Manager – Community Engagement and Planning

The Manager will implement programs and lead a staffing team that works with disadvantaged community residents that face water supply and quality issues.  The Manager’s team supports community participation in regional water management and groundwater sustainability planning and seeks to build long-term water management capacity and expertise in rural community leaders.  The Manager will coordinate with the local, state and federal agencies to implement SHE’s community engagement, planning, capacity building and training programs.

The Manager must be able to work independently and as a team member, be detail-oriented and demonstrate strong program management and supervision skills. The Manager must also be able to work effectively with diverse community groups and with public and private agency officials.  The Manager should also be passionate and have a commitment to equitable community representation, have a strong community organizing background, be visionary and have a strong work ethic.


Our Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Sick Leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Long- term Disability
  • Health/Fitness Club


  • 401K and Employer Match


  • Paid Holidays
  • Education Assistance
  • Computer Purchase Loan
  • Employee Assistance Program



  • Provide leadership to program staff in carrying out the programs and mission of SHE.
  • Oversee the management of contracts to ensure work is completed on schedule and in compliance with contract requirements.
  • Oversee preparation of reports to funding agencies and organizations.
  • Oversee and support the development/implementation of community outreach and engagement plans and community water needs assessments.
  • Oversee and support the development to community education and capacity building program curriculum.
  • Coordinate and facilitate community meetings, workshops and roundtable discussions.
  • Effectively and constructively manage and coordinate the services of professional consultants such as translators, planners, engineers, and others.
  • Seek appropriate financial resources to maintain, expand and improve program efforts plus cultivate and maintain relationships with existing and new funders
  • Ensure program staff members are well-trained, well supported, and provided a safe work environment.
  • Maintain effective communication with SHE partners, staff and others in a way that furthers positive working relationships.
  • Prepare program and project budgets; review fiscal data, effectively manage within budget.
  • Represent SHE to communities, agencies, funders and the media.

Must Haves

  • Bachelor of Arts or Science, preferably in a field related to this position or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience with the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA); Integrated Regional Water Management Program; Community Power building and/or Leadership Development.
  • Demonstrated technical, management, and administrative experience and expertise appropriate to the specific program area(s).
  • Demonstrated experience with public speaking, meeting facilitation, and effective communication skills.
  • Strong computer (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.) skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and brainstorm creative solutions in challenging situations.


You're passionate
You're a passionate and energetic person who's excited to connect and strategize with communities and residents.
You love people, communities, and problem solving
You're always excited to meet someone new, listen, and help them find solutions to their needs.
You get excited about the details
You're a detail oriented person who is organized and always looking for efficiencies.
You're a creative and strategic thinker
You strive to come up with innovative and creative solutions to problems that seem impossible. You're capable of thinking about the big picture and coming up with a plan to execute.
You're self-motivated
You see something that can be improved and you go after it. You have a strong desire to help others and to be a part of something special at Self-Help Enterprises.