Water Mission

Human Resource Coordinator

Who We Are:

Water Mission (WM) is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3.6 million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has more than 250 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit WaterMission.org

Position Summary:

The Human Resource (HR) Coordinator will provide critical HR support to help expand the capacity and reach of the Water Mission Charleston HR department.  This position will assist with benefit administration, recruiting, on-boarding, off-boarding, record keeping, compliance, research and day-to-day customer service support for our staff.   This position will also manage and provide leadership for the Water Mission internship program.  As Water Mission continues to grow, the responsibilities of this position may change and flex to adapt to the needs of the ministry.  The incumbent needs to be flexible and comfortable with changing priorities and responsibilities.  Full-time, non-exempt position reports to the HR Manager at Water Mission headquarters in Charleston, SC, USA.

Qualifications Required:

·       Bachelor’s degree in business administration or HR

·       1 to 3 years’ experience in HR or an HR related field

·       Demonstrated high level of integrity and excellent judgment handling sensitive and confidential information required

·       Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

·       Keen attention to detail required

·       Demonstrated project management skills

·       Comprehensive computer skills, including all MS Office products

·       Experience with an HRIS or ATS preferred

·       Understanding of candidate sourcing and recruitment tools a plus

·       A true self-starter that takes initiative to complete tasks

Position Responsibilities:

·       Provide day-to-day HR customer service functions by answering internal and external requests and questions

·       Support the administration of WM benefits (health, dental, vision, disability, 403(b), 529 Plan, wellness) including open enrollment, changes, and terminations

·       Process required documents and employee action forms through payroll and insurance providers to ensure accurate record keeping and proper deductions

·       Assist with our staffing and recruiting process by posting positions, screening applicants, conducting phone interviews, scheduling interviews, and preparing and circulating interview guides

·       Complete all reference checks, background checks, I-9 documentations, and all other required paperwork

·       Conduct new employee on-boarding, orientation, and applicable training

·       Maintain organized, updated employee files physically and electronically

·       Assist in the administration of a field staff travel program (pre-deployment, field support, re-entry)

·       Support the research, creation, and administration of strategic HR initiatives as directed

·       Support special employee events as required (recognitions, trainings, celebrations, etc.)

·       Manage and support the growth of the Water Mission internship program (recruitment, on-boarding, programming)

·       Provide leadership for all HR department interns and volunteers

·       Ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state HR laws

·       Stay informed about HR news and developments, especially as they relate to WM

·       Perform other special projects and duties as assigned to support the ministry

Competencies Required:

·       Initiative

·       Interpersonal Awareness

·       Results Orientation

·       Concern for Quality

·       Integrity and Truth

Interested, qualified applicants should apply at: https://watermission.org/get-involved/join-our-team/careers/

Director of Events and Engagement

Who We Are:

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3.6 million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has more than 250 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit WaterMission.org. 

Position Summary:

The Director of Events and Engagement plays a key role in the success of Water Mission. This position is responsible for leading a team that initiates, develops, and implements best-in-class strategic engagement and events programs that engage and deepen ministry relationships with a variety of audiences. These programs must include revenue generating opportunities and ambassador-raising activities that support the success of the department and the mission of the organization. The Director will play a hands-on role in both strategy and execution for special events, including Water Mission’s annual Charleston Walk for Water event, as well as national regional walks, third-party and peer-to-peer fundraising activities. Additionally, this role is responsible for strengthening the organization’s volunteer program, including developing opportunities for both local and national audiences to engage in the ministry.

This position requires the ability to thrive in a highly fluid environment as well as a “can do” attitude, with eagerness to develop strategy and lead new and innovative initiatives, measuring and articulating ROI. The successful candidate must be an evangelical Christian, sympathetic and committed to Water Mission’s part in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Qualifications Required:

·       Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree a plus, in marketing, business, communications, or public relations.

·       7+ years’ marketing, development and/or events experience, with demonstrated experience, preferred in the nonprofit sector; third-party and peer-to-peer fundraising a plus

·       Demonstrated success in developing marketing, communications, or event strategies

·       Excellent oral and written communications skills; strong decision-making skills

·       Leadership skills to manage a team of diverse individuals for overall success. 

·       Supervisory experience; an engagement team, consultants, vendors and interns report to this position

·       Strong detail orientation, process orientation, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; ability to effectively manage an unpredictable workload, competing priorities, and meet concurrent deadlines.

·       Ability to handle a high volume of activities, excelling in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities while maintaining a positive team approach

·       Experience with nonprofit organizations and ministries strongly preferred

·       Experience with donor or customer databases, specifically Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud RENXT, Luminate, and Blackbaud’s TeamRaiser strongly preferred

·       Character above reproach that inspires trustworthiness and dependability

·       Dignity, maturity, and initiative to represent Water Mission successfully at the highest level

Position Responsibilities:

·       Oversee strategy and execution across events and engagement to meet annual fund revenue goals focused primarily on unrestricted income

·       Effectively manage resources and staff time to increase return on investment and stay within budget; aid staff in development budgets, outlining project workflows, and manage projects effectively

·       Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Communications to activate donor potential, and increase constituent base through third-party fundraising, special events and other initiatives

·       Demonstrate teamwork and commitment to growing the entire Water Mission stewardship portfolio.

·      Represent Water Mission in a variety of settings as necessary, with major donors, collaborating non-profits and corporate partners

·       Develop and manage positive and effective relationships with public, private, corporate, philanthropic, and nonprofit sector partners to advance the ministry’s goals

·       Lead and direct public speaking engagements and make presentations to stakeholder groups and the public; including helping to organize, improve, and staff Water Mission tours

·       Integrate a broad range of communications/engagement initiatives, resulting in an effective, efficient and strategic work plan

·       Prioritize and ensure Water Mission’s engagement initiatives fully align and strengthen Water Mission’s values and priorities

Required Competencies:

·  Results Orientation

·  Teamwork

·  Innovation

·  Service Awareness

·  Developing Others

·  Decisiveness

·  Purpose Principles and Values

·  Strategic Thinking

·  Entrepreneurial Orientation

·  Establishing Focus

Interested, qualified applicants should apply at: https://watermission.org/get-involved/join-our-team/careers/

Director of Events and Engagement

Who We Are:

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3.6 million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has more than 250 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit WaterMission.org

Position Summary:

The Director of Events and Engagement plays a key role in the success of Water Mission. This position is responsible for leading a team that initiates, develops, and implements best-in-class strategic engagement and events programs that engage and deepen ministry relationships with a variety of audiences. These programs must include revenue generating opportunities and ambassador-raising activities that support the success of the department and the mission of the organization. The Director will play a hands-on role in both strategy and execution for special events, including Water Mission’s annual Charleston Walk for Water event, as well as national regional walks, third-party and peer-to-peer fundraising activities. Additionally, this role is responsible for strengthening the organization’s volunteer program, including developing opportunities for both local and national audiences to engage in the ministry.

This position requires the ability to thrive in a highly fluid environment as well as a “can do” attitude, with eagerness to develop strategy and lead new and innovative initiatives, measuring and articulating ROI. The successful candidate must be an evangelical Christian, sympathetic and committed to Water Mission’s part in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree a plus, in marketing, business, communications, or public relations.

  • 7+ years’ marketing, development and/or events experience, with demonstrated experience, preferred in the nonprofit sector; third-party and peer-to-peer fundraising a plus

  • Demonstrated success in developing marketing, communications, or event strategies

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; strong decision-making skills

  • Leadership skills to manage a team of diverse individuals for overall success.  

  • Supervisory experience; an engagement team, consultants, vendors and interns report to this position

  • Strong detail orientation, process orientation, organizational, and multi-tasking skills; ability to effectively manage an unpredictable workload, competing priorities, and meet concurrent deadlines.

  • Ability to handle a high volume of activities, excelling in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities while maintaining a positive team approach

  • Experience with nonprofit organizations and ministries strongly preferred

  • Experience with donor or customer databases, specifically Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud RENXT, Luminate, and Blackbaud’s TeamRaiser strongly preferred

  • Character above reproach that inspires trustworthiness and dependability

  • Dignity, maturity, and initiative to represent Water Mission successfully at the highest level

Position Responsibilities:

  • Oversee strategy and execution across events and engagement to meet annual fund revenue goals focused primarily on unrestricted income

  • Develop, direct, and manage Water Mission’s annual Charleston Walk for Water, ensuring this flagship event meets its strategic goals

  • Supervise the individuals that manage our Volunteer and Regional Walk Programs and help them cast vision and strategy for their initiatives.

  • Effectively manage resources and staff time to increase return on investment and stay within budget; aid staff in development budgets, outlining project workflows, and manage projects effectively

  • Collaborate with Director of Marketing and Communications to activate donor potential, and increase constituent base through third-party fundraising, special events and other initiatives

  • Collaborate with the Stewardship Team in developing and executing appropriate donor events

  • Demonstrate teamwork and commitment to growing the entire Water Mission stewardship portfolio.

  • Represent Water Mission in a variety of settings as necessary, with major donors, collaborating non-profits and corporate partners

  • Develop and manage positive and effective relationships with public, private, corporate, philanthropic, and nonprofit sector partners to advance the ministry’s goals

  • Lead and direct public speaking engagements and make presentations to stakeholder groups and the public; including helping to organize, improve, and staff Water Mission tours

  • Integrate a broad range of communications/engagement initiatives, resulting in an effective, efficient and strategic work plan

  • Prioritize and ensure Water Mission’s engagement initiatives fully align and strengthen Water Mission’s values and priorities

Required Competencies:

 

  • Results Orientation

  • Innovation

  • Service Awareness

  • Developing Others

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Establishing Focus

To apply for this position, and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

Director of Marketing and Communications

Who We Are:

Water Mission is a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areas. Since 2001, Water Mission has used innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3.6 million people in 55 countries. Water Mission has more than 250 staff members working around the world in permanent country programs located in Africa, Asia, North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit WaterMission.org.

Position Summary:

The Director of Marketing and Communications provides overall leadership of Water Mission’s public relations, communications and marketing efforts designed to engage local, national, and international audiences.  This position coordinates at the strategic and tactical level with the other functional areas of the ministry to manage the activities of the communications team. This individual is responsible for managing all communications and building external relationships with the organization's constituencies, including funders and the media. This individual, reporting to the VP of Volunteer and Investor Partnerships (VIP), will lead a team of communications managers and specialists to develop and implement best-in-class PR and communications plans.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred, in marketing, business, communications, journalism or public relations.

  • 10+ years of experience in executing public relations, communications and/or marketing activities with demonstrated, skills, knowledge, and successes, preferably in the not-for-profit sector.

  • Project management skills and demonstrated experience in successfully managing teams.

  • Demonstrated success in developing public relations, communications and/or marketing plans.

  • Proven track record in writing and pitching press releases, making presentations to high-profile audiences and handling media interviews.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a compelling storyteller.

  • Demonstrated success in creating and driving marketing campaigns using new and traditional outlets.

  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities while maintaining a positive team approach to working with internal and external partners

  • Experience working with senior leadership as a strategic advisor.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create, implement and measure the success of a comprehensive PR plan designed to increase awareness of the Water Mission brand locally, nationally and internationally.

  • Lead PR/Communications efforts during a Water Mission disaster response designed to create awareness about and generate funds.

  • Write stories that communicate the impact that Water Mission is making around the world.

  • Cultivate and work closely with key media influencers, reporters, journalists and editors and pitch news releases and stories.

  • Provide strategic leadership over all communications and marketing activities including:

    • Acquisitions of marketing assets including stories from the field, videos and photography and coordinate the use of these assets in development efforts.

    • the creation of communications and marketing materials such as the Annual Report, brochures, impact reports, etc.

    • messaging and content creation, ensuring the accuracy of information included in development and marketing campaigns (which consist of direct mail, email, web and social marketing elements)

    • Social media activity aimed at driving growth in number of constituents

    • Website updates including new content and functional improvements

  • Develop short and long-range plans and budgets for all PR/communications programs and activities.

  • Evaluate the success of all initiatives and programs.

  • Keep informed of developments in PR/Communications and nonprofit efforts especially related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

Core Competencies:

  • Purpose, Principles, and Values

  • Decisiveness

  • Stress Management

  • Motivates Others

  • Results Orientation

To apply for this position, please visit the member site here.

Research Engineer

The Research Engineer position is responsible for conducting applied research and development on state of the art water purification and related systems. This position is responsible for designing and conducting performance testing protocols, analyzing and interpreting data, writing reports, and making recommendations. The research engineer independently evaluates, selects, and applies appropriate scientific and engineering procedures and techniques. This position is also responsible for managing the scope of work, schedule, and budget of all applied research and development projects.

To apply for this position and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.

Church Partnerships Coordinator

The Church Partnerships Coordinator position is responsible for engagement programs, strategic initiatives and communications focused on engaging small to mid-size congregations. This position will represent Water Mission to our existing church constituency and respond to incoming requests for information while qualifying leads to be passed to the Church Partnerships Manager for deeper engagement. This position will work collaboratively in developing and implementing strategies that increase the number of new partners and deepen engagement from existing partnerships with churches and denominations.

To apply for this position and to read a full description, please visit the member site here.