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Posted: June 21, 2018
Chesapeake Bay Program Diversity Workgroup Staffer
Chesapeake Research Consortium
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 provide primary support 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.
- 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, sociology, 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 willingness to explore your career options and your passion and enthusiasm for the work and program.
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.
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.
The annual salary is $40,831 and a competitive vacation and benefits package is included for the three-year position.
How to Apply
Applications (a detailed cover letter, resume, list of at least three references, transcript [unofficial is fine] and a short writing sample) should be sent electronically to Melissa Fagan, Environmental Management Career Development Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include information concerning education and professional background, as well as immediate and long-term career goals.
CRC is an equal opportunity 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: July 8, 2018
Posted: May 31, 2018
Web Development Intern
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) invites applications for a Web Development Intern. The successful candidate will work with an established and dynamic team in partnership with Chesapeake Bay Program staff at the Chesapeake Bay Program office in Annapolis, Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay Program maintains several websites as a primary method of informing citizens and stakehlders about Chesapeake Bay protection and restoration efforts. A vast array of audience groups rely on key web-based communications as the method for staying abreast of key issues facing Chesapeake Bay restoration.
The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Director of Web Development and with key web and communications team staff that are engaged with multiple partners in developing the best websites and web applications. Typical areas of responsibility for this position will include:
- Assist in the design, creation, population and maintenance of backend databases to support Chesapeake Bay Program websites based on MySQL.
- Assist with the implementation and maintenance of content management systems (ExpressionEngine and Craft CMS) for the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership websites.
- Assist in the management, tracking and resolution of support requests.
- Assist in maintaining version controlled code and in the deployment process.
- Assist in the development of websites optimized for mobile devices using responsive web design.
- Participate in usability testing review sessions.
This internship would be a great opportunity to earn work experience for graduate or advanced undergraduate students with backgrounds in web development. A background in web design, user experience and excellent communication skills are desired.
The position will be a contractual hourly paid position with subsidized health benefits available depending on the number of hours worked.
How to Apply
Please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, online portfolio and contact information for three references prior to June 22 to Guy Stephens at email@example.com. This search will remain opened until filled. UMCES is an affirmative action/edual opportunity employer. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
This contractual position is for six months with an extension of an additional six months. The funding for this position is from a federal grant and contingent upon continued funding.
Closing Date: June 22, 2018
Posted: April 09, 2018
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) invites applications for the position of geospatial analyst at the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) office in Annapolis. This position is in support of the CBP Partnership to inform state, regional and local decision-making as called for in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. Priorities for this position are set by the CBP’s Management Board and Goal Implementation Teams, with specific technical guidance provided by the GIS Team.
The successful candidate will provide geospatial support for the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership analysis efforts. Activities will include:
- Development, management, publication and maintenance of content (maps, data, services, applications and metadata) for web-based CBP geospatial data portals including, but not limited to, the Chesapeake Bay Program Data Hub;
- Overseeing CBP data distribution to partners on an as needed basis;
- Development of standards and procedures for publishing data and services; and
- Development of web mapping applications and story maps using ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online templates to communicate a range of Chesapeake Bay restoration and conservation issues.
The successful candidate is entitled to University benefits and salary is commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references to Dave Nemazie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.
UMCES is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. This position may require a background check.