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  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - ARIZONA MUNICIPAL WATER USERS ASSOCIATION
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Date posted: 2/27/15
    Closing date: 3/16/15
    Location: Phoenix, AZ

    ARIZONA MUNICIPAL WATER USERS ASSOCIATION

    The Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) seeks an experienced water professional and manager to serve as its Executive Director. AMWUA is a non-profit corporation established in 1969 with offices located in Phoenix Arizona. AMWUA works on behalf of its members, which are the cities of Avondale, Chandler, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe and the town of Gilbert. AMWUA’s mission is to protect its members’ ability to provide assured, safe and sustainable water supplies to their communities, and to advocate responsible water stewardship that supports economic prosperity and safeguards Arizona’s water supplies for future generations.

    The Executive Director reports to a ten-member Board of Directors comprised of mayors and councilmembers of its members. As AMWUA’s chief executive, the Executive Director’s responsibilities include:

    • Representing AMWUA and advocating positions and policies of the Board of Directors on water and water-related issues before the legislature, state and federal agencies, and other groups.
    • Promoting collaboration among the AMWUA members to develop unified positions.
    • Developing and recommending policy positions to the Board of Directors.
    • Working collaboratively with other water interests to advance common goals.
    • Developing and implementing strategic planning initiatives approved by the Board of Directors.
    • Hiring and supervising AMWUA staff and consultants.
    • Developing for Board approval and implementing AMWUA’s annual operating budget. The total budget for fiscal year 2015 is $1,380,124.

    The ideal candidate will bring a combination of experience and skills to the position. She or he should:

    • Possess a significant number of years of professional leadership experience in the development, evaluation and advocacy of Arizona water policy. • Command a keen understanding of Arizona, Colorado River and federal reclamation water issues.
    • Be an exceptionally effective written and oral communicator with the ability to be an articulate advocate on behalf of AMWUA’s members.
    • Have significant experience working collaboratively on complicated issues, forging consensus and taking appropriate action.
    • Have experience working effectively with boards, committees or other multimember bodies.
    • Have proven leadership capability and experience effectively managing staff.
    • Understand municipal issues and interests.

    For more details please click here.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and your resume no later than March 16, 2015 to:

    Diana Pina
    dpina@amwua.org

    Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates will be invited to interview with the Board of Directors. A select group will be asked to provide references prior to being recommended as finalists. References will be contacted only with candidates’ permission.

    If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Ferris at kferris@amwua.org.