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Drinking Water Program Director

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Jun 1, 2023

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River Network seeks an experienced candidate to oversee our work to increase access to clean, safe, and affordable drinking water nationwide by growing the capacity and connectedness of our network to advance equitable drinking water policies and practices to ensure sustainable drinking water access for all. Individuals with interest and experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply: drinking water access and affordability, water infrastructure funding and management (drinking water, sewer and stormwater), water and climate change resilience, water conservation and efficiency, adaptation and nature-based solutions, public policy and/or public health, environmental justice, and conservation issues.


This role is fully remote and the ideal candidate has comfort and experience managing remote projects and teams. The Drinking Water Program Director will lead a training and research team focused on building the capacity of grassroots advocates to increase equity in clean drinking water access. This role will provide strategic oversight of the organization’s drinking water work, including fundraising, budget and team management, and ensure programs and activities are in line with our strategic plan and network priorities (learn more about our current drinking water work). While most work is performed remotely, travel will be required for conferences, staff retreats and other work-related meetings (estimated on average one trip per month).


Our ideal candidate understands and has experience working with nonprofit organizations and with under-represented groups, particularly racially and ethnically diverse communities. The Drinking Water Program Director will work directly with the Vice President of River Programs and serve as a member of the Policy Team and the broader River Programs Team.  This person must be flexible and able to take initiative in accomplishing tasks, as well as seeking support from other River Network staff. We seek a candidate who is excited about building the capacity of organizations in our network to advance equitable access to clean, safe and affordable water with an emphasis on sustainable and climate resilient solutions that address historical inequities nationwide.


Full job description and how to apply can be found here.

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