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Director of Water Programs

charity: water
Location: New York
Last Date: December 10, 2010

Director of Water Programs
charity: water 
New York, NY

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


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