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Digital Advocacy and Fundraising Manager
7/1/2015

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Digital Advocacy and Fundraising Manager to be based at Philip Merrill Environmental Center 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 VA Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water polices, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary. 

CBF's headquarters office in Annapolis, MD is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first U.S. Green Build Council’s LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened The Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA. The Brock Center is one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world. 

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 Digital Advocacy and Fundraising Manager position resides in the Communications Department, one of four programmatic departments at CBF (the others being Environmental Education, Environmental Protection and Restoration, and Litigation).

At the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Communications Department is a programmatic department. Its role is to market CBF’s priorities, including its policy, education, litigation, restoration, fundraising, and member-development programs; engage the public; and mobilize its advocacy and financial support. CBF’s Communications activities are broken into five functional areas: Writing and Content Development, Creative Services, Media Relations, Digital Outreach, and Operations and Internal Communications.

Through these five areas of expertise, Communications staff develop narrative, graphic, and video content through all our communications channels; research and write, utilizing storytelling to make stories “sticky;” manage our brand graphically and in messaging; manage all aspects of earned, paid, and public service media (and all the elements which go into it such as relationships with reporters, press releases, other forms of communications, etc.); manage all aspects of digital media, including our mobile optimized website, action alerts, outgoing email program, social media, and any other forms of direct or indirect communications with the public at large or a subset of the public, including our members. Communications also manages CBF’s video strategy, internal communications, and public opinion research. 

The Digital Advocacy and Fundraising Manager will serve on the Digital Media team and will report to the Director of Digital Media and Community Building.

The Digital Media and Community Building Team is responsible for building and maintaining the organization’s online community and programs.  The team works closely with the Development, Education, and Environmental Protection and Restoration departments to ensure our online program advances the organization’s fundraising, growth, education, restoration, and policy objectives.

The Digital Advocacy and Fundraising Manager will manage and coordinate all aspects of CBF’s digital fundraising and advocacy programs. Acting as subject matter expert and project manager, the candidate will work in close collaboration with digital communications, fundraising, grassroots advocacy experts, and outside consultants. His or her main charge will be to design, execute, and analyze multi-channel fundraising and advocacy campaigns that advance the organization’s mission to save the Bay. 

Essential functions include:

Taking direction and supervision from the Director of Digital Media and Community Building, the Digital Advocacy and Fundraising Manager will:

  1. Collaborate with internal partners and consultants to conceptualize all multi-channel fundraising and advocacy campaigns;
  2. Coordinate and execute fundraising and advocacy campaigns including copy production, layout, approvals, and sends while keeping stakeholders informed of progress;
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of campaigns to determine what methods are most useful, including using detailed analytics and metrics for assessment against internal and external benchmarks, and report back to key stakeholders;
  4. Stay abreast of the latest trends in digital fundraising and advocacy with an eye toward adopting best practices developed by others; 
  5. Educate colleagues in the tools and techniques of digital fundraising and advocacy to help them understand when and where such digital techniques will be effective; and6.Perform other appropriate duties as assigned.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

CBF is looking for a strategic and creative digital thinker with a solid understanding of the online fundraising and advocacy landscape and strong project management skills. Leading candidates will have at least four years’ experience designing and executing successful digital advocacy and fundraising campaigns at an issues-based advocacy organization or campaign. The ideal candidate will be a graduate from an accredited 4-year university or college majoring in Communications, English, Marketing, Policy, or a related field.  A passion for digital media as well as the ability to translate complex scientific concepts into lay terms, particularly for fundraising and advocacy communications, is required. Must also demonstrate a knowledge of environmental issues and a commitment to fixing them. Experience with social media and mobile strategies for the purposes of fundraising and advocacy would be advantageous.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than July 13, 2015:

Human Resources/FY16-1-DAFM

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

[email protected]


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.

 

 

Graphic Designer
6/16/2015

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Graphic Designer to be based at its Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD. This is a one-year term position (end date of 8/31/2016) with the possibility of extension.


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 VA Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water polices, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.

CBF's headquarters office in Annapolis, MD is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world's first U.S. Green Build Council's LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened The Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA. The Brock Center is one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world.

