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15 Sep 2021

Full-Time Merrill Center Facility Manager

Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Posted by Chesapeake Bay Foundation Annapolis, Maryland, United States

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Job Description

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Merrill Center Facility Manager in the Administration Department to be based at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center located in Annapolis, MD.


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



Administration’s mission is to significantly contribute to the improvement of the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay by providing a strong operations infrastructure for CBF staff. The mission is to develop and maintain procedures, systems, equipment, facilities, and property so that staff can work safely, efficiently, creatively, and productively to save the Bay.


The MC Facility Manager is a core member of the Fleet and Facilities Team and will manage all facility-oriented maintenance and operation of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s 30,000 square foot LEED certified headquarters located at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis, MD.  

Essential functions include:

  1. Perform regular upkeep and maintenance of all building systems to include HVAC (Building Management System), plumbing, electrical, security, building access, and structural. Understand building systems for trouble shooting repairs, regular preventative maintenance, renewal, procurement of contractors, and proactive care. Manage recycling and refuse operation, grounds and facility upkeep, security, and inclement weather-related items.
  1. Provide full service to staff on facility related items and respond to the ticket system to address facilities related items. Engage visitors to the Merrill Center by providing sustainable building tours to give them an understanding of the facility and LEED certification. Work with the Events Coordinator and Manager of Office Operations to help with facility rental related items and office space management.
  1. Manage all service contracts and building contractors, including cleaning, mechanical, and grounds. Work within our contracting system and protocols. Update and maintain operating systems record and logs. Manage operating and renewal and replacement budgets for facility related items and identify items for future budget planning. As needed, manage a variety of subcontractors on large capital projects.
  1. Be the primary contact/on-call staff member for after-hours emergencies, alarms, inclement weather, and other building management issues. Participate in departmental functions, projects, and meetings.
  1. Manage seasonal staff, interns and volunteers for facility related work and service projects.
  1. Other duties as assigned.


 Bachelor’s Degree preferred with 3-5 years of substantial work experience in Green/sustainable buildings/LEED certified buildings and their systems. Contractor procurement and management experience.

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:  $64,000

To apply, please send resume and cover letter through job posting on CBF website no later than September 24, 2021.

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 contribution.

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.


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 region;
  • 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.

How to Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter through this job posting on CBF website no later than September 24, 2021. Or email your resume to [email protected]

Job Categories: Green Building. Job Types: Full-Time.

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