Maryland – Campbell Foundation hiring Program Director, Agriculture

 Annpolis, Maryland

Program Director, AGRICULTURE

Now funding in the Chesapeake Bay watershed for 20 years, the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment was established to improve the conditions of America’s largest estuary system: the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays. The Campbell Foundation seeks to identify, broaden and strengthen leadership and community based organizations to protect living resources in and around the Bay.

Convinced of the lifestyle and economic benefits offered by a thriving Chesapeake Bay system, Keith Campbell as founder and Chairman has focused the Campbell Foundation on engaging others in partnership to build support for a healthy Bay. Partnerships with grantees and key stakeholders continue to be a focal point in delivering on the Campbell Foundation’s mission.

Indeed, all parties must take scientifically-based and strategically focused action to address the most critical problems facing our natural resources. For additional information on the Campbell Foundation, please visit our website.

The Campbell Foundation is seeking a talented and experienced Program Director, Agriculture who will be responsible for managing partnerships with the grantees of our Chesapeake Initiative. This position plays a key role in the implementation of the Agriculture Program in the Bay watershed and in creating common ground between highly diverse stakeholders such as our grantees, business interests, farmers, decision-makers and the community at large.

The Agriculture Program is focused on supporting:

  • The founding and evolution of 360° stakeholder driven, consensus-based, problem-solving groups
  • Projects that leverage emerging consumer preferences and supply chain mechanisms
  • Development of, and trials for promising new technologies and methods that help to support on-farm performance while enabling changes that yield environmental benefits
  • Develop operational specifications for all program initiatives, ensuring alignment across staff, including distinct program officer deliverables with clear delivery dates and explicit accountabilities;
  • Prepare timely, candid, actionable reports to the President;
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking models and program assessments to properly evaluate resource allocation across areas of grant making;
  • Ensure that the Program effectively utilizes the Foundation’s database to support efforts to research and track grants, grantee institutions, and their performance relative to the Program’s strategic plan and its metrics;
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging issues, polices, programs, and organizations that may affect the Foundation’s ability to carry out its mission, and propose potential strategic and tactical adjustments to the President when necessary, and
  • Oversee and ensure effective operations of the office administration and of the Executive Assistant.


  • At least 10 years of experience in managing a foundation program or non-profit organization or a significant department with a mission of sustained environmental focus with multiple, diverse stakeholders, with 5+ years in an executive position such as Vice President or Program Director and managing minimally 3-5 direct reports;
  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree in relevant field preferred.
  • An engaging leader with exceptional interpersonal and participatory influencing skills to interact with staff, President, conservation community and grantees as well other partners with differing perspectives and interest;
  • Deep interest in diverse points of view; meeting new people; exploring new perspectives and challenging current thinking with the ability to create new common ground;

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