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Regional Programs Coordinator (Full Time)

Help us strengthen and expand our region-wide volunteer events and programs as we inspire environmental action and
awaken passion. Join us in our work to engage all of San Diego’s communities to improve the health and beauty of San
Diego County! I Love A Clean San Diego is passion in action.

OUR MISSION:  I Love A Clean San Diego leads and inspires our community to actively conserve and enhance the environment through example, outreach, and local involvement.

OUR VISION: A zero waste, litter-free, and environmentally engaged San Diego region.

DEPARTMENT: Community Engagement

REPORTS TO: Volunteer Programs Manager

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Non-Exempt

PAY RANGE: $20.00- $23.00 per hour (depending on experience) and mileage reimbursement (at current CA
reimbursement rate)

SCHEDULE: 40 hours a week. Expected to work 2+ Saturday events per month (8 hour shift on Saturday).
Saturday time will be issued as comp time and will not qualify for overtime pay. Required to work the two annual
countywide cleanups (3rd Saturday of April and 3rd Saturday of September).

POSITION SUMMARY: The Regional Programs Coordinator will manage and organize logistics while stewarding volunteer and partnership opportunities in the following programs: Annual Countywide Cleanups (Creek to Bay and Coastal Cleanup Day), Cigarette
Litter Prevention Program, and various other partner cleanup events. The position will emphasize program recognition,
access, growth, and involvement in each of San Diego County’s diverse communities. The Regional Programs
Coordinator will work alongside the Volunteer Programs team to implement hundreds of cleanups throughout San
Diego County every year engaging residents, corporate groups, community organizations and schools.


  • Coordinate and execute two largescale annual countywide cleanups: Creek to Bay (3rd Saturday in April) and
    Coastal Cleanup Day (3rd Saturday in September)
  • Manage logistics for 100+ cleanup sites with respective volunteer site leaders, coordinate recruitment of
    5,000+ volunteers via online registration, create event messaging, updating spreadsheets, organize trash
    hauling, supply inventory and distribution, volunteer training and communications, and update program
    manuals and training guides
  • Manage, promote, and grow the organization’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. Maintaining the 100+ buttcan receptacles inventory, overseeing cigarette butt data collection efforts, establishing partnerships, organizing and training volunteers
  • Maintain data in the volunteer management database (Samaritan) and affiliate portals
  • Lead cleanup events throughout San Diego County for the public (including on weekends)
  • Oversee the purchase, inventory, budget, storage and distribution of all volunteer cleanup supplies
  • Training and supervision of support staff
  • Track and utilize metrics and write reports for respective grants, programs, and contracts within given deadlines
  • Support the development team in procuring grants
  • Work closely with the Marketing department to promote community events including collateral (creation of flyers, blurbs, Facebook event pages, e-newsletter blasts, social media posts etc.) and event content for ILACSD’s website.
  • Support the Community Engagement department to complete department-specific contracts, tasks, and organization as necessary
  • Foster positive relationships with community groups, elected officials, and other parties who can assist I Love A Clean San Diego in fulfilling its mission and supply funding
  • Correspond with volunteers to encourage participation with I Love A Clean San Diego’s programs and events
  • Attend organizational events, booths, swaps, and cleanups as needed
  • Professional and accurate representation of I Love A Clean San Diego
  • Other supporting activities across the organization as necessary

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The
omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a
logical assignment to the position.


  • Ability to manage time, prioritize tasks, set goals, and develop systems to achieve program goals
  • Maintain clear notes and documentation across the programs
  • Effectively plan and organize large scale events while maintaining other programs
  • Increase and grow community engagement in/attendance for all managed programs
  • Build, create, and maintain a positive experience for all I Love A Clean San Diego event participants
  • Successfully build partnerships and create positive long-standing relationships with community groups


• Ability to work weekend events

• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

• Proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Google Drive, Slack, Zoom/Teams, Excel

• Must be able to lift 30-50 LBS

• Requires sitting, standing, walking long distances at cleanups and events

• Reliable transportation
• Located in San Diego County
• Ability to pass background check prior to employment
• Ability to interact with diverse groups of people


• Excellent organizational and time management skills

• Highly motivated; proactive self-starter

• Driven to streamline and grow systems

• Project management and event planning experience

• Effective written and spoken communication skills for diverse audiences

• Ability to troubleshoot event challenges efficiently, confidently and independently

• Ability to work well with subordinates, peers, supervisors, partners, and external stakeholders

• Comfortable presenting in front of large groups

• Knowledge of San Diego County and its environmental challenges

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively

• Strong attention to details

• Knowledge and interest in environmental issues, storm water pollution prevention, waste diversion, and zero waste lifestyles

• Positive and dynamic interpersonal skills


  • Full-time, non-exempt
  • $20 – $23 per hour, depending on experience
  • Mileage reimbursement at current CA reimbursement rate
  • Employer-sponsored health (HMO) and dental plans (PPO)
  • Generous paid holiday schedule (approx. 11 annually)
  • Full day of Birthday PTO
  • Hybrid in-office/remote work schedule dependent on position
  • 403b retirement program with match opportunity after 90 days
  • Paid time off (PTO) plan
  • Office closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day

I Love A Clean San Diego is a values-driven organization. It is essential all team members exhibit the following
core values and office culture:


  • Live the mission
  • Inspire environmental change
  • Value partnerships
  • Exhibit positive attitude


  • Communicate openly to ensure collaboration
  • Understanding and supportive of each other and the team
  • Respect others and value their opinions
  • Encourage learning and growth

I Love A Clean San Diego provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to
race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, age, medical condition, sexual
orientation, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status,
military status, caregiver status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to the Volunteer Programs Manager, Kristin Banks, at Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and the posting will close on or before May 15, 2024.