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Santa Barbara Foundation

The Santa Barbara Foundation is a dynamic organization that thrives on creativity and great ideas, and values commitment and flexibility. Transparency, inclusiveness, respect, diversity, and integrity are among our core values. We are here to make a positive difference in our county, from Santa Maria to Carpinteria, and all points in between. We seek individuals who share a commitment to catalyze change and support the common good.

The Santa Barbara Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Open positions are listed below.

 Human Resource Manager


Description: The human resource manager will provide support to our the organization working out of the South County Headquarters in Santa Barbara. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer. The professional in this position will exercise their skills across office administration, benefits administration, performance management, employee engagement, onboarding/off-boarding, and legal compliance. This position will work closely with the finance department to coordinate payroll activities and other items as needed. Learn more about this opportunity.


Donor Services Coordinator


Description: The Donor Services Coordinator serves both internal and external clients of the Foundation by implementing a quality customer service program and maintaining the integrity of all donor activities with regard to their philanthropic fund. The Donor Services Coordinator is responsible for the seamless administration of fund development transactions including all aspects of gift processing and grant distributions. Further, the Donor Services Coordinator assists Donor Relations Officers with producing reports and fund information as well as assisting all SB Foundation departments to provide excellent, personalized services to donors. In addition, the Donor Services Coordinator supports the objectives of the Development Department in other capacities as needed. Learn more about this opportunity.


Communications Intern


Description: The Santa Barbara Foundation is seeking a Communications Intern to support the communications department with digital and online marketing research, communication strategy, and events. The ideal candidate possesses a strong knowledge of the digital media landscape in Santa Barbara County and will be responsible for conducting research to enhance our social media strategy; monitoring and posting on social networks; and assisting with event logistics and execution. Learn more about this internship opportunity.
North County Headquarters:  (805) 346-6123  |   2625 S. Miller Street, Suite 101, Santa Maria, CA 93455
South County Headquarters:  (805) 963-1873  |  1111 Chapala Street, Suite 200, Santa Barbara, CA 93101