Community Solutions Coordinator

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 Coordinator is a full-time exempt position that will be primarily responsible for providing technical support, analysis, and resources to assist communities in making informed decisions on the best drinking water technical solution(s) for their needs. The Community Solutions Coordinator is expected to work directly with the Community Organizers, CWC Directors, and other CWC staff and interns; and will coordinate with government agencies, affiliate organizations, and community partners. The Community Solutions Coordinator will also be supporting the development of draft plans for communities in the Southern San Joaquin
Valley to develop interim and long-term solutions to water access challenges and tools for communities to understand and engage in the process of decision-making. They will also work closely with Community Organizers to ensure these plans are communicated effectively to community partners and provide opportunities for community engagement and action. This position will require travel to communities throughout the Southern San Joaquin Valley and Sacramento as needed.

The Community Solutions Coordinator is expected to report to the Senior Community Solutions Manager in the Visalia office. All employees at CWC are “at will.”

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

● Experience reviewing technical analyses and information in public, private or non-profit sectors, preferably environment, health, and/or social justice; and synthesizing technical information for non-expert audiences.

● Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with sensitivity to appropriate delivery depending on target audience.

● Outstanding organizational skills.

● Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse organizations, groups, and individuals.

● Ability to work independently and in a team setting.

● Experience working with low-income communities and/or communities of color.

● Ability to be detail-oriented and think analytically, creatively, and critically.

● Ability to analyze drinking water technology information, develop cost estimates, and develop tools to optimize choices in interim solution systems.

● Valid Driver’s License.

● Ability to travel within California and work some nights and weekends.

● Proficient with basic computer skills including, at minimum: Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and ability to troubleshoot basic software and computer equipment problems.

● Fluency in English and Spanish.

● Bachelor's Degree.

Salary

Starting at $55,000 (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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