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    Seasonal Field Educator for Island Residential Programs

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks (1) seasonal field educator for the Spring field season. The position starts at the beginning of February and concludes in December 2018 (there is potential to negotiate dates). The seasonal field educator will live and teach at one of our four island centers. The position includes housing and a stipend. This is an ideal position for a recent college graduate looking for experience in environmental education.

    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.

    CBF Environmental Education

    Approximately 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 our urban boat programs in Baltimore and Hampton Roads to Pennsylvania canoe programs to remote island-based centers. We use hands-on experiential teaching techniques to educate students about the health of the Bay and connect them back to 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 Student Field Programs, Teacher and Principal Professional Learning, and Student Leadership. All of these components work closely to educate and empower students to take action towards “Saving the Bay.”

    CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

    The seasonal educators will live and work at one of the following centers:

    The Fox Island Education Center is located on a remote salt marsh island in the lower Chesapeake Bay, where the Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds converge. The island is compromised completely of tidal salt marsh, with no trees or high ground. This center provides participants access to some of the Bay’s most pristine areas. Two hundred and forty-five acres of unspoiled marshland and surrounding water that teem with life provide opportunities for exploration by foot, canoe and workboat. Access to Fox Island requires a 45-minute boat trip from Crisfield, MD (pop. 2,500). Built in 1929 as a hunting and fishing lodge, the center operates a residential program for 6th – 12th grade students and teachers. This rustic education center houses up to 24 people and is the only structure on an uninhabited island. The lodge’s location, history and simple nature make it a truly magical experience for students and teachers. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Smith Island Education Center is located in Tylerton, Maryland, the largest inhabited offshore island in the Bay. It is an 8-mile x 4-mile island consisting primarily of virgin estuarine marsh crisscrossed by a maze of guts, creeks, and thoroughfares. The three island communities have a total population of 300 people. CBF owns two houses in the community of Tylerton, from which we operate a residential environmental education center for groups of up to 30 students and/or adults. The center incorporates canoes, a skiff, and a 40-foot workboat into the program. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Assistant Manager, and Captain who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Karen Noonan Memorial Environmental Education Center is situated on 20 acres of marsh in southern Dorchester County, Maryland. Participants explore pine forests, underwater grass beds, and native oyster reefs that surround the center. The nearby Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, one of the largest tidal wetlands on the East Coast, also provides opportunities from which to investigate this ecosystem. Once one of the great Chesapeake hunting lodges, the Karen Noonan Center was completely renovated in 1995 to create an environmentally sound, state-of-the-art residential center. Participants in our program can see how a “green building” can function not only as a learning tool but as a home. The center has a 40-foot workboat, canoes, a pier, and approximately 100 feet of beachfront. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Port Isobel Education Center is a 250-acre island that is situated in the heart of the Tangier Island archipelago. The island showcases a variety of estuarine habitats such as: marshes, a pine forest, and a ¼ mile beach. The program serves 6th-12th grade students, teachers, and other adult groups. The program is focused on understanding the delicate relationship between the ecosystem and the watermen community of Tangier. There is also a pier, 42-foot workboat and a fleet of canoes that are used with all participants. The center utilizes a dormitory, a dining/meeting hall, and staff housing. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Ability to live and work at one of CBF’s residential centers and lead three-day, two-night field experiences for school groups, grades 6-12th typically, and adults
    Assist in planning and teaching three-day ecology and environmental science field experiences for school aged groups (grades 6-12 typically) and adults
    Assist program staff with routine maintenance, upkeep, cleaning, and projects in compliance with Education Center safety checklists
    Ensure safe learning environment for participants

    Create a fun, experiential environment for all participants

    Understand and convey the mission of the Foundation
    Be a role model for students and participants

    Develop and maintain education materials
    Work as a team within the individual field program and the education department

    This physically-demanding position involves frequent weekend work & year-round exposure to the elements

    Housing is provided and the Seasonal Educator must live on-site for the duration of the term

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Successful Candidate should possess the following:

    Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, biology, environmental studies, or related field, or relevant experience required
    Experience teaching in either a formal or non-formal setting, preferred
    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 while working with participants of all ages and with co-workers
    Collaborative work style
    Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for working with students and teaching about the environment
    Creativity, humor and self-confidence
    Desire and ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds
    Knowledge of environmental issues facing the Bay
    Experience on boats & boater safety certification, preferred
    Knowledge of Chesapeake Bay Foundation & the Education Department mission, strategic plans & goals, a plus
    Strong commitment to participant safety and maintaining education equipment

    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 live on-site at an Island Center for the duration of the term
    Ability to work evenings and/or weekends
    Ability to travel to attend trainings & meetings

    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, and contact information for (3) references no later than January 12, 2018:

    Seasonal_2018/Education Jobs

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    Educationjobs@cbf.org

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Islands Seasonal Educator

    CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION               SAVE THE BAY

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
    Seasonal Field Educator for Island Residential Programs 

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks 1 seasonal field educator for the upcoming Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 field seasons. The seasonal field educator will live and teach at one of our four island centers. The position includes housing and a monthly stipend.

    CBF Environmental Education

    Approximately 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 our urban boat programs in Baltimore and Hampton Roads to Pennsylvania canoe programs to remote island-based centers. We use hands-on experiential teaching techniques to educate students about the health of the Bay and connect them back to 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 educate and empower students to take action towards “Saving the Bay.”

    CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

    The seasonal educators will live and work at one of the following centers:

    The Fox Island Education Center is located on a remote salt marsh island in the lower Chesapeake Bay, where the Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds converge. The island is compromised completely of tidal salt marsh, with no trees or high ground. This center provides participants access to some of the Bay’s most pristine areas. Two hundred and forty-five acres of unspoiled marshland and surrounding water that teem with life provide opportunities for exploration by foot, canoe and workboat. Access to Fox Island requires a 45-minute boat trip from Crisfield, MD (pop. 2,500). Built in 1929 as a hunting and fishing lodge, the center operates a residential program for 6th – 12th grade students and teachers. This rustic education center houses up to 24 people and is the only structure on an uninhabited island. The lodge’s location, history and simple nature make it a truly magical experience for students and teachers. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Smith Island Education Center is located in Tylerton, Maryland, the largest inhabited offshore island in the Bay. It is an 8-mile x 4-mile island consisting primarily of virgin estuarine marsh crisscrossed by a maze of guts, creeks, and thoroughfares. The three island communities have a total population of 300 people. CBF owns two houses in the community of Tylerton, from which we operate a residential environmental education center for groups of up to 30 students and/or adults. The center incorporates canoes, a skiff, and a 40-foot workboat into the program. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Assistant Manager, and Captain who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Karen E. Noonan Center for Environmental Education at Bishops Head (Crocheron, MD) Bishops Head is a 20-acre site on a peninsula in Dorchester County, south of Cambridge, MD. The site is part of a 2,278-acre parcel of land owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The main building was once one of the famous gunning clubs on the Bay and the staff house was transported from its original location on nearby Holland’s Island over 100 years ago. The center has a 40-foot workboat, canoes, a pier, and approximately 100 feet of beachfront. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Port Isobel Education Center is a 250-acre island that is situated in the heart of the Tangier Island archipelago. The island showcases a variety of estuarine habitats such as: marshes, a pine forest, and a ¼ mile beach. The program serves 6th-12th grade students, teachers, and other adult groups. The program is focused on understanding the delicate relationship between the ecosystem and the watermen community of Tangier. There is also a pier, 42-foot workboat and a fleet of canoes that are used with all participants. The center utilizes a dormitory, a dining/meeting hall, and staff housing. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Ability to live at one of CBF’s Island Residential Centers for the term of the position
    Conduct three-day ecology and environmental science field experiences for school aged groups (grades 6-12 typically) and adults
    Assist in the planning and implementation based upon state standards and the needs of the teacher
    Teach aboard a CBF education workboat, in canoes and along the water’s edge. The residential island center serves as the base for the program.
    Teach a wide array of participants (students, teachers, donors, media representatives, politicians, members)
    Help with routine maintenance, upkeep, cleaning and projects in compliance with safety checklists
    Ensure safe learning environment for participants
    Create a fun, experiential environment for all participants
    Understand and convey the mission of the Foundation
    Be a role model for students and participants
    Develop and maintain education materials and equipment
    Work as a team within the individual field program and the education department
    This physically-demanding position involves frequent weekend work & year-round exposure to the elements
    Housing is provided and the Seasonal Educator must live on-site for the duration of the term 

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS 

    Successful Candidate should possess the following:

    Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, biology, environmental studies, or related field, or relevant experience required
    Experience teaching in either a formal or non-formal setting, preferred
    A strong desire to teach in the field/outdoors (under all weather conditions) and work with students on a daily basis
    Experience on boats & boater safety certification, preferred
    Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
    Collaborative work style
    Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for students and the environment
    Creativity, humor and self-confidence
    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, 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 live on-site at an Island Center for the duration of the term
    Ability to work evenings and/or weekends
    Ability to travel to attend trainings & meetings

     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, and contact information for (3) references by September 27th to:
    Seasonal_2017/Education Jobs

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    Educationjobs@cbf.org

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

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    Port Isobel Environmental Education Center Captain/Educator

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Captain/Educator for our island environmental education center on Port Isobel, next to Tangier Island, VA. This position is residential and the Captain/Educator must stay on site for all field programs during our education season from March through December. This is a fulltime position that is exempt from overtime. 
    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 

    CBF Environmental Education

    Approximately 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 urban 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 to 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 educate and empower students to take action towards “Saving the Bay.”

    CONTEXT OF THE POSITION  

    The Port Isobel Education Center is a 250-acre island that is situated in the heart of the Tangier Island archipelago.  The island showcases a variety of estuarine habitats such as: marshes, a pine forest, and a ¼ mile beach.  The program is focused on understanding the delicate relationship between the ecosystem and the watermen’s’ community of Tangier.  The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Captain, Program Manager, and Assistant Manager.  All program staff serve as co-educators who plan and facilitate the field experiences for students.  Using a 50-ft USCG inspected vessel, canoes, and the surrounding marshes, the participants explore various ecosystems, examine plant and animal species, analyze water quality, and discuss the socio-economic issues facing residents of the Bay watershed, in general, and the local watermen communities.  The Port Isobel Captain is responsible for maintaining the USCG inspected vessel and providing educational experiences for participants that includes activities such as setting crab pots, dredging for oysters, and scraping the nearby underwater grass meadows.

