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With more than 1400 businesses located in Downtown Santa Barbara, there are many opportunities to work here. See employment opportunities listed below.

Paradise Found / Sales Associate

Join our heart-centered + hardworking team in our sacred space in the heart of the SB Historic Theatre District

We are looking for a full time and part-time person to join our sales team. If you can answer YES to the following questions... let’s talk!

— I have retail sales floor experience ✔️
— I have basic knowledge of crystals, divination methods or other aspects of spirituality✔️
— I love working with people & being part of a dynamic team ✔️
— I can work at least one weekend day ✔️
— I can work 6 - 8 hour busy shifts on the sales floor ✔️
— I am passionate about growth and development ✔️
— I am comfortable working with a four legged co-worker✔️
— I am up to spreading peace, love & good vibes in an inspiring, enriching and delightful way

Did you answer YES to all of these questions? And, you are still excited? Email your resume and a brief intro to yourself to Paradise Found - ellen.ParadiseFoundSB@gmail.com


How To Apply
Email your resume and a brief intro to yourself to Paradise Found - ellen.ParadiseFoundSB@gmail.com

Community Environmental Council / Climate Resilience Program Associate

CEC is seeking a new associate to help strengthen communities and protect vulnerable populations in the face of climate change. With increasing fire, drought, heat and sea level rise threatening our social, economic and environmental wellbeing, CEC’s climate resilience program is taking a ‘whole community’ approach that centers equity and justice, empowers all people, and builds capacity to protect the Central Coast from climate impacts.

The Climate Resilience Program Associate will support the development and growth of CEC’s emerging Climate Resilience Program and will report directly to the Climate Resilience Program Director. This program will build off the top climate resilience ideas and solutions identified during a recent series of roundtables and community listening sessions. To learn more about the Climate Resilience Roundtables visit:

https://cecsb.org/programs/community-programs/

The Program Associate will work with diverse stakeholders from local government, technical assistance providers, non-profits and community-based organizations. Responsibilities include researching climate impacts (such public health impacts from extreme heat) and identifying successful solutions in other regions (such as urban cooling projects). Additional responsibilities include planning and initiating public opinion surveys, stakeholder interviews and other data collection tools.

The ideal candidate will possess communication, outreach and network development skills and embrace the principles of equity, inclusion and justice. There is opportunity for expansion to full-time as the program develops.

Job functions and Responsibilities:

Conduct qualitative research on climate threats, potential actions and resilience strategies.

Develop presentations, reports, surveys and other storytelling methods for general audiences.

Assist with design and organization of small group convenings and/or webinars on climate-related topics.

Plan and facilitate stakeholder engagement and outreach meetings or events and build positive working relationships with new and existing partners.

Develop recommended actions that build climate resilience and address specific climate threats, particularly for vulnerable populations.

Assist with identifying new grant opportunities and developing grant applications in collaboration with internal and external partners.

Help track grant requirements from state/federal agencies, private foundations, and other funders. Tasks include invoicing, reporting and tracking deliverables.

Key Qualifications and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as environmental science, public health or urban development and planning.

Two or more years of professional work experience, preferably in environment, public health and safety, emergency preparedness, social justice, government planning or policy, or a related field.

Familiarity with climate-related issues such as sea level rise, wildfire, heat, drought, water supply, or climate change adaptation and resilience concepts.

Strong written and oral communication skills, including interpersonal networking skills, public speaking, and relationship building.

Outgoing self-starter with a demonstrated ability to motivate internal teams and external stakeholders.

Residence or network in Ventura, Santa Barbara and/or San Luis Obispo counties.

Proficiency with standard online business platforms (i.e., Microsoft Office, GoogleDrive).

Bilingual fluent in English and Spanish is desirable but not required.

Commitment to CEC's mission and programs.

Job Status and Compensation:

20 hours/week

Non-exempt position

Salary commensurate with experience

Benefits include:

Two weeks paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, and an additional paid week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day

This position will be based out of our office in Santa Barbara, California

CEC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on gender identity, sexual orientation, race, nationality, or physical ability.


How To Apply
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume (pdf or link) with an email subject line that indicates Climate Resilience Program Associate Application to:



Sue Walker

Assistant to the Executive Director

officeadmin@cecmail.org

Community Environmental Council / Santa Barbara County Food Rescue Coordinator

CEC is seeking a Food Rescue Coordinator to support a growing network in Santa Barbara County that aims to maximize the amount of food being rescued and directed to non-profit organizations that feed people.

The SB County Food Rescue Coordinator will report to the Food Waste Reduction Program Manager to help shape the SBC Food Rescue Network.

This is a unique opportunity to reduce food waste and greenhouse gas emissions while providing quality food to charitable organizations that serve senior citizens, low-income families, unsheltered individuals and families, victims of domestic violence and other populations.

The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience working with diverse stakeholders and excellent time-management and organizational skills with high attention to detail.

This position is funded by a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) through California Climate Investments.
Job Functions and Responsibilities:

Outreach

Identify prospective food donors and recipient agencies and work with them to understand their needs.

Onboard new food donor and recipient agencies using the food recovery application, ChowMatch.

Manage ongoing relationships with partners to ensure safe and timely food distribution and effective program evaluation.

Work closely with the Program Manager to develop informative outreach materials and partner events.

Design and implement volunteer opportunities for community members.

Data Tracking

Track outreach and communication in our CRM system, Salesforce.

Track data on donation quantities, number of food donors and recipients, and other program metrics.

Monitor the data being entered in the food recovery application and follow up with partnering agencies to ensure the software is being used appropriately.

Work with the Program Manager to evaluate and adapt processes to streamline food donations, transportation, and other logistics.

Maintain current knowledge of, and ensure compliance with, state laws related to food recovery.

Qualifications:

Minimum of two (2) years professional experience, including demonstrated experience in program coordination with diverse stakeholders.

Ability to work independently to manage projects and meet deadlines.

Proficiency in MS Office applications, particularly Word and Excel, as well as file sharing portals such as Google Drive.

Excellent time-management and organizational skills with high attention to detail.

Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

Understanding of food waste and food systems issues preferred.

Commitment to CEC's mission and programs.

Job Status and Compensation:

40 hours/week

Non-exempt position

Salary commensurate with experience

Benefits include:

Two weeks of paid vacation, 10 paid holidays, and an additional paid week off between Christmas and New Year’s Day

Health, dental and life insurance

Optional retirement plan with employer match up to 3% of salary (after a qualifying period)

Somewhat flexible hours, work may include evenings and weekends

This full-time position will be based out of our office in Santa Barbara, California

CEC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate based on gender identity, sexual orientation, race, nationality, or physical ability.


How To Apply
Applications will be considered until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume (pdf or link) with an email subject line that indicates SB County Food Rescue Coordinator Application to:

Sue Walker

Assistant to the Executive Director

officeadmin@cecmail.org

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