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Development Director

About Community Water Center

Community Water Center acts as a catalyst for community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy. We seek to build and enhance leadership capacity and local community power around water issues, create regional movements for water justice in California, and enable every community to have access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water. At CWC, we believe that safe, clean, and affordable water is a human right, not a privilege. Our organizing and advocacy work, community collaborations, and organizational culture all reflect a concern for equity, mutual respect, appreciation for diversity, and environmental and social justice


● Foster an environment that promotes trust and cooperation amongst CWC staff, community members, ally organizations and all other stakeholders. ● Actively participate in staff meetings; board and staff retreats; and program strategy meetings as appropriate ● Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


Required Qualifications ● 5+ years successful fundraising track record ● 3+ years experience in leadership or management role ● Strong grant writing, reporting, and management skills ● Strong interpersonal verbal communication and writing skills, with sensitivity to appropriate delivery depending on target and audience ● Ability to work in teams, in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines ● Detail-oriented and results-driven, creative problem-solving skills ● Ability to manage staff, volunteers, and contractors ● Ability to accept praise and critical feedback, valuing self-improvement and seeking evaluation ● Proficient with basic computer skills including, at minimum: Microsoft Office and Google Apps ● Valid CA driver’s license and the ability to drive on highways. Preferred Qualifications ● Financial management and budget development experience ● Strong passion for and commitment to social and environmental justice ● Fluent in Spanish (writing and speaking) ● Graduate degree ● Experience working in the Central Valley and/or Salinas Valley or familiarity with key environmental justice issues facing these regions

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We are currently reviewing applications, in order to ensure that we have the same information on file for all applications, we ask that you provide a cover letter to [email protected] and ensure in your cover letter you respond to the questions below.

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The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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