International Rivers envisions a world where healthy rivers and the rights of local communities are valued and protected. Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them. Armed with on the ground evidence and cutting edge research, International Rivers mobilizes civil society and communities to advocate for improved river basin governance, transparent and accountable energy infrastructure, and human rights. We have been the driving force behind iconic campaigns to protect the world’s great rivers from harmful projects and pioneered global policy solutions.
We are a global organization based in in the United States with newly established regional offices in Asia, South America and Africa. Our small and nimble team are leading effective campaigns in key regions and river basins around the world. In 2017, we launched our new organizational strategic plan, Our Rivers, Our Water Future, to guide our work over the next five years.
About the Position
We are looking for an exceptional person to provide strategic leadership and oversight of the organization’s finance and operations functions. International Rivers is in a period of growth and transformation, as we work to consolidate our recently established global structure, and implement our newly minted, visionary strategic plan. The Director of Finance and Operations will be a key architect of the implementation of our new organizational strategy and will play an integral role in scaling up our long-standing and impressive history of achieving impact.
We are looking for an entrepreneurial and passionate self-starter, with energy for the long haul, who can roll of their sleeves in a dynamic and fast-paced global team. The Director of Finance and Operations will lead the organization in optimizing finance and operational systems across a globally dispersed office structure. The Director will proactively identify opportunities and challenges, and aggressively implement creative solutions. The Director will supervise a small team of finance and operations staff.
This is a tremendous opportunity for a finance and operations leader to leave their mark on a well-respected, high-impact organization as it takes on an ever more ambitious global strategy. The position can be based in Berkeley, CA or Seattle, WA.
Required Experience and Skills
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. International Rivers strives to bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and diverse perspectives and experiences improve the ways we work. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, and welcome applications regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity.