality is a must 
  • Positive attitude and flexibility  
  • Experience with social media campaigns is a plus


Save the Harbor/Save the Bay expects interns to commit 20-25 hours per week to the organization, with occasional evening and/or weekend events. We are flexible on scheduling around classes and other such obligations.   


Save the Harbor/Save the Bay does not provide stipends for internships, but will work closely with students to see that the internship meets credit requirements. You need not be a student to apply.  

How to Apply 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to: or call 617-451-2860 for more information.  


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