Doreen, dressed in a blue shirt with light grey hair, leads a presentation in an office room.
Leading the Bay Program’s Accountability and Budget Team, Doreen Vetter (center) ensures the partnership’s progress toward meeting the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement is properly tracked and communicated to various stakeholders. (Photo by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program)

Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay Program is the nation’s premier watershed restoration partnership. Our partnership brings nonprofits, academic institutions, and federal and state agencies together to meet the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

The partners that make up the Chesapeake Bay Program are some of the most influential environmental organizations in the Mid-Atlantic. Joining the Chesapeake Bay Program puts you at the center of this dynamic group of scientists, conservationists, researchers and more.

Many of our staff live throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed or near Annapolis, Maryland. Annapolis is located between two major cities (Baltimore and Washington, D.C.) and includes a historic downtown, competitive job opportunities for family members, top-ranked public schools, and of course, some of the nation’s best seafood! The Bay Program partnership works across the entire watershed, so you will have the opportunity to influence and engage with communities across the region.

Current openings

Chesapeake Bay Coordinator

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Application Due
September 29, 2023


The U.S. Geological Survey Chesapeake Bay Coordinator is responsible for leadership and direction in the planning, development, implementation, and communication of USGS Chesapeake activities. The approximately $27.5M portfolio is funded by multiple USGS Programs as well as partner agencies, and as such partnership engagement is a critical responsibility of the Coordinator. The Coordinator is the USGS lead within the high-profile, multi-partner Chesapeake Bay Program and facilitates involvement by USGS executive leadership as needed.

Learn more and how to apply