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Maryland Watershed Restoration Assistant (Temporary)
2/25/2015

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 early March until mid-June 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.  In 2015, CBF opened The Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA, which 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 

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 40lbs.  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 February 27, 2015.

Human Resources/FY15-22-MWRA

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Cbf_employment@cbf.org


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Farm Labor (Temporary Position/ Saturdays Only)
2/23/2015

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks Farm Laborers at their Clagett Farm location in Upper Marlboro, MD. This position is for Saturdays only from mid-April to November.

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 

Members of the farm crew will work at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Clagett Farm, which is located just a few miles east of the D.C. Beltway in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.  At Clagett Farm, we raise grass-fed beef cattle, native trees for stream restoration, organic produce, and we offer educational field trips.  Farm laborers will work primarily on the vegetable operation, which is a joint project with the Capital Area Food Bank. .  Every week for 6 months, we distribute about half of our produce to low-income families, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and food pantries.   We sell the other half to our 250 members through a marketing system called Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA).  We rely on help from a large number of volunteers and people who work for produce.  

Essential functions include:

Farm laborers will assist the Vegetable Production Manager in all aspects of farming, from greenhouses to the field, to harvest and distribution.  Activities vary continuously but the work can be difficult and strenuous under hot and humid conditions.

Over the course of crew members’ first year, we train them to lead volunteers and organize our busy harvest and distribution days.  We also orient them to our overall crop plans and decision-making, and offer basic lessons on driving the tractors and other heavy equipment.  


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

No experience is necessary, but we are looking for enthusiastic individuals who take joy in hard work, and who are committed to social justice and sustainable agriculture.  The successful candidate must possess the ability to lift a maximum of 50 lbs and be able to work most Saturdays.  If you are thinking of applying at any point in the future, consider volunteering with us to familiarize yourself with the farm, and vice versa. Housing is not provided.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than March 6, 2015.

Human Resources/FY15-21-FC

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Cbf_employment@cbf.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Controller
2/9/2015

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Controller 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. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first 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 Controller reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the accounting staff and serves as the primary point of contact for the production of all financial statements; leads all financial statements, A-133, and other audits; and provides technical accounting expertise and leadership that properly accounts for all of the organization’s financial accounting transactions.  In addition, the Controller leads the development for the organization of all of its financial and accounting policies, procedures and internal controls that ensure the conservation of the organization’s funds and the proper auditability in accordance with US GAAP for every accounting transaction. 

The Controller will maintain proactive and timely reporting processes; a high-performing accounting operations team to provide accurate financial data, a customer service focused team, and a work-life balanced environment. In many cases, the Controller will review, prepare and approve periodic journal entries for financial operations.

The Controller has direct responsibility for general ledger, accounts payable, fixed assets, tax-exempt bonds, leases, cash flows, revenue recognition (gifts, grants and contracts), recording investment activities, accounts/pledges receivables, net assets, financial statements, and audits, and may lead the development of periodic and/or ad hoc reports and projects. 

The Controller serves as the day-to-day point-of-contact or CBF’s banking relationships.

The Controller will support the CFO with financial statements, audits, tax returns, and other financial reports that are presented to the Board’s Audit & Finance Committee and to the Executive Management Team. 

The Controller sets goals and objectives for accounting staff members within his/her area of responsibility including identifying training needs and providing cross-training for each staff position.  Also, the Controller is the primary point of contact who explains financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to the organization’s staff. 

Essential functions include:

Financial & Accounting Leadership

  • Lead a group of staff, including supervising one or more direct reports.
  • Maintain a customer service-centered financial operation so that CBF staff, external agencies and project sponsors have timely access to critical financial information. 
  • Lead the timely production of financial statements in accordance with US GAAP.
  • Lead the development of the indirect cost rate calculation, establishing various cost pools and allocating costs.
  • Lead the continuing development of financial policies and procedures, to maintain consistent and accurate financial accounting processes for the organization. 
  • Lead and manage the improvement of internal controls for financial accountability. 
  • Advance internal auditing procedures to proactively address monthly/quarterly and year-end accounting processes. 
  • Participate in the review and upgrades to the financial accounting systems. 
  • Develop and lead training programs to enable staff to understand financial policies, procedures and internal controls and their actual cost and benefit to CBF.
  • Lead and manage the preparation of audits (financial statements, A-133, tax, regulatory agency compliance audits, workers compensation insurance annual audit, etc.) and preparation and filing of tax returns (Form 990 and all associated forms, sales and use taxes, property taxes, etc.). 
  • Produce periodic cash flow models, financial statements including variances of actuals to budgets, forecasts, and pro forma information. 
  • Set goals and objectives for the direct reports and review goals and objectives for the remaining accounting staff on their team.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor's degree with a CPA’s certificate. As well as a minimum of 7-10 years of experience leading a complex financial operating group within a membership-based, nonprofit, advocacy organization. Possess demonstrated experience accounting for at least one multi-million dollar capital campaign and technical accounting skills to include revenue recognition across multiple types of revenue streams and businesses, tax-exempt bonds, capital and operating leases, Unrelated Business Income Tax gifts and donations including non-cash, Value-in-kind, etc. 

The ideal candidate should also possess a demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations (especially FAR, OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133) and compliance related to non-profit grants and contracts including indirect cost rate calculation, establishing various cost pools and allocating costs. 

