The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Holly Beach Farm Project Manager in the Administration Department to be based at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center located in Annapolis, MD.


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



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.


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is looking for an experienced Project Manager and Site Supervisor to plan, coordinate and supervise a variety of construction projects undertaken as part of a multi-dimension conservation stewardship plan. The plan will include remediation and habitat improvements, restoration and rehabilitation of farmland structures, installation and repair of marine and shoreline facilities, and other related activities. You will be required to work closely with contractors and consultants in a hands-on manner to organize, facilitate, oversee projects and in some cases assume direct responsibility for the management and execution of the project activity. You will organize and oversee construction procedures and ensure they are completed in a timely and efficient manner. This is a 3-to-5-year term position with a possibly to become permanent.

Essential functions include:

  1. Develop project plans with Architects, engineers, contractors, and oversight team. This included planning and managing schedules for work to be completed, providing internal reporting on progress.
  2. Compile, plan, and manage budgets, cost estimates, and other financial estimates. Ensure that projects are completed on time and on budget.
  3. Oversee and supervise construction project progress and provide reports on timeline, progress, and adjustments. Position requires daily presence on site while activities are underway.
  4. Ensure all legal requirements, building and safety codes, safety inspections, county guidelines, and local and state regulations are met.



Bachelor’s Degree preferred. 3 years’ experience as a project manager or in a similar position in construction management.

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: $80,000

To apply, please send resume and cover letter through job posting on CBF website no later than May 6, 2022.

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.

CBF requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The successful candidate will need to submit verification of vaccination or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.


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.