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 the San Joaquin Valley, and enable every community to access safe, clean, and affordable drinking water.
The Center employs three primary strategies in order to accomplish our goals:
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, and bring a passion for our mission and to the development of our organization.
The Director of Organizing position is a regular, full-time, exempt employee position that will be primarily responsible for leading CWC’s organizing, base-building, and power-building programs and activities. The Director of Organizing will report directly to the Co-Executive Director in the Visalia Office, but will also work closely with the other CWC staff and organizational partners. All employees at CWC are “at will.”
Base-building and Organizing Campaign Management:
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Required Qualifications and Skills:
The ideal candidate is a seasoned community organizer, a strategic campaign planner, and an experienced staff manager. We seek a candidate with grassroots, labor, or political organizing experience, as well as experience building, leading, and managing teams.
Starting Date: Open until filled
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
To apply, email resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note "Director of Organizing Position" in the subject line
We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package which includes: medical, dental, and vision insurance; generous vacation, family, and sick leave, and holiday policies; a flexible work schedule; professional development opportunities and more. (Benefits guidelines and eligibility vary based on tenure and employment status, among other factors.) We also offer access to a 403B plan.
Community Water Center is committed to providing equal opportunity to qualified job applicants and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy), mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
To learn more about the Community Water Center and our programs, visit our website at