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    Database Manager

    The Database Manager coordinates the administration and integration of all databases within the organization, including but not limited to Fundraising, Grassroots, Education, HR, Payroll, and Web-based databases. Chairs steering committee to work with all CBF staff to determine their data and information technology needs and helps solve those needs through technology. Administers CBF’s enterprise CRM system, performing all required support and maintenance to ensure staff have access to and the ability to use the system. Provides support to all CBF reporting platforms including the creation of new reports and dashboards

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:

    1. Perform basic administration of all CBF databases.
    a. Perform end-user maintenance and backups as needed.
    b. Stays updated on upgrades to enterprise CRM system and performs upgrades to in-house databases.
    c. Conduct file transfers, imports, and exports.
    d. Negotiate with vendors for upgrades and new products.
    e. Troubleshoot database problems and linkages.
    f. Ensures data is kept updated and clean through a variety of methods including validations, automations, and data appends

    2. Establish database policies and procedures; run reports.
    a. Chairs Enterprise Data Steering Committee
    b. Develops import and export routines.
    c. Designs security measures; document procedures and distributes to all CBF staff.
    d. Document SOP, database systems, and administrative tasks.
    e. Design strategies for maximizing database effectiveness and use by the organization; coordinate these with other CBF staff.
    f. Conduct strategic planning relating to database structure and design for future use of the database systems by CBF.

    3. Establish and execute Integrations, upgrades, and migrations of databases.
    a. Establish goals and objectives in consultation with other departments.
    b. Design plans for the integration of databases and maintain current integrations.
    c. Design plans for improvements and upgrades for current database systems. Suggests new technology that can benefit staff in their use of the current database systems.
    d. Coordinate scheduling of upgrades and maintenance in harmony with daily tasks of other departments.

    4. Supervises the GIS Analyst and Outreach Database Manager
    a. Sets work plan goals and objectives
    b. Provides on-going performance feedback and formalized annual feedback.
    c. Provides guidance and feedback on projects, initiatives and oversees daily duties and functions.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelor’s degree in computer science and two years’ experience in database administration; or the equivalent. In-depth knowledge of Salesforce administration, SQL, and other cloud based database systems and a strong reporting and analysis background. Knowledge of nonprofit business process, Crystal Reports, experience using Blackbaud’s Luminate CRM and Luminate Online as well as Salesforce Administrator Certification a plus. Uses specialized publications to keep abreast of new technology developments, as well as changes to and advancements/upgrades in existing technology.

    To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than August 18, 2107 to:

    Human Resources/FY18-005-DM
    Chesapeake Bay Foundation
    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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    PA Grassroots Field Specialist

    The PA Grassroots Field Specialist will work to mobilize Pennsylvania communities to take action on the issue of water quality and the broader Chesapeake Bay watershed cleanup effort. Activate new volunteers, while building a core group of volunteer leaders who will participate in community organizing or other activities in support of CBF’s priority legislative and regulatory issues in Pennsylvania. Assist Outreach and Advocacy Manager and other staff in advocacy and decision-maker activities. Work in close coordination with other Pennsylvania Office staff and as part of the broader organizational grassroots team

    Essential functions include:

    Include, but are not limited to, the following:

    1. Identify Supporters: Through methods of outreach, identify community members, businesses, and other influentials who are motivated by issues of environmental protection and watershed health to recruit as activists and volunteers

    2. Organize Events: The field specialist will plan the events and actions in which their volunteers participate. Examples of events include letter-writing events, legislative visits, kayaking trips, tree plantings and stream cleanups

    3. Develop Leaders: The field specialist will identify top-level volunteers and teach them organizing and advocacy skills so that that they can expand CBF’s capacity in their community.

    4. Build Partnerships: The specialist will identify and engage businesses and environmental and non-environmental partner organizations with shared interests to build coalition support for local clean water efforts.

    5. Keep Records: The field specialist will help set and work toward metrics and maintain accurate records about the supporters he/she identifies, leaders developed, actions planned and executed, and other information that will inform future organizing efforts.
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelor’s degree required. Previous experience required in environmental protection, including experience motivating and managing volunteers. Ability to learn and implement CBF policies/procedures related to grassroots and public communications. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficient in computer applications, including MS office software and Salesforce software preferred.

