Regional Affairs Representative

  • by Association of California Water Agencies
  • Jun 6, 2019

Job Location: Sacramento, CA
Application Deadline: June 28, 2019
How to apply: See Filing Instructions below


This is a dynamic opportunity to be part of the premier water industry association in the United States. The new Regional Affairs Representative will join a team of professionals who work in a collaborative environment with respected water leaders across the state to develop and advance critical water management policy priorities on behalf of California’s agricultural and urban water agencies and water users. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and proactive individual to gain a wealth of knowledge regarding the California water industry by providing critical support and being an integral part of ACWA’s Member Outreach and Engagement team.

Located just steps away from the State Capitol and agencies, ACWA is the largest statewide coalition of public water agencies in the country, a leader on California water issues, and a respected voice for its members in both Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

About the Position

The Regional Affairs Representative is a full-time, exempt position responsible for serving as an ACWA representative in the field, building and fostering relationships with ACWA’s identified region members.  The position facilitates ACWA’s Region governance activities; coordinates member retention and recruitment programs and activities; and is responsible for implementing grassroots member outreach strategies throughout the regions. The position requires frequent field visits.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills and knowledge of presentation methods and meeting planning. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in government, public relations, marketing, business administration or related field and three years of related experience in government relations, public relations or related field, coupled with member relationship and/or client services support within a membership association.

Compensation and Benefits

The annual salary range is $73,342 – $95,345. Salary placement is based on qualifications. ACWA offers a competitive benefits package that includes CalPERS retirement, medical insurance, and dental insurance.

Filing Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a completed ACWA application, resume, and cover letter to Shellie Anderson at 910 K Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814 or via e-mail to ShellieA@acwa.com. The position is open until filled with the first screening on June 28th.