The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Temporary Stewardship Assistant in the Development 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




The mission of Development is to provide financial resources for CBF to meet its long-term vision of saving the Bay. It establishes and implements strategies to motivate donors to contribute to the organization’s programs and projects through two primary areas of activity: development and membership.



The Temporary Stewardship Assistant plays a key role in donor relations and data integrity.


Essential functions include:

 Provide excellent donor service:

  • Compose standard acknowledgement letters
  • Proofread a variety of donor correspondence
  • Update constituent data, including addresses, communication preferences, title changes, etc. received via phone, email, and mail
  • Assist Associate Director of Stewardship with management of various donor events

Assist the donor and member relations teams:

  • Stuff envelopes and mail letters and packages
  • Scan and attach a variety of documents into electronic filing system
  • Copy and file documents
  • Perform other tasks as needed to ensure gift entry and donor recognition processes run efficiently



  • Must report to the Philip Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis, MD
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Prior experience in customer service or donor relations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and resourceful
  • Computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and experience with data entry
  • Proficiency in use of standard office equipment (phone, computer, copier/printer, scanner)
  • CRM experience, Salesforce preferred



Salary Range: $18 an hour


To apply, please send resume and cover letter through job posting on CBF website no later than September 2, 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.