    A highly qualified candidate would also possess experience in one or more of the following:

    1. Kayaking, other water related activities programming;
    2. Riparian buffer restoration or tree planting;
    3. Community storm water outreach programming and/or environmental justice efforts;

    Please note this is a grant-funded position that is expected to be funded for multiple years. However, as with any position that is dependent on grant money, there is the risk of the grant expiring and the position no longer being funded. IF that should happen, CBF will review the position at that time to determine if it can then be funded from other sources of income within the organization.

    To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than August 7, 2017 to:

    Human Resources/FY18-002-PAGRFS
    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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    Environmental Impact Bonds Project Coordinator

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an Environmental Impact Bonds Project Coordinator to be based at its Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD. This is a one-year term position, renewable for an additional year contingent upon funding.  It will be located at CBF’s Merrill Center headquarters in Annapolis, MD.  Travel within Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia is required.

    THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

    Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the nation’s leading conservation organization dedicated solely to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake Bay, our nation’s largest estuary. With over 230,000 members, an annual operating budget of $26 million, a $55 million endowment, CBF’s 185 full time staff work in offices in Annapolis and Easton, MD; Richmond and Virginia Beach, VA; Harrisburg, PA; Washington, DC; and in 15 field education program locations across the Bay watershed

    CBF’s headquarters – the Philip Merrill Environmental Center – in Annapolis is the world’s first USGBC LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach; the Brock Center is the tenth certified Living Building and one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world.

    CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

    Under federal/state municipal water pollution permits and other legal requirements, many public sector agencies in the Chesapeake Bay watershed – including local governments and water/stormwater utilities – must substantially reduce pollution from stormwater runoff into nearby waters.  To date, most attempts to undertake this remediation have employed standard, heavily-engineered “grey infrastructure” practices to hold and slowly release water. While these practices can reduce peak flows from storm events, they are costly, require long timeframes for implementation, and may not result in sufficient pollution reductions to meet new pollution reduction obligations.

    “Green infrastructure,” which utilizes and mimics natural processes of ground infiltration and plant “uptake” to reduce run-off and pollutants, is generally less expensive and is now being deployed widely. However, green infrastructure is still considered by some to be “experimental” at scale in urban environments.  Additionally, while green infrastructure is “less expensive,” it still requires up-front capital investment to implement, as well as funding for ongoing maintenance. To alleviate some of these expenses and address the perceived risk of using green infrastructure to meet regulatory obligations related to reducing polluted runoff, CBF and its contractual partner, Quantified Ventures (QV), will assist up to four municipalities/utilities in identifying, designing, structuring and obtaining access to private capital for public green infrastructure solutions. CBF and QV will structure these investments through a “pay for success” model called “environmental impact bonds” (EIBs). In this model, private capital is used to fund the projects, and public sector stakeholders will repay investors based on environmental outcomes achieved, thereby allowing the public sector to access new capital and to transfer project risk to private investors.

    The Project Coordinator will help manage this grant-funded project.  This individual will:

    Assist with project planning, and project budget and task management;
    Help conduct research for, and outreach to, municipalities including educating about EIBs;
    Review proposals from municipalities;
    Manage internal contracts and workload;
    Work with other staff to perform regular grant reporting;
    Provide coordination, communication, and meeting support among consultant(s), other contractor(s), municipal partners, and CBF;
    Provide general project task support as needed;
    Provide support and assistance to municipalities or utilities that become project partners who provide CBF with expertise, data, studies and plans, etc.;
    Assist with the preparation of educational materials and the development of other reports and presentations, as needed; and
    Serve as spokesperson on project as needed.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, management, engineering, or related field.
    5-7 years’ experience in project management in investment banking, conservation finance, stormwater management, or related local government project-level analyses and management. Master’s degree in similar fields as above may substitute for 1-2 years of experience.
    Knowledge of/exposure to public finance and impact investing, public infrastructure implementation, and environmental management issues at the local government level.
    Knowledge of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint (Total Maximum Daily Load and Watershed Implementation Plans) is helpful.
    Proven problem-solving and analytic skills.
    Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication capabilities.
    Experience managing complex projects and workloads with multiple actors and objectives.

