Sacramento Area Program Coordinator

Environmental Justice Coalition for Water

Sacramento, CA, US

Sacramento Area Program Coordinator

The Sacramento Area Program Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Executive Director and in close partnership with and in support of EJCW member organizations and project partners. This position is anticipated to be a full-time position and is located in the Greater Sacramento Valley, Bay-Delta, and Northern Sierra Region. The Sacramento Area Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting EJCW’s Sacramento Area members and allies and working with other Sacramento Area partners to implement EJCW’s Sacramento Area Climate & Water Justice Program. For purposes of this job announcement, the Sacramento Area includes the Sacramento Valley and portions of the Delta and Sierra Nevada.

Major job responsibilities:

  • Support and provide leadership and strategic direction for EJCW’s Water/Climate Justice and Capacity Building program in the Greater Sacramento Area.
  • Expand upon existing outreach, engagement, advocacy, capacity-building, regional planning, project development and technical assistance programming, etc., with EJCW’s grassroots members and partners in and around the Sacramento Area.
  • Represent EJCW in Sacramento Area advocacy forums and relevant State and National forums, including Sacramento Area-based regulatory meetings around water justice and climate change.
  • Participate in Sacramento Area working associations of which EJCW is a part, such as the Capital Region Climate Readiness Collaborative (CRCRC), Sacramento River Integrated Regional Water Management Planning (SRIRWM), Sacramento Area Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods (IVAN), various water and sanitation agency stakeholder processes, etc.
  • Track proposed local and regional water- and climate-related policies in the Sacramento Area and contribute to regional and statewide policy advocacy, including on Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) implementation and Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) formation.
  • Support provision of technical assistance and Disadvantaged Community Involvement in regional and project planning, i.e., with SRIRWM.
  • Coordinate ongoing community-based participatory research projects with academic and other partners.
  • Develop funding proposals to expand the impact of the Bay Area program with resources from private foundations, government contracts, and other fee-for-service work.
  • Assist local grassroots partners in assessing and mitigating local climate hazards through development of, for example, local emergency response and hazard mitigation plans.
  • Other duties as necessary, consistent with working for an small non-profit with a big service area and big impact.


  • Commitment to the organization’s mission, purpose, and values
  • At least 3 years of policy, advocacy, organizing, and/or technical experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required; masters or advanced degree preferred, i.e., Ph.D., J.D., P.E.
  • Strong analytical, research/writing, interpersonal, collaborative, & public-speaking skills
  • Self-directed and organized; ability to work independently to meet multiple deadlines
  • Proven track record of developing successful partnerships with other groups
  • Ability to articulate a compelling water justice vision to a wide diversity of audiences and abide by social and environmental justice principles
  • Comfort and experience working with community-based organizations, recent immigrant groups and people of color, in general
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and overnight travel, as required from time-to-time
  • Knowledge of water and/or other natural resource issues a plus
  • Bilingual, English-Spanish, -Hmong, -Mien, -Vietnamese, -Russian, etc., speaker a plus.

Work Environment:

  • Physical demands include: sitting, walking, and listening for up to 6-8 hours per day; computer keyboarding an average of 7 hours per day; ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Work environment and travel demands include: travel to other regions both within and, on occasion, outside of California. This position is based out of the Greater Sacramento Area.
  • Reasonable accommodation: If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please provide us, in writing, an explanation of the reasonable accommodation needed.

Start date: As soon as possible. This position will remain open until filled.

Compensation: The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water offers a competitive nonprofit salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications, benefits stipend, including 403(b) retirement plan.

Applications: To apply, e-mail resume or CV, cover letter, and three professional references to [email protected]. Include “Sacramento Area Program Coordinator” in the e-mail subject line. No phone calls or hard copy documents, please.

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Equal Opportunity Employer: EJCW is an is an “at-will”, equal opportunity employer.