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Water Quality Program Director (Full-Time, Exempt)

The Water Quality Director for the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation is responsible for the overall success of the water quality program in partnership with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS or sanctuary), including project and relationship development, fundraising, grant writing, and managing program staff and contractors. The Director will be charged with growing the program area to achieve the greatest conservation impact, identifying emerging opportunities, building networks, securing adequate financial support for program projects, and managing project budgets. This position reports to the CMSF Executive Director. Approximately 50% of time will be dedicated to supporting MBNMS-related projects, but the percentage will shift to more strategy and development as program and staffing grow.


MBNMS is one of our nation's largest marine sanctuaries, encompassing more than 6,000 square miles of central California coastal waters that contain a rich array of habitats and marine life, and is surrounded by productive agricultural fields. The sanctuary program provides protection of these natural resources through research and education to foster public understanding and stewardship of this nationally significant marine area. MBNMS supports an active and multi-faceted water quality protection program (WQPP) for the sanctuary, for which CMSF is a principal partner. This position will work directly with the WQPP Director of MBNMS in all facets of this work related to the sanctuary. 

Protecting Blue Whales Blue Skies Program Associate (Part-time, Hourly)

The Protecting Blue Whales Blue Skies (BWBS) Program Associate will be employed by the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation and is responsible for growing the new Brand Ambassador Initiative.  In March of 2022 the BWBS program launched its Brand Ambassador Initiative with the goal of raising awareness of the program and its benefits across supply chains among cargo owners. By engaging this new audience, the program aims to create a new and sustained incentive for vessel operators to reduce speeds.  To date, two companies have signed on to be ambassadors and the program hopes to recruit several new ambassadors in the coming months.