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Colorado Director

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Colorado - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Clean Water Action
Contact Name
Telephone 202-985-0420
Website Further Details / Applications
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are seeking a full-time State Director to oversee our programs in Colorado. Clean Water Action (CWA) is a national citizens’ organization working for clean, safe, affordable water, prevention of health threatening pollution, creation of environmentally safe jobs and businesses, and empowerment of people to make democracy work. Clean Water Action has over one million members in 18 states and the District of Columbia, and over 65,000 members in Colorado. Clean Water Fund (CWF) is a national research and education organization which promotes the public interest on issues relating to water, waste and toxics.

Overall responsibility for leading and developing Clean Water’s work in Colorado, including the following specific responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee programs and campaigns, including legislative and electoral campaigns, community and coalition organizing, policy development, research and public education programs. Provide direction to local and state campaigns.  Work with national staff to implement local and state elements of national campaigns.
  • Lead planning and implementation of strategies to build Clean Water Action in Colorado.
  • Hire, train, supervise and develop program staff.
  • Develop and implement fundraising plans in coordination with national staff, raising funds from foundations, individual donors and other sources.
  • Provide program direction and support for field and phone canvass programs. Work in partnership with canvass leadership to build strong canvass programs.
  • Oversee administrative and financial management systems and strategies, including budgets and other financial management tools.
  • Represent Clean Water in work with other organizations, public officials, funders and the media.
  • Regular travel throughout Colorado, and to occasional national gatherings, required.
  • Ability to provide strategic leadership to build and direct the organization and its programs.
  • Extensive experience as a manager or organizer with an environmental or other non-profit organization.
  • Proven ability to supervise, support and develop staff and volunteers, including people located in different cities.
  • Experience developing and working with leadership bodies such as boards of directors, campaign or coalition steering committees.
  • Experience with issues, campaigns, and organizing.  Environmental experience is preferred though not required.  Experience with grassroots and coalition organizing and campaigns is highly desirable, as is experience with electoral campaigns.
  • Successful fundraising experience with foundations, major donors, and events.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and computer literacy.
  • Proven strategic planning and operational management skills, including the ability to manage diverse projects and personnel, budgets and multiple priorities.
  • Experience with professional canvass programs is highly desirable.
How to Apply: 

To apply please send letter of interest, salary range requirements, and resume tokaterno@cleanwater.org.

Interested internal candidates, please contact your supervisor.

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are equal opportunity employers and value a diverse workplace. People of color and those from economically disadvantaged communities are particularly encouraged to apply.  Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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