Community Water Center

Community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy

Visalia Program Associate

Job Description                                                       

Title: Program Associate                                 

Organization: Community Water Center

Location: Visalia, CA

PDF version of job description available here. 

The Community Water Center (CWC) acts as a catalyst for community-driven water solutions through organizing, education, and advocacy.  We seek to build and enhance leadership capacity and local community power around water issues, create a regional movement for water justice in the San Joaquin Valley, and enable every community to have access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water.    

At CWC, we believe that safe, clean, and affordable water is a human right, not a privilege.  Our organizing and advocacy work, community collaborations, and organizational culture all reflect a concern for equity, mutual respect, appreciation for diversity, and environmental and social justice.  We are looking for candidates who share our values, who bring a willingness to contribute to our mission and to the growth of a new organization, and who are open to developing their skills.

Position Description:

The Program Associate is primarily responsible for providing organizational, communications, and program support from the Visalia office. This position reports to the Operations & Facilities Manager and will also work closely with other CWC personnel, independent contractors, allies and vendors.

The Program Associate opportunity is a part-time position, regular, non-exempt, hourly, employee position based out of the Visalia office. The hourly rate for this position is $15.00. It is expected that the position will work approximately 20 hours per week as a part-time employee or 37.5, but exact duration will differ depending on need.  

Major Responsibilities are to assist with the following duties in order to support the internal systems and organizational development efforts.

  • Clerical: sorting, scanning, copying, exporting, tracking and documenting activities
  • Telephone support
  • Accounts payable/receivable
  • Travel logistics
  • Equipment maintenance including vehicle
  • Facilities support
  • Technical troubleshooting of equipment and software
  • Fundraising events
  • Create communications content to be used across email, website and social media (blog posts, graphics)
  • Supporting the optimization of internal systems such as Asana, Google drive and other platforms as needed
  • Employee recruitment
  • Procure office supplies
  • Office and community meeting set-up and take downs
  • Some phone outreach
  • Coordinating community members activities

General Duties

  • Foster an environment that promotes trust and cooperation amongst CWC staff, community members, and affiliate organizations.
  • Actively participate in program strategy and staff meetings.
  • Actively participate in CWC fund development activities, such as donor drives, online appeals, and other events
  • Other duties assigned  

Desired Qualifications

  • Fluent in Spanish (written and oral)
  • Proficient in MS computer
  • Excellent communication skills, typing, good organizational skills and willingness to learn new programs (Expensify, Ebillity, Carbonite, google drive,
  • Familiar with Quickbooks program
  • Be familiar with general business duties

Desired starting date: June 2018

Salary: $15/hr


To apply please submit a letter of interest and resume to

Write “PA position -- [Your name]” in the email subject line


Community Water Center is committed to providing equal opportunity to qualified job applicants and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability (including pregnancy), mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

To learn more about the Community Water Center and our programs, visit our website at

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