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Fleet Senior Manager
9/2/2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Fleet Senior Manager, which will be a field based position.  This position reports into the Fleet, Facilities and Safety team in CBF’s Administration Department, but has a strong focus on CBF’s Environmental Education programs.

THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first LEED platinum building.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please visit www.cbf.org.

CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

The Fleet Senior Manager will administer a program that will ensure that CBF’s marine fleet is maintained, purchased, constructed and operated in a safe, professional and timely manner.  Safety, operation, preventative maintenance, risk management, standardization, cost savings, and incorporating “green” will be key factors. This position is part of the Fleet, Facilities and Safety team and will be called on to assist in all areas of this department

Environmental Education at CBF

CBF’s education program has been operating field programs for students of all ages since 1972.  Approximately 30,000 students, teachers, school administrators and adults participate each year in field experiences, teacher training, principal leadership programs or student leadership programs.  The Bay is our medium and CBF environmental educators are responsible for bringing the Bay alive to students.  Each of CBF’s 14 education programs has its own individual character.  We stress patient, careful, and individual observation by participants.  The senses---sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch---are the most valuable tools for studying the Bay.   Other tools are useful supplements: trawls, seines, cast nets, field guides, binoculars, and water chemistry gear.  We use hands-on teaching techniques to motivate and educate the students.  The field experience runs the gamut from the inner cities of Baltimore and Hampton Roads to remote Fox Island.  The education department is administered from our Annapolis office. 

The education department is comprised of field programs, teacher professional development, including the Chesapeake Classrooms program, and a student leadership program.  All of these components work closely to encourage and lead students to take action toward “Saving the Bay.” 

 

Essential functions include:

  • Supervise CBF’s marine activities for a fleet of 25 vessels.
  • Be available for emergencies 24 / 7.
  • Be primary point of contact for all Captains during major weather events.
  • Travel to all locations where CBF marine activities are located.
  • Oversee all Coast Guard activities.
  • Develop and continue on-going working relationship with Coast Guard.
  • Oversee all marine maintenance and Renewal & Replacement  projects.
  • Conduct site inspections and work directly with program managers and captains to address site inspection work lists.
  • Develop winter work plans and supervise that work.
  • Ensure fleet is running as energy efficient as possible. 
  • Ensure the CBF fleet is readied at the start of each season and properly winterized at the end.
  • Negotiate contracts and leases.
  • Act as a Purchasing agent
  • Work closely with the Executive Assistant to the VP of Administration on maintaining files for tracking PM, licenses, permits, contracts, captain’s documentation, USCG, state documentation and other critical paperwork.
  • Oversee the marine check list system.
  • Develop and maintain long range renewal and replacement budget.
  • Recommend “green” upgrades and implement any approved improvements.
  • Assist with  all docks and shoreline improvements.
  • Develop and provide marine operations training program.
  • Responsible for Captain Check outs.
  • Assist with Mate and skiff check outs.
  • Perform routine maintenance work.
  • Assist with all donated boats, liquidations and acquisitions.
  • Conduct yearly inventory.
  • Attend staff meetings, retreats, field trips and events.
  • Always prepared to act as fill in captain.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidate must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience operating and maintaining USCG inspected boats. Must hold a minimum valid USCG 100 ton inland license.  Candidates should have a basic knowledge of the environment, environmental education; working knowledge of the various regulations governing USCG, state and local operation of vessels.  The candidate will demonstrate excellent communications skills; ability to negotiate contracts; organized and able to handle many duties at one time; the ability to work well with the general public and government officials; self-motivated; ability to plan, coordinate, implement and track complete projects.  Computer literate in Microsoft Email, Word and Excel preferred.  This position requires a flexible schedule with the ability to work some weekends and non-standard times. Frequent travel to CBF’s Annapolis MD headquarters, to the Crisfield MD boat dock, and to all of CBF’s education centers will be required.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than September 15, 2014

Human Resources/FY15-11-FSM
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Cbf_employment@cbf.org

CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan.  The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.      

Maryland Watershed Restoration Assistant (Temporary)
8/28/2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Maryland Watershed Restoration Assistant to be based at their Philip Merrill Center Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD. This position is a temporary, part-time position that will run from mid-September until November, 2014 and offers a stipend.


THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world's first LEED platinum building.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please visit www.cbf.org.


CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

CBF organizes several large-scale restoration projects for volunteers in targeted watersheds each spring and fall. The Restoration Assistant will be responsible for pre-event preparation and post-event organization and data entry, and working with adult and family volunteers at restoration events.

Essential functions include:

Assisting with agricultural, reforestation and riparian restoration events and workshops (throughout Maryland and over the state line in PA and WVA) by:

  • Loading and transporting trees from CBF's Clagett Farm Tree Nursery (in Upper Marlboro, MD) to the restoration sites using a truck and 14' trailer (training will be provided - experience is a plus)
  • Loading and transporting equipment to the site (prior to event days)
  • Marking holes for auguring (prior to event days), if necessary
  • Placing tree shelters and mulching trees (if needed) on planting days
  • Re-staking or removing/placing shelters on trees at previous planting sites
  • Assist volunteers on event days (signing in, demonstrating planting and use of equipment)
  • Assist Clagett Farm staff in maintaining tree nursery (weeding, watering, and organizing) AND organize volunteers
  • Clean out and organize restoration storage areas at the Merrill Center and Holly Beach Farm
  • Assist with post-event organization and entering volunteer data into tracking spreadsheets


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidates should have a strong background and interest in ecology, biology, and environmental science, or related field; with a desire to pursue environmental restoration and/or natural resource management as a career. A combination of hands-on outdoor experience and education is a plus. The assistant will be required to work certain weekdays, weekends, and some evenings. Candidate MUST be available at least four days a week, all day and weekends. The assistant must be comfortable lifting at least 40 lbs. In addition, candidate should be familiar with environmental issues and problems facing the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, and be able to work with the general public and volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than September 8, 2014.

Human Resources/FY15-10-MWRA
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Cbf_employment@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Vice President of Development
8/22/2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Vice President of Development to be based at their Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD.


THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world's first LEED platinum building.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please visit www.cbf.org.


CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

The Vice President for Development serves as a key leader and critical senior team member assisting the organization in achieving its strategic and long-term goals and reports directly to the President. The Vice President's portfolio includes local, regional, and national strategic planning, implementation and oversight of all membership, annual, major gift, planned giving, and campaign fundraising programs, as well as supporting services and special events. In addition, the Vice President is responsible for leading a team that is proficient in donor data base management; gift processing and acknowledgement working closely with Administration on Development contract management; financial management and reporting of contributed revenue working closely with the Chief Financial Officer.

Essential functions include:

  • Build a skillful, well-coordinated, and mutually supportive team of development professionals with integrated fundraising goals and programs.
  • Lead team with primary responsibilities for raising adequate funding for CBF's annual core and campaign programs and to add to CBF’s endowment. Continue to increase funds raised for CBF's annual operations and programs.
  • Engage with current donors and donor prospects in the region as part of the donor cultivation and solicitation process.
  • Collaborate with CBF's Executive Management Team (EMT) to project funding needs for current and future CBF programs and operations.
  • Foster understanding within CBF about how development activities can serve to augment the policy and program goals of the organization and facilitate program staff's involvement in philanthropy.
  • Partner with the President, Board, Presidents Advisory Committee (PAC) and staff to identify individuals, foundations, and corporations to solicit for large contributions.
  • Cultivate the membership program, making sure the program achieves its potential to generate net revenue.
  • Oversee preparation of development staff work plans, budgets, and monitor progress toward achieving key department goals.
  • Prepare management and financial reports for President, Board, and Finance department. Participation in Board committees, as needed.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

A demonstrated track record in raising funds through a variety of programs, including individual donors, capital campaign, direct mail, foundations, corporations, etc. Superb organizational and interpersonal skills, combined with the ability to diplomatically prioritize sometimes-conflicting demands. Additionally, candidate must possess a proven ability to forecast and manage a complex budget; ability to lead, inspire and manage a professional staff. Candidate must have superior written and oral communication skills and a solid professional presence, combined with exceptional leadership skills; demonstrated ability to think strategically and a capacity to write fluently and persuasively. A commitment to broad conservation principles and management of natural resources as related to the mission of CBF is a must.


To apply in confidence, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements, no later than September 12, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY15-09-VPDev
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Deborah L. Boyd
Director of Human Resources
dboyd@cbf.org

CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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