Bay Area Area Program Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: $54,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



2029 University Avenue
United States


The best stuff first…

The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW) is a non-profit organization that supports a grassroots coalition and body of programmatic work advancing environmental justice in water policy and management. We work in a “community-to-capital-to-community” framework that is fast-paced, and strategic. We rely on humor, empathy, candor, and resilience to support one another, and we are professionally insistent in advocating for and with our community partners. Would you like to be stretched, challenged, and inspired by your work on a daily basis? If yes, keep reading.

The standard stuff…

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic, non-profit advocacy professional with a commitment to administering high quality programs that support all water-disadvantaged communities, most of which are historically underrepresented populations.

The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW) seeks to fill a full-time Bay Area Program Coordinator in Northern California, California. Typically 40 hours per week. This position is a limited-time position extending through mid 2020, based on project funding. The possibility exists to convert this position to a permanent position if funding is obtained. This position is non-exempt.

The Bay Area Program Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Bay Area Program 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, limited-term position with work located in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. The Bay Area Program Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the Prop. 1 Bay Area Disadvantaged Community Involvement Program (CIP).

Major job responsibilities:

* Support for EJCW’s Water and Climate Justice program in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, specifically to coordinate EJCW’s program work on the CIP. 

* 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 San Francisco Bay Area within the CIP. 

* Represent EJCW in forums and relevant State meetings, including Bay Area IRWM Coordinating Committee meetings and other groups that may request updates on our work. 

* Participate in various meetings with stakeholders and outreach partners to coordinate work plans. 

* Assist Bay Area CIP team in tracking, monitoring, and reporting on partner workplan progress, including in reports for funders.  

* Contribute to and support internal Bay Area CIP team work on CIP workplans, timelines, and budgets. 

* Support our outreach partners in managing and coordinating their work across the CIP. 

* Support Bay Area CIP team in efforts to conduct community based needs assessments with our various DAC partners across the region. 

* Plan capacity building trainings and other events in collaboration with stakeholders and outreach partners; create calendar of trainings and related materials. 

* Coordinate EJCW’s Bay Area Program communications strategy, i.e., outreach materials, website, print media, social media, etc.  

* Coordinate the development and maintenance of an online communications, training, and coordination hub for CIP partners and stakeholders, including a monthly newsletter. 

* Support the development and maintenance of program management systems for the CIP and other major Bay Area projects. 

* Coordinate ongoing community-based participatory research projects with academic and other partners. 

* Other duties as necessary, consistent with working for a small non-profit with a big service area and big impact. 

What we need from you…


  • Passion! Dedication! Excitement! The desire to learn and grow. 
  • Willingness and ability to “hit the ground running”. 
  • Bilingual (English-Spanish, English-Vietnamese, or other languages commonly spoken in the greater Bay Area) a plus 
  • Self-directed and extremely organized; ability to work as a team player and independently to meet multiple deadlines 
  • Strong organizational, planning, decision-making and problem-solving skills, time and project management skills, with the ability to support multiple projects of various types at different stages, while maintaining effectiveness and quality and meeting milestones and deadlines. 
  • Experience establishing systems for organizing and managing complex programs a plus 
  • Community organizing, outreach, or similar relationship-based or project experience 
  • Comfort and experience working with community-based organizations, recent immigrant groups and people of color, in general 
  • Strong writing, analytical, interpersonal, and public speaking skills 
  • Strong communications skills. Experience facilitating meetings or producing communications materials for social justice campaigns or programs a plus 
  • Track record of developing successful partnerships with other groups 
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as required from time-to-time 
  • Knowledge of water and/or other natural resource issues a plus 
  • Familiarity with Greater SF Bay Area communities a plus 
  • Project management experience a plus 
  • Smartsheets or other project management system software skills a plus 
  • Comfortable using Sharepoint, or other cloud based file storage system 
  • Access to a vehicle a plus, for regular meetings with partners throughout the 9-County Bay Area funding region 
  • Commitment to the organization’s environmental justice mission, purpose, and values 

More standard stuff...

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.
  • Must provide own car, car insurance, and phone.
  • Work environment and travel demands include: travel to other regions both within and, on occasion, outside of California. Ideally position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, however candidates located in the Sacramento area will also be considered.

Start date: Mid-October 2018

Compensation: This non-exempt position starts at $24.00 per hour, plus a $400 per month benefits stipend, until such time that EJCW adopts an employee benefits program. Employees may contribute to a non-ERISA 403(b) plan. EJCW provides generous paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave (pro rated for percentage time at or above 50%).


Compensation: This position is a non-exempt, hourly position and pays $24.00 per hour (pro-rated for percentage time employed), commensurate with experience, plus a $400 per month benefits stipend (pro-rated for percentage time employed at or above 50%), until such time that EJCW adopts an employee benefits program. Employees may contribute to a non-ERISA 403(b) plan. EJCW provides generous paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave (also pro rated for percentage time at or above 50%).

Level of Language Proficiency

Bachelor's degree required;

Bilingual, English-Spanish strongly prefered, -Hmong, -Mien, -Vietnamese, -Russian, etc., speaker a plus.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

How to proceed and what to expect...

Please, no phone calls.

Applications: To apply, e-mail resume or CV cover letter to Include "Bay Area Program Coordinator" in the e-mail subject line. No phone calls or hard copy documents, please. Upon proceeding to a final interview, we will ask you to submit contact information for three professional references.

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. Options: Text or Relay (916) 432-3529, e-mail

Grand finale!

Equal Opportunity Employer: At EJCW, we practice what we preach and are, therefore, happily, an equal opportunity, albeit “at-will”, employer. Non-traditional applicants are highly encouraged to apply.