The Maryland Coastal Bays Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization is accepting resumes for the Executive Director leadership position at the Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP). The MCBP is one of 28 National Estuary Programs in the U.S. and is dedicated to the conservation, protection and restoration of waters and surrounding watershed of Maryland’s Coastal Bays. MCBP facilitates a broad partnership of individuals, organizations, and agencies, representing numerous stakeholders and interested parties.

Through its programs and staff, the MCBP partnership undertakes collaborative science and restoration, research, and education projects in the Maryland Coastal Bays and St. Martin River. Our partners include the towns of Ocean City and Berlin, the National Park Service, Worcester County, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Maryland Departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Environment and Planning, the community of Ocean Pines as well as numerous non-profit, business, and local organizations.

The Executive Director is a regular full-time salaried position (40 + hours weekly). Under the direction of the Board of Directors of the Foundation, S/he functions as the principal at MCBP, responsible for the overall implementation of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan. This is accomplished through leadership of the program staff, coordination of partnership programs and projects, and strong community support.

Key responsibilities include management of financial and human resources, including fundraising and grants management; staff development, program leadership, and natural resource policy coordination; and leading the implementation of a comprehensive watershed plan, interacting with a variety of partners and stakeholders. A background in non-profit management, grants administration, and demonstrated effective leadership is highly desired.

For a full position description please go to the MCBP website at

For more information, please contact: Frank Piorko, Executive Director 410-213-2297 ext. 210 or