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    Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Announces New Executive Director

    The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional leader in Chesapeake Bay watershed restoration since 1971, announced today that its Board of Directors has selected Kate A. Fritz as the organization’s new Executive Director. The announcement follows a six-month nationwide search undertaken to replace current Executive Director, Al Todd, who will be retiring in August 2017. Ms. Fritz currently serves as the Executive Director of the South River Federation in Annapolis, Maryland. She will assume her new role with the Alliance on August 1st .

    Ms. Fritz has over 15 years of leadership experience focused on building and fostering partnerships and collaborative teams engaged in the work of watershed restoration and protection. She has worked in the environmental sector as a scientist, local planner, project manager, sustainability coordinator, and for the last 3+ years as the Executive Director of the South River Federation where she grew the organization into a well-respected advocate for water quality. Ms. Fritz is a certified Master Watershed Steward and a founding member on the Board of Directors for the Anne Arundel County Watershed Stewards Academy, where she remains a leader. Most recently, while at the South River Federation, Kate helped build a multimillion dollar stream restoration and stormwater reduction program and led a highly regarded monitoring program that tracks the health of the South River.

    “We are excited about the new energy and ideas and strong sense of mission and leadership Kate will bring to the organization”, said Bob Paul, Board Chair. “At this critical time for Chesapeake restoration, the Alliance is confident that Kate will build on our successes and prepare the organization to meet the challenges of the future.”

    Ms. Fritz stated, “The opportunity to grow my impact from a 66 square mile watershed to the 64,000 square mile Chesapeake Bay watershed is incredibly exciting for me both professionally and personally.  I am confident that the work I have done with the South River Federation will lead to great successes for the Alliance and the Chesapeake Bay watershed as a whole.”

    Ms. Fritz earned an Executive Master of Natural Resources focused on Leadership in Sustainability degree from Virginia Tech, as well as a masters degree in Environmental Management from the University of Maryland University College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and is also a certified Maryland Qualified Professional Forester and a LEED Green Associate certified professional.

    “After over 25 years working on the Chesapeake restoration effort and an amazing 6 years as Alliance Director, I am delighted to see Kate take over leadership. I look forward to staying involved with the Alliance during the transition and as needed over the coming year,” said Al Todd.

    The public is invited to the Alliance’s Taste of the Chesapeake on September 14 th in Annapolis to meet and welcome Ms. Fritz in her new role and say farewell to Al Todd. Taste tickets are available at: http://www.allianceforthebay.org/taste

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    Submit Now to the Alliance’s Best of the Chesapeake Photo Contest!

    Back Creek sunrise by John Murphy
    Submit your photos now to win a Cash Prize!
    Do you express your love for the Chesapeake Bay wateshed through photograpy? Do you have dozens of photos of the waters, lands, and critters of the region saved somewhere on your computer? If so, then we have good news for you! The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay announces our 5th annual “Best of the Chesapeake” Photo Contest!

    Whether you are an amateur or a professional, if you have a fancy camera or an iPhone, send us your favorite photos that you have taken of the Chesapeake Bay or along the streams, creeks, rivers or forests of its amazing watershed from New York to Virginia!

    If you’ve ever captured a bald eagle swooping into the water for its prey, the sun rising along the horizon of the water, or kayakers paddling down a river, then we want to see your photos! Submit any images that capture what life is like here in the Chesapeake!

    Submissions will be accepted June 8th through August 8th and the winners will be announced September 1st.

    CASH PRIZES will be awarded for first ($400), second ($250) and third place ($100) winners!

    For contest info and to submit your photos click here.

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    Last Call for Presentation Proposals for the Chesapeake Watershed Forum!

    Only 10 days left to submit your presentation proposals!
    The 2017 Chesapeake Watershed Forum Planning Committee is now accepting workshop proposals!

    This year’s theme, Healthy Lands, Healthy Waters, Healthy People, was chosen so that we can explore the connection between the health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and its effect on those of us living here. Proposals that highlight this connection or engage the health care community will receive strong consideration. Learn more on the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s website.

    Click here to read the guidelines.

