Career Opportunity

Development Manager – Waterkeepers Chesapeake

Waterkeepers Chesapeake seeks an enthusiastic self-starter with a passion for the environment to manage our development efforts. The Development Manager will work closely with the Executive Director and program staff to promote our organization and clean water initiatives. The ideal candidate will have an educational and professional background that demonstrates success with nonprofit fundraising, grants and event management, and issue advocacy campaigns. Proven experience in grant writing, foundation and major donor cultivation, and strategic development plans. The Development Manager will work with Executive Director and other staff to develop and execute partnership and sponsorship plans for various programs and campaigns: Fair Farms and Clear Choices Clean Water.

Waterkeepers Chesapeake is a coalition of eighteen independent Waterkeeper programs working to  make the local waters of the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays swimmable and fishable. We amplify the  voices of each Waterkeeper and mobilize our organizations to fight pollution and champion clean water.  For more information, please visit

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Waterkeeper Alliance provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran