Employment or Volunteer Opportunities at
MAEOE and Partner Organizations
Volunteer positions with MAEOE:
Please contact Laura Collard, Executive Director email: email@example.com
Outside Job Postings
1. Parks & People Foundation Part-time Assistant Environmental Educator Position Opening at Franklin Square Elementary Middle School
Job Posted 11/29/2013
Parks & People Foundation is seeking experienced and enthusiastic Assistant Environmental Educator for their after-school program working with 5th grade students at Franklin Square Elementary Middle School in Baltimore City.
Parks & People EE after-school programs are designed to improve academic skills in math, science, and literacy while also providing meaningful experiences in nature and exposure to green careers. EE programs are place-based and immerse students in the discovery of watersheds and urban ecosystems through hands-on interactive activities, field investigations, and creative art projects. Students learn about environmental literacy topics related to water quality, soils, biodiversity, air quality, natural resources, urban food gardening, health and nutrition. The programs also feature service learning opportunities where students engage in restoration and community outreach projects that encourage students to become environmental stewards in their own communities. Click here to learn more about Parks & People's Environmental Education programs.
To apply, click here to send resume and cover letter to Candace Chance.
Click here for the full job description
2. BIRD EDUCATION SPECIALIST
Job Posted 11/29/2013
Needed February through December, 2014 to assist with managing and implementing a bird ecology-based environmental education project conducted primarily in schools in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Linking two Smithsonian programs, Urban Nestwatch (http://ow.ly/rcq12) and Bridging the Americas (http://ow.ly/rcqzp), this project combines outdoor outreach events featuring bird banding demonstrations and other scientist-led activities with a migratory bird-focused school program that links classes in the Washington, DC area with classes in Latin America. The goal of the project is to use birds as a theme for kindling an interest in nature, fostering science literacy, developing an awareness of global connections, and motivating children to become good stewards of the environment. An emphasis will be placed on reaching underserved urban youth.
To be considered for this position, candidates MUST have experience mist-netting and banding birds and a well-rounded knowledge of birds, as well as experience teaching elementary and/or middle school students. Strong candidates will also have excellent presentation skills and the ability to work independently and as a team member. Experience in environmental education and the ability to communicate effectively in English and Spanish are preferred. A valid driver’s license is required.
Recruit new teachers and community groups into the program; schedule and manage outreach events at schools and other venues; supervise two interns for a three-month period; conduct program evaluations; manage banding and other project-related data; assist with development of educational activities, materials, and presentations and with planning of teacher workshops; occasional participation in regular Neighborhood Nestwatch (http://ow.ly/rcqRc) activities possible. Conducting outreach visits will require frequent city driving beginning in the early-morning hours. Some outreach events will take place on weekends.
Salary and application:
Salary range is $2,500 to $3,000 per month for a 10-month period (federal contract). Shared vehicle for school and other outreach visits provided. Please send cover letter, CV, and the names and updated contact information for three references to BOB REITSMA, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, National Zoological Park, PO Box 37012 MRC 5503, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012, or to firstname.lastname@example.org by1 January 2014 at the latest. (e-mail preferred, “Education Specialist ” in subject line).
3. Senior Water Resources Engineer, Brown and Caldwell
Brown and Caldwell is seeking a motivated, achievement-oriented individual
who can help us fulfill our commitment to deliver client success on each and
every project we undertake. This position will provide project engineering,
project management, and client service involvement on a variety of storm
water projects. Work will include planning, designing, regulatory compliance
and permitting on current and future projects in Maryland, Virginia and
across the Mid-Atlantic Area.
