Community Solutions Advocate

Community Water Center

About the organization

The Community Water Center (CWC) is an environmental justice nonprofit that works directly
alongside impacted communities towards the goal of securing 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, full-time, exempt employee position
that will work in and with communities in the Southern San Joaquin Valley to help secure access
to safe and affordable drinking water through empowering communities to engage in local
drinking water projects and local/regional/statewide policy and political campaigns.

This position will help CWC work to continue to build a people-driven movement for water
justice, as we fight to bring community-driven change to the San Joaquin Valley, to California
and beyond.

All employees at CWC are “at will.” This position will report directly to the CWC Organizing
Manager or another position as assigned, and will work closely with other CWC staff,
community partners, and allies.

Qualifications

● Strong passion for and commitment to social and environmental justice.
● Outstanding organizational skills.
● Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
● Ability to juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities, while remaining focused on
overarching goals.
● 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.
● Flexible schedule – willing and able to work weekends and attend night meetings and
attend out-of-town events, activities and meetings as needed.
● Proficient with basic computer skills including, at minimum: Microsoft Office, Google
Apps, and ability to troubleshoot basic software and computer equipment problems.
● Fluent in Spanish (oral and written).
● Valid CA driver’s license.
● Experience working with low-income communities and/or communities of color.
● Understanding of and fluency in digital organizing tools and software, including online,
mobile, social media, and text platforms.
● Experience with, or knowledge of, water and environmental issues and/or community
development.
● Knowledge of political landscape in California.
● Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Salary

Starting at $50k (based on experience and qualifications).

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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

To learn more about the Community Water Center and our programs, visit our website at
www.communitywatercenter.org

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