Water Mission

Programs Specialist

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 America, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit WaterMission.org.

Position Summary:

Working under direct supervision of the Executive Vice President of Programs and reporting softly to three Program Directors, this position is responsible for Program controls and reporting Program and project performance against success, budgets, and other metrics. This position provides direct support for the NetSuite ERP system, Accounting, Country Programs, and Community Development. The position is based in Charleston, SC, USA with the possibility of up to 2-3 weeks of travel per year in international developing countries.

Position Responsibilities:

• Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, donors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public

• Provide administrative and project tracking support to the Executive Vice President of Programs, the Volunteer and Investor Partnerships staff (VIP), and Operations staff, contributing to effective internal communication and efficiency – examples include, but are not limited to:

o Forecast income, expenses, and assets o Review contracts for final content and signature o Assist the Project Managers in creating and updating PayApps and invoices o Monitor and communicate funding needs, reallocating funding as needed o Prepare documents, reports, and letters for Executive Vice President of Programs, VIP

staff, and Operations staff

• Create institutional documents, such as fillable PDF’s and Visio Flowcharts,

• Coordinate and schedule Programs meetings when needed

• Provide support services for Programs staff, including project impact report creation for client and donor updates and internal publications

• Work closely with the Community Development team and the Project Managers to produce statistical and historical data used in internal and external publications

• Work and communicate in a dynamic, multicultural work environment

• Provide support on an as-needed basis to cover a variety of Programs functions to include grant writing, analyzing metrics between country programs, and reviewing system rollouts for functionality

• Gain an advanced level of knowledge on Water Mission systems and standard operating procedures to train HQ and field staff

• Create documentation on Programs procedures

• Serve as a liaison between Rotary, other NGOs, and government contacts as needed

Qualifications Required:

• Committed Christian who has an active relationship with Jesus Christ

• Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Program Management, or related fields

• Prefer advanced understanding of accounting principles (although not required, a finance degree is beneficial)

• Previous work experience in quality control, project management, or admin support preferred

• Ability to quickly assess a work environment, learn new concepts, and independently gather key ideas and details

• Ability to prioritize multiple tasks directed from the Executive Vice President of Programs and multiple Program Directors, efficiently fulfilling each task given in a timely manner

• Familiarity with database utilization, data visualization, the ERP system, Acrobat, and SharePoint

• Ability to enthusiastically take on new challenges and areas of growth when needed

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office software especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Willingness to represent Water Mission with dignity, maturity, and initiative at the highest levels

• Ability to be a team player, work closely with the Project Managers, and act as a resource to staff in HQ and around the world

Competencies:

• Attention to Detail

• Independent and Flexible

• Quality Control

• Analytical thinking

• Initiative

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

National Stewardship Director 

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 America, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit WaterMission.org.

 

Position Summary:

The National Stewardship Director leads and manages the fundraising strategies for the Investor Partnership (IP) department to accomplish goals and objectives established by the Vice President of Volunteer and Investor Partnerships (VIP). This includes direct management of the teams related to major donors, mid-level donors, corporate partners, foundations, and church strategy operations and support functions. Position requires frequent travel.

 

Position Responsibilities:

·       Collaborates with Vice President of VIP to establish the department goals and priorities.

·       Leads the various donor development programs by setting strategies and direction, building an excellent team and culture, and providing accountability for achieving results.

·       Directly manages the execution of the various donor development programs including the teams for major and mid-level partnerships, corporate partnerships, church strategy, and foundations giving.  Continually evaluates and measures performance by monitoring key metrics and conducting analysis.

·       Builds the team through participating in recruiting, onboarding, and training key employees to ensure the highest standards of staff selection and preparation.

·       Pursues the professional, spiritual, and personal development of staff.  Ensures employees are effectively trained in job functions and mission/values of the IP department and Water Mission.  Ensures each staff member has clear goals and is held accountable for work output. 

·       Oversees resource allocation and budgeting, forecasting requirements, preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, analyzing variances, and initiating corrective actions.  Develops a sense of financial awareness on the part of all staff by creating a culture of stewardship and accountability. 

·       Supports the Vice President by providing excellent reporting and insightful analysis on donor activity and strategy execution. Attends Water Mission events or external meetings as required.  Accepts other duties as assigned.

·       Oversees donor vision trips on behalf of the department and coordinates with other WM departments.

·       Represents Water Mission at various events in a public relations context.

·       Maintains a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, donors, prospects, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public.

 

Qualifications Required:

·       Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred) with 5+ years of management experience

·       Proven self-starter with successful track record of leadership, program management, and developing relationships with high capacity donors

·       In-depth development expertise, knowing the various elements of major, mid-level, corporate, church, and foundations giving

·       Unwavering commitment to quality programs and excellence in organizational and project management with the ability to achieve strategic objectives and successfully manage a budget

·       Works effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people

·       Proven leadership skills with vision for ministry growth and strong commitment to evangelism

·       Effective presentation skills and excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication abilities

Competencies:

 

·       Results Orientation

·       Managing Performance

·       Building Organizational Commitment

·       Developing Others

·       Influence

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

Regional Stewardship Director

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, Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit WaterMission.org

Position Summary:

The Regional Stewardship Director represents the ministry of Water Mission in building long-term partnerships with current and prospective major investors within the region of the United States. Their focus is on sharing what God is doing through the ministry and intentionally developing relationships that invite people into deep and meaningful partnerships to will facilitate the ongoing funding of Water Mission programs.

