Community Programs Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $70,000
Maximum: $90,764
Details: Full time, Exempt



Application Deadline



4594 San Bernardino St
United States


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Under the direction of the Deputy Executive Director, the Community Programs Manager is responsible for strategic management of programs, projects, and partnerships that increase watershed literacy within the District’s service area. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Working with Management team, Board of Directors, and staff in strategic planning, policy development, and program and project evaluation;

• Leading the Community Programs Team in goal setting, and developing, implementing and evaluating programs;

• Creating collaborative and innovative water conservation programs in partnership with public, private, non-profit, professional, and research entities;

• Identifying and pursuing partnerships to strengthen the region’s conservation workforce through workforce development, volunteer programs, internships, and fellowships.

• Collaborating with resource managers and stakeholders to engage community members in relevant research and conservation activities as citizen scientists and volunteers;

• Developing curriculum and delivering education and community science programs for youth, community members, and professionals;

• Developing high quality research-based resources, events, and trainings on timely mission-aligned issues for professionals and the public;

• Providing oversight for the implementation of the agency’s brand, marketing, web development, culturally-relevant public outreach strategies.


The District is seeking an energetic leader with: knowledge of the water resources and state environmental educational standards, experience in grade appropriate education and curriculum design; background in environmental programs and community outreach with social media and technology; and work experience in a management or administrative position in education, a public agency or non-profit organization with at least three years of progressively responsible experience in environmental or conservation or resource education and outreach.

The ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience in a managerial capacity with a collaborative style that empowers and motivates District staff to deliver engaging programs.

A successful candidate will have a passion for environmental education and youth programs, and will possess an engaging teaching style and creative and collaborative spirit that empowers individuals to make a water-saving lifestyle the new norm for Southern California.

Fluency in Spanish is preferred. 


COMPENSATION: This position offers a competitive salary with a highly attractive benefits package. This is an exempt position with a starting salary based on the competitive labor market and the successful candidate’s qualifications. The salary range for this position is $70,000 - 90,746 per year. RETIREMENT: The District contracts with the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) for retirement benefits. For applicants in CalPERS prior to January 2013, the retirement formula is 2.0% @ 60 and the District pays the employee portion of the CalPERS benefit. For applicants not in CalPERS prior to January 2013, the retirement formula is 2% at 62 and the employee pays the employee portion of the CalPERS benefit. This is provided for fulltime and part-time staff working at least 1,000 hours per year.

MEDICAL/DENTAL/VISION: The District offers medical, vision, and dental benefits for staff and their families through ACWA. The District provides up to a monthly maximum of $1,685 for medical, vision, and dental insurance for full time employees. Employees are responsible for paying the balance over that amount. Medical insurance choices include Kaiser HMO and a variety of Anthem Blue Cross plans. Dental insurance is provided by Delta Dental for full time staff. Vision insurance is provided by VSP for full time staff.

LIFE, ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT INSURANCE: Life insurance is 100% paid by the District providing $50,000 for full-time staff with an additional Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage available at the employees’ expense.

LONG/SHORT TERM DISABILITY: Long and short-term disability insurance is 100% paid by the District for full time staff.

HOLIDAYS: The District observes 12 paid holidays throughout the year. OTHER: Occasional evening and Saturday work required.

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish language is preferred, but not required.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Apply online here.