    During the fall and spring seasons, the Port Isobel Center staff typically lead 3-day field programs for students traveling from within the watershed.  In the summer, and occasionally during the rest of the year, the center hosts a variety of trip participants including adult groups, teacher groups, and student leadership programs.  Housing is provided and the captain must live on-site for education programming during the Spring, Summer, and Fall field program seasons. The centers are winterized from December – February and no housing is provided during that time.

    Education Program Essential functions include:

    Safely & professionally serve as Captain and Educator
    Maintain 50 foot USCG inspected vessel. Ensure safe operation of the boat.  Inform passengers of safety precautions
    Maintain/repair the education programs 6-pack Carolina Skiff, equipment, center buildings, and educational gear
    Participate & manage regular inspections and safety checklists
    Communicate the following items to all participants: safety review, rudimentary boating skills, ecosystem & watershed concepts, wildlife observation, biological sampling, water quality sampling, and other educational activities as appropriate
    Continually adapt program content based upon grade/age level of participants, weather, and group dynamics and feedback/evaluations from teachers and supervisors
    Assist in running summer courses for Chesapeake Classrooms Teacher Professional Learning program and/or Student Leadership Program
    Program staff are responsible and accountable for performing maintenance to keep all education related 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
    Complete/submit timesheets, personal expense reports, credit card reports, and all other relevant administrative tasks in a timely manner
    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
    Attend all safety training and professional development offerings
    This physically-demanding position involves frequent weekend work and year-round exposure to the elements
    Housing is provided and the captain must live on-site during education programming in Spring, Summer, and Fall field program seasons. The centers are winterized from December – February and no housing is provided during that time

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Successful Candidate should possess the following:

    Minimum 25-ton Master of Inland Waters USCG Captain license with a FCC certification
    3-6 years’ experience operating & maintaining a USCG inspected passenger carrying vessel
    Experience with boat maintenance and small repairs
    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 daily
    Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
    Collaborative work style
    Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for students and the environment
    Creativity, humor and self-confidence
    Desire and ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds
    Knowledge of environmental issues facing the Bay
    Knowledge of fishing/crabbing/oystering, a plus
    Knowledge of Chesapeake Bay Foundation & the Education Department mission, strategic plans & goals, 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 live on-site at the Port Isobel Center from March through December
    Ability to work evenings and weekends
    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, and contact information for (3) references no later than May 19, 2017:

    PI_Captain/Education Jobs

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    Educationjobs@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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    Arthur Sherwood Center at Meredith Creek Captain/Educator

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a full-time Captain/Educator for the Arthur Sherwood Education Center at Meredith Creek in Annapolis, MD.  This is a fulltime position that is exempt from overtime. 

    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

    CBF Environmental Education

    Approximately 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 urban 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 to 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 Chesapeake Bay Foundation environmental education program. The Arthur Sherwood program allows students to gain a more complete understanding and appreciation of the ecosystem combining the resources of a USCG inspected boat, the Marguerite, with the hands-on experience of flatwater canoes. The Captain and Program Manager teach participants on board the 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
    Continually adapt program content based upon grade/age level of students, weather, and group dynamics and feedback/evaluations from teachers and supervisors
    Plan and execute summer courses for Chesapeake Classrooms Teacher Professional Learning program and/or Student Leadership Program
    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
    Complete/submit timesheets, personal expense reports, credit card reports, and all other relevant administrative tasks in a timely manner
    Provide timely communication and updates about the program to supervisors and other CBF departments
    Develop and implement one-year program plan that is in alignment with CBF’s strategic plan
    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, and contact information for (3) references no later than May 19, 2017 to:

    AS_Captain/Education Jobs

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    Educationjobs@cbf.org

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Skipjack Assistant Manager/Educator

    CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION               SAVE THE BAY

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    Skipjack Assistant Manager/Educator 

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks Skipjack Assistant Manager/Educator for the Skipjack, Stanley Norman, environmental education program. This is a fulltime position based, primarily, out of downtown Annapolis. 

    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

    CBF Environmental Education

    Approximately 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 to 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 educate and empower students to take action towards “Saving the Bay.”

    Context of Position:

    The Stanley Norman is an authentic skipjack built in 1902 as part of the oyster dredging fleet on the Bay. provides a unique educational experience. The skipjack, Stanley Norman, provides a unique educational experience and there is no better place to study the culture, economics, politics, and literature of the oyster industry and the Bay. The staff, consisting of the Captain, Program Manager, and Assistant Manager, promote and develop citizen knowledge about the Bay by providing unforgettable, “hands-on” experiences to upwards of 2000 students and their teachers each year. These programs also enable legislators, agencies, donors and business leaders to see first-hand the issues facing the protection and restoration of the Bay. The primary location of the Stanley Norman is downtown Annapolis, MD but the staff does travel to other ports during the field season and also works on other field education programs as needed. 

