Executive Director, Interstate Council on Water Policy

flexible location

Job Title: Executive Director

Organization: Interstate Council on Water Policy

Location: Flexible

Position Overview: ICWP seeks a dynamic, experienced and engaged leader to manage the daily activities of the organization and who will be dedicated to increasing the value of the organization for ICWP members. The Executive Director will have the experience and skills to manage the workings of a professional organization, effectively communicate ICWP’s priorities, and the ability to build relationships with members, key federal administrators, Congressional staff and other stakeholders. The Executive Director will implement the strategic plan with an emphasis on innovation and member engagement. Location is flexible, however travel to Washington, D.C. and meetings in various locations is integral to the position.

Duties: The Executive Director is responsible for organizational administrative activities as well as policy and program related initiatives including, but not limited to:
• Leadership coordination
• Financial and records management
• Internal/external communications
• Meeting coordination
• Membership development
• Monthly Board meeting and committee support
• Federal agency/Congressional committee relations
• Partnership development/special projects
• Website and social media implementation


•Bachelor’s degree in water resources, public policy, natural resources, environmental science/management, or related field; advanced degree preferred
•Progressively responsible experience in water resources, public policy, or related area
• Excellent judgment, interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as marketing and public relations experience including representing an organization in public forums
• Senior management experience in a nonprofit or other organization, with skill in organizational management, fiscal and strategic planning, and meeting planning
• Knowledge and experience with state and federal water resource, legislative and budget processes; contacts and relationships within federal water resource agencies are strongly preferred

Start Date: Winter 2022

Application Deadline: January 14, 2022

How to Apply: The Board of Directors is seeking full-time or part-time independent contractor proposals; the position is not an employee of ICWP. Please click here to view the full jobs description. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, three references and compensation requirements to: ICWP Executive Director Search, infoicwp@gmail.com Applications will be kept confidential.