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


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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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Brand & Marketing

Graphic Designer – Kansas City, MO
The Graphic Designer serves as a central creative resource for all teams and departments across Water.org. In this highly collaborative role, the designer is responsible for developing the majority of Water.org communications across all mediums - print, web, email and social media channels. The Graphic Designer is our creative voice to foster engagement with all of our varied audiences from individual donors to large corporate foundations.

Finance and Administration

Senior Accountant – Kansas City, MO
The Senior Accountant will further the cause of Water.org's mission by initiating and supporting compliance reporting, analyzing financial and operating information and procedures and actively participating on the Finance and Administration team. This position requires strong accounting and analytical ability as well as multitasking and effective communication with individuals at all levels of the organization. The position is located in Kansas City, Missouri and reports to the Controller.

Global Advocacy

Coordinator, Global Advocacy – Kansas City, MO
The Coordinator, Global Advocacy performs general support for the Global Advocacy team and works closely with specific members of the small but growing Global Advocacy team to perform various functions of the role. This role includes a range of responsibilities and requires a strong analytical ability as well as the ability to manage competing priorities, effective communication skills, and ability to learn while executing. The candidate must thrive in an environment where he/she is expected to be highly proactive, extremely organized and assertive. Daily duties will include scheduling support for the team and the development of internal and external materials. This is a new role and flexibility will be expected as the role evolves.

Human Resources

Contract Recruiter – Kansas City, MO
The Contract Recruiter is responsible for sourcing, interviewing and placing top talent within the Water.org organization. This role partners with hiring managers to fill a diverse set of domestic and international roles, ensuring that both the candidate and client have a positive experience throughout the talent acquisition process. This is a six month, full time assignment, with an option to extend based on business needs.

Recruiting Coordinator, part-time temporary – Kansas City, MO
The Recruiting Coordinator provides administrative support to assist with the flow of candidates through the full-cycle recruitment and hiring process. There is a high degree of interaction with candidates, hiring managers and other partners. The position reports to the Director of Human Resources and is located in our new office in the Crossroads District in Kansas City, MO. This is a part-time, contract position with a flexible schedule of approximately 15-20 hours per week.

Information Technology

Director, Technology Impact and Innovation – San Francisco, CA or Kansas City, MO
This leader will create a roadmap for impact and build and lead a focused team to deliver upon these opportunities. Success in this role will demand strategic partnership and collaboration with other Water.org leaders. 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 enable Water.org to help solve an urgent global challenge and will contribute to solutions that transform millions of lives around the world.

International Programs

Bangladesh Country Director – Dhaka, Bangladesh
The Country Director for Bangladesh is a management position that is directly accountable for leadership of the country office operations, human resources management, and program expansion in the assigned country. S/he is additionally responsible for participating as a key contributor to global advocacy efforts, development of a country-level strategy, and oversight of the successful implementation of programs and partnerships in the assigned country.

Bangladesh Research & Development Officer – Dhaka, Bangladesh
The Research & Development Officer is responsible for managing a variety of research and product development initiatives related to market-based financing of Water and Sanitation Services (WSS) in Bangladesh. This includes research about geographies, beneficiaries, financial institutions, governmental and non-governmental institutions, and other stakeholders in Bangladesh and possibly the South Asia region. This also includes support for evaluation activities of current Water.org programs in Bangladesh, as well as data collection and analysis. The Research & Development Officer will be responsible for synthesizing all findings, assisting in identifying potential new partners, and making recommendations for new WaterCredit financial products to increase the reach of Water.org in Bangladesh.

Portfolio Manager, Southeast Asia – San Francisco, CA or Kansas City, MO
We seek a highly motivated, adaptive, and creative Portfolio 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. This full-time position will be based in Kansas City, MO (headquarters) or San Francisco, CA (satellite office), with regular travel to Southeast Asia. The Portfolio Manager will report to the Senior Regional Manager of Southeast Asia and work closely with the regional staff in countries with Water.org programs. He/she will also work closely with other members of the Water.org International Programs team and other US-based teams.

Senior Manager Global Learning – San Francisco, CA or Kansas City, MO
Our organization seeks a highly motivated individual who will lead the development and execution of strategy, generate insight that will advance our approaches, and 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 be located in either our headquarters office in Kansas City, MO or our satellite office in San Francisco, CA and will work closely with members of the International Programs team located in the U.S. and in six regional offices around the globe. As a senior member of the team, this individual will be expected to represent Water.org to a variety of external audiences including our partners, practitioners in countries inside and outside of our operational areas, strategic donors and other collaborating institutions. Travel to areas where Water.org operates will be expected periodically.

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

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