    Education Program Essential Functions:

    In conjunction with the Program Manager, Captain, and teachers, plan & implement appropriate activities such as conducting biological sampling and water quality testing for middle and high school aged students, teachers, and other audiences
    Communicate the following items to all participants: safety review, rudimentary boating skills, ecosystem & watershed concepts, wildlife observation, biological sampling, water quality sampling, and other educational activities as appropriate
    Continually adapt program content based upon grade/age level of participants, weather, and group dynamics and feedback/evaluations from teachers and supervisors
    Plan and execute summer courses for Chesapeake Classrooms Teacher Professional Learning program and/or Student Leadership Program
    Design and lead field experiences for CBF members that include local water quality issues
    Collaborate with CBF’s Environmental Protection and Restoration Department to design and lead adult field experiences for elected officials, local business community members, and others that provide a focus on action for water quality
    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 education related 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
    Attend all safety training and professional development offerings
    This physically-demanding position involves fairly frequent weekend work year-round exposure to the elements

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS 

    Successful Candidate should possess the following:

    Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, biology, environmental studies, or related field, or relevant experience required
    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
    Experience working on boats required with experience on sailing vessels, preferred
    Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
    Collaborative work style
    Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for students and the environment
    Creativity, humor and self-confidence
    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, 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, and contact information for (3) references no later than February 24, 2017:

    SKJ AM/Education Jobs

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    Educationjobs@cbf.org

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

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    Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program Manager/Educator

    CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION               SAVE THE BAY

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

     Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program Manager/Educator

     The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Program Manager/Educator for the Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program (SWEP). This program is based in the Harrisburg, PA region and is a mobile canoe program that travels extensively in central PA. This is a fulltime, salaried position that is exempt from overtime. 

    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

    CBF Environmental Education

    Approximately 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 urban 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 to 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 educate and empower students to take action towards “Saving the Bay.”

    Context of Position:

    The Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program (SWEP) is a one-day, hands-on, active and educational experience designed to provide students with the opportunity to investigate and explore a local waterway and learn about its connection to the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Participants learn about water quality through chemical and biological analysis. They discuss the effects that pollution, agriculture and land use have on the Susquehanna River and its tributaries. The “canoeing classroom” affords students the opportunity to discover how they can take action to help preserve and restore the watershed.

    This mobile canoe program explores the rivers, creeks and lakes of Pennsylvania, using approximately 20 different sites to reach students in their local watersheds. The Program Manager and Assistant Manager travel extensively throughout Central PA to canoe some of the most scenic tributaries in the watershed. This requires the ability to work with a changing work schedules/times due to the varied work sites. 

    Education Program Essential Functions:

    Develop, plan & implement appropriate activities for each one-day field experience using multiple field based methods such as canoeing, seining, conducting biological sampling. water quality testing, and land-based activities for middle and high school aged students, teachers, and other audiences
    Collaborate with the Assistant Manager and participating teachers to plan and deliver one-day field experiences that are tailored to each group attending
    Communicate the following items to all participants: safety review, rudimentary boating skills, ecosystem & watershed concepts, wildlife observation, biological sampling, water quality sampling, and other educational activities as appropriate
    Continually adapt program content based upon grade/age level of participants, weather, and group dynamics and feedback/evaluations from teachers and supervisors
    Plan and execute summer courses for Chesapeake Classrooms Teacher Professional Learning program and/or Student Leadership Program
    Complete/submit timesheets, personal expense reports, credit card reports, and all other relevant administrative tasks in a timely manner
    Program Managers oversee the Assistant Manager tasks on a daily basis, debrief field experiences on daily basis, and provide on the job training for new partner/s. Additionally, they are responsible for facilitating team teaching techniques in collaboration with the Assistant Manager
    Program staff are responsible and accountable for performing maintenance in order to keep all education related 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
    Attend all safety training and professional development offerings
    This physically-demanding position involves fairly frequent weekend work year-round exposure to the elements
    Other duties, as assigned

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS 

    Successful Candidate should possess the following:

    Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, biology, environmental studies, or related field, or relevant experience required
    3-5 years’ experience teaching in either a formal or non-formal setting
    Experience canoeing on both flat and moving water, required. ACA certified, preferred
    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
    Collaborative work style
    Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for students and the environment
    Creativity, humor and self-confidence
    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, 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)
    Ability to drive a work truck and safely tow a canoe trailer over long distances with varying work schedule
    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
    Must supply a driving record
    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, and contact information for (3) references no later than February 26, 2017:

    SWEP MGR/Education Jobs

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    Educationjobs@cbf.org

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

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    Seasonal Field Educators – CBF Island Environmental Education Centers

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks (3) seasonal field educators for the Spring field season.  These positions run from the beginning of February until early June (dates can be negotiated).  The seasonal field educators will live and teach at one of our four island centers.  The positions include housing and a stipend.  This is an ideal position for a recent college graduate looking for experience in environmental education. 
    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
     

    CBF Environmental Education

    Approximately 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 to 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 educate and empower students to take action towards “Saving the Bay.”

