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Deadline to Apply: By 5 PM, Monday November 5th
Listing description
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Job location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Employment type: Full-time
Compensation: located on practice. Range beginning at $40,000
Type of Employment: Direct Hire

Milwaukee Water Commons has launched a vision of Milwaukee as a model Water City where we all have a stake in the health of our waters, sharing in their stewardship and their benefits. The Water City Agenda 3.0, launched in 2016, has six initiatives that make up this vision. This position activates one of those initiatives areas, Green Infrastructure, and supports an environmental justice approach to improving water infrastructure in Milwaukee. The benefits of clean abundant water should be equitably shared across our community and updating our infrastructure is an opportunity to ensure safe water, climate resilience and good family-sustaining jobs.
Milwaukee Water Commons is partnering with American Rivers to build the Water City Agenda 3.0 and improve water infrastructure in Milwaukee. American Rivers is a national nonprofit dedicated to the protection and restoration of America’s Rivers and the conservation of clean water for both people and nature. American Rivers is supporting the Water City Agenda through their national Community Water Project. This initiative works with local partners in different cities to coordinate stakeholders to find and implement integrated water management (IWM) approaches that achieve improved water quality results for both rivers and the communities that depend on them.
The partnership between Milwaukee Water Commons and American Rivers is intended to leverage the strengths and networks of both organizations. Information technology provides guidance, technical skills, and tools to empower community stakeholders to integrate and coordinate their multiple water management responsibilities and provide facilitation between different stakeholders to advance the Water City Agenda. Through these efforts, we aim to improve the ecological health of the rivers and streams within the Great Lakes basin and quality of life for local residents.
Position Purpose:
This position will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Milwaukee Water Commons Green Infrastructure Initiative. This will include program management, relationship development, and strategic planning. The Program manager will apply their expertise of environmental justice, water infrastructure, MWC core programs and mission, partner organizations, and programmatic work plans to further the goals of the Water City Agenda 3.0 in Milwaukee, as well as facilitate some stakeholder engagement in Gary, IN around Integrated Water Management, as part of the American Rivers Community Water Project.


Essential tasks and Responsibilities
leadership abilities and Management:
 Is well versed in MWC mission, vision, principles, patterns, and frameworks
 Ensures programmatic excellence, evaluation and administration.
 Helps to create a City of Milwaukee-wide culture that embraces IWM through increased public
consciousness and interest in water management issues, green storm water infrastructure (GSI),
drinking water through the Community Water Assembly and other coalitions and partnerships
 Fosters relationships between the community, Milwaukee Water Works (MWW), and the
Milwaukee Municipal Sewerage District (MMSD), with an integrated water management
 Assists historically marginalized communities in their engagement with MMSD, MWW, and City
Agencies, working to advance community benefits and shared decision making while ensuring
the best water management results
 Assists American Rivers staff build on nascent Green Infrastructure efforts in Gary, IN and
incorporate these efforts into a larger IWM strategy
 Works with Milwaukee Water Commons and American Rivers staff to build and maintain
relationships with Milwaukee and Gary City staff, utility staff and engage local community
partners and volunteers in both cities
 Assists with MWC programs and events
 Acts as a Milwaukee Water Commons spokesperson for the Green Infrastructure initiatives for
the media, conferences and other events
 Leads implementation of Green Infrastructure project-Think Blue/Think Green. Assists with the
Branch Out Initiative
 Assists other MWC programs as necessary
 Fulfills grant deliverables and reporting obligations
 Travel is required for this position
Fundraising and Communications:
 Develops and maintains initiative budgets as needed
 Assists with year-end annual fundraising campaign
 Works with communications staff to advance online and external relations with the goal of
maintaining the MWC mission
Planning and Outreach:
 Leads planning process for Green Infrastructure Initiative
 Develops and executes plans to build partnerships with new stakeholders
 Is responsible for building the database for the GI initiative with MWC staff

Appropriate qualifications:
The Water City Program Manager will be thoroughly committed to the vision and mission of Milwaukee Water Commons and have proven leadership abilities, relationship building and community outreach practice.
practice and other qualifications include:
 Commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
 Values diversity and inclusion efforts.
 Demonstrated capability to work effectively in teams. availability to work across projects when
 capability to communicate the wide array of issues that affect building Milwaukee as a Water City;
our mission, principles, patterns and initiatives.
 Strong facilitation skills.
 Attention to detail.
 Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with
excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
 Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, such as Word and Excel.
 practice working with historically underprivileged communities.
 Demonstrates cultural competence. Bilingual skills a plus.
 Action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to community organizing.
 capability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
 Demonstrate workplace values including, passion, positivity and accountcapability.
 Appreciation for the environment, local communities and the nexus between both.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Significant practice and recognized community leadership abilities may substitute for this requirement.
income located on practice. Range beginning at $40,000. Generous health insurance, including vision and dental, and paid time off.
Milwaukee Water Commons is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample by 5:00 pm on Monday, November 5th to:
Anne Bohl, Communications & Administrative Manager

Job Information
   » Job location: Wisconsin, United States
   » Listing ID: 44624490
   » Published: October 30, 2018
   » Position Title:Water City Program Manager, Milwaukee Water Commons
   » Employer's nameMilwaukee Environmental Consortium
   » Business Sector:Environmental
   » Listing Function:Adminstrative/Clerical
   » Entry Level:No

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