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The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Board of Directors and is charged with the overall administration and management of a $7 million environmental nonprofit organization that oversees a number of high-visibility programs and services that are focused on oyster recovery and fishery management solutions in the Chesapeake Bay.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Executive Director reports to a Chairman and executive committee as part of an 18-member Board of Directors and is administratively responsible for the Board. The Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the work of the organization, including:

  • Ensuring the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and officers are kept fully informed of the conditions and operations regarding the organization. Attends all meetings of the Board, Executive and Finance & Audit Committees. 
  • Oversight of ORP’s 25-member full time and contract staff located in Annapolis and Cambridge, Maryland offices, recruitment and retention, and staff development and training. 
  • Oversight and authority over ORP’s assets including fleet of vehicles, boats, heavy equipment.
  • Being responsible for the organization’s finance, fundraising and grants management reporting including identifying and creating new business opportunities.
  • Being responsible for implementing the organization’s strategic plan and achieving target milestones.
  • Working collaboratively and effectively with the organization’s federal, state and county government, non-profit, corporate and industry partners.

Essential Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor of Science Degree or equivalent; Master’s Degree in Business preferred
  • Minimum of 15-years management with sales and profit and loss experience; nonprofit organization experience; experience in the environmental consulting services industry a plus
  • Proven track record of success in a leadership position overseeing operations of an organization or program while maintaining solid relationships with staff, board and community
  • Working knowledge of government operations and commercial fisheries
  • Experience in conducting media interviews and public speaking 
  • Ability to make decisions and work with a broad diversity of partner organizations
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Solid, energetic, hands-on, budget management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision-making and reporting
  • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation

Position Status and Benefits:

The position is full-time permanent (40 hours) with full benefits including health, 401K, and paid time off. Salary is commensurate with experience. The primary duty location for this position is Annapolis, Maryland. Regular in-state travel to meetings and field locations is required.

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to:


Attn:  Job Opening_Exe Dir

No phone calls please

Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, September 25, 2019.




The Accounts Receivable Specialist (ARS) provides accounting and administrative support for the Director and Manager of Finance and Program Support Services in our Annapolis office of the Oyster Recovery Partnership, Inc. (ORP). ORP is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization dedicated to oyster restoration programs in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Primary Responsibilities:

The ARS is responsible for assisting with accounting, record keeping, and other financial and administrative functions. Specific job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform day to day financial transactions, including verifying, classifying, computing and recording accounts receivables’ data 
  • Reconcile accounts receivable ledger to ensure all incoming funds are accounted for, classified, and properly posted
  • Process and track invoices to customers
  • Generate customized monthly managerial receivables reports
  • Generate monthly financial reports on donor and entity receivables
  • Provide audit support for receivables including review of bank deposits
  • Assist with general administrative support to the Director and Manager of Finance and Program Support Services
  • Other activities as assigned or requested

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Management (2 to 3 years’ work experience in accounts receivable can be substituted for educational requirement).
  • High level understanding of dissemination of duties and confidentiality
  • Advanced mathematical, logical deduction and problem solving skills
  • Ability to create and edit Excel spreadsheets
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) 
  • Familiarity with technology platforms, accounting software and user interfaces
  • Excellent organizational, communication and multitasking skills
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret verbal and written requests and directions
  • Ability to meet deadlines with efficiency and accuracy
  • Experience with Microsoft Office or Office 365 suite of products

Position Status and Benefits:

This part time position is at minimum 20 hours per week with the ability to work a flexible schedule. An ideal candidate is a highly motivated, ethical, detail oriented team player, who enjoys working in a dynamic office environment. Candidate must pass a background investigation prior to start date.

For further consideration, interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to Jobs@oysterrecovery.org.



STATUS:  Full time (40 hours/week) for 6 months (Aug. 2019- Jan 2020)


The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization engaged in oyster restoration, advancing oyster aquaculture, and promoting sustainable management of native oyster and fishery stocks.  ORP’s coastal program is headquartered in Annapolis Maryland where it supports oyster restoration and fishery management improvement projects.


This contract position is a 6-month appointment that is full-time hourly (40 hours/week) without benefits.  Compensation per hour will be $15 per hour. The primary duty station for this position is Annapolis, Maryland. A majority of the time will be outdoors and in the field. Frequent in-state travel using the candidates personal vehicle is required.  Employment beyond the original appointment is dependent upon individual performance and availability of funding. Expected employment from August to January 2020

Specific Duties will Include: 

  • Maintaining and deploying water quality monitoring equipment
  • Data management and data entry, analysis and report writing
  • Participating as a team member on oyster reef monitoring surveys 
  • Conduct commercial fisheries harvest verification
  • Supporting education and community outreach events 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher education
  • Experience personal and tablet computers
  • Documented boating experience 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must possess reliable transportation
  • Some overnight travel is required

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with oyster biology, restoration and/or aquaculture
  • Familiarity with scientific monitoring
  • Familiarity with commercial fishing operations

This position is open until filled. Interviews of qualified applicants will be scheduled beginning at the end of July 2019. 

For consideration, please send cover letter and resume to:


Attn:  Job Opening- Oyster Restoration Technician.  No phone calls please



The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is seeking to hire a part-time Fisheries Dockside Monitors to support a project to verify daily commercial harvest occurring in northern Maryland coastal counties (Cecil, Harford, Kent) where commercial harvest is landed.  Dockside monitors will be responsible for intercepting commercial fishermen at the dockside to conduct spot checks of reported harvest during the offload process.


When:  Monitors will be operational through December 20, 2019.

Weekly hours:  Harvest occurs 7 days a week and most offloads occur between 7 am and 9 pm.  Monitors will operate daily within 2 to 6 hour time blocks.  Monitors will be scheduled between 3 and 4 days a week, but up to 7 days a week could occur in certain circumstances. One weekend day per week minimum.


Monitors will be compensated for daily 2 or 6 hour time blocks at a rate of $13/hr.  Monitors will also be reimbursed for mileage using Maryland’s State mileage rate


Dockside monitors will be expected to work independently from home to conduct weekly spot checks of commercial harvest.  Monitors will participate in multiple training events to learn harvest documentation procedures and other details required to affectively document harvest.  Dockside monitors will be provided tablet computers with software to schedule spot checks and document and submit monitored harvest.  Dockside monitors will be hired, managed, and paid through one of ORP’s project partner firms.

• Reliable transportation to perform monitoring duties
• Effective communication and interview skills and ability to handle difficult interpersonal situations if they occur
• Ability to work independently to intercept daily fishery offload locations
• Ability to understand specifics related to Maryland Chesapeake Bay fisheries, target species, and common terminology
• Competency using tablet computers, applications for data collection and reporting, measuring scales, or ability to learn
• Ability to maintain weekly schedule with and coordinate with project supervisor
• Ability to travel to other Chesapeake Bay regions outside of your own if needed

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Reliable source of transportation for driving to harvest offload locations. Ability to learn and follow harvest reporting guidelines and data collection procedures. Interest in fisheries management.  Dockside monitoring provides an independent third party process to verify commercial harvest and qualified dockside monitors should not be affiliated with Maryland’s commercial fishing industry.

For consideration email cover letter and resume to:  Kaycee Coleman kcoleman@oysterrecovery.org

Attn:  Job Opening_ Fisheries Dockside Monitor

No phone calls please



STATUS: Part-time (16-24 hours/week)

The Oyster Recovery Partnership (ORP) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that designs, promotes and implements consensus-based and scientifically-sustainable shellfish ecological restoration, aquaculture and commercial fishery activities to improve the environment and expand economic opportunities in the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays and beyond. Over the last 25 years, ORP and its partners planted more than 8 billion oysters in the Chesapeake Bay, and created several of the largest sanctuary reefs in the United States. Learn more: www.oysterrecovery.org.


The Oyster Recovery Partnership’s Marketing & Communications team is responsible for traditional and digital marketing across the organization. The Marketing & Communications Intern will work closely with the Marketing Manager on the implementation of communications and promotions for all of ORP’s events, programs, and initiatives.

The Marketing & Communications Intern’s responsibilities will include:
• Content creation for digital (social media, email newsletters, website, blog, etc.) and traditional (letters, posters, and print advertisements) media
• Support with website, email marketing, and social media management
• Assistance with marketing efforts for programs and events
• Representing ORP at events throughout the region (some evening and weekend work required)
• Fundraising support (e.g. gift processing, writing donation acknowledgement letters, etc.)
• And a variety of other tasks as needed

• Currently enrolled college student pursuing degree in marketing, communications or related field
• A basic understanding of and a strong interest in marketing, communications, website management, blogging, and social media
• A strong interest in environmental issues (passion for the Chesapeake Bay a plus!)
• Strong written and verbal communications
• Availability/willingness to work some nights/weekends
• Positive, energetic attitude and willingness to learn

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: Allison Albert Guercio, Marketing Manager, aaguercio@oysterrecovery.org.