(Annapolis, MD) Buy Fresh Buy Local Assistant (Spring 2020)

Hiring Organization:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation

City:
Annapolis

More Info

Application Deadline:
February 7, 2020

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Buy Fresh Buy Local (BFBL) Assistant to be based at their Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD. This is a stipend position for the Spring of 2020.

THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

Established in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to saving the Chesapeake Bay, its rivers and streams, and the wildlife that call it home through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration. Since 2010, CBF has engaged in a focused effort to defend and implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, a binding federal and state collaborative agreement aimed at reducing pollution to the science-based, legally-affirmed levels established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Blueprint is expected to be fully implemented by 2025. If the states and the federal government achieve Blueprint goals, the Bay will finally—after decades of failed efforts—be removed from the Clean Water Act’s impaired waters list. Successfully implementing the Blueprint depends on a well-informed, engaged, active, and diverse constituency of members, advocates, and volunteers who speak up and take action to save the Bay.

CBF has a staff of approximately 190 employees working in offices in Annapolis, Maryland; Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C. as well as 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water policies, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.

CBF’s headquarters office in Annapolis, Maryland 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—one of the world’s most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings—in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $26 million and is supported by 300,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF, please visit cbf.org.

CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

The Buy Fresh Buy Local Assistant will work with the MD Outreach Manager, Clagett Farm staff, and the Million Acre Challenge project team on outreach, education, and volunteer events for the Buy Fresh Buy Local Chesapeake chapter. Spending part of their time in Annapolis, part of their time at CBF’s Clagett Farm, and part of their time doing outreach work with local famers, markets, farm-to-table restaurants and more, the BFBL Assistant will gain exposure to both regenerative/sustainable agricultural practices while working alongside CBF to promote local food and these practices.

Salary: $12.50/hour

Essential functions include:
• Table and promote the BFBL Program at farmers markets and other events.
• Help build BFBL program partnerships.
• Amend the BFBL Chesapeake Food Guide to include new partnerships and better serve the community.
• Recruit and work with volunteers and volunteer groups at Clagett Farm.
• Expand the BFBL program to better support local growers in the Chesapeake region.
• Support consumer education for the Million Acre Challenge, a collaborative project that helps build consumer demand for food grown in heathy soil.
• Work to ensure that systems, organizational culture, and practices are aligned with CBF’s mission, values and commitments related to DEIJ.
• Develop and refine programs and activities to ensure equitable practices and support the development of a diverse and effective team.
• Ensure an inclusive working environments that supports diverse populations.

PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

• Table and promote the BFBL Program at farmers markets and other events.
• Help build BFBL program partnerships.
• Amend the BFBL Chesapeake Food Guide to include new partnerships and better serve the community.
• Recruit and work with volunteers and volunteer groups at Clagett Farm.
• Expand the BFBL program to better support local growers in the Chesapeake region.
• Support consumer education for the Million Acre Challenge, a collaborative project that helps build consumer demand for food grown in heathy soil.
• Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Ability to receive and give supportive feedback to foster equity and inclusion in working relationships.
• Ability to recognize, nurture, and learn from strengths in co-workers.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter through job posting on CBF website no later than February 7, 2020.

CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred retirement plan.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND JUSTICE

Just as biodiversity is the key to a thriving ecosystem, human diversity is the key to saving the Bay. Success depends on people from widely diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, identities, and races taking collective action. Clean water, clean air, and a safe environment are rights we all share.

To increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation will:
· Recruit and retain a staff, board, and membership that reflect the diversity of people living within the Chesapeake Bay region;
· Strengthen and broaden the diversity of our partnerships;
· Celebrate and value the diversity of staff; and
· Fight to ensure that everyone has equal access to clean water, clean air, and a safe environment.

CBF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.