Chesapeake Bay Trust (the Trust) is a private non-profit, state-chartered grant-making organization established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1985, dedicated to promoting public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the natural resources of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay region. We currently administer $10-12 million via approximately 400 awardees per year from approximately 30-40 different unrestricted and restricted sources, including federal, state, local, corporate, private foundation funding partners, individual donors, the Maryland’s Treasure the Chesapeake license plate program, and the Chesapeake and Endangered Species Tax Check-off.   Grants we award range from as small as a few hundred dollars to as large as $200,000 for projects in the K-12 environmental education, on-the-ground restoration, restoration science, and community engagement realms. In the past decade, the Trust has increased its grant-making four-fold through new partnerships, with current annual grant-making of approximately $10 million.

Accountant (Part-Time/Temporary)

The Trust seeks a qualified candidate to provide accounting services on a part time (20 hours/week), temporary basis through September 30, 2020. The position could potentially transition to a permanent position, but such a transition is not guaranteed.

About the Position

The Trust seeks a strong Accountant to support the monthly accounting activities and year-end audit. The person in the position will be responsible for a number of activities including organization-wide accounting and audit support.  The position reports to the Controller and will work with the Trust’s current Senior Accountant, also a consultant, on a regular basis.

Position Responsibilities

Perform day-to-day accounting tasks:

  • Prepare monthly journal entries, in accordance with GAAP
  • Prepare all cash related entries and reconcile bank and investment accounts
  • Update prepaid expenses schedule and record related entries
  • Maintain fixed assets schedule and record related entries
  • Record entries related to monthly payroll processing
  • Run reports from accounting system to support program staff
  • Prepare entries to record revenue from unrestricted sources
  • Assist with accounts payable and accounts receivable, as needed
  • Record quarter end accruals, as appropriate

Support year end audit tasks:

  • Prepare schedules and run reports from accounting system, as required
  • Retrieve documentation for testing as requested by auditors

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or related field (required)
  • At least two years of direct experience in accounting/financial management (required)
  • CPA (preferred)
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting practices and regulations, software, and fiscal reports (preferred)
  • Excellent technical skills, including Accounting software, Excel, Word (required)

 Qualities of an Ideal Candidate

  • A person of high integrity, energy, and enthusiasm, self-directed and motivated.
  • Willingness to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team in a small office environment (or remotely until such time that the office is open).
  • Excellent attention to detail and time-management skills, including ability to prioritize workflow.

Hourly Rate

The rate for this position is $30-$35 per hour.

How to apply                        

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to shiggins@cbtrust.org and place “Accountant-Your Last Name” in the subject line of the email.  The cover letter must address how your skills and experience are specifically relevant to the job description and duties of this specific opportunity, rather than serving simply as description of your previous positions or experience.  Please explain why you are interested in this position specifically and what makes you a good fit.  Applications will begin to be reviewed on 6/1/20, but the position will remain open until filled.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.   We encourage applications from people of color

Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program Intern

This position will play an important role in assisting the Trust’s programmatic team with administration of the Rain Check Rebate Program and grant related administrative tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Rain Check Rebate Program Coordinator to support administrative duties as assigned;
  • Assists with processing of Rain Check Rebate program applications;
  • Assists with follow-up with Rain Check Rebate Program applicants to ensure all necessary documentation has been received for processing;
  • Helps to complete Rain Check Rebate program site visits and administrative follow-up;
  • Assists with related data entry into the Trust’s MicroEdge database; and
  • Rain Check Rebate projects as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree-seeking student in environmental studies or a related field is preferred. Alternatively, students majoring in other fields must have an interest in environmental stewardship and residential stormwater management practices.
  • Knowledge of environment, sustainability, and community engagement issues desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to communicate effectively with property owners.
  • Strong computer literacy is essential: MS Office; Excel; familiarity with database management is a plus.
  • Some travel required (mostly to and from Prince George’s County to Annapolis, where the Trust office is located).
  • Ability to work 24 hours per week required.

Compensation: $20.00 per hour, 24 hours per week.
Term: Approximately May 1 through September 1; with a possibility to extend the term pending resource availability.
To apply, please submit:  Cover letter and resume to Sarah Higgins; SHiggins@cbtrust.org and place “Rain Check Rebate Intern” in the subject line of the email.   Applications will begin to be reviewed upon receipt. The position will remain open until filled.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Chesapeake Bay Trust Programmatic Intern Summer (full-time)

This position will play an important role in assisting the Trust’s programmatic team with administration of various grant programs and grant related administrative tasks.

Duties

  • A variety of administrative grant-related tasks supporting our portfolio of K-12 environmental education, on-the-ground watershed and habitat restoration, and resident engagement projects.
  • Some field work to assess proposed and completed restoration projects and an independent project of the student’s choosing related to watershed issues and aligned with the Trust’s mission.
  • Independent projects completed by interns in the past have been adapted for independent study credit through the student’s university with university and professor permission.

Skills and Qualifications
Eligible applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students attending a two- or four-year college or university in Maryland with a GPA of 3.00 or higher. In addition, all undergraduate applicants must be entering or continuing their sophomore, junior, or senior year during the spring 2020 semester. Students of all majors are welcome to apply.

Compensation: $11 per hour, 40 hours per week. Students gain a wide range of skills for their resumes beyond traditional environmental organization experience, including grant management and general experience with grant-making and grant-writing.  Students also gain knowledge of and experience with a subset of the 300 non-profit grantees we engage every year.
Term: June-August
To apply, please submit: Cover letter and resume to Sarah Higgins: shiggins@cbtrust.org and place “Programmatic Intern” in the subject line of the e-mail. Cover letter should address a) what the student hopes to gain from the experience and how it fits in with his/her career goals, and b) what skills and experiences the student has that are relevant to Trust goals. Applications will begin to be reviewed upon receipt. The position will remain open until filled.

The Chesapeake Bay Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.