    For further information or questions about the guidelines please contact Lou Etgen at letgen@allianceforthebay.org or (443) 949-0575.

    The submission deadline is May 31, 2017.
    Submit Now!

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    Two weeks left to submit your workshop proposals for the Chesapeake Watershed Forum!

    There are only two weeks left to submit your workshop proposals for the 2017 Chesapeake Watershed Forum! This years theme is “Healthy Lands, Healthy Waters, Healthy People.” Each track will incorporate one or more sessions that speak to the health connection between the Chesapeake Bay watershed and those of us living in it. Proposals that highlight this connection or engage the health care community will receive strong consideration.

    Read the RFP!

    Learn more OR submit your proposal!

    Contact Lou Etgen at letgen@allianceforthebay.org or (443) 949-0575 for any questions about the guidelines.

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    CITY OF TREES Film (Watershed Forum Keynote) is now on Netflix!

    JUST ANNOUNCED: The award-winning documentary film, CITY OF TREES, which was the Keynote Address at our Chesapeake Watershed Forum in 2016 is now on Netflix! If you weren’t able to see it last fall, be sure to ADD IT TO YOUR WATCHLIST and RATE AND REVIEW the film. Also available on iTunes, Amazon Video, and Google Play.

    CITY OF TREES is a deeply personal story about the struggle to create jobs and restore neglected green spaces in our cities. Told through an unflinching verité approach, CITY OF TREES thrusts viewers into the inspiring but messy world of job training and the paradoxes changemakers face in urban communities everyday.

    After streaming the film at home, bring the conversation about environmental justice to your own communities and libraries by purchasing the full community screening kit to screen CITY OF TREES. Email lisa@meridianhillpictures.com for more information.

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    Part Time Administrative Assistant in Richmond, VA

    The position provides administrative support to the members of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Citizens’ Advisory Committee under the direct supervision of the Committee Coordinator. The position is in the Alliance’s Richmond, VA Office and is for 20 hours a week with potential for more time in the future, if desired. Working with the Committee Coordinator, the Administrative Assistant will provide organizational support and meeting coordination for the advisory role of appointed citizens from various professions and interests. The CAC is a group of volunteers appointed by the Governors of the Bay States and the Mayor of D.C. to provide advice and insights on the programs and policies to restore clean water and protect the living resources of the Chesapeake Bay and the rivers within its watershed.

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    Pennsylvania State Director – 1 week left!

    The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization based in Annapolis, MD with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, seeks a creative and energetic person to serve as the Director of our Pennsylvania office and provide leadership for Alliance programs and projects in Pennsylvania.

    About the Alliance:

    The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was founded in 1971. Since its beginning, the Alliance has been in the forefront of restoration efforts in the watershed. The Alliance’s core mission is to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers by building partnerships, engaging communities to find collaborative solutions, and connecting people to the Bay and its rivers. The Alliance also leads a wide array of on-the-ground restoration projects.

    Job Description:

    The Pennsylvania State Director oversees the staff, programs and operations of the PA office. The Director is a key member of the Alliance Management Team and works directly with the Executive Director to advance the Alliance’s strategic goals. The State Director conducts outreach and builds relationships with key individuals, organizations and agencies in Pennsylvania in order to facilitate the accomplishment of the Alliance mission to inspire local action to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The State Director manages specific projects including proposal writing, project design and implementation, billing/invoicing and ensuring the quality of work and deliverables. The State Director serves as a key spokesperson for the Alliance in Pennsylvania and makes presentations, writes reports, and prepares fact sheets and promotional materials.

    Expertise and Skills:

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated project and program management experience, staff supervision skills, and strong leadership capabilities. The Director must be dynamic, creative, and goal oriented, have a general knowledge of Chesapeake Bay and/or watershed issues and solutions, and superior communications skills.

    Experience is desirable in working with a variety of stakeholders in a professional setting, including (not limited to): local government employees, elected officials, businesses, private landowners, academic institutions, local and regional watershed or conservation groups, and volunteers. A successful track record of forging partnerships, successful grant proposal writing and /or fundraising, and experience with staff, financial and administrative management operations is desirable.

