The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Clean the Bay Day Assistant in the EPR Virginia Department to be based at the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA.
THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION
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 cbf.org. DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION EPR
CBF’s Environmental Protection and Restoration department defends and restores the Chesapeake Bay by protecting the Bay’s natural resources from pollution and other harmful activities by fighting for strong and effective laws and regulations; restoring the Bay’s essential habitats and filtering mechanisms; and involving citizens in CBF’s environmental efforts by recruiting, training, and incorporating them as effective partners and leaders.
CONTEXT OF THE POSITION
Each year, on the first week of June, thousands of Virginians simultaneously descend on the rivers, streams, and beaches throughout Virginia to remove harmful litter and debris as part of Clean the Bay Day. The Clean the Bay Day Assistant will help with the planning and execution of the 33rd Annual Clean the Bay Day.
Essential functions include:
1. Recruiting, organizing, coordinating, and mobilizing partners, including municipal partners, non-profits, church groups, military installations, small businesses, large corporations, and others to lead cleanups on Clean the Bay Day. This includes partner trainings and developing agreements. 2. Developing avenues for program promotion and registration, including assisting with development of promotional materials (including artwork) for awareness of the event and nurturing sponsorship opportunities. 3. Recruiting, managing, and interacting with Clean the Bay Day volunteers. 4. Managing preparation, dissemination, and collection of event materials, including giveaways, registration sheets, etc. 5. Working with CBF staff, operating professionally as a point of contact for the CTBD program. 6. Helping with general office/administrative support, including data entry and filing, digital and material organization, among other tasks related to the CTBD program.
PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Self-initiative, the ability to work independently, as well as with a team, and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Familiarity with Excel, Word, and Outlook required. The ability to multi-task, to manage several phases of an event simultaneously, to anticipate complications, and streamline processes are a must. This is a part-time position. Hours per week will range from 4 to 30, increasing as the event draws near.
Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Ability to receive and give supportive feedback to foster equity and inclusion in working relationships. Ability to recognize, nurture, and learn from strengths in co-workers. Having flexibility to accomplish job responsibilities in several work environments, whether it be from home, on the road, or in an office.
Salary Range: $13 an hour
To apply, please send resume and cover letter through job posting on CBF website no later than October 27, 2021.
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.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND JUSTICE
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.