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Want to work for the nation's premier watershed restoration partnership? Check out current and ongoing job openings at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office in Annapolis, Maryland.

Web Content Specialist

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Annapolis, MD

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science invites applications for a Web Content Specialist.  The successful candidate will work in partnership with the U.S. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program staff at its Annapolis office.

The Web Content Specialist will be responsible for developing content that tracks the progress towards meeting the goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.  This role will also focus on the development of a communication strategy focused on environmental indicators of health and restoration.  The position will support accountability and transparency of the Chesapeake Bay Programs’ efforts to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay thru the following:

  • Develop written content for partnership web products that focuses on tracking the progress towards the goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement;
  • Determine visual content such as graphs, charts, illustrations, photographs and data visualizations to support web products and work with partnership staff to develop such content;
  • Work with subject matter experts and communication team to develop and assist in the development of user-friendly content, including news stories and releases, social media content that highlights the status and trends of indicators that track the progress of environmental health and restoration;
  • Develop the strategy for online communication of the progress towards meeting the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement to diverse audiences;
  • Collaborate with the communications team in the development of an annual editorial calendar and content strategy;
  • Participate in development of online and print products that communicate progress of the goals;
  • Actively participate in the process to gather and understand user needs related to content through interviews, surveys and other research methodologies; and
  • Utilize web content management systems to enter, edit and manage partnership products.

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree with at least five years of professional experience, or equivalent commensurate experience in information technologies with an emphasis on web development.  Background in web content development, content strategy and excellent communication skills are required. Job experience with an science-based organization is preferred.  

Search will remain opened until filled.  

Salary & Benefits:

The successful candidate is entitled to University benefits and salary is commensurate with experience.  

How To Apply:

Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references prior to 7 August 2014 to Dave Nemazie at nemazie@umces.edu.

Disclaimer:

The funding for this position is from a federal grant.  The successful candidate may be required to submit to a federal background check.  UMCES is an EOE/AA employer.  Individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities, and women are encouraged to apply.

Closing Date : 08/07/2014



Staffer, Chesapeake Bay Program’s Protect and Restore Water Quality Goal Implementation Team

Chesapeake Research Consortium
Annapolis, MD

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Protect and Restore Water Quality Goal Implementation Team.  The objective of this goal implementation team is to coordinate and provide support to the Bay Program partners in implementing nutrient and sediment reduction efforts necessary to meet the water quality goals set to restore the Bay's living resources. The group’s primary focus is to support efforts to reduce and cap the nutrient and sediment loads entering the Bay and to ensure that these reductions are maintained over time.

The candidate selected for this position will be involved in goal implementation team activities and will be responsible for meeting organization and support, member coordination and communication, task tracking, research and synthesis activities, and additional special projects as assigned.  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 or agricultural sciences, environmental management, public policy, law, watershed planning, environmental economics, or a related field, with specific knowledge or experience in watershed management, nonpoint/point source pollution, and clean water law and policy.
  • Familiarity with the federal Clean Water Act;
  • 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 perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy. 
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage and update content through a content management system for the Goal Implementation Team web page;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (knowledge of Microsoft Access 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; and
  • A will to explore your career options and the passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

Salary & Benefits:

The annual salary is $38,000 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, 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.

Additional information about the CRC Environmental Career Development Program is available at www.chesapeake.org.   Additional information about the Chesapeake Bay Program is available at www.chesapeakebay.net.

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 : 08/04/2014



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