Responsibilities May Include:
o Provide oversight and direction to engineering project teams
o Assist with Engineering Management for current projects
o Manage and lead stormwater design projects
o MS4 and other regulatory compliance and permit support
o Stormwater planning, condition assessment, detailed design, and construction administration
o Preparation of engineering reports, technical memorandums, specifications
o Review shop drawings
o Coordination and leadership of project team members and task leaders
o Bachelor´s degree in water resources, civil or environmental engineering
o Experience with planning and designing stormwater BMP and impervious surface retrofit projects
o Watershed assessment and restoration planning
o Frequent work in satellite office location (Rockville, MD)
o 8-10 years of related experience
o PE in Maryland or ability to obtain one through reciprocity within 6 months
o Strong verbal communication skills
o Ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment
o Must be able to successfully manage and deliver on multiple tasks with competing priorities
Qualified applicants may apply through
4. TWO SEPARATE POSITIONS OPEN - The Chesapeake Bay Trust
1) Senior Program Officer-Stormwater Specialist
2) Program Coordinator
The Chesapeake Bay Trust is seeking qualified candidates to fill two new positions on our grants
administration team. We anticipate hiring one Senior Program Officer and one Program Coordinator.
The Senior Program Officer will be responsible for leading a new grant program focused on stormwater
and water quality restoration projects, leading an existing grant program focused on watershed planning
and project design, and participating in new related grant programs as they are developed. Duties will
include soliciting, reviewing, and administering restoration grant applications/awards from non-profit
organizations, governments, and schools that are committed to restoring and protecting the Chesapeake
Bay and its rivers and contributing to partnerships that advance the Trust’s portfolio of restoration grant
programs. Due to the source of the funding, much of the work will be focused in Prince George’s County.
The position will require frequent site visits to proposed and completed project sites.
The Program Coordinator will serve as the lead for a stormwater restoration project rebate program
focused on homeowners and other landowners in Prince George’s County. Duties will include soliciting,
reviewing, and administering rebate requests from individual homeowners, businesses, non-profit groups
and other landowners and working with our Prince George’s County partners. Site visits prior to and after
rebate project completion will be required, with an anticipated average of three days office work and two
days in the field per week.
Both positions will report to the Director of Programs and Partnerships.
Established in 1985, the Chesapeake Bay Trust is a private, non-profit, grantmaking institution dedicated to
promoting public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay. In
the past decade, the Trust has doubled its grantmaking, with current annual grant-making of $5 million
expected to increase again in the coming years through new partnerships. These individuals will be key
members of a thirteen-person staff and their programs will be key components of a portfolio of ten grant
programs focused on K-12 environmental education, citizen engagement, and on-the-ground restoration.
Senior Program Officer - Duties:
-Serve as the lead for one of the Trust’s new grant programs focused on stormwater and water quality
restoration projects and an existing program focused on restoration project design and watershed
- Identify project opportunities that advance the Trust’s and partners’ restoration and stewardship goals,
and work with potential applicants to the Chesapeake Bay Trust as they develop project ideas and grant
- Work with applicants on conceptual design of watershed restoration projects.
- Lead the analysis and review of grant applications received by the Chesapeake Bay Trust.
- Help refine and/or develop Requests for Proposals and other program materials for the stormwater
restoration programs in which he/she is involved.Prepare grant summary reports and analysis for Technical Review Committees, the Grants Policy
Committee, and Board of Trustees.
- Administer stormwater restoration grants, including organizing technical review of proposals, assisting
grantees with project issues, reviewing status and final reports, reviewing change requests, and more.
- Help manage relationships with the Trust’s funding partners, including taking the lead on partner
-Participate in and/or lead presentations on aspects of watershed restoration at conferences, seminars,
symposia, and/or in publications.
Program Coordinator - Duties
-Serve as the lead for one of the Trust’s new programs, a homeowner and other landowner rebate
program for small-scale stormwater and water quality restoration projects.
-Provide outreach, attract new applicants, and work with potential applicants as they develop project
-Review rebate applications and administer awards, including assisting successful rebate applicants with
project issues, reviewing reports, approving payments, and more.
- Help refine and/or develop program materials
- Prepare rebate summary reports and analyses for funding partners and the Trust’s Board of Trustees.
- Help manage relationships with the Trust’s funding partners, including taking the lead on partner
- Participate in and/or lead presentations on aspects of watershed restoration at conferences, seminars,
symposia, and/or in publications.
- Conduct pre & post site visits for rebate participant sites.
Senior Program Officer - Required Experience and Skills:
-Minimum five years professional experience in the environment, natural resources, and/or policy fields.
-Minimum bachelor’s degree in environment, natural resources, policy, or other closely related field.
