The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Part-Time Graphic Designer to be based at its Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD. This position is a temporary position, working no more than 30 hours per week, that is expected to run from April 2019 through June 30, 2019. This assignment has the possibility of being extended past June 30, 2019 dependent upon budget approval for FY20.


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 190 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 $26 million and is supported by more than 275,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF, please visit


Communications’ charge is to market CBF and its policy agenda, educate and engage the public, and mobilize its support for priorities, including advocacy and member-development objectives. CBF defines marketing as actions which help to sell something. They can be through earned media (and all the elements which go into it such as relationships with reporters, press releases, other forms of communications, etc.); purchased media; direct communications with an audience such as through CBF’s many publications, our website, action alerts, and any other forms of direct or indirect communications with the public at large or a subset of the public, including our members. Communications also manages internal communications and public opinion research.

CBF’s Communications department is broken into four functional areas: Creative Services, Digital Communications, External Media, and Community Engagement.

The Graphic Designer will serve on the Creative Services team and will report to the Director of Creative Services.


The Graphic Designer has one primary responsibility.

  1. To support CBF’s Creative Services Team and CBF’s ongoing print and digital design needs.

Essential functions include:

Taking direction and supervision from the Director of Creative Services, the Graphic Designer will:

  1. Complete design, production, revisions, and prep for various CBF and partner print and electronic collateral.
  2. Protect and follow CBF brands according to institutional style guides for all projects.
  3. Perform other appropriate duties, as requested by the Vice President for Communications.
  4. Other duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required.  A minimum of three years related experience; experience in art and design is mandatory. Ability to translate complex concepts into clear, exciting, easily understood, and visually interesting graphics a must. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Ability to work in teams critical. Ability to work under tight deadlines when necessary. Excellent time management is required.


To apply, please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements through job posting on CBF website no later than April 19, 2019.


CBF encourages diverse candidates to apply and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive 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.