Policy 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.


CWC is hiring for a Policy Advocate position that will focus on policies related to sustainable groundwater management, and will include a component focused on data analysis and supporting CWC’s Drinking Water Tool. This is a regular, exempt, full-time, salary position. This position reports to the Policy Manager & Attorney and is based out of CWC’s Sacramento office. This position will require some travel to the Southern San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast. All employees at CWC are “at will.”


● Strong passion for, and commitment to, social and environmental justice
● Strong research, policy analysis, policy advocacy, and writing skills
● Interest in and aptitude for legislative or administrative advocacy
● Ability to analyze and respond to technical documents related to groundwater quality and supply, public finance, governance, and public health
● Outstanding organizational skills
● Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines and “own” assigned campaigns and projects
● Ability to work in, and help build and coordinate, teams and coalitions
● Creative and comprehensive problem-solving skills and ability to quickly adapt strategies to new, changing or unexpected circumstances
● Ability to accept and provide praise and critical feedback – the ideal candidate would value self-improvement and seek and provide regular feedback and evaluation
● Proficient with basic computer skills including, at minimum: Microsoft Office, Google Apps, video conferencing programs, and ability to troubleshoot basic software and computer equipment problems
● Flexible schedule: willing and able to travel to communities in the San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast, work weekends, and attend night meetings when necessary [COVID restrictions apply]
● Valid California Driver’s License


Starting at $55,000 (based on experience and qualifications)

Application instructions

Contact email: erick.[email protected]

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

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