Graduate student position now open on the Coastal Fund Board of Directors

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Wednesday, September 02, 2020 2:53 PM

Interested in helping our local coastal environment and learning more about our community? Join the all-student Coastal Fund Board of Directors, in charge of allocating approximately $400,000 in funds each year to projects that preserve, protect, and restore the watershed and shoreline associated with UCSB. Positions are open to all degree fields, and students should expect to commit at least one academic year to the Board of Directors. This is a rare and unique opportunity to make a lasting impact while at UCSB and to get involved with the Santa Barbara community. Members of the Board of Directors also learn a great deal about local organizations acting to benefit our coastline.

The primary duty of the Board of Directors is to review submitted grant proposals, evaluate them based on quality of project design, relevance to the Coastal Fund Mission Statement, and overall impact, and allocate funding accordingly.


  1. Able to attend a weekly meeting every Tuesday night during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters (except finals week). For Fall quarter meetings will be held via Zoom
  2. Interested in issues surrounding coastal protection in the Santa Barbara area
  3. Highly organized and able to communicate effectively with other board members and grant applicants both via email and in person
  4. Comfortable working in a collaborative team environment

Board members will receive a quarterly stipend.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to the Coastal Fund Chair at The cover letter should include an explanation of how your experience will help you make informed decisions in evaluating grant proposals.

The application is due Friday, September 18th, 2020.

Learn more here!