Water Mission

Writer and Editor

Position Summary:

Water Mission’s Writer and Editor will create compelling stories, winning proposals, and engaging correspondence and impact reports. Other writing projects will include, but are not limited to, delivering professional copy for press releases and white papers. The ideal candidate will possess strong storytelling abilities, work with technical language and content with ease, and have a keen eye regarding sentence structure and grammatical rules. This individual is highly proactive, creative, detail oriented, capable of working autonomously and as a team. This individual will also possess a strong record of project management, attention to detail, and well developed organizational skills. Finally, the ideal candidate for this job will be open to constructive feedback and committed to deliver the very best content possible.

Qualifications Required:

·      Bachelor’s degree required, additional education preferred, preferably in English, Journalism, or Communications.

·      5+ years’ writing and editorial experience in development, journalism, marketing, and/or communications fields.

·      Preference for candidates with nonprofit or mission agency communications experience.

·      Exemplary writing, editing, grammar and syntax skills.

·      Exceptional storyteller.

·      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to ask clarifying questions, build rapport, maintain relationships, and respond with flexibility to unanticipated requests.

·      Ability to work independently, collaboratively with a team, and to able to accept and give constructive feedback.

·      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 use with fluency all Microsoft programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

·      An appreciation for the mission of Water Mission and the work the Lord is doing through the ministry.

Position Responsibilities:

·      Generate engagement content that drives partner interest, engagement, and growth.

·      Write persuasively, clearly, and concisely, and to seamlessly blend together information from multiple sources.

·      Accurately transform complex material into highly readable, detailed, and inspiring cases for support. This includes, but is not limited to, work on monthly partner and donor updates, final impact reports, concept pieces and proposals, appeal letters, and collateral materials.

·      Ensure quality control for all written materials; that content aligns with ministry goals, communicates the desired message, and adheres to ministry brand standards, style guides, and legal and compliance guidelines.

·      Assist in developing and executing an integrated content marketing plan.

·      Works together with the Editorial and Visual Media Coordinator to gather information from international field locations and U.S. staff.

·      Work to improve systems and processes to better serve development, events, and program teams at Water Mission.

·      Quickly develops and maintains a strong knowledge of Water Mission’s programmatic areas.

Required Competencies:

·      Concern for Quality

·      Integrity and Truth

·      Attention to Communication

·      Service Awareness

·      Self-Development

·      Initiative

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

Community Development Specialist

Position Purpose

The Community Development Specialist is responsible for expanding Water Mission’s approach to holistic community development, resulting in improved wellbeing in the areas where the organization is actively engaged. In addition to conceptual development, the position engages in capacity building and project management activities to ensure programs are implemented as designed. This full-time position reports to the Director of Community Development at Water Mission headquarters in Charleston, SC, USA.

 Position Roles and Responsibilities

·       Work in a collaborative team environment to identify best practices in asset-based, church-centered community development within the context of rural water, sanitation, and hygiene programs

·       Assist in development of relevant models and materials which can be effectively communicated to Water Mission’s Country Programs, Affiliate Programs and implementing partners

·       Build technical and managerial capacity and monitor incorporation of relevant approaches in Water Mission’s Country Programs, Affiliate Programs and with implementing partners, recommending corrective actions where required

·       Cultivate strategic implementation and funding partnerships, maintaining good communication channels and coordinating international travel as required

·       Ensure pilot projects are executed according to an agreed upon scope of work, schedule, and budget

·       Identify and engage in opportunities for collaboration with relevant sector experts

Position Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree in international community development, cross-cultural studies, or related field of study required (master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred)

·       International field experience, especially in Latin America, preferred

·       Working familiarity with integral mission required

·       Project management experience required

·       Extended, independent international travel (eight to twelve weeks per year) required

·       Written and verbal Spanish language proficiency required

·       Strong verbal and written communication skills in cross-cultural settings required

·       Advanced word processing and spreadsheet software skills required

Position Competencies:

·       Initiative

·       Innovation

·       Production Efficiency

·       Attention to Communication

·       Cross-Cultural Sensitivity

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

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.