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.”


● 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.
● 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.
● Ability to juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities while remaining focused on
overarching goals.
● 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.
● Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
● Ability to accept praise and critical feedback – the ideal candidate would value
self-improvement and seek evaluation.
● Flexible schedule – willing and able to work weekends and attend night meetings.
● Proficient with basic computer skills including, at minimum: Microsoft Office, Google
Apps, and ability to troubleshoot basic software and computer equipment problems.
● Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
● Fluent in Spanish (oral and written).
● Valid CA driver’s license.


Starting at $75,000 (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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