The Chesapeake Bay Trust (the Trust) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Program Coordinator to support the work in the Restoration Department. The Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Prince George’s Rain Check Rebate program and the Prince George’s Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program. These programs represent work under our partnership with Prince George’s County Department of the Environment. This person will be a key member of a twenty-four person staff. This is a full-time salary position (40 hours per week) that requires periodic evening and weekend work. The Program Coordinator will report directly to the Vice President of Programs for Restoration.
About the Trust
The Chesapeake Bay Trust seeks to engage and empower diverse groups to take actions that enrich the natural resources and local communities of the Chesapeake Bay region. The Trust is a non-profit grant-making organization established by state government in 1985. The Trust currently makes 400+ grants and other awards per year ranging from $100 to ~$400,000 for projects in the K-12 environmental education, on-the-ground restoration, science, capacity building, and community engagement realms. In the past 15 years, the Trust has increased its grant-making four-fold through various revenues streams under the purview of four Trust departments, with annual grant-making of approximately $12 to 20 million, including a new urban tree initiative that will serve to again almost double the Trust’s grant-making.
The person(s) in this position will spend approximately 40% of their time managing grants, initiatives, and program work under the Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program and about 60% of their time supporting work for the Prince George’s Rain Check Rebate Program. Approximately 20% of their time will be to assist with the delivery of the grant program; 20% of time managing grants; 50% of their time to process Rain Check Rebate applications including conducting site visits; and 10% of their time reporting metrics and conducting research for the Rain Check Rebate program. Specific duties include managing all aspects of program implementation to support the Prince George’s County Stormwater Stewardship Grant Program and Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program including but not limited to:
- Support finalizing the Request for Proposals, advertise the grant program, and provide technical assistance or connect applicants with technical assistance
- Proactively identify potential applicants in underserved communities who may not have heard about the opportunity
- Support implementing a grant proposal review stage informed by the Trust’s existing Technical Review Committee process to recommend proposals for funding
- Assist to prepare awards for decision by the Trust’s Board of Trustees
- Assist to prepare award agreements
- Support the Trust with the delivery of grant programs including but not limited to:
- Manage grant awards up to $150,000 in funding including status report review, oversight of expense report review, award revision requests, and final report/close-out; attend select awardee events
- Support awardees to accomplish their project objectives and goals; some grant management activities require site visits.
- Coordinate and interact with funding partners
- Help to develop new grant program initiatives that enhance the existing grant program
- Develop communications (blogs and other stories) for the Trust to share, content for webpages to promote the program and awardee’s efforts, and content for social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
- Assist with trainings and workshops for grant program
- Assisting with quarterly report compliance
- Specifically, for the Prince George’s Rain Check Rebate program, the duties are to support the Rain Check Rebate Program Coordinator and to assist with processing applications, follow up with applicants to attain all necessary documentation, data entry into the Trust’s database system, site visits before and/or after projects are installed (virtually and/or in-person), answering applicant questions, and other Rain Check Rebate program duties, as needed
- Other projects and duties as assigned
Skills and Qualifications
- Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) – required.
- Ability to tackle multiple tasks in a timely and effective manner – required.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail – required. The successful candidate must be exceptionally thorough, and detail orientated.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills – required.
- Bachelor’s degree – preferred
- An interest or demonstrated experience with environmental and community health issues, and/or outreach, community engagement; particularly working with diverse groups of people – preferred
- Experience with at least one database that illustrates ability to learn – preferred, but not required.
- Ability to work both independently and in team settings in an office environment – required. Note that this position will be expected to be in the office at least two days a week and to perform site visits, as needed.
- Personal vehicle or access to a vehicle/transportation and valid driver’s license or access to transportation options required to facilitate site visit travel and travel to the office (required).
The Chesapeake Bay Trust benchmarks its salaries using a number of resources, but most predominantly the Council on Foundations (COF). The 2020 COF salary survey identifies the range of $45,000 to $50,000 for similar positions at grant-making organizations of our size. The Trust also offers an excellent benefits package, professional development opportunities through workshops, training programs, and conferences, and opportunities for advancement.
How to Apply
Applications will begin to be reviewed on or around November 1, 2022, though the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to email@example.com and place “Program Coordinator for Prince George’s County Program Support – Your Last Name” in the subject line of the email. The cover letter must address how your skills and experience are specifically relevant to the job description and duties of this specific opportunity, rather than serving simply as description of your previous positions or experience. Please explain why you are interested in this position specifically and what makes you a good fit.
The Chesapeake Bay Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We encourage applications from people of color.