The Chesapeake Bay Trust, a non-profit grantmaking organization, seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Program Coordinator for the Outreach and Education Department.  The Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the administration of the Chesapeake Conservation and Climate Corps program.  This person will be a key member of a thirty-one 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 Outreach and Education Program Manager and will be expected to work in the Trust office in Annapolis a minimum of two days per week and can work remotely for the remainder of the time.


Established in 1985, the Chesapeake Bay Trust uses grantmaking, convening, network building, and training as a method to promote community-based participation in the restoration and protection of the natural resources of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay region.


In 2010, the Maryland Legislature established the Chesapeake Conservation Corps Program and tasked the Chesapeake Bay Trust to administer it.  This leadership program matches young people (aged 18-25) with organizations throughout the state for stipend-supported, one-year terms of service.  The purpose of the Corps is to promote and sustain the environment by providing young adults with opportunities to gain career skills and become more engaged through meaningful community service.


Through the Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 the newly envisioned Chesapeake Conservation and Climate Corps will engaged approximately 50 members annually working on conservation and climate topics.  The Corps has graduated over 300 alums, many of them now leaders in the environment realm.


Position Responsibilities

The person(s) in this position will spend approximately 95% of their time assisting with the delivery of the Chesapeake Conservation and Climate Corps including but not limited to conducting program outreach, leading Corps workplan meetings, planning and leading Corps trainings, co-managing the Corps Mini Grant Program, and managing social media accounts; and approximately 5% of their time supporting the Trust in other avenues of work. Specific duties include:


  • Support the Program Manager with the delivery of the Chesapeake Conservation and Climate Corps program including but not limited to:
    • Assisting the Program Manager with advertising and recruitment for the Corps Program with a specific emphasis on increasing diversity of program applicants through new and existing outreach methods. Tasks may include attending career fairs, reaching out to new youth-focused community groups, and developing outreach materials.
    • Providing application assistance to potential Corps Members and Hosts.
    • Assisting the Program Manager with the design and delivery of the Corps Orientation and Trainings each year.
    • Leading a sub-set of bi-annual Corps member work plan meetings and quarterly report compliance.
    • Managing the Corps Social Media Accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and communications (blogs and other stories).
    • Managing the Corps Mini Grant Program which includes finalizing the Request for Proposals, providing technical assistance, grant review, and report compliance.
    • Co-leading the Corps All-Hands on Deck competition including providing proposal review and attending the events of the selected proposals.
    • Assisting with the launch of the Corps Alumni Association and supporting the Corps Alumni Association once established.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned.


Skills and Qualifications

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs (especially 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 right candidate must be exceptionally thorough and detail orientated.
  • Ability to work both independently and in team settings in an office environment – required. Note that some staff are working in the office, some staff are working a hybrid schedule (in the office part of the week and remote work part of the week), and some staff are working remotely with limited access to the office as needed.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills – required.
  • Bachelor’s degree – preferred.
  • An interest or demonstrated experience with environmental and community health issues, outreach, community engagement, environmental education, and/or workforce development programs; particularly working with diverse groups of people, located in underserved, fenceline communities and/or communities disproportionately affected by climate impacts – preferred.
  • Experience with at least one database that illustrates ability to learn – preferred, but not required.
  • 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.


Salary and Benefits: The Chesapeake Bay Trust benchmarks its salaries using several 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.


Application Instructions and Deadline:                             

The position will remain open until filled. Resume review will begin March 10th, 2023. Please send a resume and cover letter via the link  Your cover letter is the most important piece of your application: In your cover letter, please address your ability to accomplish the duties of the position as listed above. Please do not simply list your previous experience. Your cover letter should describe what makes you a strong match specifically for this position, and why this position is a match for you.


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. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The Trust does not participate in programs that require sponsorship for work visas.