Mar 25, 2024

Chief Executive Officer

  • Bob Murray & Associates
  • Remote (San Francisco, CA, USA)
Full-Time Executive Management (CEO/ED)

Job Description

The California Water Data Consortium is seeking a creative, collaborative, and strategic leader to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer. 

The California Water Data Consortium is an independent, nonprofit organization created by a partnership of state agencies and others to ensure that we have the best possible information about our state’s water so that we can make decisions that will allow our state to continue to prosper in the face of unprecedented climate challenges.

The Chief Executive Officer will lead strategic, programmatic, financial, and management operations. In collaboration with the Board of Directors and the Steering Committee, the CEO is responsible for executing the Consortium’s strategic plan, and developing and implementing new strategic plans, as needed. They will oversee and help expand a talented small team of professionals, which will manage regular meetings of the Board of Directors and Steering Committee, engage with key partners, and build partnerships to advance open water data.

The ideal candidate for the Chief Executive Officer role is an excellent communicator and proven leader who demonstrates a spirit of entrepreneurship and who can provide thought leadership on California’s highest impact water data opportunities. The most competitive candidates bring strong knowledge of data governance and data policy best practices, a track record of strategic planning and implementing sound, achievable projects, and campaigns with measurable outcomes. Candidates that demonstrate strong communication skills and excitement about the mission, vision, and goals of the Consortium are encouraged to apply.

Hiring Organization

California Water Data Consortium


Qualified candidates have at least ten (10) years of professional experience; excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; a demonstrated ability to articulate and implement a vision; significant experience building network-based organizations or coalitions; and experience designing and leading a process requiring collaboration and coordination among parties with diverse backgrounds and desired outcomes. Qualified candidates also have strong fundraising experience and have experience working with various levels of government, nonprofits, and private entities. Other essential qualities include: a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; a sound understanding of protocols and data standards used in natural resources management; extensive knowledge of water resources management and policy; and experience working with a Board of Directors and advisory groups.

Industry/Service Area

Science/Technology, Other



Application Instructions

The annual salary for the Chief Executive Officer is commensurate with experience. If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please visit our website at to apply online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080.

Filing Deadline: April 28, 2024

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