The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Brock Environmental Center Coordinator in the Administration Department to be based at The Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA.
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 210 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 $30 million and is supported by over 300,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF, please visit cbf.org.
Administration’s mission is to significantly contribute to the improvement of the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay by providing a strong operations infrastructure for CBF staff. The mission is to develop and maintain procedures, systems, equipment, facilities, and property so that staff can work safely, efficiently, creatively, and productively to save the Bay.
CONTEXT OF THE POSITION
The role of the Brock Center coordinator is to support all operations of Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Brock Environmental Center. An Integral and central member of the Brock Center team, the Brock Center Coordinator is responsible for front desk coverage, community, and volunteer relations, and coordinates non-programmatic conference center usage. The coordinator will work closely with the Brock Center General Manager to facilitate efficient operations of the Brock Center by performing a variety of office logistical, technological, financial, and administrative tasks and projects.
Essential functions include:
1. Coordinate and manage front desk and office operations.
a. Responsible for all front desk operations including greeting visitors and answering phones.
b. Coordinate, train and manage front desk volunteer program and provide coverage when desk is not
staffed by a volunteer.
c. Coordinate and manage tour program, provide tours when needed.
d. Contribute and improve upon Brock Office Operations.
i. Equipment management, assistance, and training (AV, phones, copier)
ii. Invoice processing
iii. Order and maintain supplies.
iv. Create, maintain, and update office procedures and manuals.
2. Coordinate and manage Brock Conference Center and usage.
a. Coordinate all room bookings and manage all conference rooms operations and appearance.
b. Leverage and build community relationships to engage the public and enhance the CBF mission.
c. Increase engagement with the Brock Conference Center to result in additional bookings and yearly
d. Manage Community bookings as well as paid and after- hours events.
e. Responsible for managing conference center budget and revenue numbers.
3. Other Duties as Assigned
PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor’s degree preferred with one to three years’ experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Professional experience in lieu of a degree will be accepted. Public facing position, public speaking, professional written and verbal communication required. Excellent organizational and people skills and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Self-motivated and able to handle many duties at one time, multi-task oriented with strong communication and critical thinking skills. Eager to learn new tasks, duties, and responsibilities by stepping out of comfort zone and not afraid to fail while learning what works and what does not. Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
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. Having flexibility to accomplish job responsibilities in several work environments, whether it be from home, on the road, or in an office.
Salary Range: $46,000
To apply, please send resume and cover letter through job posting on CBF website no later than September 9th, 2021.
CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 2 floating holidays, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan with matching contribution.
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.