Office Manager & Events Coordinator

North Santa Barbara County, Mid Santa Barbara County, South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
Environmental Defense Center

The Environmental Defense Center is seeking a full time Office Manager & Event Coordinator to play a unique dual role in executing the organization’s administration and helping to meet its development goals. This position is integral in both ensuring EDC’s Santa Barbara office runs smooth and efficiently, and with public outreach and fundraising events. The person will oversee facility and office infrastructure and will be our internal lead on maintaining basic Information Technology systems, in coordination with our external IT consultants. The position is accountable for maintaining relationships with vendors and contractors which service EDC’s physical plant, coordinating necessary maintenance, and maintaining office equipment and supplies. The Office Manager & Event Coordinator also manages many EDC events, including planning and execution of our TGIF! series and volunteer appreciation party, and assists with development events including EDC’s annual fundraiser. This includes sponsorship and in-kind donation solicitations, securing vendor contracts, and obtaining permits. This position also oversees EDC’s volunteer program, recruiting, training, maintaining relationships, and managing them during outreach events. This position reports directly to the organization’s Assistant Director and also works closely with our Development Director and Executive Director.


EDC’s commitment to environmental justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion

EDC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive work culture. We believe that a diverse workforce improves our ability to assist our clients; enhances intellectual engagement; inspires innovation and creativity; and promotes skills like critical thinking and problem-solving. EDC is dedicated to hiring a diverse team of qualified individuals with respect to gender identity (including gender expression), race, sexual orientation, family status, religion, ethnicity, age, physical abilities, and other factors. EDC will also make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Benefits & Compensation

EDC offers a generous benefit package including health, dental, vision, long-term disability, life insurance, and retirement contribution for employees, plus contributions toward health insurance coverage for dependents and spouses. Paid vacation and sick leave are provided, plus the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and the day after Thanksgiving. In addition, employees are paid during EDC’s Winter Break, from December 24 through December 31, when our office is closed. This is a full-time position located in Santa Barbara. Compensation range is $58,000-60,000.

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