Every minute a child dies of a water-related disease
Women and children spend 140 million hours a day collecting water
1 in 9 people lack access to safe water
More people have a mobile phone than a toilet
For every $1 spent on water and sanitation there is a $4 economic return


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Water.org is an international organization working to solve the global water crisis. We are committed to providing safe water and improved sanitation to communities in developing countries. Working in partnership with donors and beneficiaries, we have helped people around the world develop accessible, sustainable, community-level water and sanitation services.

As we continue to grow, we are looking for more exceptional, driven, and passionate individuals to join our team. You can apply now for any of the open positions listed below. Due to the volume of applicants, we are unable to accept phone calls at this time.

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Office of the CEO

Executive Assistant to the CEO – Kansas City MO
The Executive Assistant for the Office of the CEO performs executive level support for CEO Gary White. This role requires analytical ability as well as the ability to manage competing priorities, highly effective communication skills, and sound judgment. The candidate will thrive in an environment where s/he must be highly proactive, well organized, detail-oriented, nimble and collaborative in dealing with others.

Administration & Finance

Staff Accountant – Kansas City MO
We seek a highly motivated, adaptive Staff Accountant to provide support to finance team members and the organization at large as needed. This full-time position will be based in Kansas City, MO (headquarters) and will report to the Controller.


Administrative Coordinator – Kansas City MO
The Administrative Coordinator (AC) position at Water.org is a critically important role, enabling the Director and Senior Manager of Strategic Alliances to work most effectively with internal and external stakeholders and to fulfill their commitment to Water.org's employees, funders, partners and Board of Directors. The AC contributes significantly to creating cohesiveness and collaboration among the entire Strategic Alliances department, providing critical admin, team and research support and acts as a ‘go-to’ resource for both the Director and team.

Senior Manager of Strategic Alliances – San Francisco CA
The Senior Manager of Strategic Alliances is responsible for forging strategic fundraising partnerships with multi-national corporations and foundations, individuals and key multilateral development organizations. This position will work closely with the overall Strategic Alliances (including Grants Management) and International Programs teams. This individual will also collaborate often with the marketing and communications team and office of the CEO, and represent Water.org to external audiences.

Information Technology

Director of Technology – Kansas City MO preferred, San Francisco CA considered
This position will define and lead technology strategy and execution for Water.org, working to ensure that Water.org’s internal IT systems support an efficient, best of class organization, and utilizing technology to help positively transform the lives of those in need. This senior-level individual will lead an emerging area within Water.org, building and leading a team of up to three by year’s end. Success in this role will demand strategic partnership and collaboration with other Water.org leaders.


Marketing Manager – Kansas City MO
The Marketing Manager will manage the creation of communications to serve the entire organization. Working across multiple departments and with a variety of internal and external clients, the Marketing Manager will ensure that Water.org is consistently producing engaging, effective and brand-building content across all channels.


WaterCredit Officer, – Philippines
Water.org seeks highly motivated, adaptive, and creative WaterCredit Officer to support its growing portfolio of WASH microfinance programs in the Philippines. The WaterCredit Officer will be part of a small local team in a high-growth scenario. The position offers significant opportunity to play multiple roles and gain diverse professional experience. This full-time position will be based in Manila with regular travel throughout the Philippines.

International Programs

Country Director, Ethiopia (Contractor), - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The Country Director is an executive leadership consultancy position and will direct, shape and is ultimately responsible for the successful implementation of all programs and partnerships in accordance with the established policies, principles and operating practices of Water.org. This position is additionally responsible for executing her/his work in line with good management practice within the political, social, cultural & economic environment.

International Programs Manager - Africa/ Latin America
International Programs Manager - South Asia
International Programs Manager - Southeast Asia
Location: Kansas City, MO or San Francisco, CA

Deadline to apply: May 29, 2015
We seek a highly motivated, adaptive, and creative International Programs Manager to provide strategic, technical, and operational oversight of and support to existing programs and engagements with in-country partners, execute initiatives funded by major donors, assist in exploring new geographies and types of partnerships, develop an ongoing pipeline of new projects, and participate in evaluation, learning, and capacity development activities.

Senior Business Operations Manager - India, – Chennai, India
The Senior Business Operations Manager will be responsible for developing and supervising a high-performance finance and administration team. The Senior Business Operations Manager will provide second-line executive leadership, including management support to the India Country Director, leadership of country office business process improvement, development and/or revision of key operational policies, work planning and project management.

Senior Manager Global Learning, – Kansas City, MO or San Francisco, CA
Our organization seeks a highly motivated individual who will lead the development and execution of learning strategy, generate insight that will advance our approaches, motivate other practitioners to adopt WaterCredit principles and practices and advocate for other types of leading institutions to take and scale up WASH finance solutions. This position will work closely with members of the International Programs team located in the U.S. and in six regional offices around the globe. The position will be located in either our headquarters office in Kansas City, MO or our satellite office in San Francisco, CA.

Water.org provides innovative, market-based solutions that change lives every day through safe water and sanitation.

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