Community Solutions Advocate

Community Water Center

About the organization

Community Water Center is an environmental justice nonprofit that works alongside under-resourced communities of color to secure universal access to safe and affordable drinking water in California. We believe access to safe and affordable drinking water is a basic human right, not a privilege. CWC seeks to build an enduring movement for water justice that is powered by community activists by serving as a catalyst for community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy.

Duties

The Community Solutions Advocate position is a regular, exempt, full-time, salary position that will work in partnership with communities in the Southern San Joaquin Valley to help secure access to safe and affordable drinking water. This is primarily achieved by providing accurate and relevant information on local drinking water quality, conditions, and challenges, connecting residents to available resources, and supporting and empowering communities to engage in local drinking water projects and local, regional and statewide policy campaigns.

All employees at CWC are “at will.” This position will report directly to CWC’s Senior Community Solutions Manager based in Visalia, and will work closely with other CWC staff, community partners, and allies.

Qualifications

Strong passion for and commitment to social and environmental justice. ● Experience working with low-income communities and/or communities of color. ● Strong interpersonal verbal communication and writing skills, with sensitivity to appropriate delivery depending on target and audience. ● Strong interpersonal communication skills via various methods (ie in-person, telephone, email, video conferencing, and in writing) ● Outstanding organizational skills. ● Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. ● Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines. ● Ability to juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities, while remaining focused on overarching goals. ● Ability to take ownership of program work and drive specific tasks, including identifying gaps or barriers and taking initiative in collaborating with other staff to propose solutions. ● Ability to work with and inspire diverse communities and age groups. ● Creative and comprehensive problem solving skills. ● Ability to think strategically and understand how individual campaigns and projects fit into CWC’s overall model of change ● Ability to accept praise and critical feedback – the ideal candidate would value self-improvement and seek evaluation. ● Flexible schedule – willing and able to work weekends and attend night meetings and attend out-of-town events, activities and meetings as needed.

Salary

Starting at $54,080 per year (based on experience and qualifications)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply, email resume and cover letter to: [email protected]

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