Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for the CCP Deputy Manager position is $48,000 to $58,000 depending on relevant experience and education. The Conservancy offers a competitive employee benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and participation in a retirement savings plan with an employer match. Opportunities for advancement and professional development are available.  

Position Description: 

Chesapeake Conservancy is seeking to hire a Program Coordinator to join a team of dedicated professionals to advance the mission, goals, and annual priorities of the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership (Partnership or CCP). Chesapeake Conservancy is a fast-paced environment where self-initiative, epic collaboration and teamwork are both valued and expected. If you are a mission-driven professional and are keenly interested in advancing the conservation of valuable lands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, we are excited to meet you! Please apply.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Program Coordinator executes administrative and programmatic tasks critical to the operations of the partnership.
  • Partnership building and communications: Help build and maintain the partnership by building relationships with partners, responding to queries, and providing technical assistance.
  • Managing relationships and partners. Maintaining excellent and active working relationships with and engagement of the Co-conveners, the Steering Committee, its working groups, and larger partnership.
  • Participating with other staff in drafting and issuing various regular weekly and periodic forms of communication to all partners. Drafting communication content, newsletters, and materials for the CCP including lightning updates, success stories, etc.
  • Cross-organizational collaboration. Working on the collaborative engagement of all key partners and interested parties.
  • Maintaining systems, databases, and listservs.
  • Participating with other staff in the development of proposed strategic plans, annual budgets, and work plans for the review and approval of the Partnership’s Steering Committee.
  • Managing meetings and creating agendas. Ensuring effective facilitation for meetings to achieve positive and timely outcomes.
  • Providing financial technical assistance to the partnership. Participating with other staff in recommending funding and financing resources to assist in achieving Partnership land conservation and related restoration goals in collaboration with the Steering Committee and other partners as appropriate.
  • Interfacing with consultants to provide partner technical assistance and education.
  • Programmatic and policy research.
  • Generating reports and memos.
  • Assisting in the development and execution of a strategy to diversify the membership of the Steering Committee and the entire CCP membership, and recommending to leadership on an ongoing basis the actions and resources needed to continually grow the partnership as a diverse, inclusive and forward-thinking collaborative.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


  • Education: Bachelor’s (B.A./B.S.) degree or equivalent
  • 1-5 years’ experience in coordinating programs or partnerships
  • Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience that fulfills the requirements of the position may be considered.
  • Candidates should have a strong interest in strategic planning, partnership building, conservation, and a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, environmental justice, and public access.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal as well as the ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences including government agencies, nonprofit leaders, technical experts, and community leaders. Ability to interface with individuals at every level of an organization, both internally and externally.
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to build partnerships and work collaboratively in team spirit as well as independently with limited oversight with guidance from supervisors.
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize and manage competing priorities and projects.
  • Good meeting coordination and facilitation skills.
  • Strong research and data analysis skills, including the ability to gather and synthesize information from multiple sources to produce high-quality work products in a consistent, efficient, accurate, and timely manner.
  • Ability to synthesize detailed notes, memos, and reports. 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Excellent attention to detail.
  • Skills in Microsoft Office Suite, google docs, and related software.
  • Ability to manage databases, listservs, calendars, and shared documents and systems.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically. Adept at creating innovative solutions.
  • Authorization to work in the United States is required.

Desired but not required skills:

  • Skills in development and grant writing or management or interest and willingness to learn.
  • Familiarity with GIS and mapping is a plus but not required.
  • Experience managing program budgets and finances is a plus but not required.
  • Some familiarity with the Chesapeake Bay Program, key stakeholders in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and/or conservation priorities in the region is a plus but not required.


The Chesapeake Conservancy is a nonprofit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland dedicated to conserving and restoring the natural and cultural resources of the Chesapeake Bay watershed for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations.

The Chesapeake Conservation Partnership (CCP) is a landscape collaborative co-convened by the Chesapeake Conservancy, National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to bring together dozens of state, local, and federal partners across the Chesapeake Bay watershed to foster collaborative action to conserve culturally and ecologically important landscapes to benefit people, economies, and nature. The CCP also works closely with the USFWS to administer the Chesapeake Watershed Investments for Landscape Defense (Chesapeake WILD), an initiative that envisions building a collaborative network for the protection and restoration of wildlife and fish species and their habitats in action that lays out a vision for collaborative conservation that emphasizes justice, equity, diversity,  inclusion, and access (JEDIA) practices and policies, and well as accessibility.

Within the structure of the regional Chesapeake Bay Program, the CCP serves as a means to achieve the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement‘s Land Protection Goal as well as protect 30% of the watershed by 2030, in line with the America the Beautiful Initiative. The CCP also helps to coordinate the Protected Lands Workgroup to set, implement, and track commitments. For more information about CCP, visit the website:

Chesapeake Conservancy is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, refusal to submit to a genetic test or to make available genetic test results, or any other legally protected characteristic. We are proactively seeking to advance a diverse workforce. 

Chesapeake Conservancy understands that protecting and restoring the natural and cultural resources of the Chesapeake Bay watershed requires an intentional commitment to inclusive practices and narratives within the conservation movement. Through our work, we celebrate and elevate the people, places, and cultures of the region, especially by engaging underrepresented communities. Committing to the values of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice is critical to achieving our vision of a Chesapeake that is healthy, accessible to everyone, and a place where people and wildlife thrive. To that end, we commit ourselves to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice both in our programmatic priorities and our internal organizational development through inclusive recruitment of staff and board members and fostering a diverse and inclusive culture.