The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Senior Gift and Data
Specialist in the Development Department to be based at the Philip
Merrill Environmental Center in Annapolis, MD.
THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION
Established in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the
largest regional nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to
saving the Chesapeake Bay, its rivers and streams, and the wildlife
that call it home through education, advocacy, litigation, and
restoration. Since 2010, CBF has engaged in a focused effort to
defend and implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, a
binding federal and state collaborative agreement aimed at reducing
pollution to the science-based, legally-affirmed levels established
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Blueprint is
expected to be fully implemented by 2025. If the states and the
federal government achieve Blueprint goals, the Bay will
finally—after decades of failed efforts—be removed from the Clean
Water Act’s impaired waters list. Successfully implementing the
Blueprint depends on a well-informed, engaged, active, and diverse
constituency of members, advocates, and volunteers who speak up and
take action to save the Bay.
CBF has a staff of approximately 210 employees working in
offices in Annapolis, Maryland; Richmond and Virginia Beach,
Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C. as well as
15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps
work throughout the region educating students and adults,
advocating for clean water policies, restoring waterways, and
litigating when necessary.
CBF's headquarters office in Annapolis, Maryland is the Philip
Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first U.S. Green Build
Council’s LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened the Brock
Environmental Center—one of the world’s most energy efficient,
environmentally smart buildings—in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
CBF has an annual budget of approximately $30 million and is
supported by over 300,000 members and e-subscribers. For more
information on CBF, please visit cbf.org.
The mission of Development is to provide financial resources for
CBF to meet its long-term vision of saving the Bay. It establishes
and implements strategies to motivate donors to contribute to the
organization’s programs and projects through two primary areas of
activity: development and membership.
CONTEXT OF THE POSITION
The Senior Gift and Data Specialist is responsible for
maintaining a high standard of gift processing and quality control
for the relational database and plays a key role associated with
Essential functions include:
- Keys gift and biographical information associated with CBF’s
major and mid-level donors, public grants, and planned gifts
- Ensures soft credits, memberships, and relationships are
accurately tracked. Reviewing source documents for clues to
additional information to be recorded
- Keys all stock and in-kind gifts
- Scans and files all digital documents associated with the above
- Acts as support for the Gift Processing Manager, aiding in
developing gift entry processes and serves as the Manager’s back
- Supports other gift processing functions as needed Donor Record
- Updates records, including but not limited to linking, merging,
Major Gift Officer assignment, accurate coding to ensure donors are
kept in appropriate solicitation cycles, tracking complicated
- Work to ensure that systems, organizational culture, and
practices are aligned with CBF’s mission, values and commitments
related to DEIJ.
- Develop and refine programs and activities to ensure equitable
practices and support the development of a diverse and effective
- Ensure an inclusive working environments that supports diverse
PREFERRED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND
Data processing experience and accurate typing skills are
required. Knowledge of relational database systems and structures
and their components. Must be detail-oriented and possess good
organizational skills and effective verbal and written
communication skills. Must be experienced with handling large
volumes of data with speed and accuracy. Must be self-motivated,
highly productive, and a good team player. Working knowledge of
Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook.
Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse
backgrounds and experiences. Ability to receive and give supportive
feedback to foster equity and inclusion in working
relationships. Ability to recognize, nurture, and learn from
strengths in co-workers. Having flexibility to accomplish job
responsibilities in several work environments, whether it be from
home, on the road, or in an office.
Salary Range: $40,000 - $43,000
To apply, please send resume and cover letter through job
posting on CBF website no later than January 17, 2022.
CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20
vacation days, 10 sick days, 2 floating holidays, health, vision,
dental, life insurance, and a 403(b) retirement plan with matching
CBF requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19. The successful candidate will need to submit
verification of vaccination or have a valid religious or medical
reason not to be vaccinated.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND
Just as biodiversity is the key to a thriving ecosystem, human
diversity is the key to saving the Bay. Success depends on people
from widely diverse backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities, identities,
and races taking collective action. Clean water, clean air, and a
safe environment are rights we all share.
To increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, the
Chesapeake Bay Foundation will:
- Recruit and retain a staff, board, and membership that reflect
the diversity of people living within the Chesapeake Bay
- Strengthen and broaden the diversity of our partnerships;
- Celebrate and value the diversity of staff; and
- Fight to ensure that everyone has equal access to clean water,
clean air, and a safe environment.
CBF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or
expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics,
disability, age, or veteran status.