     

    CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

    The seasonal educators will live and work at one of the following centers:

    The Fox Island Education Center is located on a remote salt marsh island in the lower Chesapeake Bay, where the Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds converge.  The island is compromised completely of tidal salt marsh, with no trees or high ground.  This center provides participants access to some of the Bay’s most pristine areas.  Two hundred and forty-five acres of unspoiled marshland and surrounding water that teem with life provide opportunities for exploration by foot, canoe and workboat.  Access to Fox Island requires a 45-minute boat trip from Crisfield, MD (pop. 2,500).  Built in 1929 as a hunting and fishing lodge, the center operates a residential program for 6th – 12th grade students and teachers.  This rustic education center houses up to 24 people and is the only structure on an uninhabited island.  The lodge’s location, history and simple nature make it a truly magical experience for students and teachers.  The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Smith Island Education Center is located in Tylerton, Maryland, the largest inhabited offshore island in the Bay. It is an 8-mile x 4-mile island consisting primarily of virgin estuarine marsh crisscrossed by a maze of guts, creeks, and thoroughfares. The three island communities have a total population of 300 people. CBF owns two houses in the community of Tylerton, from which we operate a residential environmental education center for groups of up to 30 students and/or adults. The center incorporates canoes, a skiff, and a 40-foot workboat into the program. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Assistant Manager, and Captain who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Karen E. Noonan Center for Environmental Education at Bishops Head (Crocheron, MD) Bishops Head is a 20-acre site on a peninsula in Dorchester County, south of Cambridge, MD. The site is part of a 2,278-acre parcel of land owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  The main building was once one of the famous gunning clubs on the Bay and the staff house was transported from its original location on nearby Holland’s Island over 100 years ago. The center has a 40-foot workboat, canoes, a pier, and approximately 100 feet of beachfront.  The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Port Isobel Education Center is a 250-acre island that is situated in the heart of the Tangier Island archipelago. The island showcases a variety of estuarine habitats such as: marshes, a pine forest, and a ¼ mile beach. The program serves 6th-12th grade students, teachers, and other adult groups. The program is focused on understanding the delicate relationship between the ecosystem and the watermen community of Tangier. There is also a pier, 42-foot workboat and a fleet of canoes that are used with all participants. The center utilizes a dormitory, a dining/meeting hall, and staff housing. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Ability to live at one of CBF’s Island Residential Centers for the term of the position
    Conduct three-day ecology and environmental science field experiences for school aged groups (grades 6-12 typically) and adults
    Assist in the planning and implementation based upon state standards and the needs of the teacher
    Teach aboard a CBF education workboat, in canoes and along the water’s edge. The residential island center serves as the base for the program.
    Teach a wide array of participants (students, teachers, donors, media representatives, politicians, members)
    Help with routine maintenance, upkeep, cleaning and projects in compliance with safety checklists
    Ensure safe learning environment for participants
    Create a fun, experiential environment for all participants
    Understand and convey the mission of the Foundation
    Be a role model for students and participants
    Develop and maintain education materials and equipment
    Work as a team within the individual field program and the education department
    This physically-demanding position involves frequent weekend work & year-round exposure to the elements
    Housing is provided and the Seasonal Educator must live on-site for the duration of the term

     PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS 

    Successful Candidate should possess the following:

    Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, biology, environmental studies, or related field, or relevant experience required
    Experience teaching in either a formal or non-formal setting, preferred
    A strong desire to teach in the field/outdoors (under all weather conditions) and work with students on a daily basis
    Experience on boats & boater safety certification, preferred
    Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
    Collaborative work style
    Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for students and the environment
    Creativity, humor and self-confidence
    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, 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 live on-site at an Island Center for the duration of the term
    Ability to work evenings and/or weekends
    Ability to travel to attend trainings & meetings 

    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, and contact information for (3) references no later than January 17, 2017:

    Seasonal_2017/Education Jobs

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    Educationjobs@cbf.org

     

     

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

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    Seasonal Field Educator for Island Residential Programs

    CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION SAVE THE BAY

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

    Seasonal Field Educator for Island Residential Programs

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks (1) seasonal field educator for the summer & fall field seasons. This position will start immediately and end the beginning of December (dates can be negotiated). The seasonal field educator will live and teach at one of our four island centers. The position includes housing and a stipend. This is an ideal position for a recent college graduate looking for experience in environmental education.

    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

    CBF Environmental Education

    Approximately 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 to 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 educate and empower students to take action towards “Saving the Bay.”

    CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

    The seasonal educator will live and work at one of the following centers:

