Help us strengthen and expand our region-wide volunteer events and programs, which inspire environmental action and awaken passion, as we 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.


The Regional Programs Coordinator’s main responsibilities will include being the primary leader for the organization’s two large-scale countywide cleanups, including directly collaborating with the part time Regional Programs Coordinator and with a team of approximately four staff. This role will run two additional community programs: Cigarette Litter Prevention Program and the Drop in the Bucket cleanup kit program. The position will emphasize program recognition, access, growth, and involvement in each of San Diego County’s diverse communities. DEPARTMENT: Community Engagement

REPORTS TO: Community Programs Manager

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Non-Exempt

RATE: $17.00 per hour, and mileage reimbursement at current CA rate for event travel only


  • Coordinate and execute two largescale annual countywide cleanups: Creek to Bay (April) and Coastal Cleanup Day (September)
    • Includes managing logistics for 100+ cleanup sites with respective volunteer site leaders, coordinate recruitment of 5,000+ volunteers via online registration, create event messaging, organizing trash hauling, supply inventory and distribution, , conducting volunteer training meetings, writing internal reports, and updating program manuals and training guides
    • May include ArcGIS program integration with support from I Love A Clean San Diego’s ArcGIS Specialist, like program dashboards and reporting
  • Oversee and implement the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program, including leading the 100+ buttcans inventory, and maintenance, cigarette butt data collection efforts, maintaining and establishing partnerships, organizing volunteers, and grant reporting
  • Oversee and implement the Drop in the Bucket cleanup kit program for the department, including distribution plans, inventory, marketing and promotion to volunteers alongside Board of Directors
  • Maintain data in the volunteer management database (Samaritan)
  • Lead cleanup events as needed
  • Conduct and track report writing for respective grants, programs, and contracts within given deadlines
  • Utilize the department’s ArcGIS maps and reporting systems for respective programs
  • Work with Marketing department to promote programs, including collateral (creation of flyers, blurbs, Facebook events, ) and program content for I Love A Clean San Diego’s website, blogs
  • Support the Director of Community Engagement to complete department-specific contracts & tasks and organization where necessary
  • Foster positive relationships with community groups, local media, 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
  • Professional and accurate representation of I Love A Clean San Diego
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Effective written and spoken communication skills for diverse audiences
  • Ability to work weekends
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook, Google Drive, Slack, Zoom
  • Ability to work well with subordinates, peers, and supervisors
  • Comfortable presenting in front of large groups
  • Commitment to working in a team environment
  • Knowledge of San Diego County and its environmental challenges
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required
  • Bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred
  • Previous volunteer coordination preferred
  • Must be able to lift 30-50 LBS
  • Requires sitting, standing, walking long distances at cleanups and events
  • Reliable transportation

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.


  • Paid time off (PTO) plan – 10 work days (accrued) years 1-3 after 90 days
  • Employer-sponsored health (HMO) and dental plans (PPO) after 90 days
  • Generous paid holiday schedule
  • 403b plan with match opportunity after 90 days
  • Alternative work schedule opportunity after 90 days
  • Office closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day

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

Core Values

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

Office Culture:

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

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

Work is normally performed in an office setting; regularly sits at a computer station and operates electronic equipment 6 to 8 hours per day; occasionally lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up to 35-50 pounds. Position may be asked to assist with other duties during events and outings which would require employee to be physically active and supportive on site where cleanups and/or event activities occur. Access to the workspace is gained only by use of stairs on the 2nd floor. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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 resume, start date availability, and cover letter to Lauren Short, Director of Community Engagement, at with “Last Name, Regional Programs Coordinator” in the subject line no later than Friday, November 26 at 5 p.m. PST. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.