High School Programs Coordinator
Sausalito, CA Learning & Community
Job Type
We’re Hiring!High School Programs Coordinator

Location of Position: Marin Headlands, Sausalito, California 

Reports to: School & Youth Programs Manager (California)

Position Classification: This is a full-time salaried position.

Benefits: Full benefits

  • Holidays
  • Sick Time
  • Vacation
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • The Marine Mammal Center offers benefits to support the emotional wellbeing of you and your loved ones (Employee Assistance Program)

Position Overview

The High School Programs Coordinator is responsible for our high school programs such as Youth Crew, Ocean Advocacy Collective and Stewardship Saturday as well as creating and sustaining a larger high school youth community through programs and outreach online as well as in-person. This role focuses primarily on direct service to high school youth programming and building strategy for continuing to engage youth alumni of these programs.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Creates and leads high school-age youth engagement programs and provides coaching support to Center youth through cross-departmental coordination and relationship building.
  • Develops and executes strategy for engagement of youth alumni to sustain a community of practice and ongoing support.
  • Initiates, builds, and maintains working relationships to support recruitment of participants and program collaborations with key partners, including schools, districts, and other informal education and community-based organizations.
  • Knows all of the programs offered by both the School and Youth access team and the Community Engagement team, while occasionally leading some of these programs. 
  • Willingness to support and participate in the Center’s diversity, equity, and inclusion programs, initiatives, and trainings.  

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required in natural sciences, education, museum studies, or related field. 
  • Two to three years of experience in designing and delivering informal education programs.
  • Two to three years of experience supporting and/or leading high school age youth.
  • Experience in managing staff and/or volunteers, coordination of large-scale partnerships, and training individuals in marine science content or related field are desirable. 
  • Must obtain TB test and any other medical examinations or vaccinations as required by state or federal, as well as submit to and pass a background check. 
  • This role typically works a Tuesday-Saturday schedule and will be required to work evenings, weekends and/or occasionally holidays, depending on program schedules.

Physical Requirements 

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position and move in an office and laboratory environment for extended periods of time.   
  • Ability to move around the facility for extended periods of time. 
  • Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment 80% of the time.
  • Ability to walk/cover up to 5 miles during a shift on a frequent basis.
  • Ability to frequently move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds across site and locations. 
  • Ability to drive/operate a vehicle.

Work Environment 

  • Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases. 
  • Working in outdoor weather conditions and elements 70% of the time. 
  • May involve strong smells associated with animals and the care of animals.


The Marine Mammal Center actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to the communities we serve. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and supportive work environment. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. The Marine Mammal Center believes in growth and supporting our employees as best we can so they can become their best selves in and outside of work. We believe that a healthy work environment means building an inclusive culture where people can thrive together and feel supported and empowered. We believe in stretch versus constraint.


The Marine Mammal Center advances global conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.


The Marine Mammal Center is leading the field in ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue, veterinary medicine, science, and education.

For more information, please visit our “About Us” page at www.marinemammalcenter.org

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume and provide a brief description about how your experience aligns with the role.

Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

In your cover letter, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example – she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).

We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

Research has shown that women and people from marginalized communities apply to roles when they meet 100% of the job requirements, versus male applicants who apply if they meet an average of 60% of the requirements. If you think that your skills are transferable and can add value to this role, please apply so we can determine whether it’s a good fit.