Executive Director


    Executive Director

    Delta View Water Association
    Company: Delta View Water Association
    Position: Professional
    City: Hanford-Visalia Area
    State: CA
    Employment Type: Full Time
    Phone: (209) 499-4091


    Delta View Water Association (DVWA) is recruiting for its first Executive Director to lead and grow the organization. We are seeking a passionate, dedicated leader to address the challenges facing our members and the agriculture industry today and into the future. The mission of DVWA is to represent our members through action, engagement, and communication to protect and improve water access. Our vision is to protect our water and preserve family farming for future generations. We are committed to the following organizational values:

    • We develop and advocate for solutions that are economically and environmentally sustainable.• Our actions are grounded in science and current research.• We build and sustain mutually beneficial relationships.• Our actions earn and maintain trust.• We act with precision, pace, and passion.• We advocate for outcomes that are equal and reasonable

    Overview of the Position

    The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors and is supported by a team of internal and contract technical experts. The Executive Director must provide oversight and direction to ensure the successful execution of the team’s roles in support of the overall organizational goals. In addition, this individual must have a deep understanding of the water-related issues and challenges directly impacting the agriculture industry today.

    The Executive Director is responsible for the following:

    • Leading DVWA Strategies – Provide strategic direction to ensure the successful day-to-day management, growth, and sustainability of DVWA.• Leading DVWA Team – Develop DVWA’s team to ensure business strategies, programs, policies, resources, and overall direction for the organization are being developed in tune with DVWA’s mission, utilizing every available resource.• Protecting DVWA Assets – Maintain oversight of DVWA risk management and compliance with all statutory, regulatory, and ethical requirements regarding bylaws, policies, finance, employee health, safety, and employment.• Representing DVWA – Serve as the lead public spokesperson for the organization, developing strategic relationships across all relevant public and private sectors, and exercise all responsibilities in a professional manner.• DVWA Board Representative – Serve as ex-officio, non-voting member of the DVWA Board of Directors.

    Specific Job Responsibilities

    • Oversee the development, implementation, and maintenance of a robust DVWA membership recruitment and retention strategy.• Maintain an inclusive working relationship with the Board of Directors, staff, members, partners, and vested stakeholders that emphasizes open dialogue, complete transparency, professional rapport, and a unified approach.• Oversee the stewardship and management of DVWA finances, including ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) applicable to a 501c6 nonprofit organization.• Oversee the development and maintenance of member, partner, trade organization, academic institutional, service provider, and government agency relationships that support the initiatives, operational excellence, and fiscal health of DVWA.• Oversee the development, implementation, and management of an effective human resources program, including compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations, as well as fostering a positive, productive, and proactive work environment.• Oversee the development, implementation, and management of all DVWA initiatives, products, services, and communication tools to include establishing and monitoring key performance indicators, metrics, and measurement tools to monitor progress.• Assist the Board of Directors in the development, implementation, and management of the DVWA Policies and Procedures, in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations applicable to a 501c6 nonprofit organization and consistent with best management practices.• Assume special activities and responsibilities as directed by the Board of Directors.

    Experience and Education

    A combination of experience and education to best meet the requirements of the position will be considered:• Minimum five to seven years of nonprofit management and membership experience, preferably within a comparable business environment.• Expertise in agricultural water policy and regulations.• Expertise in cultivating and stewarding partnerships and other collaborative agreements.• Strong communication skills including written, verbal and listening.• A proven track record in membership and resource development, including traditional and emerging strategies.• Secondary education with course work in business administration/management, public policy and/or a related field is preferred.

    Leadership Competencies

    • Confidence – Demonstrates self confidence in ability to achieve tasks at hand and select an effective approach.• Accurate Self–Assessment – Recognizes strengths and shortcomings. Open to feedback and is self-motivated in continuous improvement.• Trustworthiness – Openly admits to faults and mistakes and confronts unethical behavior.• Initiative – Adaptable to seize or create opportunities for the future.• Achievement Orientation – Self-motivated to work through obstacles and take risks to meet continuously challenging goals.• Optimism – Is resilient and sees opportunities in setbacks; maintains a positive attitude and influences others to do the same.• Empathy – Understands others’ perspectives and can clearly re-state them.• Organizational Awareness – Understands and appropriately influences through the political forces and unspoken rules at work.• Change Catalyst – Effectively defines the need for change then acts to support and champion it.• Teamwork and Collaboration – Solicits input from others and then drives a collaborative team environment. No ego, driven to serve the best interests of both employees and the business of DVWA.• Influencer – Shapes perception, policy, and behavior for good. Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

    Travel Requirements

    Frequent (45%+) travel for DVWA representation at local, state, and federal regulatory meetings and events, visits to members’ facilities, and other applicable vested stakeholder activities.

    Environmental Conditions

    Office environment; works with computers; uses telephone extensively. Travel to various functions in vehicles or other transportation. Maintain a flexible schedule that may involve night and weekend work.

    Physical Conditions and Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The employee is regularly required to:

    • Sit for prolonged periods of time;• Use hands to finger, handle, or feel;• Reach with hands and arms;• Talk and hear;• Stand and walk;• Lift and/or move up to 35 pounds; and• Drive a vehicle for prolonged periods of time.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Equal Opportunity Employer Status

    DVWA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, committed to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status, age, religion, veteran status, or other protected status.


    • Salary: $125,000 – $150,000• Medical (PPO/HMO/EPO options available), dental and vision benefits (100% premium paid by DVWA)• $50,000 term life insurance (100% premium paid by DVWA)• Supplemental short-term disability insurance (100% premium paid by DVWA)• Paid vacation (3 weeks) and sick leave (1 week)• 10 paid holidays• Company-sponsored retirement program with company contribution (after 1-year anniversary)• Professional development stipend• Professional association membership stipend

    To Apply, Send

    1] A cover letter describing your interest in the position, as well as your experience and results in prior work as related to the duties and qualifications described above.

    2] A resume summarizing education and working experience.

    3] The names, position titles, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to your accomplishments and potential for success.

    Applications should be sent via email only to amy@mujeres-poderosas.com no later thanFriday, February 10, 2023 at 5:00 pm PST.

    Please direct any inquiries to:

    Amy Wolfe, Mujeres Poderosas, LLC
    HR Consultant

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