WANTED: Executive Director for Chesapeake Bay environmental restoration non-profit organization (Pennsylvania)

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) seeks a Pennsylvania Executive Director to be based at its Pennsylvania state office located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Established in 1967, CBF is the largest regional nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to restoring 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.

The Pennsylvania Executive Director serves as the primary executive manager and leader for CBF in Pennsylvania. Key responsibilities include: overall management of PA office operations, budget & financial management, staffing policy development, media/spokesperson, grant & contract management, and proactive coordination with other CBF departments, including fundraising and communication efforts. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Office Executive Director oversees all lobbying, outreach and advocacy efforts, partnership management as well as all restoration efforts for CBF in Pennsylvania.

Photo of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge by Storm Cunningham.

Salary Range: $110,000 – $120,000 (negotiable)
To apply: Send resume and cover letter through job posting on CBF website no later than December 12, 2019.
CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred retirement plan.

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