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Pacific Rim Chapter Beach Clean Coordinator (Surfrider Foundation Canada)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Tofino, British Columbia
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 08/04/2022
Company Name The Surfrider Foundation (SF)
Contact Name
Directory Entry : The Surfrider Foundation (SF) is an international nonprofit organisation dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves, and beaches for all people through a powerful activist network.
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The Surfrider Foundation (SF) is an international nonprofit organisation 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 Canada Pacific Rim Chapter is looking for an energetic full-time (35 hours/week) Beach Clean Coordinator. Surfrider Foundation is a world-renowned ocean and coastal conservation organisation, cultivating environmental leaders among staff and volunteers, providing training, professional and travel opportunities.

Selected responsibilities are primarily to support the Love Your Beach Clean program operations, including the delivery of the beach clean schedule. Our ideal candidate is a motivated team player, with an enthusiasm for coastal conservation and a commitment to social and environmental justice.


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support all elements of LYBC coordination, administration, and execution of cleanups.
  • Maintenance of beach clean equipment and materials.
  • Lead and promote the #5minutebeachclean initiative.
  • Promote the Marine Debris Tracker app, working to increase engagement with the app.
  • Develop educational resources about cleanups, including posters, presentations, brochures, etc.
  • Work with the Youth Coordinator to facilitate educational beach cleans as part of the Youth Environmental Stewardship program.
  • Work with Ocean Legacy to coordinate debris end of life and processing at the Ocean Plastic Depot.
  • Liaise with partners and solidify clean up collaborations.
  • Sustain and develop local partnerships and economy for zero waste catering, transportation, waste disposal.
  • Meet with campaign committees to ensure beach clean data is being leveraged towards initiative and policy work
  • Provide the media committee content about beach cleans - including data, photos, and anecdotes for storytelling.


  • Gain permissions and permits from First Nations, BC Parks, Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, Districts and partner organisations.
  • Ensure insurance requirements are met via our internal Event Approval Process
  • Collect and input beach clean data, maintain a database for campaign and legislative resources (debris, locations), and report data through various channels to advocate for policy change.

Volunteer Recruitment, Development, Retainment, Engagement

Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to:

  • Support recruitment of new beach clean volunteers.
  • Ensure all beach events are fully staffed
  • Ensure volunteers are fully trained and have access to ongoing support and information.
  • Coordinate volunteer appreciation and retainment activities. 


  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse partners.
  • Ability to prioritise and demonstrate flexibility when handling multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Organisational and communication skills, including writing skills.
  • Administrative experience (Google Suite, Excel, Canva).
  • Knowledge and understanding of ocean and environmental justice issues, particularly those local to the Pacific Rim Chapter and BC at large.
  • Passionate about ocean and coastal protection.
  • Event coordination experience.
  • Volunteer coordination is a plus. 
  • Social media experience is a plus.
  • Personal transport is a plus.
  • Flexible schedule; available for some weeknight meetings and some weekend events.


This is a full-time, non-exempt position based in Tofino, British Columbia. The candidate will work primarily in the Surfrider Pacific Rim office located in Tofino, and facilitate shoreline cleanup events across the Pacific Rim area. This is not a remote position.

REPORTS TO:  Washington/Canada Regional Manager


This position starts at $20 CAD/hour, depending upon experience and qualifications.

  • Annual Health Spending Account of $100.00/month CAD
  • Generous paid vacation time, sick time and holidays 
  • Life, AD&D and LTD coverages 
  • Opportunities to travel for work 
  • Opportunities to enroll in professional development and training courses


Please email your resume and cover letter (including your salary requirements) to: careers@surfrider.org

Application Deadline: April 8, 2022


The Surfrider Foundation is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive organisation 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 organisation 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. 

To learn more about our JEDI commitments, please visit https://www.surfrider.org/pages/diversity-equity-inclusion.

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