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Environmental Management Career Development Program Appointment

Chesapeake Research Consortium
Annapolis, MD

Restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires committed, passionate individuals and the CRC seeks such an individual for a three-year appointment to the Enhancing Partnering, Leadership, and Management Goal Implementation Team.  The Enhancing Partnering, Leadership, and Management Goal Implementation Team seeks to continually improve the leadership and management of the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership and assist Bay stakeholders in building their capacity to become environmental leaders in their communities.

The candidate selected for this position will be involved in team activities and will be responsible for organization and support of meetings, member coordination and communication, tracking progress towards identified goals and outcomes, research and synthesis activities, and additional special projects as assigned.  Although primarily assigned to support the Goal Implementation Team, the Staffer in this position will also on occasion support the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Management Board, Principals’ Staff Committee, and Executive Council. The experiences and skills gained from the three-year appointment will be valuable to someone seeking further education or career development in the policy or scientific fields.  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 environmental management, political science, public policy, business or related topics is preferred but science degrees are also acceptable for those applicants that have an interest in management and policy.
  • Familiarity with or interest in one or more of the following areas: adaptive management, leadership programs (at all levels of government), budget and finance, and evaluation. 
  • 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 work independently and prioritize tasks under tight timelines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to perform background research, analysis, and synthesis on policy and science related topics.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with partners at all levels of program activities with diplomacy. 
  • Ability to work with a range of partners as part of interdisciplinary teams and collaborative processes.
  • Ability to manage and update content for group web pages using a content management system.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.  Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and Access is 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.
  • A will to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.

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.

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, and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to 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.

Announcement closes COB February 8, 2016.


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 : 02/08/2016

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