This position reports to the Vice President of Volunteer and Investor Partnerships and is part of the larger development team. He/She is expected to travel 50-80 nights annually, including domestically and internationally as necessary.

This position will be located remotely out of a home office and should be located in a major metropolitan area, easily accessible for car and air travel.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Master’s degree and CFRE are beneficial, but not required

  • 3+ years’ experience in successfully developing relationships with high capacity individuals   

  • Experience in raising $1,000,000+ annually through major gifts

  • Excellent development and communications skills

  • Willingness to travel 50-80 nights annually, including domestically and internationally

Position Responsibilities:

  • Intentionally Create and Build Relationships

    • Personally engage partners through a variety of means such as personal visits, special events, vision trips, and other meaningful touches (with a priority on face-to-face interaction).

    • Manage a portfolio of approximately 150 priority partners.

    • Grow the portfolio by developing new giving partnerships through networking and research.

    • Develop and execute an annual plan including an individualized engagement strategy for advancing each relationship.

  • Present Opportunities for Partnership

    • Invite people into deep and meaningful partnership through giving opportunities that align their ministry passions with the mission and programs of Water Mission.  

    • Seek other opportunities for partnership that utilize a partner’s influence, time, and talent.

    • Specifically seek the leading of the Holy Spirit through each relationship and encounter.

    • Show opportunities for partnership that invite investors into a deep and meaningful relationship that aligns their ministry passions with Water Mission’s mission and programs.

  • Serve and Care for Partners

    • Thank partners well by providing personal and timely acknowledgement.

    • Minister to donors by connecting on a spiritual level; encouraging their walk with the Lord, praying with and for them, and incorporating principles of Biblical stewardship as appropriate.

    • Provide customized impact reporting.

    • Keep partners feeling connected, updated, and valued as true partners.

  • Personally represent Water Mission at events as needed.

  • Grow the partner portfolio by discovering and developing new giving partnerships through intentional networking and research.

  • Remain updated on global events and all aspects of ministry programs through personal study of Water Mission website, department wiki, public communications, and news outlets.

  • Accurately document all constituent contact information using Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge software.

  • Report investor/prospect engagement activity and outcomes monthly to the VP.

  • Work remotely while participating in weekly video conferencing with VP and development team, and other meetings as deemed necessary.  

Competencies Required:

  • Initiative

  • Relationship Building

  • Results Orientation

  • Attention to Communication

  • Integrity and Truth

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

Western Tanzania Regional Manager

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 America, South America, and Central America, and the Caribbean. To learn more, visit WaterMission.org.

Position Summary:

Working under the direct supervision of the Water Mission - Tanzania Country Program Director, this position is responsible for applying sound project and program management techniques, engineering principles, and excellent written and verbal communication skills to manage a regional office in Tanzania.  This position oversees large, solar powered water projects in multiple locations.  The Regional Manager will manage scopes of work, schedules, budgets, water sources, treatment and storage installations, and access points for these large projects. This role will require establishing residence in Kasulu, Tanzania (in the Kigoma region) for a minimum of two years.  Given the required location, travel to and from the applicant’s country/location of permanent residence will be provided once per year.

Position Responsibilities:

·       Study, embrace, advocate, and lead staff to understand and adhere to Water Mission vision, mission, standards, and values in all areas of office and project operations

·       Abide by the policies and requirements of the Water Mission Code of Conduct and Staff Policy Manual for Tanzania (a copy available upon request)

·       Work in a team environment to provide leadership, direction, and assistance for engineers, technicians, community development staff, administrative personnel, and volunteers

·       Prepare written proposals and cost estimates

·       Manage multiple simultaneous projects in different locations

·       Maintain good communications with Water Mission staff and partner organizations

·       Ensure that each portion of the work is executed according to an agreed upon Scope of Work, Design, Schedule and Budget to a best-in-class level of excellence according to WM standards

·       Prepare and submit Project Status Reports

·       Provide training to other organizations regarding maintenance and operation of implemented solutions

·       Provide approval of all program and project related expenses and purchase orders

·       Conduct field inspections and site assessments

·       Participate in disaster response activities as needed

·       Prepare and make presentations to the operations team, strategic partners, donors and volunteers

Qualifications Required:

·       Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Chemical, Environmental, Mechanical or other Engineering field. Other degrees considered are Construction Management, Science or Mathematics.

·       Well grounded, active Christian faith consistent with Water Mission statement of faith

·       7+ years of progressive engineering, including project management experience of large, million dollar engineering projects

·       Advanced skills with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and familiarity with engineering software such as MS Project, AutoCAD, etc.

·       Excellent analytical skills

·       Excellent project management skills

·       Excellent relationship and conflict resolution skills

·       Excellent verbal and written communications skills

·       P.E. license preferred

·       The position is contingent upon successfully applying and being granted a permit to work in Tanzania on a full-time extended basis

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