     To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than July 21, 2017 to:

    Human Resources/FY18-001-EIBPC

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    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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    Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations 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 http://www.cbf.org.
    CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

    The Associate Director is an integral part of CBF’s Development Department and the Corporate, Foundation, & Grants team, which is responsible for raising $6M annually from foundations, corporations, and government agencies to support CBF’s programs. This position is primarily responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major grants ($20,000+/annually) from foundations and corporations to support CBF’s annual operating and campaign fundraising goals. The Associate Director will also have program management responsibilities for the corporate program, including creating and executing a comprehensive corporate fundraising strategy consisting of philanthropic grants and event sponsorships. The ideal candidate will: have a minimum of six years of development work experience, with at least four years of demonstrated success in grant writing and grant management – preferably within the conservation/environmental sector; be comfortable interacting with high-profile donors and senior leadership; and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. This position will be based out of CBF’s Annapolis, MD office, with periodic travel throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

    Essential functions include:

    Grant Writing & Relationship Management – Raise philanthropic support for CBF’s annual operating and campaign goals by developing and maintaining relationships with major level ($20,000+/year) foundation and corporate donors:

    Maintain and grow a portfolio of about 40 corporate and foundation donors and prospects for cultivation and solicitation through personal interaction, written solicitations, and stewardship actions that include emails, calls, letters, meetings, site visits, Discovery Trips, and other donor events.
    Write creative and compelling grant proposals, letters of inquiry, concept papers, sponsorship requests, impact reports, etc. in cooperation with program staff and budget managers, meeting strict deadlines and following generally accepted development procedures and/or specific grantmaker guidelines.
    Track portfolio assignments and deadlines using CBF’s Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system, Salesforce, and project management tools, ensuring that all assigned actions are completed and regularly updated.

    Stewardship – Steward on-going relationships between CBF and corporate and foundation donors:

    Facilitate grant compliance by working internally with program staff, budget managers, and Finance Department to meet the terms of grant agreements, including the development and timely submission of interim and final reports to donors.
    Send stewardship mailings and invites to donor events in coordination with the Donor Stewardship Manager to inform and thank donors.
    Offer site visits and other hands-on Bay experiences in coordination with the Discovery Trip Program Manager to deepen donor connections to the Bay and maximize financial impact.
    Help shape key philanthropy-related messaging in cooperation with the Senior Development Writer including the annual report, impact reports, and other collateral to demonstrate donor impact.

    Cultivation – Cultivate new funding relationships to build the donor pipeline:

    Coordinate with the Director of Research and Prospect Management to identify prospective corporate and foundation donors through targeted research.
    Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies, including collaborating with program staff to develop and present projects that align with prospect goals.
    Facilitate outreach to donor prospect, including CBF leadership and board engagement, if necessary.
    Document and track prospect research, outreach, and solicitation in CRM system.

    Program Management – Manage key responsibilities for Foundations, Corporations, & Grants team:

    Analyze corporate program and develop short and long term goals, including recommendations on philanthropic support, event sponsorship, cause-related marketing, promotional relationships, and employee engagement, in cooperation with the Director, Major Gift Team and the Manager of Events & Promotions.
    Help develop corporate revenue budget projections each fiscal year, and monitor and communicate progress towards the goal.
    Develop and implement strategies to achieve the annual corporate revenue goal.
    Assist in evaluation of team fundraising and activity in relation to established corporate and foundation program revenue goals.
    Creatively write and/or edit corporate and foundation proposal and report templates in conjunction with the Senior Development Writer.
    Provide editing and grant management support to members of the Major Gifts team

    Other – Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to:

    Help develop team fundraising goals, objectives, and processes.
    Assist in developing donor/prospect profiles, briefing materials for donor meetings, visit lists, and recommendations for engaging CBF leadership
    Participate in organization-wide meetings, inter-departmental teams, and other meetings and conferences as designated.
    Lead, coordinate or assist with specific projects as assigned.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelor’s degree required, plus six to ten years of experience in fundraising/ development and demonstrated success in securing corporate and foundation gifts and grants through written grant proposals. Thorough knowledge of Development department functions combined with a knowledge of Salesforce, Raisers Edge or similar Constituent Relationship Management software required. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software. Exceptional time-management skills needed to handle multiple, concurrent projects with strict deadlines. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills and a highly professional image with the ability to interact with colleagues, donors, and volunteer leaders at all levels is required. Experience with corporate philanthropic giving and cause-related marketing is preferred. A commitment to the environment and a passion for the mission of CBF is also preferred.

