San Joaquin Valley Program Director

Community Water Center

About the organization

The Community Water Center (CWC) acts as a catalyst for community-driven water solutions
through organizing, education, and advocacy in California. We seek to build and enhance
leadership capacity and local community power around water issues, create a regional movement for water justice in the San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast, and enable every community to access safe, clean, and affordable drinking water.


The San Joaquin Valley Program Director (SJVPD) position is a full-time, exempt employee position that will be primarily responsible for overseeing CWC’s campaigns, programs, and projects based in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. The San Joaquin Valley Program Director will also be responsible for providing vision and strategic direction for CWC’s Southern San Joaquin Valley work.

The SJVPD is expected to coordinate this work with the community solutions staff, community organizers, and CWC Directors, as well as work regularly with other CWC staff and interns, affiliate organizations, government agencies, and community partners. This position will require regular travel to communities throughout the Southern San Joaquin Valley and also occasional travel to the Central Coast and Sacramento as needed. The SJVPD will report directly to the Executive Director. All employees at CWC are “at will.”


● Bachelor’s or Master’s in Environmental Science, Education, Community Planning & Development or related degree (strongly preferred).
● Experience using CRM, CMS, and online advocacy tools.
● Understanding of and fluency in digital organizing tools and software, including online, mobile, social media, and text platforms.
● Experience working on drinking water projects and/or public policy.
● Experience working with management and analysis of databases, including geospatial data (GIS).
● Experience with or knowledge of water and environmental issues.
● Strong passion for and commitment to social and environmental justice.
● At least 4-5 years supervising and/or managing staff and working in and managing campaign teams.
● At least 3-5 years in project planning, management, and evaluation
● Fluent in Spanish (oral and written).
● Valid CA driver’s license.
● Experience with power analysis, strategy, and campaign development.
● 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 creative and comprehensive problem-solving skills.
● Strong interpersonal verbal communication and writing skills, with sensitivity to appropriate delivery depending on target and audience.
● Ability to work with and inspire diverse communities and age groups.


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

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