The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Data Management Specialist to be based at Chesapeake Bay Foundation located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This is a term position through the end of the Making History Campaign (June 30, 2025).
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 more than 275,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF, please visit
The Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Logistics Support Specialist will assist Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 10 Million Trees staff with administrative and logistics assistance, data entry and report compilation.
Specific functions and tasks will include:
• Compile, organize, manage and distribute tree planting data (including contracts, ordering, inventory and logistics) and volunteer and partner requests
• Database entry related to website and GIS module
• Sort and create reports from data as requested
• Support development, enhancement, and maintenance of multiple datasets.
• Other administrative duties as assigned
Evaluate datasets for consistency, completeness, accuracy and reasonableness. Audit data on a regular basis and ensure data integrity. Manage the regular report running schedule and process. Report data management activities in accordance with organization, contract, and regulatory requirements. Conduct routine process improvements for data management activities. Perform routine and project specific data analysis and interpretation in support of programs and planning.
Successful candidate should have at least 2 years’ experience with data entry, data analysis, Microsoft Office, and CRM software. Attention to detail a must. Self-initiative, the ability to work independently, as well as with a team and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. A candidate with experience as an administrative assistant, supply-chain logistics and data entry is preferred. We seek a creative thinker interested in learning about the Chesapeake Bay watershed as well as furthering the Foundation’s mission to “Save the Bay.”
This is a full-time, term, position we anticipate working approximately 40 hours per week. The successful candidate must have reliable transportation. The position will work primarily from the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania office with occasional work from the Duncannon, Pennsylvania warehouse.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter through job posting on CBF website no later than April 19, 2019.
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.
Please note this is a campaign-funded position that is expected to be funded for multiple years.  However, as with any position that is dependent on campaign money, there is the risk of unexpected funding problems and the position can no longer being funded through the campaign.  IF that should happen, CBF will review the position at that time to determine if it can then be funded from other sources of income within the organization.
CBF encourages diverse candidates to apply and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive 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.