Science and Engineering: Associate Director

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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About Us

Do you know what harmful contaminants are in your water? How it gets there? What effect it has on your families and environment? Save the Water(tm) (STW(tm)) is the one looking for answers.

STW(tm) is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to conduct water research to identify and remove harmful contaminants in water; and to raise public awareness about water contamination and its health impacts. STW also offers educational programs to excite young minds about water science.

Our volunteers are diverse professionals from all over the world bringing their knowledge and experience to STW because we care deeply about our communities and water resources. We learn and collaborate in an open and empowering work environment to find long term solutions to water contamination problem. Our vision is "Contamination free, healthy water for all"

To learn more about Save the Water(tm), please visit

Save the Water(tm) is seeking a skilled and passionate Associate Director of Science and Engineering. Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact everyday? Are you a highly successful professional? Save the Water(tm) has an exceptional volunteer opportunity for the role of Director of Science and Engineering.

You will be responsible for assisting the Director with overseeing and leading the Science and Engineering Group through the research and collaborate closely with the founder of the Save the Water organization. This tremendous opportunity to gain first hand experience, increase your knowledge in the field, and an opportunity to work in the lab once it opens in the near future .

Associate Directors are expected to put in a minimum of 10 hours per week and be responsive to emails within three (3) calendar days.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director in overseeing a department of an average of 5-15 volunteers and interns.

  • Assist the Director with management and strategy

  • Attend Quarterly Operations Meetings.

  • Manage and keep operational documents current, including the SOP Manual.

  • Assist in developing procedures & documents for the organization.

  • Plan and conduct monthly team meeting, including sending agenda, taking meeting minutes, and follow up.

  • Assist Director in ongoing coaching and management of active volunteers.

  • Assist Director in managing environmental research activities as required.

  • Assist Director in advising the President on regulatory requirements pertaining to water analysis procedures developed for Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs).

  • Analytical researcher with current knowledge of nanotechnology applications to water treatment.

  • Overseeing the research conducted by the Science and Engineering Team, this includes producing the abstracts on the articles researched upon request

  • Maintain the organization’s computer files on scientific research and spreadsheets for project tracking and reporting.

  • Coordinate phone calls.

  • Attend Point of Entry Events (POEs) and follow up if located in the area of events.

  • Attend frequent Google Hangouts Meetings.

Desired Skills and Knowledge

  • M.S. in Engineering Management or equivalent work experience in Scientific field.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously.

  • Requires self-direction, tact, diplomacy and a clear, courteous and professional manner when dealing with the public.

  • Must demonstrate effective oral communication skills and the ability to work cooperatively with staff inside and outside of the department

  • Required knowledge water treatment applications such as, but not limited to: nanotechnology, Contaminants of Emerging Concern and Desalination

  • Comprehensive knowledge of E.P.A. regulatory environment required.

  • Based in South Florida a plus but not required.

How to apply:

If interested, please submit your resume to . We would love to hear from you!


  • Multi-Tasking
  • Project Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Science
  • Program Management

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • 12 hours per week
  • Reply emails within 3 calendar days

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