Drinking Water Program Associate - River Network
River Network seeks an early career professional to support our work on access to clean, safe, affordable and resilient drinking water. Individuals with interest and experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply: drinking water/utility access and affordability, water infrastructure funding and management (drinking water, sewer and stormwater), water and climate change resilience, adaptation and nature-based solutions, public policy and/or public health, environmental justice and conservation issues. This role is fully remote and the ideal candidate has comfort and experience with managing projects with remote team members. This position will focus heavily on both interview and desktop research and writing; the ability to synthesize complex information for a broad audience is a must. The position will also be public-facing and require regular communication and collaboration with our external partners.
The primary objective of this position is to support the Drinking Water team with research, writing, training and communications activities related to our work on clean, safe and affordable drinking water and equitable water infrastructure implementation. The person hired for this position will serve as researcher, writer, analyst, synthesizer and connector, helping to advance our programmatic work in areas described in more detail below.
Our ideal candidate understands and has experience with nonprofit organizations and has experience working with under-represented groups, particularly racially and ethnically diverse communities. The Drinking Water Associate will work directly with the Drinking Water Program Director and interface regularly with other members of the River Programs team. This person must be flexible and able to take initiative in accomplishing tasks as well as seeking support from River Network staff. We seek a candidate who is excited about building the capacity of organizations in our network to advance equitable access to clean, safe and affordable water with an emphasis on sustainable and climate resilient solutions that address historical inequities nationwide.