Project Assistant


Water For People is a global nonprofit working across nine countries, bringing together communities, local entrepreneurs, and governments to build and maintain water and sanitation services that will last. We have a sustainable solution to end the global water and sanitation crisis, and our employees around the world help drive this solution.

About the Position

Water For People is currently recruiting for a Project Assistant to join the core team to assist in developing an advisory business to support the implementation of our strategy and mission. The position will work through the various stages of the exploratory process ranging from market analysis to the development of the business/operations plan for the advisory business. This position is based at Water For People’s headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

Candidates must have an interest in international development, awareness of water and sanitation challenges in developing countries and interest in the business side of operations. The successful applicant will have strong analytical and complex problem solving skills, demonstrated high level attention to detail, a flexible and team-oriented work style, and excellent communication skills.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS & DUTIES:

  • Conduct desk research
  • Support the business planning and business development efforts of the team
  • Identify opportunities, evaluate options and alternatives
  • Provide administrative support to the project

BEHAVIORS & COMPETENCIES:

  • Connects to the Mission – Embraces the mission of Water For People and is passionate about advancing the dynamic role it plays leading social impact in international development.
  • Demonstrates Ethics and Integrity – Understands ethical behavior and business practices, and ensures that own behavior is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Action-oriented – Has an unwavering commitment to delivering quality work products.
  • Connects with Others - Demonstrates exceptional communications and interpersonal skills.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, & SKILLS:

  • Student pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in international development, with an awareness of water and sanitation challenges in developing countries and interest in the business side of operations.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Extreme professionalism, enterprising attitude, confidence, and willingness to interact with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude, problem-solver, collaborator.

*Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

CONTACT AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

Deadline for submitting your application is 5 pm MT, Sunday, December 31, 2017.

This is a temporary, part-time (8 hours per week), non-exempt position with no benefits. Pay is $13 per hour and the position will not exceed 48 weeks.

Water For People cannot provide immigration sponsorship for this position.

Interested?

If you are qualified and Water For People interests you, please send us your resumé and a cover letter that provides insight into both your experience and how you are the ideal candidate for this position. Also, please let us know how you heard about this position.

Resumés and cover letters can be sent to careers@waterforpeople.org; please put the job title in the subject line. Please no phone calls or in person inquiries.

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Great perks of working at our cool Denver office space

  • Conveniently located at I-25 and Broadway
  • Free parking
  • We are right off of a light rail stop
  • Food trucks outside the office daily
  • Dog friendly workplace

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

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