Chief Administrative Officer

Chief Administrative Officer

Water For People

Denver, CO   |   December 2, 2020

Water For People is a Denver-based international non-profit organization working to help solve the global water and sanitation crisis – permanently. Around the world, 2.2 billion people lack access to safely managed water services, and 4.2 billion people—more than a half of the planet’s population—lack access to safely managed sanitation, which is often simply access to a toilet. Water For People’s strategy is to positively impact 4 million people by the end of 2021 and 20 million by 2030. Water For People brings together local entrepreneurs, civil society, governments, and communities to establish creative, collaborative solutions that allow people to build and maintain their own reliable and safe water systems and sanitation providers.

For more information on Water For People, please visit

The Opportunity

Water For People is seeking a Chief Administrative Officer (“CAO”) to help support the global organization as it scales aggressively over the next decade. This role is a critical leadership position in Water For People’s next chapter.

A key leader both internally and externally, the CAO will establish and develop relationships with senior management, external partners, stakeholders, and Board members. The CAO will provide a broad range of leadership, standardization, consistency, and oversight of People Operations, Risk Management, Internal Communications, I.T., Legal & Compliance, and Office Management. Reporting to the CEO, the CAO will have six direct reports, an extended team of 10 to 12 people, and will be responsible for a budget of approximately $2 million.

Expressing Interest

Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director Global Practice, and Domino Gehred-O’Connell, Vice President Executive Search of Koya Partners, have been exclusively retained for this search. To express your interest in this role, please submit your Resume/CV and Cover Letter here. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Water For People is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants.

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