top of page

Strategic Partnerships Officer

Job Location



Type of Job



$105K to $120K

Published By

Publisher Name

Published Date

Sep 8, 2023

About the job

Apply Now

The Water Foundation is a nonprofit philanthropy working to support lasting water solutions for communities, economies, and the environment. The Foundation complements strategic grantmaking with creative field-building and engagement with high-level decision makers and community leaders, and helps funders identify and act on opportunities to better manage water.


Reporting to the Senior Strategic Partnerships Officer and working in close partnership with teams across the entirety of the Foundation, the Strategic Partnerships Officer is responsible for helping to raise $20M - $25M annually to support the Water Foundation’s programming and overall operations. The Strategic Partnerships Officer position offers the opportunity to engage in and build experience across a variety of fundraising activities, including prospect research, grant writing, donor cultivation, and project management, while supporting the organization and its partners in advancing solutions to address some of the most critical water issues of our time.


The Strategic Partnerships Officer will bring a deep understanding of how to create complex and persuasive grant proposals, reports, and other donor collateral. With a high level of competency in writing, editing, and donor research, they will be highly detail-oriented and an organized communicator. Ideally, they bring experience translating complex topics into relatable, compelling content for a range of funder audiences. The Strategic Partnerships Officer will also bring experience managing and maintaining data. Experience with Salesforce (or other similar CRMs) is a plus.


The Water Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. The starting salary for the position is $105K to $120K depending on experience.


The Strategic Partnerships Officer will ideally be based near Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, or Los Angeles; however, remote work for those with easy access to a major airport in the western US will be considered. Intermittent travel within the US will be required.

To learn more about the desired qualifications please visit:

bottom of page