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Posted: 04/05/2011

Chesapeake Conservancy

The Conservancy's mission is to ensure conservation, stewardship, access, and enjoyment of the Chesapeake's iconic landscapes and waterways and its cultural and historic assets, highlighted by the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and the Chesapeake Gateways and Watertrails Network. The Conservancy is the National Park Service’s principal partner in implementing the Trail and in efforts to connect the public to opportunities to explore and experience the Chesapeake Watershed through the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network. The Conservancy has also forged partnerships with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA, National Geographic, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and other governments, businesses, public-interest groups, and citizens to advance its mission.

Program Director
Professional Opportunity
Annapolis, MD
$ Based on experience

Job Description

The Director of Programs manages a suite of outreach initiatives aimed at connecting the public to the Chesapeake’s natural, cultural and historic resources. These include the development of new public access sites in the Bay watershed, the collection and distribution of information related to Chesapeake-centric events and activities, the planning and implementation of stewardship and volunteer opportunities, the coordination of training and capacity building for partner organizations and the implementation of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Management Plan and the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network strategic goals.

Key Qualifications:

The Director of Programs should be an organized and goal-driven individual with a passion for the mission of the Chesapeake Conservancy – public access, preservation, conservation, education and stewardship of the Bay and its resources. Candidates must have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience post-college. Preference is given to past work in outreach, planning, policy and outdoor recreation. Familiarity with federal land management organizations, especially the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service, is desirable. Excellent communications skills, including writing, public speaking, and a proven track record of positive relationships with a diverse range of partners are critical. In addition, candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and have some experience using web content management systems and various social media platforms.

Salary and Benefits

Salary for this position is commensurate with a candidate’s relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees. A competitive benefits package includes health care coverage, a retirement plan, maternity or paternity leave, paid vacation and sick days. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.

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How to apply
How to Apply: Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter explaining how your skills and background fit this position and a resume to Eleanor Mahoney at emahoney@chesapeakeconservancy.org . Applicants will be reviewed as their materials arrive, expected start date in early May 2011. The Chesapeake Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Eleanor Mahoney
Phone: (443) 321-3625
410 Severn Avenue, Suite 405
Annapolis, MD 21403

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