1 in 10 people lack access to safe water
1 in 3 people lack access to a toilet
Women and children spend 125 million hours each day collecting water
Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease
Every $1 invested in water and sanitation provides a $4 economic return


Want to change the world?

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. Our headquarters is in Kansas City, Missouri, but we have employment opportunities around the world. We are currently hiring for the following positions. If you are interested and qualify, click Apply Now. You may also apply for future opportunities by completing the online application form.

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Human Resources

Senior Recruiter (temp to hire) – Kansas City, MO
The Senior Recruiter is responsible for sourcing, interviewing and placing top talent within the Water.org organization while partnering with hiring managers to fill a diverse set of domestic and international roles. This temporary position will be approximately six months with high potential to convert to full time status.

President's Office

Director, Technology Impact and Innovation – Kansas City, MO or San Francisco, CA
We seek a strategic, results-oriented leader who will define and lead our technology strategy. As a core member of the senior leadership team that drives the key strategic decisions for the organization, this individual will help shape our approach and priorities. This leader will create a roadmap for impact and build and lead a focused team to deliver solutions that enhance our global impact, drive broad awareness, engagement and action, and enhance organizational effectiveness.

Global Finance Lead – Kansas City, MO
Water.org seeks an outstanding Global Finance Lead to help shape the next stage of its evolution. This unique individual must possess strategic, financial and operational acumen, as well as global perspective and a passion for our mission to help solve one of the world’s most urgent challenges. As a business partner to the CEO and President, this senior leader will serve as a key member of the executive team. S/he will play a critical role in shaping Water.org's strategic, financial and programmatic evolution and will oversee all financial and administration aspects of our business across two domestic and seven international offices. The ideal candidate must offer a track record of success as a strategic and financial leader within a complex global environment and must demonstrate depth in financial and operational management, and innovative finance. For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to Korn Ferry at: Kate Kohler, Co-Lead, Impact Investing Practice & Principal, Global Financial Markets; Phone: 202-955-0913; kate.kohler@kornferry.com.

International Programs

Finance and Administration Manager – Dhaka, Bangladesh
The Finance and Administration Manager leads day-to-day finance operations for the Water.org's Bangladesh Office including functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable/receivables, payroll, budget and financial monitoring and internal audits of partner programs. By coordinating with in-country and US-based finance and programs staff, this position is to ensure Water.org has systems and procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. Please send resume to positions-bangladesh@water.org.

Portfolio Manager, Africa Region – Kansas City, MO
We seek a highly motivated, adaptive, and creative individual who will work on the International Programs team as Portfolio Manager for the Africa region. This position provides technical, and operational oversight of and support to existing programs and engagements, executes donor-funded initiatives, assists in exploring new geographies and types of partnerships, develops an ongoing pipeline of new projects, and participates in evaluation, learning, and capacity development activities. This full-time position will be based in Kansas City, MO (headquarters) with regular travel to Africa.

Senior Researcher – Kansas City, MO or San Francisco, CA
The primary purpose of the Senior Researcher is to design, generate, and manage a wide variety of water and sanitation research and evaluation projects to assess program and business model effectiveness, and contribute to Water.org's evidence and knowledge base to support program implementation and scale. This is a collaborative and facilitative role that demands focus and cultural sensitivity, and requires a highly-resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, self-motivation, and analytical skills.