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Executive Director

Company Name
Friendly Water for the World (view profile)
Location Olympia, Washington
Date Posted March 22, 2018
Category Water & Sanitation
Job Type Full Time
Duration 3+ years
Closing date for applications 6/29/2018
Experience Required 5+ years


Founded in 2010, Friendly Water for the World is a dynamic, rapidly growing, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Olympia, Washington. Our mission is to expand global access to low-cost clean water technologies and information about health and sanitation through knowledge-sharing, training, applied research, community-building, peacemaking, and efforts at sustainability. We empower communities abroad to take care of their own clean water needs, even as we empower people here to make a real difference. Our vision is of healthy, self-sustaining, empowered, peaceful communities both here and abroad, sharing our knowledge with each other, with life and hope restored through clean water. We are a non-sectarian organization embracing Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We welcome people of all races, nationalities, ethnicities, ages, gender, sexual orientations, disabilities, faiths and traditions.

Friendly Water for the World embraces three objectives:
• Through knowledge-sharing and training, make it possible for communities to ensure their own safe drinking water supply.
• Build community self-sufficiency through setting up small businesses and cooperatives related to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (BioSand Filters, rainwater catchment systems, toilets, spring- and well-head protection, soapmaking, etc.)
• Educate Americans about “Effective Altruism” – that small amounts of money, intelligently applied, can make really massive changes in people’s lives. We place heavy emphasis on evaluation and cost-effectiveness.

We currently have an active 15-member Board, numerous volunteers, three-year goals and objectives, and partnerships and programs in 15 countries.

About the Executive Director Position

The Friendly Water Executive Director (ED) is a newly created position. The ED will act as a management and development leader, working collaboratively to ensure we can execute our mission and strategic plan to achieve our objectives. We seek an ED who is deeply committed to our mission, core programs, operations, and plans. The ED will work, with the Board and all our partners, to ensure Friendly Water’s long-term financial health, sustainability, and growth. The ED will report to and work closely with the Board and will have responsibility for guiding and monitoring staff, including volunteers and interns. The ED will be a key public face of Friendly Water for the World to our worldwide community and constituency. This is a full-time, FLSA-exempt position, with heavy emphasis on development, management, communications, and administration. It is expected that the ED’s time will be divided as follows: 50% on fundraising, communications, and public relations; 35% on administration; 15% on project and program development. The ED will be based in Olympia, Washington. Our office situation is currently in flux. There will be some travel – both in the U.S. and internationally – required.

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