Water Program Director

Davis, California, United States


The U.S. Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) seeks a highly motivated individual to lead its Water Program. SEI is an international research organization working to advance sustainable development through research, policy analysis and capacity building. Headquartered in Sweden, SEI has a global reach, with eight centers spanning five continents. The U.S. Center has offices in Somerville, MA, Davis, CA, and Seattle, WA, with the Water Program staff based in Somerville and Davis.

The Program Director will lead Water Program staff (currently 11), and oversee their research planning, fundraising, outreach, and staff management activities. We expect the Program Director to substantively engage with staff, providing guidance on a range of water resource planning studies and in the procurement of new projects. We are particularly interested in candidates who can work across disciplines.

The Water Group is widely recognized for its work on water resource modeling and policy analysis around the world. Our watershed modeling and planning framework, the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) system, is used in more than 180 countries with over 25,000 users. Capacity building is central to our work, particularly in developing countries. The U.S. Water Program collaborates closely with colleagues throughout SEI and externally.

Primary Responsibilities:


The successful applicant will have:

Additional highly desirable qualifications include:

Location: Davis, California

Salary Range: Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications

Start Date: As soon as position is filled

Application Deadline: Until filled (this notice dated 01/31/18)

We require three professional references. We will secure your permission prior to contacting your references.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid parental and family medical leave after one year of employment.

We have a casual work environment and flexible work schedules, and offer 15 days vacation, increasing to 20 days after five years of employment.

SEI is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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