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Isla Vista Beautification Team Members Job Announcement

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Isla Vista Beautification Team Member- 2 Openings


Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD)

970 Embarcadero del Mar Suite 101

Isla Vista, CA 93117

Salary & Benefit Range:  

Starting at $17/hr

10-20 hours/week depending on schedule and availability


An Isla Vista Beautification Team Member will work with the General Manager and Isla Vista Beautiful Program Manager to execute the IVCSD Board of Directors directions and the provision of Community Services District (CSD) services for the Isla Vista Beautiful program. This position plays a major role in the day to day operations and delivery of CSD Isla Vista Beautiful services. This position aids and supports the Isla Vista Beautiful Program Manager in the execution of the policies set by the elected Board of Directors.

Isla Vista Beautification Team Members will assist the Isla Vista Beautiful Program Manager on a variety of tasks and projects ranging from identifying and documenting areas in Isla Vista that need beautifying, participating in hands-on beautification processes, constituent outreach to promote Isla Vista Beautiful and maintaining the program’s organization.


For Isla Vista, by Isla Vista, building the community we deserve.


Isla Vista, CA is a close-knit oceanside town along the South-Central Coast in Santa Barbara County. It is known for its youthful atmosphere and the adventurous spirit of its residents. The Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) was formed in early 2017 (Pursuant to Government Code § 61250) after decades of struggles for self-governance by the residents of this unincorporated community. The District’s adopted 2021-2022 budget includes $1.3 million for community facilities and programs, public safety services, a rental housing mediation program, a community beautification program, a compost collection service, and more. We have a small staff of a General Manager, Community Engagement Director, Compost Collective Program Manager, Isla Vista Beautiful Program Manager, and Community Spaces Program Manager; along with many contractors and community partners.


  • Assist in the execution of beautification processes including but not limited to graffiti abatement, trash pick up, and landscaping
  • Propose, develop, and implement projects to contribute to the beautification of Isla Vista within the scope of the CSD
  • Assist in the organization and facilitation of community events and outreach
  • Assist with records management projects, maintenance, and related tasks
  • Use and promote the See Click Fix app


  • Google Drive for storage; Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites for collaboration
  • Community engagement and/or organizing
  • Social media applications
  • iOS or Android applications (in order to use the See Click Fix App)
  • Zoom, and/or other virtual meeting platforms
  • Agile/SCRUM/Kanban work systems/methodologies are preferred but not required
  • Some knowledge of local government in California is preferred but not required


  • Represent the District in a professional and courteous manner
  • Use both written and oral forms of communication 
  • Work cooperatively with IVCSD staff, stakeholders, service providers, and the public
  • Clearly communicate with others within and outside of the workplace
  • Work in a collaborative environment
  • Plan, develop, revise, and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Be organized and have good time management skills
  • Problem solve and maintain a solution-oriented mindset to formulate new and innovative solutions.
  • Ability to perform necessary physical tasks such as lifting up to 40 lbs (minimum qualification for this role)
  • Walk or bike around the community using the CSD’s E-bike

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has strong interpersonal skills and active listening skills to build rapport with community members and listen carefully to their perspectives and needs
  • Pays strong attention to detail
  • Has the willingness to understand and be a part of Isla Vista’s unique community culture
  • Can work independently or in a team structure as needed
  • Maintains a friendly, professional, and approachable demeanor
  • Keeps internal matters confidential
  • Has a passion for building community 
  • Often utilizes Isla Vista’s public spaces

All employees of the IVCSD are public servants of Isla Vista and represent a community investment in good governance. As such, employees shall strive to be efficient in their service and conduct themselves professionally and courteously in all dealings with the public and fellow employees. IVCSD Policy Manual


Some completed coursework leading to an undergraduate degree or certificate is preferred but not required.

Important Dates:
Recruitment Opens:
February 2, 2023
Deadline for Applications: February 20, 2023
Invitations to Interview: February 21, 2023
Interviews Conducted: February 22-24, 2023
Target Hire Date: February 27, 2023

How to Apply:

  1. Complete the following Google Form by 10am February 20th, 2023:


The Isla Vista Community Services District provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability or veteran status.