• 4 years, 4 months ago

    Job Opening: Chesapeake Bay Program Staffer Supporting Leadership Teams

    Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the CRC seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment. Primary support will be provided to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Management Board with additional support provided to the Principal’s Staff Committee, Executive Council, and other partnership activities. These groups establish the policy direction for the restoration and protection of the Bay and its living resources; exert leadership to marshal public support for the Bay effort; develop agreements and amendments that set goals and guide policy for Bay restoration; are accountable to the public for progress made in the Bay’s restoration; seek to continually improve the leadership and management of the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership and assist Bay stakeholders in building their capacity to become environmental leaders in their communities.
    The candidate selected for this position will be involved in team activities and will be responsible for organization and support of meetings, member coordination and communication, tracking progress towards identified goals and outcomes and additional special projects such as literature review and synthesis as assigned. The Staffer in this position will also work closely with the Enhancing Partnering, Leadership and Management Goal Implementation Team. The experiences and skills gained from the three-year appointment will be valuable to someone seeking further education or career development in policy, communications or organizational development. The selected candidate will work as a CRC employee at the U.S. EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office located in Annapolis, Maryland.
    The ideal candidate for the position would have the following background and qualifications.
    A Bachelor’s degree in environmental management, political science, public policy, business or related topics is preferred but science degrees are also acceptable for those applicants that have an interest in management and policy.
    Ability to work with people with a diversity of interests in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
    Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
    Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
    Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
    Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
    Ability to work with a range of partners as part of interdisciplinary teams and collaborative processes.
    Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system.
    Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  Experience with Microsoft Access is a plus.
    Familiarity with remote technologies such as video conferencing (Web-X, Adobe Connect, etc.).
    Interest in learning how a multi-party, governmental-environmental-management partnership makes decisions effectively and sets and achieves goals through collaborative and regulatory processes.
    A will to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.
    The annual salary is $38,475 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position. In addition to the experience gained through their work assignments, Staffers, through individual professional development plans, also attend professional conferences, workshops, and training related to their position and identified future career interests.
    Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.
    Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program is available at
    CRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or national origin. CRC maintains a drug-free workplace. All Staffers are required to complete a federal background check upon hire.

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