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Clean Water Action is a national, grassroots environmental organization that seeks to protect the environment and safeguard public health, promote passage of strong environmental laws, and help communities address local environmental problems affecting them. Clean Water Action has close to 1 million members nationally. Clean Water Fund provides research, education, organizing, and technical assistance to strengthen grassroots environmental efforts around the country, promoting the public interest on issues related to water, natural resources, health, and a healthy economy. Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund work together on selected campaigns and programs. 

Clean Water’s Board of Directors has made a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) and anti-racism a key element of our work. The Organizational Culture Director is a new role at Clean Water responsible for the strategic integration of Clean Water’s DEIJ efforts with our leadership and management training initiatives. This role involves designing, implementing, and evaluating training programs that empower managers and leaders at all levels while fostering an inclusive culture, grounded by a strong foundation in adult learning theory. The individual in this position serves as a vital link between effective management practices and the realization of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizational culture.


Organizational Culture & DEIJ

  • Working closely with the CEO and senior management, develop and implement a comprehensive long-term diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy that aligns with Clean Water’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Provide strategic counsel to the President/CEO; serve as a thought partner by helping to set and achieve strategic priorities. 
  • Ensure that the DEIJ section of our strategic plan has clear, measurable goals and objectives.
  • Review annual racial justice plans and assist states and national departments in developing meaningful goals and achievable objectives.
  • Evaluate and update the roles and responsibilities of Clean Water’s Diversity Council and lead the council’s bi-weekly meetings.
  • Serve as a coach and counselor to senior leaders and managers on matters of equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice.
  • Directly facilitate initiatives that promote inclusive leadership practices.
  • Serve as a strong advocate for our staff, listening to and engaging with staff throughout the organization as well as our external community, to promote a culture of feedback and continuous learning. Develop and manage relationships with external consultants as needed.
  • Act as a champion for diversity and inclusion, encouraging a workplace where different perspectives are valued and where all employees feel they can contribute to their fullest potential. 

Management and Leadership Development

  • Conduct comprehensive analyses to identify gaps in both management and DEIJ training, based on our organizational objectives and individual learner needs. 
  • Partner with organizational leaders to shape and drive an organizational training strategy that prioritizes both managerial competency and cultural diversity, aligned with adult learning theory as the instructional framework.
  • Conceptualize, design, and implement professional development opportunities through diverse educational methods such as experiential learning, case studies, reflection, collaborative learning, and problem-solving.
  • Develop and manage relationships with external training consultants and related resources as needed.
  • Advise the President/CEO on establishing accountability mechanisms for leadership.

Coordination, Evaluation, and Resource Development

  • Work with our HR department to ensure that all these initiatives support broader HR and organizational development goals, including talent retention, engagement, succession planning, and performance management.
  • Develop and implement an evaluation system to measure the effectiveness of all these initiatives on leadership performance, employee engagement, and culture. Use data to refine and improve programs continually.
  • Curate a repository of learning resources, case studies on effective management techniques, DEIJ issues, and anti-racism.
  •  Assist our development team in identifying potential funding sources for our DEIJ work.
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in human resources, Organizational Development, Education, or a related field is preferred, but candidates with robust experience and expertise in areas outlined in the job responsibilities may be considered. 
  • Proven experience in developing and facilitating management and diversity training programs.
  • Understanding of adult learning principles and training methodologies.
  • Excellent facilitation, communication, conflict management, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels of an organization.
  • Experience in using metrics and evaluation tools to assess training effectiveness is strongly desired.
  • Experience in designing and/or managing a mentorship program, while not required, is a plus.
  • Able to travel to Clean Water offices and events on occasion.
  • Hybrid preferred; fully remote may be considered. Candidates located within commuting distance of one of our state offices is preferred, with a strong preference for candidates in the Washington D.C. area.
District of Columbia
Type of Position
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Full Time
Salary ranges between $90,000 - $99,000 depending on experience. Attractive benefits package.
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Internal candidates should speak with their supervisor first before submitting an application. 

Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund have implemented a policy mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all individuals working within our offices, as well as for those working remotely. As a condition of employment, all employees, regardless of their work location, are required to be vaccinated, or they must provide proof of a valid exemption. Applicants applying for positions at our organization will also be required to present proof of vaccination status during the application process, whether they will be working in the office or remotely. This policy is in place to ensure the health and safety of our entire workforce and the communities we serve.

 Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund value a diverse workplace. People of color and those from economically disadvantaged communities are particularly encouraged to apply. Clean Water Action is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Encouraging applications from diverse backgrounds: We welcome candidates from multicultural and BIPOC communities to apply and contribute to our inclusive work environment.


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