-Graduate degree preferred. Specific coursework in stormwater, engineering, restoration science, or
closely related fields a plus.
-Demonstrated expertise in a field of watershed restoration, including watershed assessment or planning,
low impact development practices, stormwater best management practices (e.g., bioretention design or
implementation), or other related field. Experience in restoration project management desired.
Program Coordinator - Required Experience and Skills:
-Minimum one year professional experience in the environment, natural resources, and/or policy fields.
-Minimum bachelor’s degree in environment, natural resources, policy, or other closely related field.
-Demonstrated experience with small-scale stormwater projects, such as rain gardens, rain barrels, and
-Demonstrated experience with outreach and working with diverse groups of people
Both Positions - Required Experience and Skills:
-Ability to conduct site visits to project locations submitted by grant/rebate applicants
-Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
-Ability to tackle multiple tasks in a timely and effective manner.
-Attention to detail.
-Excellent organizational skills.
-Ability to work both independently and in team settings in an office environment.
-Excellent written and oral communication skills.
-Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license required to facilitate site visit travel.
Position Salary and Benefits:
$35,000 - $40,000 (Project Coordinator); $65,000-$75,000 (Senior Program Officer), both with an
excellent benefits package and opportunities for related professional development through workshops,
training programs, and conferences
Applications will begin to be reviewed on November 1, 2013, though the positions will remain open until
filled. Please send a resume and cover letter via email to email@example.com and place job title (“Senior
Program Officer” or “Program Coordinator”) in the subject line of the email.
Starting Date (approximate):
January 3, 2014
The Chesapeake Bay Trust provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in
accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We encourage applications from people of color.
5. Director of Development, Audubon Maryland-DC
JOB POSTED 11/26/2013
Reporting to the Acting Executive Director of Audubon Maryland-DC, the Director of Development will be responsible for the oversight, planning, and implementation of a comprehensive philanthropy program that secures significant financial resources from foundations, corporations, and individuals to support the conservation and education goals of Audubon Maryland-DC program in the Atlantic Flyway.
The Director of Development will develop and manage a major donor fundraising program in order to meet annual and capital giving goals that includes identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a wide portfolio of donors in conjunction with the Acting Executive Director, the Audubon Maryland-DC Board, Program Directors and other key staff and key volunteers. There will be an emphasis on developing and maintaining donor relationships from the largest urban environments in Maryland, particularly Baltimore and Annapolis, and greater Washington DC areas. S/he will also coordinate across all Audubon Maryland-DC locations in order to implement a seamless approach to fundraising and provide guidance to the development efforts at the Pickering Creek Audubon Center.
- Operate a major gifts and annual giving program for Audubon Maryland-DC.
- Assume responsibility for the cultivation and stewarding of all levels of existing donors included in the annual work plan and pipeline; research, qualify and solicit additional individual, foundation, and corporate donors to maintain a portfolio of 150+ active donors focused on advancing conservation science and education throughout the state.
- Successfully manage donor and prospect database and information using National Audubon Society’s online donor management systems; provide reports to the state’s Board of Directors and key staff as needed.
- Coordinate all donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship by staff, Board members and other volunteers; generate content and mailing lists for solicitations and invitations.
- Monitor annual contributed income goals to ensure goals are being met.
- Process donor acknowledgements, as well revenues for the state and Patterson Park Audubon Center in accordance with organizational guidelines.
- Coordinate the preparation of grant proposals, reports and donor appeals.
- Coordinate with Program Directors on the preparation of grant proposals and ensure the expedited submission of quality proposals and reports.
- Collaborate with Acting Executive Director, Office/Development Manager, and program staff to ensure that grant terms are met and that accurate grant reports are provided to donors in a timely manner.
- Plan and implement annual reports, state-based donor appeals and electronic communications; provide guidance to the Office/Development Manager for Pickering Creek requirements.
- Coordinate special events and activities that cultivate donors and prospects.
- Plan and implement an organized events-based approach to donor cultivation; ensure that a well-organized and strategic follow-up process is accomplished.
- Execute at least one major annual fundraising event within the state and 5-7 minor cultivation events as deemed necessary by the Acting Executive Director.
