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Program Officer, Healthy Watersheds


Friday, March 20, 2020


Water Foundation

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Oakland or Sacramento, CA


The Water Foundation seeks a self-directed and motivated Program Officer to work in its Watersheds Program to address the complex challenges of water in the western United States. Reporting to the Senior Program Officer, the Program Officer will work directly with grantees, consultants, and partners to achieve the Water Foundation’s priority objectives. The Program Officer will preferably be based at Water Foundation’s offices in Sacramento or Oakland, CA.

The ideal candidate is an environmental or natural resources professional with expertise, experience, and education (or comparable knowledge) in freshwater law or policy, conservation science, land or water management, or related fields. Candidates with direct experience partnering with indigenous peoples and/or working with diverse stakeholders on water/watershed issues in rural and agricultural settings in the Western states are highly preferred. Seven to ten years of substantive, relevant work experience in nonprofits, philanthropy, political organizing, business, or government is required. Experience working on advocacy campaigns is a plus.

Compensation Information:

The Water Foundation offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. The starting salary for the position is $95k - $120k. The Program Officer will ideally be based in the Water Foundation’s offices in either Sacramento or Oakland, CA; however, there is the possibility of the position being based in other major cities in the Western U.S.

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