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Federal Base Coordinator

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is looking for a Federal Core Coordinator within the EPR Department who will be based in our Washington, DC office.


Established in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization dedicated to saving Chesapeake Bay, its rivers and streams and the wildlife that inhabit it through education, advocacy, litigation and restoration. Since 2010, the CBF has engaged in a focused effort to defend and implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, a binding federal and state collaborative agreement to reduce pollution to legally confirmed and science-based levels established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The master plan is expected to be fully implemented by 2025. If the states and the federal government meet the goals of the master plan, the bay will ultimately, after decades of unsuccessful efforts, be removed from the list of degraded waters of the Clean Water Act. The successful implementation of the Master Plan depends on a well-informed, engaged, active and diverse group of members, advocates and volunteers speaking out and taking action to save the Bay.

CBF has a staff of approximately 210 employees working from offices in Annapolis, Maryland; Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, DC as well as 15 field training program sites. Our staff and volunteer corps work across the region to educate students and adults, advocate for clean water policies, restore waterways, and advocate where needed.

CBF’s headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first US Green Build Council LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened the Brock Environmental Center, one of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings in the world, in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The CBF has an annual budget of around $ 30 million and is supported by over 300,000 members and subscribers online. For more information on CBF, please visit cbf.org.



CBF’s Environmental Protection and Restoration Department defends and restores Chesapeake Bay by protecting the Bay’s natural resources from pollution and other harmful activities by fighting for strong and effective laws and regulations; restore critical habitats and filtering mechanisms in the bay; and involve citizens in CBF’s environmental efforts by recruiting, training and integrating them as effective partners and leaders.


The Base Federal Coordinator plays a key role in developing an engaged and informed network of members and volunteers to advocate for legislation and regulatory programs that are critical to the success of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint and other organizational priorities. This person will act as a liaison between the federal and internal core team, collaborate in efforts to create a diverse network of advocates, and support CBF’s efforts to garner 1 million votes for drinking water.

The essential functions include:

1. With input from policy staff, develop the baseline and advocacy strategy to support

the legislation and regulatory programs that are critical to the success of the Chesapeake Clean

Water Blueprint and other organizational priorities.

2. Working with the local internal team, engage members of the CBF and other members of the environmental community to advocate for federal legislative and regulatory issues critical to the success of the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint and other organizational priorities.

3. Recruit advocates who will be aware of federal issues to advance organizational priorities.

a. Establish a collegial advocacy program in the DC metro area.

b. Establish and develop relationships with partner organizations.

vs. Represent CBF at partner drop-off events.

4. Act as a liaison between the federal office and core state staff, providing priority support CBF and partner programs and in strategic locations.

5. Plan and host experiences of CBF decision makers.

6. Plan and organize special events for CBF advocates, including training and lobbying opportunities.

7. Collaborate and coordinate with communications staff to develop content for member, partner and advocate communications, including action alerts, blogs, and CBF website updates.

8. Support CBF’s efforts through the Making History campaign.

a. Work with CBF staff on efforts to raise 1 million votes for clean water.

b. Contribute to the development and implementation of advocacy sections for the bay

Advocacy Institute.

vs. Be part of the 1 Million Voices strategic team and the Bay Advocacy Institute


D. Track federal actions for the 1 Million Voices Campaign across CBF’s organization


9. Work to ensure that systems, organizational culture and practices are aligned with FCB’s mission, values ​​and commitments related to DEIJ.

10. Develop and refine programs and activities to ensure fair practices and support the development of a diverse and effective team.

11. Ensure an inclusive work environment that supports diverse populations

12. Other assigned tasks.


Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience which includes a variety of local organizations, volunteer leadership and training, public speaking. Excellent writing skills required. Knowledge of the federal government and environmental issues is helpful.

Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse origins and experiences. Ability to receive and give favorable comments to promote equity and inclusion in labor relations. Ability to recognize, nurture and learn from the strengths of colleagues. Having the flexibility to accomplish work responsibilities in multiple work environments, whether at home, on the road or in the office.

Wage scale: $ 60,000 – $ 65,000

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter through the job posting on the FCB website no later than December 7, 2021.

CBF offers a full package of benefits including: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 2 floating holidays, health, ophthalmic, dental, life insurance and 403 (b) pension plan with matching contribution.

The CBF requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate will be required to submit a vaccination verification or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.


Just as biodiversity is the key to a thriving ecosystem, human diversity is the key to saving the bay. Success depends on people of very diverse origins, cultures, ethnicities, identities and races taking collective action. Clean water, clean air and a safe environment are rights that we all to share.

To increase diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation:

  • Recruit and retain a staff, board and membership who reflect the diversity of people living in the Chesapeake Bay area;
  • Strengthen and expand the diversity of our partnerships;
  • Celebrate and value the diversity of staff; and
  • Fight for everyone to have equal access to clean water, clean air and a safe environment.

CBF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will be considered for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status..

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