    Knowledge of Pennsylvania local government structure, environmental responsibilities stemming from both the State and Chesapeake Bay Program goals and strategies, and Chesapeake Bay issues and their relation to PA land use and local waterways is desirable.

    Primary duties of the Position include:

    Provide leadership, operational direction, and mentoring of PA programs and staff.
    Manage multiple complex environmental protection and restoration projects.
    Build and maintain a diverse array of professional partnerships associated with the environmental, political, development, science, and business communities in Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
    Lead and collaborate with others on the development of state, federal, foundation and other initiatives and grants.
    Manage project budgets, workloads, and reporting needs to ensure objectives, goals, and deliverables are met in a timely fashion.
    Serve as a spokesperson in Pennsylvania for the Alliance mission, goals, and programs.
    Support the Alliance and Board in development, fundraising and strategic planning efforts.

    Qualifications: The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of increasingly responsible positions with comparable responsibilities.

    Type of Position: Full time (40 hours weekly), with some flexibility for work at home. Requires working some nights and/or weekends depending on established project deliverables.

    Supervision:   The PA State Director will report to the Alliance Executive Director.

    Office Location:  3310 Market St. Suite A, Camp Hill, PA 17011

    Salary range:   $60,000+ Commensurate with experience. Benefit options available.

    Closing date: March 31, 2017

    Please submit cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references (name, title, address, and phone number) to: contact@allianceforthebay.org with PA State Director in the subject line or mail to 501 Sixth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403.

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    Executive Director – One Week Left

    Position Announcement: Executive Director

    The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, seeks a dynamic, creative, and energetic leader to serve as Executive Director.

    About the Alliance:
    The Alliance was founded in 1971. Since its beginning, the Alliance’s core mission has been to lead, support and inspire local action to restore and protect the lands, rivers and streams of the Chesapeake Bay’s six watershed states and D.C. The Alliance accomplishes this mission through building strong partnerships with communities, businesses, NGOs and governments across the Bay watershed. We stress collaboration rather than litigation and lobbying. We strive to inspire people and communities to be stewards of their local streams and take part in the work of restoration. The Alliance also creates and supports innovative local and regional programs that produce measurable results.

    Job Description:

    The Executive Director – who leads the organization, under the guidance of the Board of Directors – leads a professional staff of over 30 and manages an annual budget of approximately $5 million. The Executive Director serves as principal spokesperson for the Alliance to the broader community, including political and business leaders, other environmental organizations, scientists, and federal, state and local government staff and officials. The Executive Director oversees the day to day operations of the organization. That includes providing guidance to the staff in the strategic development and implementation of all programs; overseeing financial, human resource, and grants management; developing, ensuring and maintaining a diversified funding stream to support program implementation; helping to lead development and fundraising efforts; and serving as primary liaison to the Board of Directors.

    Expertise and Skills Required:

    The Executive Director will be an energetic, creative, and goal oriented leader with:

    exceptional leadership and management skills,
    demonstrated capability to develop partnerships and identify creative solutions,
    ability to serve as an articulate spokesperson for the Alliance,
    experience with staff, financial and administrative management of organizations,
    knowledge of Chesapeake Bay policies, issues and strategies, and
    experience in development and fundraising, including foundation and government grants as well as corporate and private donations.

    Qualifications:

    The Executive Director will have at least a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience in a related field, with a minimum of 5 years experience in a leadership and management role. Previous experience working with non-profit organizations and any related advanced degrees or certifications are also desirable.

    Location:  The Executive Director will be based at the Alliance headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland with an ability to travel throughout the watershed as needed.

    Salary: Benefits and competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.

    Closing date: March 24, 2017

    To Apply:  Please submit cover letter and resume to: contact@allianceforthebay.org with Executive Director in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

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    READY (Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth) Seeks Crew Leaders & Crew Members

    Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth (READY) is a program working to create green jobs for young adults (16 to 24 years old) while improving watershed health through the reduction of stormwater runoff and providing additional environmental protection services. READY is a partnership between the Alliance, People Acting Together in Howard (PATH), Industrial Areas Foundation, Howard County, and Howard EcoWorks.

    READY Crew Leader:

    Description:

    READY Crew Leaders instruct, supervise, and lead a crew of 5 Crew Members throughout their daily work activities. These activities include construction of rain gardens and conservation landscapes, maintenance, invasive plant removals, stream cleanups, and more. Crew Leaders are expected to communicate clearly with operational and administrative staff to facilitate the coordination and logistics of daily work. Crew Leaders are expected to attend training on June 26th  and work until the end of the Summer Program on August 11th. Crew Leaders are paid a wage of $14/hr.

    Qualifications: 

    Must be at least 21 years old and have worked for the READY program at least 1 previous season
    Must have a valid Maryland Drivers License
    Demonstrate a strong sense of leadership, maturity, punctuality, good communication skills, and good decision making skills.

    To apply for the Crew Leader position click here

    READY Crew Leader Assistant:

    Description:

    The READY Crew Leader Assistant position is new for the Summer 2017 program. Crew Leader Assistants will work with their Crew Leader to assist them in any way they need. Tasks typical to a Crew Leader Assistant include but are not limited to: daily work updates, delegating work to Crew Members, communicating with the operation staff, and taking over the daily responsibilities of the Crew Leader in the event of their absence. Assistant Crew Leaders are expected to attend training on June 26th  and work until the end of the Summer Program on August 11th. Crew Leaders are paid a wage of $12/hr.

    Qualifications:

    Must be at least 18 years old and have worked for the READY program at least 1 previous season
    Must have a valid Maryland Drivers License

    READY Crew Member:

    Description:

    READY Crew Members are the heart and soul of the READY Program. Crew Members work in teams of 5 under the direction of their Crew Leaders to construct and maintain rain gardens and conservation landscapes around Howard County. Crew Members also engage in other exciting environmental work  such as tree plantings, tree maintenance, invasive removals,  stream clean ups, and much more.  Crew Members are expected to work the duration of the Summer Program starting July 3rd through August 11th. Crew Members are paid a wage of $10/hr.

    Qualifications:

    Must be at least 16 years old
    Must have a reliable form of transportation to get to work each morning
    Must have a positive attitude and work ethic

    To Apply for the Crew Member Position click this link

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    Neighborhood Greenway Workshop 1 – WATER

    Perspectives on Ellicott City Flood Mitigation
    Ellicott City, MD has a history of flooding. The latest flood was experienced on July 30, 2016 and cost lives, businesses and significant damage to property. Efforts have been on-going to mitigate flood damage prior to the 7/30 event, and have increased since. Guest speaker, Lori A. Lilly, has been working with the community in both a professional and volunteer capacity since the 2011 Tropical Storm Lee flood to assist with mitigation. She will share knowledge gained from these experiences including the development and implementation of a watershed plan, initiation and implementation of a channel debris maintenance program, education and outreach efforts as Chair and Member of the Ellicott City Partnership’s Clean, Safe and Green Committee and voluntary service on the Ellicott City Flood Workgroup and Ellicott City Community Advisory Group.

    This workshop series is sponsored by Howard EcoWorks and Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth (READY) in partnership with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

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    Project Clean Stream

    Every spring, tens of thousands of volunteers come together to pick up trash from local streams, creeks, rivers, parks, and neighborhoods as part of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s annual Project Clean Stream — the largest cleanup event in the Chesapeake Bay region! Cleanups take place across the entire Chesapeake watershed, in all 6 Bay states and DC, from March 1 to June 9, with Project Clean Stream Day taking place on April 1.

    To register a cleanup site or to find a site near you to volunteer at, visit: https://pg-cloud.com/ACB/

    If you have any questions, please contact Ted Wolfe at twolfe@allianceforthebay.org, Jory Bender at jbender@allianceforthebay.org, or call us at 443-949-0575.

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    Pennsylvania State Director

    The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization based in Annapolis, MD with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, seeks a creative and energetic person to serve as the Director of our Pennsylvania office and provide leadership for Alliance programs and projects in Pennsylvania.

    About the Alliance:

    The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was founded in 1971. Since its beginning, the Alliance has been in the forefront of restoration efforts in the watershed. The Alliance’s core mission is to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers by building partnerships, engaging communities to find collaborative solutions, and connecting people to the Bay and its rivers. The Alliance also leads a wide array of on-the-ground restoration projects.

    Job Description:

    The Pennsylvania State Director oversees the staff, programs and operations of the PA office. The Director is a key member of the Alliance Management Team and works directly with the Executive Director to advance the Alliance’s strategic goals. The State Director conducts outreach and builds relationships with key individuals, organizations and agencies in Pennsylvania in order to facilitate the accomplishment of the Alliance mission to inspire local action to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The State Director manages specific projects including proposal writing, project design and implementation, billing/invoicing and ensuring the quality of work and deliverables. The State Director serves as a key spokesperson for the Alliance in Pennsylvania and makes presentations, writes reports, and prepares fact sheets and promotional materials.

    Expertise and Skills:

    The successful candidate will have demonstrated project and program management experience, staff supervision skills, and strong leadership capabilities. The Director must be dynamic, creative, and goal oriented, have a general knowledge of Chesapeake Bay and/or watershed issues and solutions, and superior communications skills.

    Experience is desirable in working with a variety of stakeholders in a professional setting, including (not limited to): local government employees, elected officials, businesses, private landowners, academic institutions, local and regional watershed or conservation groups, and volunteers. A successful track record of forging partnerships, successful grant proposal writing and /or fundraising, and experience with staff, financial and administrative management operations is desirable.

    Knowledge of Pennsylvania local government structure, environmental responsibilities stemming from both the State and Chesapeake Bay Program goals and strategies, and Chesapeake Bay issues and their relation to PA land use and local waterways is desirable.

    Primary duties of the Position include:

    Provide leadership, operational direction, and mentoring of PA programs and staff.
    Manage multiple complex environmental protection and restoration projects.
    Build and maintain a diverse array of professional partnerships associated with the environmental, political, development, science, and business communities in Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
    Lead and collaborate with others on the development of state, federal, foundation and other initiatives and grants.
    Manage project budgets, workloads, and reporting needs to ensure objectives, goals, and deliverables are met in a timely fashion.
    Serve as a spokesperson in Pennsylvania for the Alliance mission, goals, and programs.
    Support the Alliance and Board in development, fundraising and strategic planning efforts.

    Qualifications:

    The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of increasingly responsible positions with comparable responsibilities.

    Type of Position: Full time (40 hours weekly), with some flexibility for work at home. Requires working some nights and/or weekends depending on established project deliverables.

    Supervision:   The PA State Director will report to the Alliance Executive Director.

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    Executive Director

    The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, seeks a dynamic, creative, and energetic leader to serve as Executive Director.

    About the Alliance:
    The Alliance was founded in 1971. Since its beginning, the Alliance’s core mission has been to lead, support and inspire local action to restore and protect the lands, rivers and streams of the Chesapeake Bay’s six watershed states and D.C. The Alliance accomplishes this mission through building strong partnerships with communities, businesses, NGOs and governments across the Bay watershed. We stress collaboration rather than litigation and lobbying. We strive to inspire people and communities to be stewards of their local streams and take part in the work of restoration. The Alliance also creates and supports innovative local and regional programs that produce measurable results. 

    Job Description:

    The Executive Director – who leads the organization, under the guidance of the Board of Directors – leads a professional staff of over 30 and manages an annual budget of approximately $5 million. The Executive Director serves as principal spokesperson for the Alliance to the broader community, including political and business leaders, other environmental organizations, scientists, and federal, state and local government staff and officials. The Executive Director oversees the day to day operations of the organization. That includes providing guidance to the staff in the strategic development and implementation of all programs; overseeing financial, human resource, and grants management; developing, ensuring and maintaining a diversified funding stream to support program implementation; helping to lead development and fundraising efforts; and serving as primary liaison to the Board of Directors.

    Expertise and Skills Required:

    The Executive Director will be an energetic, creative, and goal oriented leader with:

    exceptional leadership and management skills,
    demonstrated capability to develop partnerships and identify creative solutions,
    ability to serve as an articulate spokesperson for the Alliance,
    experience with staff, financial and administrative management of organizations,
    knowledge of Chesapeake Bay policies, issues and strategies, and
    experience in development and fundraising, including foundation and government grants as well as corporate and private donations.

    Qualifications:

    The Executive Director will have at least a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience in a related field, with a minimum of 5 years experience in a leadership and management role. Previous experience working with non-profit organizations and any related advanced degrees or certifications are also desirable.

    Location: 

    The Executive Director will be based at the Alliance headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland with an ability to travel throughout the watershed as needed.

    Salary:

    Benefits and competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.

    Closing date: March 24, 2017

    To Apply:

    Please submit cover letter and resume to: contact@allianceforthebay.org with Executive Director in the subject line. No phone inquiries please.

    Read the press release regarding the current Executive Director’s announcement on his retirement here.

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    Web Specialist

    Position Announcement: Web Specialist, Annapolis, MD
    The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a regional non-profit organization headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, seeks a highly qualified, motivated and creative individual with technical expertise and artistic talent to develop, enhance, and maintain functional, attractive, and engaging online resources and all user centered digital products and support the Alliance Communications and Development and Program staff.

    About the Alliance: The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, is a regional non-profit organization headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, Founded in 1971, the Alliance has been in the forefront of restoration efforts in the watershed. The Alliance mission is to lead, support, and inspire local action to restore and protect the lands, rivers, and streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Alliance believes the best restoration results come from building strong and diverse partnerships with residents, communities, businesses, NGOs, and governments across the six Bay watershed states and Washington, DC. The Alliance works to achieve its mission through the creation and support of innovative local and regional programs that help reduce stormwater pollution, plant trees and conserve forests, build individual stewardship, and produce measurable and lasting results.

    Job Description: The Web Specialist is responsible for providing support to Communications and Program staff including the planning, development, management and maintenance of the Alliance’s website and all user centered digital products and online resources needed to meet the goals of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and/or to support our partners.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Serve as Webmaster for the Alliance website and maintain online platforms;
    Provide technical support to the Communications and Development staff to manage the portfolio of Alliance websites and tools, including 1) technical support and guidance on current and prospective websites, 2) conducting or overseeing contract work for maintenance and new feature development, and 3) providing recommendations for future Alliance’s web-based activities;
    Design, develop, test, and publish new web pages, revise and ensure all pages are up-to-date, functional, and effective to use;
    Maintain optimal site performance, review website statistics, monitor usage and traffic levels, and use search engine optimization to create and maintain compelling web pages;
    Take proactive steps to research and recommend new web tools or updates to existing web tools, and access if these changes should be undertaken in-house or performed under contract;
    Research and explore ways new technologies and/or tested web tools that can be used to further the Alliance’s mission and expand programs;
    Seek out funding opportunities and develop partnerships that further web-based solutions to accomplish the Alliance’s goals;
    Ensure proper & best practices for hosting, backups, and data storage/delivery are being utilized in all web tools, providing priorities for improvements and modifications;
    Work with the Communication & Development Team and Alliance state office staffs to facilitate efforts and ensure the Alliance’s messaging & branding are consistent;
    Support Alliance social media and provide graphic design support for other Alliance communications products;
    Work with all Alliance staff to understand the web-related needs of the organization and specific programs, ensuring web tools are up-to-date, dynamic, and relevant;
    Advocate the importance of User Experience (UX) and User Center Design (UCD) within the organization, conduct training related to user experience and be able to teach others to effectively communicate science on the web;
    Lead the analysis and refinement of requirements for web sites and web-based applications;
    Use web analytics and user data to improve social media communication, web content and effectively market online products, and provide monthly reports on analytics.
    Research new standards, approaches, and methodologies for the dynamic delivery of environmental information to target audiences;
    Research new standards and methodologies for secure and dynamic information delivery for improving the quality, speed, and content of applications;
    Assist in the setup of database systems used for websites and web applications.

