Thursday, January 20, 2011

Executive Director position at International Rivers

Dear all,


International Rivers is looking for a visionary leader familiar with international human rights and environmental advocacy and committed to promoting sustainable water and energy solutions. Our ideal candidate would possess extensive leadership and management experience, have a strong fundraising track record and have excellent communication skills.


Thank you to those who have already circulated this job posting. If you have not had a chance to circulate this yet to your networks, please find the full job description attached. We appreciate your support!

In addition, if you have any suggestions or questions, please write to We will keep all the feedback and ideas you send us strictly confidential.


Best wishes,

Katy Yan

Program Associate

Job Posting:


Executive Director

International Rivers

Berkeley, CA


International Rivers seeks a passionate, proven and creative Executive Director to lead the world's pre-eminent river basin advocacy organization.


Celebrating its 25th year, International Rivers is the leading international advocacy organization working to defend healthy rivers and the rights and livelihoods of the communities that depend on them. We oppose destructive large dams and the development model they advance, and encourage better ways of meeting people's needs for water, energy and protection from damaging floods.


With an international team of 26 staff in the US, Africa, Asia and South America, International Rivers' new Executive Director will be responsible for developing the vision, strategy, tactics and capacity of International Rivers; raising the funds necessary to carry out our mission; developing and maintaining relationships with the organization's many international partner organizations; building effective teams across our culturally and geographically diverse staff; and launching new initiatives that further our mission.


The position is located in Berkeley, CA, USA.


The full job description can be found at


Salary will be commensurate with experience; excellent benefits.  International Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Position open until filled. A letter of interest, date of availability, salary requirements, resume and a writing sample should be sent via email to:

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