A demonstrated track record of experience working with a wide range of information systems is required. Existing systems used by CBF include Epicor, Raiser's Edge of the Blackbaud System, various spreadsheet and database software programs including Microsoft Office. Superb organizational and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to diplomatically prioritize sometimes conflicting demands. Proven ability to lead, inspire, supervise and train a professional staff. Proven ability to write MS Excel Macros. 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than March 6, 2015 to: 


Human Resources/FY15-24-CON

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.

 

 

Director of Accounting
2/9/2015

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Director of Accounting 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. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first 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 Director of Accounting reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for financial planning and analysis, sponsored grants and contracts, Finance and Accounting systems, and payroll.  

The Director will lead the financial planning and analysis functions including budgeting and forecasting processes, and all financial reporting and analysis including financial modeling. The Director will support the Chief Financial Officer by leading the creation of reports and analyses that are presented to the Board, the CBF executive management team, CBF staff and outside organizations, agencies, and individuals. 

The Director will lead the sponsored grants and contracts financial functions related to all public and private grants, contracts and sub-contracts including proposal pricing and modeling, pre-award and post-award compliance and reporting to ensure that systems and reporting needs are met. 

The Director will lead the Finance and Accounting systems functions and serve as the subject matter expert to coordinate with the CBF Information Technology Department to evaluate, implement, manage and provide technical support for all Financial Accounting Software Systems. Ensures accurate, appropriate, and effective ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) structure/configuration, documentation, and operational guidelines for a nonprofit accounting setting. 

The Director will lead the payroll and 403(b) financial operations to timely prepare and process all payrolls and 403(b) expenses in compliance with Federal, state and local laws and regulations.  Also, the Director will ensure that 1) payroll expenses are properly allocated to all appropriate direct and indirect projects and 2) audits associated with payroll and 403(b) expenses are successfully and completed timely.

The Director sets goals and objectives for accounting staff members within his/her area of responsibility including identifying training needs and providing cross-training for each staff position. 

Essential functions include:

  • Leads a group of staff, including the supervision of direct reports and the coordination with staff (within other departments) who have significant responsibilities managing individual sponsored grants, contracts and sub-contracts.
  • Supervises CBF budget and forecast function, providing technical support for budget and forecast tracking systems. 
  • Provides support for the Chief Financial Officer and upper management with periodic and ad hoc financial reports, analyses and presentations as necessary. 
  • Administers Crystal Enterprise website for distributing financial reports to accounting users, departmental financial managers and project managers. 
  • Develops and writes financial, budget, forecast, payroll and other reports in financial accounting report writer applications and in Crystal Reports. 
  • Leads the sponsored grants and contracts financial functions related to all public and private grants, contracts and sub-contracts.
  • Manages all financial modeling and proposal pricing, and maintains systems and controls to ensure timely and accurate pre-award and post-award compliance and reporting.
  • Collaborates with Information Technology to do the following:
    • Maintain custom SQL tables for tracking project manager security rights and application for project tracking information. 
    • Establish and maintain security and data integrity controls for all Finance and Accounting systems.oInvestigate, review, evaluate and implement new Finance and Accounting software systems for effectiveness and integration with existing CBF financial software systems.
    • Provide implementation, management/support, training, and technical support on software systems as necessary. 
    • Work with outside consultants/vendors/support as necessary on technical issues. 
  • Serves as the subject matter expert for all existing (and future) Finance and Accounting systems that currently include EPICOR, Active Planner Budgeting System, Raiser’s Edge of the Blackbaud System, Crystal Reports, FRx Software, MS SQL Server, MS Office (including Access and Excel), payroll systems (Mangrove and iEmployee) and investment software (KPM Technologies, Inc.: Endowment Solutions Software).
  • Knows and has experience collaborating with Information Technology through an organization-wide major implementation and integration of new Finance and Accounting systems to include ERP, CRM, grants management, payroll and budgeting/forecasting systems, etc.
  • Supervises payroll functions, as well as provides implementation management and support of ongoing payroll systems – which may involve troubleshooting system errors, workflow issues and writing reports to leverage payroll information. 
  • Maintains payroll subsidiary ledger (custom SQL tables) and reviews the reconciliation of the subsidiary ledger to the general ledger trial balance. 
  • Develops, creates and maintains custom database application (Microsoft Access) to calculate payroll expense allocations -- and related fringe and leave allocations – interfacing outside timekeeping vendor reports (iEmployee) with payroll output files (Mangrove). 
  • Ensures personnel policies affecting payroll/personnel are in compliance with all regulatory agencies -working with Payroll Financial Manager and Human Resources staff. 
  • Completes special projects as assigned. 


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor's degree with 7-10 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA and/or CPA a plus. 

The ideal candidate should also possess experience leading the systems and reporting needs of a sponsored grants and contracts team that includes US government, State, Local, and private grants, contracts, and sub-contracts.  A demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations (especially FAR, OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133) and compliance related to non-profit grants and contracts.

Knowledge of accounting related information systems is required as well. Existing systems used by CBF include EPICOR, Active Planner Budgeting System, Raiser’s Edge of the Blackbaud System, Crystal Reports, FRx Software, MS SQL Server, MS Office (including Access and Excel), payroll systems (Mangrove and iEmployee) and investment software (KPM Technologies, Inc.: Endowment Solutions Software). Prior experience in Information Systems and Finance Systems based on a MS SQL platform. An understanding of how to create reports and analyses using Crystal Reports. Prior support of an ERP system as the finance & accounting subject matter expert. Current knowledge of new Finance and Accounting systems including ERP, CRM, grants management, budgeting and forecasting, payroll, investment management, etc. 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than March 6, 2015 to: 

Human Resources/FY15-25-DofA

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.

 

 

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