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 Graphic Designer position resides in the Communications Department, one of four programmatic departments at CBF (the others being Environmental Education, Environmental Protection and Restoration, and Litigation).

Communications' charge is to market CBF and its policy, environmental education, and litigation agendas; educate and engage the public; and mobilize its support for and engagement in priority activities, including advocacy and member-development objectives. CBF defines marketing as actions which help to sell something. They can be through:

  • Earned media (and all the elements which go into it such as relationships with reporters, press releases, other forms of communications, etc.);
  • Purchased media;
  • Direct communications with strategic audiences such as through CBF's many publications, our website, out-going email program, social media platforms, and any other forms of direct or indirect communications with the public at large or a subset of the public, including our members. Communications also manages internal communications and public opinion research.

CBF's Communications activities are broken into four functional areas: Media Relations, Creative Services, Digital Media, and Investigative Reporting. The Graphic Designer will serve on the Creative Services team and will report to the Director of Creative Services.

The Graphic Designer is a Blueprint-funded position that has three primary responsibilities, each representing a third of his/her work load.

  1. To design print, graphic, and video collateral to be used in all media to defend, fund, and implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint.
  2. To contribute strategically to CBF's priorities through print, video, and electronic design.
  3. To collaborate with the Creative Services team, and other CBF staff, in order to develop and create innovative state-of-the-art visuals.

Essential functions include:

Taking direction and supervision from the Director of Creative Services, the Graphic Designer will:

  1. Help guide CBF's transition from a heavily print- and narrative-driven design program to a design program that better balances print, video, and electronic design.
  2. Contribute to the refreshing of CBF's brand and protect its brand by following, and assisting all of CBF to work consistently with CBF's institutional style guide.
  3. Perform other appropriate duties, as requested by the Vice President for Communications.
  4. Other duties as assigned.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution required. A minimum of three years related experience; experience in art and design is mandatory. Ability to translate complex concepts into clear, exciting, easily understood, and visually interesting graphics a must. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to work in teams critical. Must demonstrate a commitment to the environment. Ability to work under tight deadlines when necessary. Excellent time management is required.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than July 3, 2015 to:

Human Resources/FY15-42-GD
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
[email protected]

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.


Litigation Fellowship (Paid)
5/7/2015

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a full-time legal fellow for their Litigation Department to be based at their Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD. The fellowship is a one year position.


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 VA Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water polices, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.

CBF's headquarters office in Annapolis, MD is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world's first U.S. Green Build Council's LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened The Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA. The Brock Center is one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world.

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.

The Litigation Department uses the law as a tool to protect and preserve the Chesapeake Bay. Using federal, state and local laws, CBF attorneys file amicus briefs, regulatory challenges and, if necessary, lawsuits to stop polluters and to ensure governmental compliance with those laws.


CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

The litigation fellowship provides an opportunity for a recent law school graduate to work with experienced environmental practitioners within a leading environmental non-profit organization.

The fellow will take a lead role in managing a project designed to help lay the groundwork for litigation and possibly other advocacy work within CBF. The fellow will work closely with the Vice President for Litigation, litigation counsel, litigation staff, and other CBF staff, including scientists, land planners, lobbyists and educators.

The fellow's responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyzing federal and state environmental laws, regulations, and administrative processes that apply to the project
  • Reviewing agency records, files and documents
  • Summarizing findings in the form of a formal report that includes proper documentation and accurate citations
  • Communicating with other groups outside of CBF as needed
  • Managing a budget specific to the project
  • Working with CBF staff to promote the project
  • Participating in the day-to-day life of CBF, including staff meetings, strategy sessions and at least one CBF field experience.
  • Assist the litigation department in developing and researching new cases.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

CBF seeks independent, creative thinkers who will help us to act wisely and in the public interest as we strive to "Save the Bay." The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • JD from an accredited law school
  • Admission to practice law in at least one State (can be obtained during fellowship)
  • Experience with environmental law
  • Strong legal research and writing, interpersonal, and communications skills
  • Willingness to travel regionally


To apply, please send resume and cover letter explaining your interest in CBF by July 10, 2015 to:

Human Resources/FY15-42-LI
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
[email protected]

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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