The Chesapeake Bay Trust (the Trust) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Program Officer on our Program team. The Program Officer is responsible for leading up to three of the Trust’s grant programs, supporting administration of existing grant programs and new related grant programs as they are developed, and supporting implementation of the Trust’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work plan. This position will support the Trust’s core values of learning, science and innovation, engagement of our awardee community, diversity and inclusion, fiscal responsibility, and transparency and accountability. Duties will include assisting potential applicants with ideas and proposal generation; identifying new potential grant applicants and applications; soliciting, reviewing, and administering awards to nonprofit organizations, for-profit organizations, governments, schools, and other applicants that are committed to stewardship actions that restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers; and managing partnerships that advance the Trust’s program portfolio. The Program Officer will be expected to work a minimum of two days at the Trust office in Annapolis with the remainder of the time worked from a remote location. This person will be a key member of a 28+ person staff and will support both restoration and engagement aspects of the Trust’s award program portfolio while reporting to the Vice President of Outreach and Education.
About the Trust
The Chesapeake Bay Trust seeks to engage and empower a diversity of groups to take actions that enrich the natural resources and local communities of the Chesapeake Bay region. The Trust is a nonprofit 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 awards of approximately $12-20 million