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Join the CASQA Team!

Position Opening: Program Manager

Number of Positions Available: 1-2

Position Type: Full Time / Exempt

Location: 100% Remote

The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) is adding 1-2 individuals to our growing team of leaders who are passionate about making an impact in stormwater and integrated water management. Are you interested in climate change? Water quality? Pollution prevention? Solving complicated problems in a collaborative way? Bringing people together to make lasting, positive changes? Read on as this may be the opportunity for you. 

Deadline to Apply: Submit complete applications by January 20, 2023

Who We Are

CASQA is a 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to the advancement of stormwater quality management, science and education. With over 2,000 members, our membership is comprised of a diverse range of stormwater quality management organizations and individuals, including cities, counties, special districts, federal agencies, state agencies, ports, universities and school districts, wastewater agencies, water suppliers, industries, and consulting firms throughout the state. Collectively, CASQA represents over 26 million people in California.

Mission Statement

On behalf of California stormwater permittees, CASQA advances sustainable stormwater management protective of California water resources.

Vision Statement

CASQA advances the stormwater field through a network of highly engaged professionals that:

  • Lead: CASQA provides leadership that results in sustainable statewide stormwater policies, regulations, and programs
  • Collaborate: CASQA provides a forum for stormwater professionals to share ideas and identify solutions for regulatory, technical, and scientific challenges
  • Educate: CASQA produces resources and hosts events that inform, educate, and train stormwater professionals, regulators, and the public on the value, challenges, and scientific and technical aspects of stormwater management
  • Support: CASQA tools and guidance promote implementation of sustainable stormwater programs
  • Develop: CASQA provides opportunities for the growth of stormwater professionals and development of current and future stormwater leaders

What We Do

To achieve our mission and vision, CASQA leads a significant number of programs and initiatives focused on solutions such as maximizing stormwater capture, minimizing pollution through true source control, increasing funding for stormwater programs, and approaching stormwater as a resource (as opposed to a waste). We advocate to achieve these outcomes via regulatory and legislative processes. Education is core to everything, reflected in our training programs, outreach materials, and events.

Our work is based on the best available science and achieved by collaborating and working through partnerships with our members and other organizations. Example partnerships include the State of California (Governor’s Office, California Water Boards, Department of Pesticides Regulation, Department of Toxics Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Ocean Protection Council, California Water Quality Monitoring Council), the California State Legislature (California State Senate, California State Assembly), federal agencies (EPA), membership associations (League of California Cities, California State Association of Counties, California Association of Sanitation Agencies, California Municipal Utilities Association), and research organizations (Southern California Coastal Watershed Research Project, San Francisco Estuary Institute, Office of Water Programs at Sacramento State).

The Position

We are looking to add 1-2 individuals to our growing team of leaders who are passionate about making an impact in stormwater and integrated water management. These individuals will join the team as a Program Manager, responsible for overseeing and managing certain programs and initiatives. The position is full time / exempt.

Under the direction of, and in collaboration with the Executive Director, Program Managers serve as the strategic lead in the development, implementation, and management of programs and initiatives that advance CASQA’s Strategic Plan and Vision for Sustainable Stormwater Management. They support CASQA’s various subcommittees, comprised of engaged volunteer leaders and CASQA members, and represent CASQA by working with partner organizations. Projects and initiatives vary and include (but are not limited to) the following areas:

  • Stormwater Capture and Use
  • True Source Control (e.g., pollution prevention at the source via programs like Our Water, Our World)
  • BMP Effectiveness / Program Effectiveness
  • Regulatory Initiatives
  • Legislation (California State Legislature)
  • Statewide Stormwater Permits (CGP, IGP, Phase II)
  • Public Engagement and Education (stormwater as a resource)
  • Funding for stormwater programs
  • Science, monitoring, and research
  • Education (training programs, events, educational materials)
  • Resources (BMP Handbooks)
  • Topic focus: bacteria, pesticides, trash / microplastics, biostimulatory substances, biointegrity, metals, climate change and community resilience

The Recruitment Process

This recruitment will remain open until the position(s) are filled. The process will consist of three parts, per the following anticipated timeline:

  • Applications: Due by January 20, 2023
  • Initial interviews (invited): Week of January 23rd
  • Final interviews (invited): Week of February 6th

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, engineering, biological or physical science, public policy, management, or a related field. An advanced degree would be seen as an added benefit.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience, preferably with a member organization, similar professional member associations, other non-profit or research organizations focused on water. 
  • Experience within the stormwater industry preferred. Experience in nonprofit organizations would be seen as an added benefit.

More details on the knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position can be found in the job description.

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary, medical insurance, and retirement

Work location: 100% remote

Vacation Policy: Unlimited

Holidays: 12 per year

How to Apply

Complete applications consist of the following:

Submit complete applications by January 20, 2023:

  • Google Form: Click here
    • Submit ONE PDF FILE that contains all application components
    • File name must include applicant’s name
  • Assistance / Questions: Contact CASQA@casqa.org
    • Subject of the email: Program Manager Recruitment