    The Fox Island Education Center is located on a remote salt marsh island in the lower Chesapeake Bay, where the Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds converge. The island is compromised completely of tidal salt marsh, with no trees or high ground. This center provides participants access to some of the Bay’s most pristine areas. Two hundred and forty-five acres of unspoiled marshland and surrounding water that teem with life provide opportunities for exploration by foot, canoe and workboat. Access to Fox Island requires a 45-minute boat trip from Crisfield, MD (pop. 2,500). Built in 1929 as a hunting and fishing lodge, the center operates a residential program for 6th – 12th grade students and teachers. This rustic education center houses up to 24 people and is the only structure on an uninhabited island. The lodge’s location, history and simple nature make it a truly magical experience for students and teachers. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Smith Island Education Center is located in Tylerton, Maryland, the largest inhabited offshore island in the Bay. It is an 8-mile x 4-mile island consisting primarily of virgin estuarine marsh crisscrossed by a maze of guts, creeks, and thoroughfares. The three island communities have a total population of 500 people. CBF owns two houses in the community of Tylerton, from which we operate a residential environmental education center for groups of up to 30 students and/or adults. The center incorporates canoes, a skiff, and a 40-foot workboat into the program. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Assistant Manager, and Captain who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Karen E. Noonan Center for Environmental Education at Bishops Head (Crocheron, MD) Bishops Head is a 20-acre site on a peninsula in Dorchester County, south of Cambridge, MD. The site is part of a 2,278-acre parcel of land owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The main building was once one of the famous gunning clubs on the Bay and the staff house was transported from its original location on nearby Holland’s Island over 100 years ago. The center has a 40-foot workboat, canoes, a pier, and approximately 100 feet of beachfront. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Port Isobel Education Center is a 250-acre island that is situated in the heart of the Tangier Island archipelago. The island showcases a variety of estuarine habitats such as: marshes, a pine forest, and a ¼ mile beach. The program serves 6th-12th grade students, teachers, and other adult groups. The program is focused on understanding the delicate relationship between the ecosystem and the watermen community of Tangier. There is also a pier, 42-foot workboat and a fleet of canoes that are used with all participants. The center utilizes a dormitory, a dining/meeting hall, and staff housing. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Ability to live at one of CBF’s Island Residential Centers for the term of the position
    Conduct three-day ecology and environmental science field experiences for school aged groups (grades 6-12 typically) and adults
    Assist in the planning and implementation based upon state standards and the needs of the teacher
    Teach aboard a CBF education workboat, in canoes and along the water’s edge. The residential island center serves as the base for the program.
    Teach a wide array of participants (students, teachers, donors, media representatives, politicians, members)
    Help with routine maintenance, upkeep, cleaning and projects in compliance with safety checklists
    Ensure safe learning environment for participants

     

    Create a fun, experiential environment for all participants

    Understand and convey the mission of the Foundation
    Be a role model for students and participants

    Develop and maintain education materials and equipment
    Work as a team within the individual field program and the education department

     

    This physically-demanding position involves fairly frequent weekend work year-round exposure to the elements

    Housing is provided and the Seasonal Educator must live on-site for the duration of the term

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Successful Candidate should possess the following:

    Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, biology, environmental studies, or related field, or relevant experience required
    Experience teaching in either a formal or non-formal setting, preferred
    A strong desire to teach in the field/outdoors (under all weather conditions) and work with students on a daily basis
    Experience on boats & boater safety certification, preferred
    Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
    Collaborative work style
    Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for students and the environment
    Creativity, humor and self-confidence
    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, 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 live on-site at an Island Center for the duration of the term
    Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends
    Ability to travel to attend trainings & meetings

    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, and contact information for (3) references no later than July 22, 2016:

    Seasonal/Education Jobs

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    Educationjobs@cbf.org

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    Karen Noonan Center Captain/Assitant Manager

    CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION               SAVE THE BAY

    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
    Karen Noonan Education Center Captain/Educator/Assistant Manager
    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Captain/Educator/Assistant Manager for the Karen Noonan Education Center in Crocheron, MD. This position is residential and the captain must stay on site for all field experiences.
     

    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

     

    CBF Environmental Education

    Approximately 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 to 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 educate and empower students to take action towards “Saving the Bay.”

     

     

    Context of Position:

    The Karen Noonan Education Center is located at Bishops Head, a 20-acre site on a peninsula in Dorchester County, south of Cambridge, MD. The site is part of a 2,278-acre parcel of land owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  A renovated hunting lodge and separate staff house comprise the buildings on the property. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager and Captain/Assistant Manager.  Both staff serve as co-educators who plan and facilitate the field experiences for students.  Using a 40 ft. workboat, canoes, and the extensive surrounding marshes, the participants explore various ecosystems, examine plant and animal species, analyze water quality, and discuss the socio-economic issues facing residents of the Bay watershed, in general, and the local watermen communities, in particular. Like CBF’s other island centers, the Karen Noonan Center has access to the open waters of the Bay as well as to the smaller marsh inlets.  Participants can set crab pots, dredge for oysters, and scrape the nearby underwater grass meadows for various critters.

    During the fall and spring seasons, the Karen Noonan Center staff typically lead 3-day field programs for students traveling from within the watershed. In the summer, and occasionally during the rest of the year, the center hosts a variety of trip participants including adult groups, teacher groups, and student leadership programs.  Housing is provided and the captain must live on-site for the duration of Spring, Summer, and Fall field program seasons. The centers are winterized from December – February and no housing is provided during that time

     

    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 which include: canoes, land-based, and 40-foot Bay work boats for middle and high school aged students, teachers, and other audiences
    In conjunction with the Program Manager and teachers, plan appropriate activities such as canoeing, seining, conducting biological sampling and water quality testing
    Communicate the following items to all participants: safety review, rudimentary boating skills, ecosystem & watershed concepts, wildlife observation, biological sampling, water quality sampling, and other educational activities as appropriate
    Continually adapt program content based upon grade/age level of participants, weather, and group dynamics and feedback/evaluations from teachers and supervisors
    Plan and execute summer courses for Chesapeake Classrooms Teacher Professional Learning program and/or Student Leadership Program
    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 education related 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
    Attend all safety training and professional development offerings
    This physically-demanding position involves fairly frequent weekend work year-round exposure to the elements
    Housing is provided and the captain must live on-site for the duration of Spring, Summer, and Fall field program seasons. The centers are winterized from December – February and no housing is provided during that time

     

    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
    Collaborative work style
    Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for students and the environment
    Creativity, humor and self-confidence
    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, 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 live on-site at the Karen Noonan Center from end of February through December
    Ability to work evenings and weekends
    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 July 14, 2016:

    KNC Captain/Education Jobs

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    Educationjobs@cbf.org

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

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    MD Field Programs Seasonal Educator

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a seasonal field educator for the spring 2016 field season. This position will begin mid-April and end in August (exact dates to be determined with final candidate). This position works primarily at the Philip Merrill Education Center in Annapolis, MD but will often assist at multiple sites that include, but are not limited to, Clagett Farm & Patuxent River Park in Upper Marlboro, Baltimore, Washington DC, and other locations in Annapolis.

