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Grants and Administrative Officer for Regional Water Management Foundation (RWMF)

We're looking for a high-level Administrative Officer to provide support on agency administration and grant management). This will include support for two groundwater sustainability agencies with tasks ranging from preparing materials and logistics for all aspects of Board of Directors meetings, to maintaining all files and records, contract management, and grant compliance. This position will assist with grant administration on water-resources related grants. The ideal candidate will be well organized, able to perform wide complex administrative functions, and honor confidentiality and the frequent use of discretion, tact, initiative, and independent judgment.

About Regional Water Management Foundation (RWMF)

Established in 2007, the RWMF is a supporting organization of the Community Foundation that supports local agencies working to address the water resource challenges facing the region. Over $25 million in state grants have been awarded through the RWMF to local agencies for planning and projects on water supply reliability, water quality, stormwater management, and watershed restoration. The RWMF serves as the coordinating entity for the Santa Cruz Integrated Regional Water Management program. The RWMF provides administrative and planning staff support to the Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency and the Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency.

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Everyone is welcome here

Our vision is to make Santa Cruz County thrive for all who call it home, now and in the future. Learn more about our approach to racial equity. Equity and inclusion start in the workplace. We strive to build an office community where employees feel that they belong and can thrive. We encourage Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+ people, Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

What’s great about working at the Community Foundation

Our employees love making our community a better place, show appreciation and support for each other, and are aligned on our shared goals and ability to get things done. Since the start of the pandemic and through the CZU fires, we have been a team focused on helping our County get through uncertain times and we are proud of what we have done together. Our office is also a community center—in non-pandemic times—and a central part of the nonprofit sector.

In addition,

  • We have electric car charging stations and indoor bike storage
  • We are five minutes from Seacliff State Beach
  • Our backyard is the Forest of Nisene Marks
  • We have snacks and bottomless coffee and tea
  • We are a staff team of surfers, dog-lovers, cat aficionados, parents, caregivers, bikers, bakers, crafters, hikers, musicians, softball players, readers, and volunteers
  • We truly and deeply care about the people and places of Santa Cruz County and celebrate that our work is about helping build a safe, happy, and healthy county for everyone