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Human Resources Coordinator
6/27/2016

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an HR Coordinator to be based at its 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 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 Human Resources Coordinator is responsible for performing HR-related duties in the following functional areas:  day to day benefit administration, annual open enrollment, onboarding process, HRIS, and employee retention. 

Essential functions include:

  • Administers CBF’s employee health and welfare benefits programs including five health insurance plans, two vision plans, dental plan, life insurance plan(s), disability plans (long and short), FSA, and EAP.
  • Assist in the day to day activities of health & welfare plans including benefit orientation, enrollments/changes/terminations, COBRA, employee inquiries, liaison between employees and insurance providers, and research employee problems or issues.
  • Assumes responsibility for the HRIS (benefits tab) to include input of new benefit enrollments, and checking pre posting reports for correct benefit elections, changes and/or cancelation of benefits deductions.
  • Analyzes monthly benefit reconciliation of benefit invoices.
  • Coordinates annual open enrollment process to include Mangrove/Asure on-line enrollment implementation, testing, go-live, and post enrollment reports.  Assist in the preparation of the OE materials, multi-state employee benefits meetings (in-person or webinar) to educate staff on new benefit plans as well as enhancements to existing benefits plans.
  • Responsible for implementing benefit changes, ACA reporting, online open enrollment, and benefit metrics in the HR software system. 
  • Co-manages Lunch – n – Learns throughout the year to educate employees on a variety of benefit topics.
  • Assembles new staff/intern “Welcome” binders and the collection of new staff paperwork.    Partners with HR team to manage New Hire and/or Intern onboarding orientation process.
  • Prepare and maintain employee personnel and benefit files, HRIS entry, retention, compliance requirements, position code set up and maintenance, and annual audit preparation.
  • Generates and distributes monthly Employee Assistance Program (EAP) topic posting, staff anniversary letters, longevity awards, CBF’s organizational/departmental chart(s) and staff directory.
  • Maintains up-to-date content of the Hub/HR to ensure staff communication materials are updated and accessible.
  • Provides back-up for any of the other HR roles/functions within the department.
  • Perform other duties assigned which are substantially similar in scope, nature or character to those outlined above.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience; Minimum of four years’ experience in benefit administration and benefit/payroll HRIS systems, in   human resources management; Working knowledge of multi-level, tri-state benefits administration. Knowledge of applicable state and federal HR laws;  Initiative, creativity and collaborative work style; Exceptional communication and interpersonal  skills; Strong attention to detail and act in a highly confidential manner;   Desire and ability to relate to people of all backgrounds; Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the environment;  Must have a working knowledge of standard office procedures/equipment and be proficient in computer systems/applications, MS Office software, HR software, Internet applications, Mangrove/Asure payroll software preferred, ORG plus, with Adobe LiveCycle Designer/Professional experience, a plus

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than July 11, 2016 to:

Human Resources/FY16-31-HRC
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.    

Arthur Sherwood Captain/ Educator- Assistant Manager
6/14/2016

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a full-time Captain/Educator for the Arthur Sherwood Education Center at Meredith Creek 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
CBF Environmental EducationApproximately 35,000 students and teachers participate each year in CBF’s education field experiences or teacher professional learning.  

The Bay and its watershed is our classroom and CBF environmental educators are responsible for bringing the Bay alive to students.  We strive to make a lasting impression about the excitement and vulnerability of the Bay. 

Each of CBF’s 15 education programs has its own individual character. The field experience options run the gamut from the inner city boat programs in Baltimore and Hampton Roads to Pennsylvania canoe programs to remote island-based residential centers.  We use hands-on experiential teaching techniques to educate students about the health of the Bay and connect them back their local environment.  Educators promote and develop citizen knowledge about the Bay by providing unforgettable, hands-on, student lead experiences that inspire them with a commitment to take action for the restoration of the Bay.

The education department is comprised of field programs, Teacher and Principal Professional Learning, and Student Leadership.  All of these components work closely to encourage and lead students to take action toward “Saving the Bay.”  


CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

The Arthur Sherwood Study Center, located on Meredith Creek, is the oldest of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s environmental education programs. The Arthur Sherwood program allows students to gain a more complete understanding and appreciation of the ecosystem combining the resources of a fully equipped research vessel with the hands-on experience of flatwater canoes. The Captain and Program Manager teach participants on board the vessel, Marguerite, using water quality testing equipment and biological sampling techniques such as dredging for oysters or pulling a trawl net. Additionally, the Captain and Program Manager use canoes to explore the quiet shallower waters of Meredith Creek, identifying marine and plant species and evaluating water quality.  The Arthur Sherwood program’s work boat, Marguerite, is based and generally conducts education programs on Meredith Creek but is often used at other CBF education programs as well. Program participants range from the primary audience of 4th through 12th grade students, college students, teachers, CBF members & donors, and other adult groups.

Education Program Essential Functions:

  • Safely & professionally serve as Captain and Educator
  • Maintain USCG inspected work boat.  Ensure safe operation of the boat.  Inform passengers of safety precautions  
  • Maintain/repair boat, equipment, center and educational gear
  • Participate & manage regular inspections and safety checklists
  • Develop and implement one-day field programs using multiple field based methods such as conducting biological sampling and water quality testing for middle and high school aged students, teachers, and other participants
  • Communicate the following items for all participants: safety review, rudimentary boating skills, ecosystem & watershed concepts, wildlife observation, biological sampling, water quality sampling, and other educational activities
  • Continually adapt program content based upon grade/age level of students, weather, and group dynamics and feedback/evaluations from teachers and supervisors
  • Complete/submit timesheets, personal expense reports, credit card reports, and all other relevant administrative tasks in a timely manner
  • Program staff are responsible and accountable for performing maintenance in order to keep all equipment (buildings, boats, grounds, and/or gear) in proper working order
  • Program staff are responsible for the safety of all field participants, ensure that all safety protocols are rigorously followed, and are required to respond to medical emergencies that may arise
  • Develop and implement one-year program plan that is in alignment with CBF’s strategic plan
  • Provide timely communication and updates about the program to supervisors and other CBF departments
  • Plan and execute summer courses for Chesapeake Classrooms Teacher Professional Learning program and/or Student Leadership Program
  • Attend all safety training and professional development offerings 
  • This physically-demanding position involves fairly frequent weekend and evening work, year-round exposure to the elements, and overnight travel for staff trainings and meetings

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Successful Candidate should possess the following: 

  • Minimum 25-ton Master of Inland Waters USCG Captain license with a FCC certification
  • 1-3 years’ experience operating & maintaining a USCG inspected passenger carrying vessel
  • 1-3 years’ experience teaching in either a formal or non-formal setting
  • A strong desire to teach in the field/outdoors (under all weather conditions) and work with students on a daily basis
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for students and the environment 
  • Creativity, humor and self-confidence
  • Collaborative work style 
  • Desire and ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds 
  • Knowledge of environmental issues facing the Bay
  • Knowledge of Chesapeake Bay Foundation & the Education Department mission, strategic plans & goals is a plus
  • Strong commitment to safety and maintenance 


Physical Requirements: 

  • Physical ability to lift and carry heavy objects-at least 45 pounds (canoes and other equipment) 
  • This physically demanding position involves year-round exposure to the elements 
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends 
  • Ability to work away from home for multiple-day periods throughout the year
  • Ability to travel to attend trainings & meetings
  • Ability to have reliable transportation to travel to other CBF field programs & locations as needed

Other: 

  • Must pass a criminal background check 
  • All education staff participate in a pre-employment & random drug screening program per the requirements of the US Coast Guard 


To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and contact information for (3) references no later than June 27, 2016 to:

Human Resources/Education Jobs

Chesapeake Bay Foundation 

Educationjobs@cbf.org


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

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