Director of Communication and Conservation

  • by Coachella Valley Water District
  • Nov 7, 2017

Job Location: Coachella, CA
Application Deadline: 12/15/2017
How to Apply: Apply on-line at by December 15, 2017. For questions, contact Sherrill Uyeda at or Cindy Krebs at or (562) 901-0769. EEO/ADA.

The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is an independent special district formed in 1918, specifically to protect and conserve local water sources in the Coachella Valley. The Coachella Valley includes the desert cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Desert Hot Springs, Indio and Coachella. CVWD’s five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is approximately $701 million. Currently, CVWD has a staff of more than 500.

The Communication and Conservation Department is comprised of two divisions: Outreach and Education and Water Management. Outreach and Education is responsible for internal and external communication, community events and tours, classroom education, legislative activities, and media relations. Water Management is responsible for the District’s conservation programs, along with assisting customers in improving water use efficiency. The Director of Communication and Conservation reports to the General Manager and has a staff of 24 (9 in Communication and 15 in Water Management).

Requires a BA/BS from an accredited four-year college or university is required (a master’s degree is desirable); AND a minimum of five years increasingly responsible corporate communications, media relations, public relations, community relations, marketing, journalism or related experience within the most recent ten years. Management and supervision of professional and technical staff is preferred. Experience working with legislation and lobbyists is preferred. Outstanding written communication skills, public speaking skills and media relations experienced are required.

Salary range: $138,544 to $182,346.