TITLE: Director, Clean Water Supply
CLASSIFICATION: Director I
WAGE CATEGORY: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Clean Water Supply Program
LOCATION: Flexible: Home office within reasonable commuting distance from Toledo, OH or Fort Wayne, IN
ABOUT AMERICAN RIVERS
Named one of the best groups to support by “Outside” magazine, American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® and National River Cleanup® campaigns. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 350,000 members, supporters and volunteers. American Rivers maintains a positive work environment with a culture of learning, support and balance. For more information please visit www.americanrivers.org.
American Rivers embraces and celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do. Rivers Connect Us is more than just our tagline. The beauty of rivers is that they connect all people and communities, and we seek to build and embody this diversity in our organization and throughout the conservation field. Each individual brings life experiences, knowledge, innovation and talent to our work, providing perspectives, experiences and competencies that are critical to our effectiveness.
American Rivers’ Clean Water Supply program seeks to ensure all people have access to clean water and a healthy river. We do this by working with municipalities to integrate their water management practices, utilize natural infrastructure, and engage marginalized communities in water decision-making.
The Director position leads the development and implementation of American Rivers’ Clean Water Supply program work in the Great Lakes region and will serve as the national coordinator for the Clean Water Supply program’s new Just Water initiative, which focuses on supporting, connecting and convening community-based organizations on issues regarding water infrastructure. As part of the Just Water work in the Great Lakes, the Director will serve as the Western Lake Erie Basin coordinator for the Urban Waters Federal Partnership. The Director works collaboratively with national, regional and local partners to improve water quality and river health through advocacy, education, technical assistance, and facilitation. Through the Just Water initiative, the Director will work with local and regional community-based organizations to support those organizations own efforts to advocate for improved water management practices and to help elevate their issues to a national level. The Director will present on policy initiatives and programmatic work at professional workshops and conferences. The Director will be responsible for writing and editing blog posts, white papers, and reports in support of their work. The Director will be responsible for managing budgets and fundraising efforts including proposal writing and reporting. The Director reports to the Senior Director of the Clean Water Supply Program.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time employee benefits include health, dental and life insurance, a retirement plan, and generous leave time.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter at https://americanrivers.bamboohr.com/jobs/ No phone calls please.
American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply