Policy Director

Community Water Center

About the organization

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.


The Policy Director position is a full-time, exempt employee position that will be primarily
responsible for leading CWC’s policy and advocacy programs and activities, and will manage
the policy and communications teams. The Policy Director will report directly to the Executive
Director, but will also work closely with the other CWC staff and organizational partners. All
employees at CWC are “at will.” The Policy Director is based out of the Sacramento office.
NOTE: All staff are working remotely for the time being due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


● Strong passion for, and commitment to, social and environmental justice
● Experience managing staff in a direct supervisory capacity
● Strong legislative and administrative lobbying and advocacy skills
● Extensive knowledge of legislative and administrative processes
● Strong public speaking skills and familiarity given presentations/remarks in a range of
public settings, including testifying before legislative or regulatory or decision-making
● Extensive experience and capacity to facilitate internal and external meetings, including
meetings that may involve complex or sensitive subject matter and/or require negotiating
with stakeholders
● Strong policy analysis and writing skills
● Creative and comprehensive problem-solving skills and ability to quickly adapt strategies
to new, changing or unexpected circumstances
● Ability to analyze and respond to technical documents related to groundwater quality and
supply, public finance, governance, and public health
● 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
● At least 5 years of experience in CA administrative and/or legislative policy advocacy,
with some management experience, particularly
o CA water and environmental law
o CA local government law


Starting at $75,000 (based on experience and qualifications)

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]nter.org

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

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