    Required Qualifications & Experience:

    Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on information technology, computer science, programming, communications or web development or a minimum of 3 years experience in related work with demonstrated expertise in web and graphic design.
    Strong writing and verbal communications skills including producing content for websites, newsletters, and social media platforms.
    Strong editing and proofreading skills.
    Interest/experience with environmental stewardship work preferred.
    Strong attention to detail, flexible, adaptable and able to manage multiple projects and tasks.
    Ability to communicate technical web speak and problem-solving methods to staff, funders, and partners.
    Desire and ability to work independently in a self-directed, small-office environment and to manage priorities and meet deadlines especially during times of peak activity
    Strong organizational skills and storytelling expertise.
    Proficient in WordPress, including a strong understanding of core as well as the ability to write/modify plugins & custom functionality, required.
    Strong understanding of database systems and web coding languages including PHP, MySQL, HTML5/CSS3, and JavaScript.
    Graphic Design ability with experience in Adobe CC products: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.
    Familiarity with server and domain management preferred.
    Experience with Google Analytics, GIT, SCSS, Grunt/Gulp, Frameworks (Bootstrap & Foundation) preferred.
    Solid interpersonal skills, team player able to work with diverse groups.

    Supervision:  The Web Specialist reports directly to the Director of Communications and Development.

    Location: The Web Specialist will be based at the Alliance’s headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland.

    Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience. Benefit options available.

    Closing date: March 1, 2017

    To Apply:   Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to: contact@allianceforthebay.org with Web Specialist in the subject line.

    No phone inquiries please.

    For a printable version of the description, click here.

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    Save the Dates: 12th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum, November 3 – 5, 2017

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    Save the Dates!
    November 3 – 5, 2017
    12th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum

    Planning is currently underway for the 12th Annual Chesapeake Watershed Forum held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV. The Watershed Forum provides an excellent opportunity to network with other groups and individuals facing similar challenges, learn the latest and greatest restoration science and tools, and to be inspired to continue the work of preserving, protecting, and restoring the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

    *Please note the change in the event dates.

    For more information or questions about the Watershed Forum contact Lou Etgen at letgen@allianceforthebay.org, call the Alliance at 443-949-0575, or visit the Forum webpage.

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    Upper Susquehanna Watershed Forum in New York

    Upper SU Coalition Invitation FINAL

    Did you have a great time learning and networking at the Chesapeake Forum? Are you involved in work in the Upper Susquehanna watershed? If so, consider attending the Upper Susquehanna Watershed Forum in Oneonta, NY on November 3rd.
    To see the agenda or to register click here.

     

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    Celebrate at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Annual Taste of the Chesapeake!

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    Join the Chesapeake community at the Alliance’s annual Taste of the Chesapeake as we honor our Environmental Award winners, Bobby Whitescarver and Tom Schueler, who exemplify leadership and dedication to our beloved Chesapeake Bay watershed. This year’s Taste will be extra special, as we celebrate our 45th anniversary. Highlights will include unique local foods, a new Flying Dog brew, live music, and a Chesapeake themed silent auction.

    The Taste of the Chesapeake will be held on September 15th in Annapolis, MD.

    For tickets, visit: https://allianceforthebay.org/taste

     

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    The Alliance’s 4th Annual “Best of the Chesapeake” Photo Contest!

    Submit Now! “Best Of The Chesapeake” Photo Contest!

    Is photography one of your passions? Does sorting through new Instagram filters fill you with joy? Well, then we have good news for you–the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay announces our 4th annual “Best of the Chesapeake” Photo Contest!

    Whether you are an amateur or a professional, if you have a fancy camera or an iPhone,send us your favorite photos that you have taken of the Chesapeake Bay or along the streams, creeks, rivers or forests of its amazing watershed from New York to Virginia!

    If you’ve ever captured an Osprey perched atop a pier, the sun setting over the shore or a fisherman wading his way through a wetland, we want to see your photos. Submit any images that capture what life is like here in the Chesapeake!

    Submissions will be accepted June 8th through August 8th and the winners will be announced September 1st.

    CASH PRIZES will be awarded for first ($400), second ($250) and third place ($100) winners!

     

    For contest info and to submit your photos, go to:

    https://allianceforthebay.org/photo-contest/

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