Who is Water Mission?
Water Mission is a rapidly growing Christian engineering nonprofit working to end the global water crisis by building safe water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions in developing nations and disaster areas. Guided by love, excellence, and integrity, we are driven to share clean, safe water and God’s love with all. To date, we have served nearly 7 million people in 57 countries. Working at Water Mission is as much a calling as it is a career, and we are searching for people with the courage, passion, and drive to help us change the world. Read more about What We Believe, our Statement of Faith, and our Christian Mission.
What is the opportunity?
Reporting to the Director of Program Development, the Living Water Manager is responsible for providing oversight, strategic direction, guidance, and coordination for Water Mission’s global Living Water strategy, bearing witness to Christ and His Kingdom. The Living Water Manager will be responsible for implementing and operationalizing Water Mission’s global Living Water Strategy in all country programs, as well as supporting and coordinating staff discipleship activities. This full-time position is based in Charleston, SC.
Job Responsibility 1 – Leadership
- Promote and fulfill the mission and vision of Water Mission, through his/her words, actions, and initiatives.
- Provide leadership and development to a team of Living Water specialists. Work with staff to foster an environment of professional growth, in alignment with Water Mission’s strategies and objectives. Consult with peer management and senior leaders to successfully align departmental resources and priorities across Water Mission.
- Manage and develop assigned staff, establishing goals and objectives, coach and manage performance, including discipline, motivation, and annual reviews; support continuous learning and development that enhances individual performance and organizational capability.
Job Responsibility 2 – Global Living Water Strategy and Implementation
- Develop the Living Water strategy and provide oversight, direction, guidance, and coordination to ensure it is executed effectively.
- Work with Program Directors to develop annual Living Water plans and budgets.
- Ensure that Water Mission is partnering effectively in the field with local churches.
- Collect and disseminate useful tools, resources, and practices to staff
Job Responsibility 3 – Partnership Support
- Serve as a spokesperson for Water Mission as necessary, representing Water Mission to other organizations and the general public, in cooperation with other department leads (such as Global Partnerships, Marketing and Communication, and others).
- Liaise with and coordinate with external resources to advise on, review, and evaluate field activities and content on sound practices, metrics, etc.
- Participate in conferences, workshops, and related events to learn from and contribute to sound practices in the field
Job Responsibility 4 – General
- Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, donors, volunteers, and the general public.
- Maintain a high-level knowledge of Water Mission’s organizational objectives, programmatic strategies, projects, and activities.
- Research, learn from, and stay current in the fields of water, sanitation, hygiene, international development, and missiology.
- Travel to countries where Water Mission operates
What is required?
- Personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Alignment with Water Mission’s Statement of Faith and core values of Love, Excellence, and Integrity.
- General management skills. Significant leadership experience in the local church/business/non-profit sector strongly preferred.
- International travel experience in difficult contexts required and experience living abroad preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate team members of a global organization.
- Demonstrated ability to create and manage systems and to think strategically.
- Demonstrated ability to build consensus, cast vision, and work collaboratively and effectively with other leaders, board members, employees at all levels, and volunteers.
- Exceptional written and verbal cross-cultural communication skills.
- Fluency in written and spoken English required, proficiency in Spanish or French preferred.
- Ability and willingness to travel up to 10 weeks per year, mostly in developing countries. Most international trips are 10-14 days in length and require this person to ride in long car rides on rough terrain and stand for long periods of time in hot weather.