The National Rural Water Association is seeking an experienced Program Director to supervise a wide range of technical assistance, training, workforce development and other programs for the water and wastewater industry. This individual will be responsible for the delivery and overall success of each program. You will supervise managers and inform executive management on progress and performance.
The Program Director must have a broad knowledge of State Rural Water Associations and program management principles. They must have a strategic mindset as well as be able to lead and develop their subordinates. The successful candidate will possess integrity, candor and an outstanding ability to foster relationships with agency personnel.
Initiate and set goals for programs according to NRWA’s strategic objectives
Plan the programs from start to completion involving deadlines, milestones and processes
Develop or approve budgets and operations
Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements
Oversee reporting to agencies to document intermediate and long-term outcomes
Supervise all program and project managers involved to provide feedback and resolve complex problems
Discover ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of procedures and people
Read reports prepared by managers to determine progress and issues
Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies
Keep senior management informed with detailed and accurate reports or presentations
Proven experience as program director or other managerial position
Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
Understanding of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics
Experience in data analysis, reporting and budgeting
Working knowledge of MS office and program management software
A business acumen with a strategic ability
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
An analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities
Excellent communication skills
Anticipated starting date is on or about September 1, 2019. Submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements online or to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the specific position(s) you are applying for in your letter.
About National Rural Water Association
The National Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to training, supporting, and promoting the water and wastewater professionals that serve small communities across the United States. The mission of NRWA is to strengthen State Associations.
NRWA provides training and technical assistance through 49 affiliated State Rural Water Associations, that currently have over 31,000 utility system members. Last year, State Rural Water Association staff delivered over 75,000 on-site technical assistance visits and 150,000 hours of training to more than 37,000 utilities. Rural Water training and technical assistance covers every aspect of operating, managing and financing water and wastewater utilities.