Community Solutions Manager

Community Water Center

About the organization

The Community Water Center acts as a catalyst for community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy in California. CWC has offices in Visalia, Watsonville and Sacramento, CA. The Center employs four primary strategies in order to accomplish our goals: ● Educate, organize, and build the capacity of low-income communities and communities of color to address local drinking water challenges. ● Support low-income communities and communities of color in the development of drinking water solutions through technical assistance projects. ● Advocate for systemic change to address the root causes of unsafe drinking water in California. ● Serve as a resource for information and center of expertise on community water challenges. CWC’s team is passionate, dynamic, and believes in the cause of water justice and making real change that is driven directly by impacted communities themselves. Our organizing and advocacy work, community collaborations, and organizational cult


● Manage multiple drinking water infrastructure projects to ensure long-term access to safe and affordable drinking water. ○ Track and manage staff, timelines, budgets, consultants and other program components and resources to most effectively advance ongoing long term water solutions projects. ○ Proactively advance projects by urging key actors to take timely action and provide the necessary urgency to slow moving government processes. ○ Help strategically develop and lead future community solutions work. ○ Identify and address barriers related to access to safe and affordable drinking water and specific project delivery. ○ Track and manage grant and project funding to ensure project success. ■ Develop funding applications, including scopes of work and budgets. ■ Support the development, tracking, and reporting of project outcomes and performance metrics. ■ Identify funding gaps for projects and lead the pursuit of additional sources of funding where needed. ● Assist communities in understanding their drinking water quality and connect them to short-term drinking water resources such as bottled water and hauled water. ○ Develop technical analysis, informational materials, and other resources that are accessible to a non-technical audience on topics relevant to water quality and projects. ● Support CWC’s organizing and advocacy efforts by:○ Participating in community meetings and one-on-one outreach to provide updates on project progress. ○ Strategizing with staff and community


Required Qualifications ● Experience reviewing technical analyses and information preferably related to drinking water, wastewater, the environment, health, and/or social justice; and synthesizing technical information for non-technical audiences. ● Project management experience, including oversight of project contractors (e.g. consultants working on specific technical aspects of a larger environmental project), and scope, budget and schedule development and tracking. ● Experience managing other staff as a direct supervisor and/or as the lead of a project team. ● Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills, with sensitivity to appropriate delivery depending on target audience. ● Fluency in English and Spanish. ● Outstanding organizational skills, including the ability to make progress on multiple projects concurrently. ● Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse organizations, groups, and individuals. ● Ability to be detail-oriented and think analytically, creatively, and critically. ● Experience working with low-income communities and/or communities of color. ● Ability to accept and provide critical feedback– the ideal candidate would value accountability across the organization. ● Valid California driver's license and the ability to drive on highways. ● Ability to travel within California and work some evenings and weekends.● Bachelor’s Degree. Preferred Qualifications ● Engineering, environmental science, or related degree


$85,000- $105,000; based on experience and qualifications

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Contact email: [email protected]

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