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Graphic Designer
4/10/2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Graphic Designer to be based at their Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD. This is a 2 year term position.

THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first LEED platinum building.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please visit www.cbf.org.

CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

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 activities are broken into three functional areas: Media Relations, Creative Services, and Community Building and Digital Media. The Information Graphic Designer will serve on the Creative Services team and will report to the Director of Creative Services.

The Graphic Designer has two primary responsibilities, each representing half of his/her work load.

  1. To focus on CBF's newly enhanced campaign to defend, fund, and implement the science-based pollution limits for the Bay established in December 2010 and the states’ plans to achieve those limits by 2025, specifically by creating information graphics (for example, explanation graphics) for all media to communicate the complex concepts and priority, tested messages used in the campaign.

  2. To contribute strategically to CBF's priorities through print, video, and electronic design.

Essential functions include:

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

  1. Guide CBF's transition from a heavily print-driven design program to a design program that better balances print, video, and electronic design.

  2. Protect CBF brand by following, and assisting other departments to follow, the institutional style guide for all projects.

  3. Perform other appropriate duties, as requested by the Vice President for Communications.

  4. Other duties as assigned.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

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. Must demonstrate a commitment to the environment. Ability to work under tight deadlines when necessary. Excellent time management is required.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than April 23, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY14-20-GD
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Cbf_employment@cbf.org

CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Data Specialist
4/10/2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Data Specialist to be based at their Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD.

THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to save the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first LEED platinum building.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF please visit www.cbf.org.

CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

The Data Specialist is responsible for maintaining a high standard of gift processing and quality control for the member/donor database, supporting the member relations program the major gifts program, and providing administrative support to the Operations unit.  

Essential functions include:

1.  Gift Processing

  • Keys member biographical data
  • Processes web donations
  • Confirms matching gift requests
  • Processes deposits
  • Responsible for upkeep of electronic filing associated with gift entry
  • Updates credit card information for monthly givers and sends letters to follow-up on gifts that are unable to be processed.
  • Serves as back up gift processor for cash, check, credit and lockbox contributions
  • Supports other gift processing functions as needed
  • Adheres to data processing and data entry schedules and deadlines
  • Bundles and delivers stamped envelopes (BREs) for postal refunds and monitors BRE account

2.  Data Integrity Support

  • Performs monthly data integrity and validation reports, and associated maintenance of data or reports significant issues to appropriate staff
  • Updates major gift records as requested by the major gift staff and is responsible for accurate coding to ensure donors are kept in appropriate solicitation cycles
  • Processes returned mail address changes and other record changes as needed within RE records
  • Supports the Data and Systems Analyst by proofing data for mailings

3.  Major Gift Team Support

  • Update records as requested – including but not limited to linking, merging, solicitor assignment, proposal updates, solicitation track (membership, annual fund, major giving), etc.

4.  Member Relations Support

  • Answers incoming calls from members, prospective members, and the general public
  • Provide assistance with retrieval of and response to member voicemail and e-mail box
  • Supports other member relation functions as needed

5.  Administrative Support

  • Provide administrative support to the Development Operations unit and other units within Development as needed, including but not limited to copying, filing, mailing, proofing, meeting set up, ordering supplies, maintaining spreadsheets

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Must be detail oriented, have excellent computer skills, including proficiency in data processing and MS Office.  Experience in customer service and standard administrative/office practices preferred.  Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is preferred.  Should possess the ability to coordinate multiple projects/priorities simultaneously; work with multiple staff persons; and communicate effectively.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than April 21, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY14-22-DS
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Cbf_employment@cbf.org

CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan.  The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.        

Manager of Public Funding & Grants
4/4/2014

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Manager of Public Funding & Grants to be based at our Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD.

THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. CBF is working towards a restored Bay through legislative advocacy at the national, regional, and state levels; habitat restoration on land and in the water; strategic public communications and engagement throughout the watershed; and comprehensive environmental education for students, teachers, and principals of the region. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis and Easton, Maryland; Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. CBF's headquarters office is in the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first LEED platinum building.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF, please visit www.cbf.org.

CONTEXT OF THE POSITION

The Manager of Public Funding & Grants is responsible for raising government funding to support CBF’s operating goals. Primary responsibilities include the solicitation, management, and stewardship of all public grants, and select private foundation grants, by working collaboratively with an interdepartmental team of field staff, scientists, policy experts, budget managers, and accountants.

The Manager of Public Funding & Grants is a fundraising position in the Development Department and is a member of the department’s Foundations & Grants team, reporting to the Associate Director of Foundations & Grants. The position involves close working relationships with many of CBF’s programmatic departments. A successful Manager of Public Funding & Grants will be able to balance being responsive to program department needs while staying consistent with fundraising goals.

Essential functions include:

1. Raise public funds in support of CBF’s annual operating needs, campaign initiatives, and supplemental activities:

  • Identify new and recurring sources of public grant funding to maintain average annual revenue of at least $1 million.
  • Develop and submit proposals by working with CBF program departments to obtain proposal information such as project work plans, budgets, methodology, timelines, and evaluation procedures/outcomes.
  • Secure approval for public grant proposals from appropriate senior management. 
  • Utilize relational database to manage public grant portfolio.


2.  Steward each public grant and agency, overseeing grant management activities throughout the grant period and cultivating the donor for future support:

  • Maintain calendar of required reports.
  • Work creatively with program staff to write programmatic reports.
  • Submit all reports on time and as required by working closely with program financial managers and the finance department, including during heavy reporting periods.
  • Serve as official CBF liaison to donor/granting agency, communicating any changes or challenges, as well as successes, under the grant to the donor.
  • Cultivate donors by creating appropriate stewardship plans - providing supplemental reports or articles, inviting participation in grant-related activities, meeting face-to-face to build relationships, and other stewardship actions as appropriate.


3. Serve as a resource to other departments on public grants:

  • Work pro-actively with CBF program departments on work plans and public grant fundraising strategies.
  • Serve as liaison between the Development Department and program staff, identifying fundable opportunities to facilitate fundraising from public and private sources.
  • Strategically utilize public grant non-federal matching requirements to raise new and additional private support.
  • Work as needed with CBF’s Federal Affairs office in Washington, D.C. to provide information on current and proposed public grant programming, and to help inform program staff on the status of federal appropriations.

4.  Assist the Foundations and Grants team in maintaining relationships with and fundraising from a select group of assigned private (foundation or corporation) prospects as appropriate (including private sources that meet public grant match requirements):

  • Develop and write letters of inquiry and/or full proposals under strict deadlines.
  • Assist in drafting general proposal templates as well as specific donor materials.
  • Maintain positive relationships with private donors through cultivation and stewardship strategies, including required reports as well as telephone calls, personal visits, written proposals, donor events, and/or field trips.
  • Lead, coordinate, or assist with specific projects as needed and as assigned.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in public grant fundraising, particularly the procurement and stewardship of public and reimbursable grants is necessary. A degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, sustainability, or other environmental sector is preferred. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a successful track record in securing competitive grants and experience in writing grant proposals and stewardship reports. Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to translate complex projects and programs into targeted fundraising requests, is required. Exceptional time-management and organizational skills are needed to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple concurrent projects with strict deadlines. Thorough knowledge of Development department functions combined with a knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising software is preferable. Experience with federal grant management systems and other online proposal and report systems is also desirable. Familiarity with OMB requirements is a plus. Experience working with environmental programs and policies would be helpful.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than April 21, 2014 to:

Human Resources/FY14-32-MPFG
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
6 Herndon Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
Cbf_employment@cbf.org

CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan.  The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

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