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CBP Communications Multimedia Intern

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Annapolis, MD

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay seeks a Multimedia Intern for its Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Communications Office in Annapolis, Maryland. This is a fall 2016 position. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Project Description:
CBP Communications uses photography, video and text to produce original stories related to restoration, protection and environmental appreciation across the 64,000 square-mile Chesapeake Bay watershed. The paid intern will assist in the production of feature stories and will be expected to take part in all steps of the creative process, from pitching ideas to publishing on our website, www.chesapeakebay.net. Depending on the final candidate, this internship has the potential to include video production. CBP Communications draws on its visual resources for news stories, webpages and social media outreach to diverse audiences and interest groups throughout the watershed.

Responsibilities:
The Multimedia Intern will:

  • Work under the guidance of the Multimedia Specialist to generate story ideas, photographs and potentially videos that meet CBP’s specifically-identified needs.
  • Categorize, organize, edit, label, and tag digital photos for the extensive CBP photo archive and Flickr collections.
  • Assist the Multimedia Specialist and Web Content Manager in producing at least three photo essays from concept through online publication and promotion, including accompanying the Communications team into the field as a contributing photographer.
  • Take on other duties as assigned and as applicable to the candidate’s skills, such as video production, content generation, and social media promotion.

Requirements:

  • Proficiency in a DSLR photography workflow, including tagging, organizing and toning photos.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience generating story ideas.
  • Strong interest in environmental and social issues, preferably related to the Chesapeake Bay.
  • Solid writing proficiency.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and willingness to be a team player.
  • Must have own car.
  • Physical requirements – applicants must be: able to lift and carry objects up 50 pounds; able to stand and walk for extended periods, sometimes over rough terrain; comfortable traveling by boat
  • Videography and non-linear editing skills are a plus.

Contract Period & Hours:

Part-time or full-time up to 40 hours/week for up to 15 weeks (negotiable) in fall 2016 (August-December)

Location:

This position is based at the Chesapeake Bay Program office near downtown Annapolis, Maryland.

About the organization(s):

The Chesapeake Bay Program is a diverse federal/state/non-government partnership established in 1983.  It works to restore and protect the Chesapeake Bay and the thousands of streams, creeks and rivers in the watershed through collaborative policy making, scientific assessment and public communication.

The CBP Communications Office is managed by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay under grant funding provided by the Environmental Protection Agency. This position reports directly to the Multimedia Specialist and works closely with the Chesapeake Bay Program Communications team.

Salary & Benefits:

This is a paid internship without benefits. Federal mileage rates apply.

How To Apply:

Please email cover letter, resume, and a link to a tightly-edited portfolio to Rachel Felver, Director of Communications, at rfelver@chesapeakebay.net by Wednesday, June 15, 2016.  Include “MM Intern” in subject line. No phone calls, please.

Closing Date : 06/15/2016



Environmental Management Career Development Program Staff Position

Chesapeake Research Consortium
Annapolis, MD

Environmental Management Career Development Program Staff Position in support of The Chesapeake Bay Program’s Maintaining Healthy Watersheds Goal Implementation Team 

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate, diverse individuals and the CRC seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Maintaining Healthy Watersheds Goal Team. The Maintaining Healthy Watersheds Goal Team is a forum for shared learning and collaboration among Chesapeake Bay Program partners to promote the identification and protection of waters and watersheds that have high ecological value throughout the greater Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Goal Team’s strategy emphasizes the strategic use of the Goal Team forum to foster support for relevant state, local government, and non-government programs. The work of the Goal Team emphasizes the development and communication of practical measures of watershed health and of progress in ecologically valuable watershed protection. Such measures will support an adaptive management approach to the Goal Team’s strategies. In addition, the Goal Team places emphasis on public communications, using exemplary case studies of successful local initiatives and otherwise advocating state and local action.

The candidate selected for this position will be involved in goal team activities and should expect to engage in work such as drafting policy pieces and decision support documents, development of and reporting on key performance indicators, research and synthesis activities, and will gain experience in working with natural resource managers from around the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Staffer will also be responsible for organization and support of meetings, member coordination and communication, tracking team action items, and research and synthesis activities, including reporting on performance indicators. 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 natural sciences, environmental management/policy/planning, or relevant field of study. Familiarity with land use/urban/conservation planning, forestry, landscape ecology, watershed processes preferred.
  • Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
  • Skills in data visualization using GIS.
  • Ability to work with people in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
  • 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 processes.
  • A will to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

Salary & Benefits:

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.

How To Apply:

Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcripts (an unofficial copy is fine) and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Mrs. Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu. Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

Disclaimer:

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.

Closing Date : 06/12/2016



Environmental Management Career Development Program Staff Position

Chesapeake Research Consortium
Annapolis, MD

Environmental Management Career Development Program Staff Position in support of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Diversity Workgroup

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate and diverse individuals. The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Diversity Workgroup. The workgroup’s goal is to identify stakeholder groups that are not currently represented in the leadership, decision-making, and implementation of conservation and restoration activities and create meaningful opportunities and programs to recruit and engage them in the Chesapeake Bay Program’s efforts to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its surrounding watershed. Meaningful engagement is defined by exploring values important to underrepresented communities like public health, economic opportunity, and overall quality of life. Furthermore, the workgroup seeks to promote environmental justice through the meaningful involvement and fair treatment of all people regardless of race, color, national origin or income, in the implementation of the 2014 Chesapeake Watershed Agreement.

The candidate selected for this position will be intimately involved in the activities of the Diversity Workgroup. Specific roles and responsibilities may include researching, promoting, applying and tracking efforts related to the workgroups mission and goals; raising awareness about diversity, inclusion and environmental justice issues within the Chesapeake Bay region; frequent interaction with a diverse workgroup membership and partner network; and outreach to local communities and organizations to address community concerns and establish new partnerships. In addition, the Staffer will be responsible for organization and support of workgroup meetings and should expect to engage in work such as drafting policy pieces and decision support documents and tracking workplan implementation progress. On occasion, the Staffer will be expected to do some travel offsite during or after normal business hours to support workgroup and partner activities. The Staffer will also gain experience working with natural resource managers from around the Chesapeake Bay watershed. 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.

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on diversity and inclusion, communication and outreach, community engagement, public health, environmental justice, environmental management or policy, or related area of study.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with diverse partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy.
  • Ability to compose webpage articles and blogs on diversity issues and best practices.
  • Experience with or interest in community outreach and engagement activities, particularly with diverse communities and community organizations.
  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
  • Ability to work with people in a consensus building environment and independently plan meetings, develop agendas, and draft concise meeting minutes.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
  • 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 processes.
  • A will to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

Salary & Benefits:

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.

How To Apply:

Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcripts (an unofficial copy is fine) and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Mrs. Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at faganm@si.edu. Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.

Disclaimer:

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.

Closing Date : 06/19/2016



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