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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Administration & Finance

Director of Human Resources – Kansas City, MO
Water.org seeks an outstanding Director of Human Resources to oversee its global human resources function. The Human Resources team at Water.org is a critical strategic partner to achieve organizational objectives. Water.org seeks an experienced, results-focused and action-oriented HR leader who values human assets as critical to realizing the organization’s mission and who has demonstrated success in helping to develop strong individuals and teams. This position will support Water.org’s international offices. Thus, experience in international environments and proficiency with international practices is required. Experience working with a distributed work force is also a must. Success in this role will demand strategic partnership and collaboration with other Water.org leaders and team members.


Grant Writer – Kansas City MO
The primary purpose of this role is to create compelling proposals and progress updates for existing and potential strategic funding partners, helping connect donors to our work, and ensure efficient coordination across internal teams to ensure all deliverables and deadlines are met. Water.org's Grant Writer reports to the Grants Manager and works closely with many departments, especially the Strategic Alliances, International Programs and Marketing teams. More specifically, this team member plays a critical role in helping Water.org build a strong and impactful community of supporters to accelerate progress against the global water crisis. No relocation will be provided.

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.

International Programs

Research Manager – Kansas City, MO
The position of the Research Manager is a newly created position at Water.org. The Research Manager will plan and manage a wide variety of water and sanitation research initiatives, conduct greater analysis of Water.org data to package into research products, and support program evaluation efforts. This is a collaborative and facilitative role that demands focus, cultural sensitivity and requires a highly-resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation and analytical skills. The Research Manager will work on the International Programs team within its Monitoring and Evaluation unit. S/he will report to the Senior Manager, Information and Evaluation who is based remotely, and will also work with members of the Water.org team in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Peru and the U.S.

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

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