The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership Manager, which is one of three components of CBF’s broader Making History campaign. This position is based at its PA State Office in Harrisburg, PA.


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


CBF’s Making History campaign will provide the impetus for meeting the 2025 Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint goals through three focused milestones: planting 10 million trees along streams, streets, and other priority areas in Pennsylvania, adding 10 billion oysters to the watershed, and galvanizing one million voices to speak and act for the Bay. The Manager position will help ensure the success of the Keystone 10 Million Trees Partnership by synchronizing creative strategies to serve and diversify the partners, funders, agencies, and other priority audiences. The Manager will also be a key internal CBF point person to ensure Pennsylvania campaign activities are effectively coordinated with CBF headquarters in Annapolis MD.

The position will report directly to CBF’s Pennsylvania Executive Director with a strong secondary reporting relationship to CBF’s Making History Campaign Director based in Annapolis, MD.

Essential functions include:

• Serve as coordinator and collaborator with external partners
o Organize, collaborate, and coordinate local/regional partners for seeking public and private funding opportunities.
o Ensure routine engagement and collaboration with partners.
o Coordinate with other partners to ensure standardization and utilization of partnership procedures, where applicable.
o In collaboration with CBF’s Pennsylvania Watershed Restoration and Outreach staff, ensure timely and efficient Partnership tree plantings.

• Expand and diversify partners
o Cultivate strategic participation with a diverse array of conservation/wildlife/recreational groups, professional associations, civic organizations, industries, businesses, local governments, and other priority entities.
o Collaborate and coordinate in the creation and implementation of endeavors and activities that engage CBF membership, volunteers, and donors.

• Inspire partners and target audiences
o Collaborate and coordinate in the creation and implementation of products and materials which increase Partnership brand recognition.
o Coordinate with strategic partners and agencies to create and implement collaborative endeavors that promote the goals of the Partnership.

• Provide internal management and coordination
o Develop and maintain consistent coordination and collaboration with multi-departmental CBF Pennsylvania and headquarters staff, including regular meetings with headquarters-based Campaign Director.
o Ensure tracking and reporting of activities, deliverables, invoicing, logistics, and other metrics.
o Develop routine reports and updates for internal and external audiences, partners, funders, and others.
o Coordinate and collaborate on the creation and refining reporting and technical support tools to document and facilitate the work of the Partnership.


• Experience in engaging and collaborating with a diverse array of individuals and organizations.
• Strong organizational skills, with demonstrated experience in logistical planning, coordination, and execution.
• In-depth understanding of Pennsylvania’s culture, economy, governmental structure, and conservation community.
• Demonstrated presentation, writing, and communications expertise.
• Experience with database management a plus.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required.

To apply, please send application through job posting on CBF website no later than August 31, 2018.

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 offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred retirement plan. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.