The Chesapeake Bay Trust (the Trust) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Senior Program Officer on our Restoration Program team. The Senior Program Officer is responsible for leading up to three of the Trust’s restoration focused award programs and supporting administration of existing restoration award programs and new related award programs as they are developed. This position will support the Trust’s 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 applicants and projects; soliciting, reviewing, and administering awards to organizations in order to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers; and managing partnerships that advance the Trust’s program portfolio. The Senior Program Officer will be expected to work a minimum of two days at the Trust office in Annapolis and the remainder of the time can be worked from a remote location. This person will be a key member of a 28+ person staff and will report to the Vice President of Restoration.
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 on-the-ground restoration, science, capacity building, community engagement, and environmental education 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 to 20 million.