    To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than June 16, 2017 to:

    Human Resources/FY17-26-ADCF

    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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    Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks an Associate Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations 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 http://www.cbf.org.
    CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

    The Associate Director is an integral part of CBF’s Development Department and the Corporate, Foundation, & Grants team, which is responsible for raising $6M annually from foundations, corporations, and government agencies to support CBF’s programs. This position is primarily responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major grants ($20,000+/annually) from foundations and corporations to support CBF’s annual operating and campaign fundraising goals. The Associate Director will also have program management responsibilities for the corporate program, including creating and executing a comprehensive corporate fundraising strategy consisting of philanthropic grants and event sponsorships. The ideal candidate will: have a minimum of six years of development work experience, with at least four years of demonstrated success in grant writing and grant management – preferably within the conservation/environmental sector; be comfortable interacting with high-profile donors and senior leadership; and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. This position will be based out of CBF’s Annapolis, MD office, with periodic travel throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

     Essential functions include:

    Grant Writing & Relationship Management – Raise philanthropic support for CBF’s annual operating and campaign goals by developing and maintaining relationships with major level ($20,000+/year) foundation and corporate donors:

    Maintain and grow a portfolio of about 40 corporate and foundation donors and prospects for cultivation and solicitation through personal interaction, written solicitations, and stewardship actions that include emails, calls, letters, meetings, site visits, Discovery Trips, and other donor events.
    Write creative and compelling grant proposals, letters of inquiry, concept papers, sponsorship requests, impact reports, etc. in cooperation with program staff and budget managers, meeting strict deadlines and following generally accepted development procedures and/or specific grantmaker guidelines.
    Track portfolio assignments and deadlines using CBF’s Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system, Salesforce, and project management tools, ensuring that all assigned actions are completed and regularly updated.

    Stewardship – Steward on-going relationships between CBF and corporate and foundation donors:

    Facilitate grant compliance by working internally with program staff, budget managers, and Finance Department to meet the terms of grant agreements, including the development and timely submission of interim and final reports to donors.
    Send stewardship mailings and invites to donor events in coordination with the Donor Stewardship Manager to inform and thank donors.
    Offer site visits and other hands-on Bay experiences in coordination with the Discovery Trip Program Manager to deepen donor connections to the Bay and maximize financial impact.
    Help shape key philanthropy-related messaging in cooperation with the Senior Development Writer including the annual report, impact reports, and other collateral to demonstrate donor impact.

    Cultivation – Cultivate new funding relationships to build the donor pipeline:

    Coordinate with the Director of Research and Prospect Management to identify prospective corporate and foundation donors through targeted research.
    Develop and implement cultivation and solicitation strategies, including collaborating with program staff to develop and present projects that align with prospect goals.
    Facilitate outreach to donor prospect, including CBF leadership and board engagement, if necessary.
    Document and track prospect research, outreach, and solicitation in CRM system.

    Program Management – Manage key responsibilities for Foundations, Corporations, & Grants team:

    Analyze corporate program and develop short and long term goals, including recommendations on philanthropic support, event sponsorship, cause-related marketing, promotional relationships, and employee engagement, in cooperation with the Director, Major Gift Team and the Manager of Events & Promotions.
    Help develop corporate revenue budget projections each fiscal year, and monitor and communicate progress towards the goal.
    Develop and implement strategies to achieve the annual corporate revenue goal.
    Assist in evaluation of team fundraising and activity in relation to established corporate and foundation program revenue goals.
    Creatively write and/or edit corporate and foundation proposal and report templates in conjunction with the Senior Development Writer.
    Provide editing and grant management support to members of the Major Gifts team

    Other – Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to:

    Help develop team fundraising goals, objectives, and processes.
    Assist in developing donor/prospect profiles, briefing materials for donor meetings, visit lists, and recommendations for engaging CBF leadership
    Participate in organization-wide meetings, inter-departmental teams, and other meetings and conferences as designated.
    Lead, coordinate or assist with specific projects as assigned.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelor’s degree required, plus six to ten years of experience in fundraising/ development and demonstrated success in securing corporate and foundation gifts and grants through written grant proposals. Thorough knowledge of Development department functions combined with a knowledge of Salesforce, Raisers Edge or similar Constituent Relationship Management software required. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office software. Exceptional time-management skills needed to handle multiple, concurrent projects with strict deadlines. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills and a highly professional image with the ability to interact with colleagues, donors, and volunteer leaders at all levels is required. Experience with corporate philanthropic giving and cause-related marketing is preferred. A commitment to the environment and a passion for the mission of CBF is also preferred.

    To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than June 16, 2017 to:

    Human Resources/FY17-26-ADCF

    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

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