- Provide ad-hoc support for local fundraising events at the Pickering Creek Audubon Center.
- Manage the State Board Development Committee and the Patterson Park Audubon Center Development Committee.
- Work with the Acting Executive Director and Board committee chair to prepare and implement committee’s annual work plan; responsible for setting Board giving/getting goals.
- Prepare meeting agenda and supporting documents; attend committee meetings.
- Assist with researching and identifying prospective Board members.
- Act as an essential liaison between the Board and state program for all fundraising requests and needs.
- Coordinate local and state-based development activities to ensure maximum efficiency and outcomes, as well as a collaborative-based culture.
- Prepare a comprehensive annual development plan in conjunction with annual budget preparation that aligns with state and national strategic plans; coordinate with the Office/Development Manager and track and report on progress to Acting Executive Director and Board.
- Collaborate with Program Directors to meet annual fundraising goals for operating budgets, ensuring that each development effort is working in concert with one another for maximum benefit.
- Working closely with the Acting Executive Director and Pickering Creek Center Director, guide development functions for the Office/Development Manager; provide Acting Executive Director with feedback on the goal attainment and future objectives for the Office/Development Manager during the performance management process pertaining to fundraising responsibilities and outcomes.
- Maintain electronic web content for the state website and coordinate information with the Patterson Park and Pickering Creek web managers.
- Carry out other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in business, nonprofit management, fundraising or related field required; Master’s degree preferred.
- 7-10 years’ professional experience, to include demonstrated success in major gifts fundraising, development, personal cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts; experience working in the conservation arena or similar highly desired.
- Must be a strategic thinker and self-starter, one with excellent writing and communication skills.
- Experience managing and/or training staff and volunteers in a fundraising-based culture.
- Knowledge of and agreement with the philosophy and components of a donor-centered fundraising program.
- Ability to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people, including individual donors and prospects, foundation leaders, corporate executives, board members and staff; must feel comfortable making cold calls and asks, as appropriate.
- Excellent organizational skills with ability to handle complex details and multiple projects.
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel, and comfortable using online donor databases.
- Commitment to conservation and the mission of the National Audubon Society.
- Willingness to travel (mainly within Maryland and the greater Washington, DC areas) and work some weekends and evenings as needed.
- Preferred qualifications include:
- CFRE certification
- Familiarity with the Washington/Baltimore philanthropic community
6. Chesapeake Bay Trust: Spring/Summer Semester Internship
The Chesapeake Bay Trust seeks an intern interested in gaining experience in the non-profit environmental sector. The participating intern will work at the Chesapeake Bay Trust during the spring 2014 semester (January through May) and will transition in June to the Trust’s full-time, ten-week summer internship program. Duties at the Trust during the spring semester include a variety of administrative grant-related tasks on our portfolio of K-12 environmental education, on-the-ground watershed and habitat restoration, and citizen engagement projects, including K-12 environmental education grant review. Read the full job description here.
7. Chesapeake Bay Trust: Program Administrative Assistant
The Chesapeake Bay Trust seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Program Administrative Assistant, assisting in three categories of tasks: General Administration, Program Support, and Grants Administration. This person will be a key member of an eleven-person staff, and will report to the Office Manager. Read the full job description here.
8. Senior Water Quality Analyst - Chesterfield County, Virginia
JOB POSTED: 11/12/2013
Chesterfield County, Virginia is currently recruiting for a Senior Water Quality Analyst to oversee the watershed assessments and stream monitoring activities related to the county's VSMP/MS4 permit. Visit www.careers.chesterfield.gov to view description and to apply.
9. IMMEDIATE HIRE - SUBSTITUTE PRESCHOOL TEACHER - The Nature Preschool at The Irvin Nature Center
Date Posted: 11/5/2013
Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Outdoor Education, or related education fields
Seeking enthusiastic, high-energy educator for an immediate long-term substitute position with The Nature Preschool at Irvine Nature Center. Educator will work with children ages 3-5. Educator must be experienced working with preschool-age students and have a love of nature and hands-on learning.
