Water Leadership Strategist

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. We seek to build and enhance leadership capacity and local community power around water issues, create a regional movement for water justice in California, and enable every community to have access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water.

At CWC, we believe that safe, clean, and affordable water is a human right, not a privilege. Our organizing and advocacy work, community collaborations, and organizational culture all reflect a concern for equity, mutual respect, appreciation for diversity, and environmental and social justice. We are looking for candidates who share our values, who bring a willingness to contribute to our mission and to the growth of a new organization, and who are open to developing their skills.


The Water Leadership Strategist is primarily responsible for coordinating the Community Water Leaders Network (CWLN) and supporting efforts to build regional power. CWLN is a network of 22 elected representatives from city councils, county board of supervisors, local water boards, public utilities districts, community service districts, school boards who have made a commitment to securing safe, clean and affordable water for their communities. The network is designed to support local elected decision makers by connecting leaders to each other for peer support and mentorship, providing accurate information and water expertise, and by sharing information on opportunities to secure safe and affordable drinking water.

The Water Leadership Strategist is a full-time position based out of either our Visalia or Sacramento offices. The Water Leadership Strategist will report to the Regional Water Management Coordinator, and will work with CWC staff, the Executive Director, Valley community members, as well as members of partner organizations and agencies, and various interns.


Required Qualifications:

Strong passion for and commitment to social and environmental justice.

Experience with political organizing, developing political campaigns, or political strategy.

Experience with leadership network development.

Experience working with low-income communities and/or communities of color.

Experience working in the Central Valley.

Fluent in Spanish (written and oral).

Proficient in Microsoft and Google Office Suites.

Excellent communication skills, typing, good organizational skills and willingness to learn new programs.

Proven ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced office environment and meet deadlines.

Ability to accept praise and critical feedback – the ideal candidate would value self-improvement and seek evaluation.


Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To apply: Email your resume and cover letter to Adriana Renteria [email protected]

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