Monday, October 18, 2010

charity: water / Director of Water Programs / job posting

Neat job just posted at charity: water. Please see below. They are also hiring a senior development director, if any reader is interested.

Director of Water Programs, charity: water
charity: water
New York, NY

October 2010

charity: water is focused on providing clean, safe drinking water to 100 million people in the next ten years. To do this, charity: water is scaling its staff, its countries of work, its international partnerships—and they are-inventing charity in the process.


As a member of charity: water’s Executive Team, help lead the organization and drive the cultural values that make our organization distinct.

Drive charity: water’s program strategy and build partner capacity to fund $2B in projects over the next 10 years.

Have ownership of all funds sent to the field for project work. You’ll deploy, monitor and report on $10-20M in project funding this year, growing to $500M per year over the next 10 years.

Develop and lead people and systems to manage continual influx of complex project data, and to scale exponentially over the next 5-10 years.

Develop and manage high-level relationships with NGO leaders, water experts, field engineers and community workers, driving testing and broad adoption of viable new technologies and best practices.

Drive quarterly project funding planning, including vetting and negotiating partner project proposals and coordinating funding capacity with fundraising and accounting teams.

Represent charity: water in the global safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector.

Uphold charity: water’s commitment to transparency and efficiency by holding partners accountable for financial and project status reporting.

We are looking for a truly remarkable individual to join the senior leadership team. The ideal candidate will display these unique qualities:

At least 5 years experience and expertise in international development, preferably focused on programs providing clean drinking water and hygiene and sanitation training to impoverished communities.

Experience with designing and managing scalable systems to track, organize and analyze complex project data.

Proven relationship skills with ability to develop and leverage productive relationships with NGO executives, water experts, engineers and field workers.

Strong communication skills, with ability to speak authoritatively at conferences, in meetings and on video.

Analytical, detailed and numbers-oriented approach to planning and budgeting.


Bachelor’s degree is required. Advance degree a plus.


Travel internationally at least 12 weeks per year.


A competitive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate.

For more detailed information about the organization, please go to:

Email cover letter and resume in confidence to:

Josie Sandler

Sandler Search Associates, LLC

880 Third Avenue, 16th Floor

New York, NY 10022

Email: josie [[at]]


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