Age-appropriate activities include trail walks, games, songs, puppet shows, art projects, science experiments, and live animal encounters. An integral component of learning is outdoor exploration - so you must be physically capable (and eager about) vigorous outdoor play! The educator will work directly with students to establish a positive, fun, and safe environment that allows kids to learn and explore nature at Irvine Nature Center.
• Maintain a positive, safe learning environment for students
• Help develop and implement nature-based curriculum for children ages 3-5
• Prepare and maintain teaching materials and activities
• Participate with special preschool events and outings
• Experience working with preschool-age students
• Experience doing outdoor interpretation, environmental education, or natural history lessons
• 45- or 90 hour certification (preferred but not required for Aide)
• 90-hour certification (required for Lead Teacher)
• Strong communication and organizational skills
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Computer experience (IE you can type, upload digital photos, etc.)
• Current First Aid and CPR certification
• Your own reliable transportation
Part-time hours TBD, approximately 30 hours/week.
*NOTE: We require a school year commitment.*
Will commensurate with experience.
Send cover letter, resume AND the names of three references to:
Director of The Nature Preschool
Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
(phone) 443-738-9213 (fax) 410-902-8210
10. BRANCHES Team Leader, Parks and People Foundation
JOB POSTED 12/3/2013
BRANCHES is a youth workforce training, employment and educational experience for youth agers 14 – 21. BRANCHES is designed as a way to create a renewable and homegrown pool of urban natural resources specialists for Baltimore We are partnering with Safe Streets in the Greater Mondawmin community. The youth participants must live in or near the sites where they work and take part in activities to make their communities more beautiful and environmentally healthy. They will also take part in enrichment activities including environmental education with Project BLUE (Baltimore Lessons in Urban Ecology), environmental arts projects and field trips.
- Supervise, motivate, direct and encourage team members in job skills training and field education.
- Act as a role model, working alongside team members, and demonstrate a positive work ethic; develop and maintain a strong sense of teamwork among the team members
- Mentor, coach and support members by seizing opportunities to enhance teamwork, cooperation, decision making, problem solving, leadership and goal setting for individuals and for the group as a whole.
- Maintain discipline among team members individually and on the team as a whole.
- Fairly, reasonable and consistently enforce policies and regulations.
- Provide team member updates and evaluations of their adjustment to the work environment and their overall progress.
- Transport supplies form the office to the school and or site.
- Work week will be based on a 15 hours per week over five days per week at 3 hours per day.
- Team leader must be at least 21 years old
- Must have a valid driver’s license
- Must have college level education or presently enrolled, environmental background preferred
- Experience working with children and youth is required, and experience working with at-risk youth is preferred.
- Successful applicants must consent to a background check.
- Resident of and/ or familiar with Baltimore City and/or the Greater Mondawmin area
- Good communication and organizational skills.
- Knowledge of or experience with planting and caring for trees.
- Able to identify native and invasive species.
The Team leader position is a contractual part-time position. You will work 5 days a week 20 hours in the academic year. 8 weeks of the summer 35 hours a week. Team leader salary range $11 to 12.60 depending on your experience. As this position is contractual, you will not receive any fringe benefits, sick days or vacation days. If interested please contact Nicole McDaniels, Green Career Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or office: 410-448-5663 ext: 129
11. Executive Director - Rock Creek Conservancy
JOB POSTED 12/4/2013
Rock Creek Conservancy seeks a visionary leader with strong management skills to serve as executive director. This is an exceptional opportunity for a person committed to the protection and promotion of Rock Creek as a natural treasure and community resource. The 125th anniversary of Rock Creek Park in 2015 provides a unique leadership opportunity to mobilize partners, raise awareness, and secure financial support for the park and Rock Creek Conservancy.
See the full job description at www.rockcreekconservancy.org/index.php/who-we-are/employment
To apply, please e-mail:
1. cover letter that explains why you're interested and qualified,
2. resume that conveys your leadership and management accomplishments, and
3. three-year salary history (which will be held in strict confidence)
to the search committee at EDsearch@rockcreekconservancy.org. Attached files in Microsoft Word or PDF only.
Applications will be accepted until this position is filled; all applications will be treated confidentially and acknowledged promptly.