    This is a temporary position with a salary but does not offer benefits.

    Context of Position:

    The MD Programs Seasonal Field Educator will assist other CBF Educators with implementing one-day field experiences for students ranging from middle school to high school. The primary location will be at the Philip Merrill Center located in Annapolis, MD but this position will require travel to other education sites located in and around the Annapolis area, our Baltimore Harbor Program, Potomac River Program, Clagett Farm and Patuxent River Park in Upper Marlboro, and sites on the Eastern Shore. The one-day field experiences will vary from canoeing on a tributary, being an educator/crew on a 40 foot work boat or Skipjack, and conducting land-based programming. The MD Programs Field Educator will work with the Education Program Managers and Assistant Managers to perform the essential functions below.

     Education Program Essential Functions:

    Develop and implement one-day field programs using multiple field based methods which include: canoes, land-based, 40 foot Bay work boats, or a historic Skipjack for middle and high school aged students and teachers.
    In conjunction with the program staff, plan appropriate activities such as canoeing, seining, conducting biological sampling and water quality testing on-board boats.
    Communicate the following items for all students/teachers: 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.
    Complete/submit timesheets, personal expense reports and all other relevant administrative tasks.
    Program staff are accountable and are responsible 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 respond to medical emergencies that may arise.
    Attend all safety training and professional development offerings.
    This physically-demanding position involves fairly frequent weekend work year-round exposure to the elements.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

     Successful Candidate should possess the following:

    Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, biology, environmental studies, or related field, required
    Experience teaching in either a formal or non-formal setting, a plus
    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
    Strong desire to learn and to teach
    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, 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 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, and contact information for (3) references no later than March 28, 2016 to:

    Human Resources

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation
    Educationjobs@cbf.org

    No phone calls please

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

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    Seasonal Field Educators for Island Residential Programs

     The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks (3) seasonal field educators for the spring field season. This position will start in the beginning of March and end the beginning of June (dates can be negotiated). The seasonal field educators will live and teach at one of our four island centers. The position includes housing and a stipend. This is an  ideal position for a recent college graduate looking for experience in environmental education.

    The seasonal educator will live and work at one of the following centers:

    The Fox Island Education Center is located on a remote salt marsh island in the lower Chesapeake Bay, where the Tangier and Pocomoke Sounds converge. The island is compromised completely of tidal salt marsh, with no trees or high ground. This center provides participants access to some of the Bay’s most pristine areas. Two hundred and forty-five acres of unspoiled marshland and surrounding water that teem with life provide opportunities for exploration by foot, canoe and workboat. Access to Fox Island requires a 45-minute boat trip from Crisfield, MD (pop. 2,500). Built in 1929 as a hunting and fishing lodge, the center operates a residential program for 6th – 12th grade students and teachers. This rustic education center houses up to 24 people and is the only structure on an uninhabited island. The lodge’s location, history and simple nature make it a truly magical experience for students and teachers. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Smith Island Education Center is located in Tylerton, Maryland, the largest inhabited offshore island in the Bay. It is an 8-mile x 4-mile island consisting primarily of virgin estuarine marsh crisscrossed by a maze of guts, creeks, and thoroughfares. The three island communities have a total population of 500 people. CBF owns two houses in the community of Tylerton, from which we operate a residential environmental education center for groups of up to 30 students and/or adults. The center incorporates canoes, a skiff, and a 40-foot workboat into the program. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Captain, and seasonal educator who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Karen E. Noonan Center for Environmental Education at Bishops Head (Crocheron, MD) Bishops Head is a 20-acre site on a peninsula in Dorchester County, south of Cambridge, MD. The site is part of a 2,278-acre parcel of land owned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The main building was once one of the famous gunning clubs on the Bay and the staff house was transported from its original location on nearby Holland’s Island over 100 years ago. The center has a 40-foot workboat, canoes, a pier, and approximately 100 feet of beachfront. The full-time, on-site staff consists of a Program Manager, Assistant Manager, and Captain who are all responsible for conducting all field experiences.

    The Port Isobel Education Center is a 250-acre island that is situated in the heart of the Tangier Island archipelago. The island showcases a variety of estuarine habitats such as: marshes, a pine forest, and a ¼ mile beach. The program serves 6th-12th grade students, teachers, and other adult groups. The program is focused on understanding the delicate relationship between the ecosystem and the watermen community of Tangier. There is also a pier, 42-foot workboat and a fleet of canoes that are used with all participants. The center utilizes a dormitory, a dining/meeting hall, and staff housing. Three environmental educators oversee the program: a manager, assistant manager, and captain.

