Water Efficiency Program Manager

Northern Water

Berthoud , Colorado

Plans and directs all aspects of Northern Water’s activities concerning the Water Efficiency Program. The Water Efficiency Program Manager is responsible for the development, evaluation, management, and advancement of Northern Water’s regional urban water efficiency efforts. These efforts include identifying, developing, implementing, and advocating programs, practices, and policies that promote urban water efficiency and demand management in order to assist stakeholders in meeting their water management objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees and manages all activities under Northern Water and the Subdistrict’s Water Efficiency Program and on behalf of the Windy Gap Firming Project and Northern Integrated Supply Project enterprises;
  • Establishes work plan for the Water Efficiency Program, including work for the Water Efficiency Program Department and setting priorities for water efficiency-related work performed by other departments involved in the Water Efficiency Program Team;
  • Assembles and leads the cross-departmental Water Efficiency Program Team;
  • Provides day-to-day management and supervision of staff in Water Efficiency Department;
  • Coordinates cross-departmental work as it relates to water efficiency with the Communications and Records Department, the Water Resources Department, the Facilities and Equipment Department and any other departments as needed;
  • Advises Board of Directors, Legal Counsel and Upper Management on all urban water efficiency-related issues including technical, policy, regulatory, and strategic issues;
  • Manages relationships with stakeholders and partner agencies and organizations as related to water efficiency efforts and initiatives;
  • Monitors water efficiency related regulations, and guidelines that impact, or could potentially impact, Northern Water or the Subdistrict and its allottees and stakeholders.
  • Represents the interests of Northern Water’s or the Subdistrict’s in various forums and by serving on committees and advisory groups, advocating Northern Water’s or the Subdistrict’s position and exchanging information;
  • Identifies, researches, analyzes, and makes recommendations on urban conservation and efficiency issues of concern to Northern Water’s or the Subdistrict’s and its allottees and stakeholders;
  • Monitors and engages in state, interstate, and federal demand management initiatives that could affect the interests of the Northern Water’s or the Subdistrict’s and its allottees and stakeholders;
  • Coordinates with allottees and stakeholders and with relevant federal, state, and local agencies to assist in establishing and implementing appropriate urban water conservation and efficiency programs, policies, and standards;
  • Works with allottees, stakeholders and others, formulates long-range strategies and manages the development and implementation of regional efforts and materials that support and enhance allottees and stakeholders’ programs, promote efficiencies, and increase the consistency and visibility of regional and member programs;
  • Develops, prepares, and manages the Water Efficiency Program budget for the development and implementation of regional initiatives; solicits sponsorships and grant funding and fulfills reporting requirements;
  • Facilitates meetings; fosters information sharing, identification and discussion of demand management and water efficiency issues, and opportunities common to allottees and stakeholders;
  • Establishes and expands partnerships, collaborative efforts, communication, outreach, and education at the local, regional, state, and federal levels in order to further the interests of the allottees and stakeholders;
  • Serves as the point of contact and resource person for water efficiency to Northern Water staff, allottees and stakeholders, other organizations, and the public.
  • Accomplishes other duties as assigned.

Training, Experience and Education Requirements

  • Ten years of experience in water conservation management and a bachelor's degree in water resource management, environmental science, urban/regional planning, public administration, communications or a related field OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Master’s degree and knowledge of water conservation in Colorado preferred.
  • Relationships with other local, state, and national water conservation and resource professionals are desired.
  • Previous experience managing staff, schedules, and budgets at a departmental level or equivalent.
  • Must have experience with project management and a variety of computer software products, including database/spreadsheet applications and, word processing programs.

Northern Water is an equal employment opportunity employer.


View complete job description at www.northernwater.org

Send resume to careers@northernwater.org


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