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Are you invested in the health of the Chesapeake Bay region?
The Chesapeake Bay Trust shares a bold vision for a restored and protected Chesapeake Bay watershed and other natural resources in our area—from the Coastal Bays to the Chesapeake to the Youghiogheny River.  We uniquely empower local community-based groups on the ground with the resources they need to take on a meaningful and measurable role in restoring these systems. Healthy natural resources benefit everyone. We know that everyone can make an impact and hundreds of thousands of individuals have come together to improve forests, streams, rivers, bays, wildlife, and more in their own communities.
The Trust empowers these groups by providing grants and technical assistance. Every year, about 400 groups are awarded project money or provided other assistance to accomplish environmental education, community outreach, and local watershed restoration projects. We currently average $20-30 million in grant funding annually. Since our inception in 1985 by the Maryland General Assembly, the Trust has awarded more than $160 million in grants and engaged hundreds of thousands of resident stewards in projects that have a measurable impact.
The Trust is supported by the sale of the Chesapeake vehicle license plate (affectionately known as “the bay plate”); donations to the Chesapeake Bay and Endangered Species Fund on the Maryland State income tax form; donations from Maryland’s online boating, fishing, and hunting license system; contributions from individuals and corporations; and partnerships with private foundations and federal, state, and local governments. The Trust has received the highest rating from Charity Navigator for over two decades: on average 90 percent of the Trust’s expenditures are directed to its restoration and education programs.

Current Open Positions

Program Assistant - Outreach and Education

The Chesapeake Bay Trust (the Trust) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Program Assistant on the Outreach and Education team. This position will assist the Trust with grant review, grant management, and grant tracking. This person will be a key member of a 30+ person staff. This position is a full-time salaried position (40 hours per week). This position requires two days in the office and the other three may be remote. The Program Assistant will report directly to the Vice President of Programs for Outreach and Education.

Full Position Description and Link to Apply
Application Instructions and Deadline

The position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume and cover letter.  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 candidate.

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. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The Trust does not participate in programs that require sponsorship for work visas.

Program Officer - Outreach and Education (NEWLY CREATED)

The Chesapeake Bay Trust (the Trust) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Program Officer on our Outreach and Education team.  The Program Officer will support the Outreach and Education team’s programmatic work, including administration of grant programs focused on intersectional work at the nexus of community health and environmental well-being. The Program Officer will support existing program work and new related grant programs as they are developed. These programs will focus on mitigation and adaption actions in the face of climate change, environmental justice, waste reduction, urban agriculture, environmental education, behavior change to increase adoption of environmentally responsible practices, workforce development, non-profit organizational capacity building, network science to increase collaboration among both environmental and non-environmental organizations, environmental health, and environmental stewardship.

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Application Instructions and Deadline

The position will remain open until filled. Please use the link below to submit a resume and cover letter.  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.

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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. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The Trust does not participate in programs that require sponsorship for work visas.

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