    NOTE:

    Each field experience varies in content but some of the common activities include:

    Canoeing, marsh exploration, night paddles or hikes, sunrise activities, fishing/seining/trawling/dredging, interviews with the community members of the area islands, meal preparation, art and journal activities, story-telling, skits, and some free time. Each (3) day experience is planned with the teacher/leader a few weeks before the participants arrive so that classroom content can be incorporated or complemented.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Ability to live at one of CBF’s Island Residential Centers for the term of the position.
    Conduct three-day ecology and environmental science field experiences for school aged groups (grades 6-12 typically) and adults.
    Assist in the planning and implementation based upon state standards and the needs of the teacher.
    Teach aboard a CBF education workboat, in canoes and along the water’s edge. The residential island center serves as the base for the program.
    Teach a wide array of participants (students, teachers, donors, media representatives, politicians, members)
    Help with routine maintenance, upkeep, cleaning and projects to keep the center in top notch condition.
    Develop and update field activities and curriculum.
    Recruit new teachers and schools for program. Promote and market education programs to new audiences.
    Ensure safe learning environment for participants.
    Create a fun, experiential environment for all participants.
    Understand and convey the mission of the Foundation.
    Be a role model for students and participants.
    Develop and maintain education materials and equipment.
    Work as a team within the individual field program and the education department.

     PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Successful candidate should possess:

    Bachelor’s degree (or in the process of completing a BA or BS). Background in education, biology, environmental science, marine biology, or the liberal arts is helpful but not required.
    A strong desire to teach in the field/outdoors (under all weather conditions) and work with students on a daily basis.
    Experience working with students preferred
    Knowledge of aquatic habitats.
    Canoe/boat and water safety experience.
    Some travel, evening, overnight and weekend required.
    Creativity, humor and self-confidence.
    Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for students and the environment.
    Strong desire to learn and to teach.
    Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
    Initiative, creativity and collaborative work style.
    Desire and ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds.
    Experience with tools, tractors, and completing small repairs.
    Knowledge of the natural and cultural history of the Chesapeake.
    Knowledge of environmental issues facing the Bay.
    Physical ability to lift and carry heavy objects (canoes and other equipment).
    Strong commitment to safety and maintenance related to trucks/trailers/boats/center facilities.

    Must participate in a criminal history check and drug-testing program.

    Candidates should have a car for this position as there are times when staff leave the center and transportation is needed. There is no public transportation in these areas.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION:

     Additional details regarding the education programs can be found on CBF’s web site: http://www.cbf.org/education

    To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references by February 15, 2016 to:

    Claire Jaeger, Assistant Director of Education Operations

    Chesapeake Bay Foundation

    Educationjobs@cbf.org

    The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

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    Virginia Watershed Education Program Educator/Assistant Manager

    CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

    The Virginia Watershed Education Program (VWEP) is a one-day, hands-on, active and educational experience designed to provide middle and high school students with the opportunity to investigate and explore a local waterway and learn about its connection to the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

    This mobile canoe program explores the rivers of western and central VA (moving and flat water). Participants learn about water quality through chemical and biological analysis. They discuss the effects that pollution, agriculture, and land use have on the Bay’s tributaries. They will also learn what watershed issues are affecting the waterway they are paddling. They will study the area’s plants and wildlife and investigate water quality.

    The “canoeing classroom” affords students the opportunity to discover how they can take action to help preserve and restore the watershed. The program manager and assistant manager travel extensively throughout western, central and northern VA to canoe some of the most scenic waterways in the watershed. The following list includes some of the concepts that may be covered in the trip: watersheds, biological assessments of water quality, plant types, benthic macro-invertebrates, fishing (seining and cast nets), chemical and physical assessments of water quality, wetlands, urban land use, agricultural land use, suburban land use, map reading, stream/watershed hikes, creative writing and/or art.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

    Successful candidate should possess:

    Bachelor’s degree, required. Background in education, biology, environmental science, marine biology, or the liberal arts
    At least one-three years of experience with children in an educational setting.
    Must have a strong desire to teach in the field/outdoors (in all weather conditions) and work with students on a daily basis.
    Canoe/boat and water safety experience desirable.
    Knowledge of aquatic habitats.
    General knowledge of environmental legislation and regulations.
    Creativity, humor and self-confidence are desired qualities.
    Energy, enthusiasm, and passion for students and the environment are essential.
    Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills required.
    Must be able to take initiative, solve problems and work collaboratively with a partner and team.
    Desire and ability to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds.
    Knowledge of the natural and cultural history of the Chesapeake and its tributaries.
    Knowledge of environmental issues facing the watershed.
    Strong commitment to safety and maintenance related to trucks/trailers/boats/center facilities.

    Physical Requirements:

    Physical ability to lift and carry heavy objects (canoes and other equipment).
    Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
    Experience with tools, tractors, and completing small repairs, a plus
    Experience driving a trailer, a plus
    Training required in Wilderness First Responder, boater safety, canoe training, community water safety and CPR (provided through the Chesapeake Bay Foundation).
    Must participate in a criminal history check and drug-testing program.
    Travel, evening and weekend work required on a regular basis.

    Please see the website for the full job description and application instructions – http://www.cbf.org

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