Executive Director

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Sacramento
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Working Title: Executive Director

Classification Title: Administrator III

Posting Details 

Priority Application Date (Posting will remain open until filled): Sunday, March 24, 2024 @ 11:55 PM PST

Please note: As of January 19, 2024, this position has been reposted and is under active recruitment. Apply today! (Prior applicants need not re-apply.

Position Summary

The Executive Director of Office of Water Programs (OWP) is responsible for: providing leadership in maintaining OWP as the largest self-funded center in the California State University system; directing the development and update process (as needed) of new and existing training materials for operators, managers, and inspectors of drinking water, wastewater, distribution, and collection systems; leading the continued commitment to excellence as an internationally recognized leader in training programs that publishes a continually evolving library of print, electronic, and online training materials; sustaining OWP as a leader in providing technical assistance and applied research for the drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, groundwater, and watershed planning disciplines; developing strategies to sustain OWP’s leadership in supporting state and federal agencies in engineering/technical/public policy water management research consistent with Sacramento State’s goals as outlined in the Anchor University Initiative.    

FLSA: Exempt (Not eligible for overtime compensation)

Anticipated Hiring Range: $15,000 per month - $17,083 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $6,250 per month - $20,063 per month

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Salary Grade/Range:  1

Recruitment Type: Regular (At-will)

Time Base: Full-Time

Work Hours: M-F 8-5 and other hours as needed.

Department Information

Required Qualifications 

  1. Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, equity, and opportunity.
  2. Possession of an earned doctorate in environmental engineering or water resources engineering and eligibility for a senior faculty appointment within the Civil Engineering Department.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and ability in design and/or operation of drinking water and wastewater treatment and conveyance systems and stormwater management.
  4. Substantial evidence of the capacity to provide leadership to motivate staff and the ability to maintain a sustainable funding base for OWP. Demonstrate a record of progressively increasing responsibilities in supervision, management, and leadership positions.
  5. A minimum of 10 years of demonstrated administrative experience related to engineering at progressive levels in a university or other engineering organizations.
  6. Evidence of experience in successful fiscal resource management, including developing and managing projections, budgets, and reconciliations in a university or other engineering organizations.
  7. Demonstrated ability to interpret policy, implement advance-planning techniques, and establish performance metrics.
  8. Strong interpersonal skills, including demonstrated skills in communication and interaction with diverse groups and populations.
  9. Effective written and oral communication skills with a diverse and wide range of audiences. That is, ability to translate complex engineering technical concepts into language that is easy to understand by a variety of audience types and levels.
  1. Ability to travel on and offsite, including overnight stays to support the essential functions of the position.


Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications

11. Professional Engineer (PE) registration in United States.

12. Demonstrated knowledge of or experience in water reuse and recycling and/or stormwater capture and use.

13. Demonstrated experience in a self-supported program within universities or the private sector.

14. Demonstrated experience in and knowledge of developing effective training materials for print and online delivery.

15. Demonstrated experience in leading the implementation of new business solutions and process improvements.

16. Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing change management initiatives.

Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter and diversity statement.

Provide a diversity statement. In your statement, please incorporate your response to the following questions: How have you incorporated equity, and/or inclusion into your current or previous position, and how do you envision diversity and inclusion play a role in the position? (please explain your answer in a minimum of at least one paragraph)

Failure to upload required documentation may result in disqualification.

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page.

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position. One variation of background check required could be a LiveScan screening, which involves submitting fingerprints at a certified LiveScan Service Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, it is strongly recommended that all California State University, Sacramento employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.

Out of State Employment Policy

Sacramento State University, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Equal Employment Opportunity

California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Eligibility Verification  

Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the United States. California State University, Sacramento is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.



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