Corporate Water Stewardship Manager

  • World Resource Institute
  • Washington,DC
  • Apr 24, 2023
Full time Business Process Corporate Security Scientific General Business Manager

Job Description

This position is remote-eligible and only for consideration within the United States where WRI is state registered. Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission. WRI is unable to sponsor any visa work sponsorship for this position. 

About the Program:

WRI’s Water Program works with countries, cities and companies to build a water-secure future. We produce innovative data and analysis tools to help decision-makers understand current and future water risks. We identify ways for policymakers to build water resilience, prevent water-related conflicts and invest in nature- based solutions. We guide companies on water stewardship initiatives that can reduce financial risk and improve collective water security. And we work with cities to expand water access and address the root problems of water insecurity to create more resilient communities. 


Job Highlight:

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Water Engagement, you will provide research, program development, and engagement support to the Aqueduct team, with a emphasis on WRI's work with the private sector. You will support our work with the private sector on topics related to water risk, disclosure, strategies, target-setting, and stewardship. You will be supported by the Aqueduct and Corporate Water Stewardship teams within the Water Program and WRI’s Corporate Relations team within the Global Development Department.


What will you do:

Research, Analysis, and Writing (60%): 

  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analysis and research related to corporate water stewardship, such as on water risks, strategies, reporting, target-setting, nature-based solutions, and valuation, for the private sector \Research private sector market trends to inform Aqueduct project activities and corporate engagement strategy 

  • Support the research, development and pilot testing, and publication of methodologies, standards, and protocols relevant to water resources management in the private sector

Corporate Engagement (40%): 

  • Help identify new bilateral and multilateral partnership opportunities to expand and deepen WRI’s corporate water stewardship portfolio and participate in collective action

  • Help develop funding proposals and support innovative options for funding and marketing Aqueduct products and engagement opportunities, including Corporate Advisory Services projects 

  • Participate in relevant corporate water stewardship consortiums (e.g., CEO Water Mandate Water Resilience Coalition, Science Based Target Network) and with other key stakeholders to effect external change and drive greater water security 

  • Help develop presentations, blogs, webinars, events, and other communications 

What will you need:

  • Education: You have a completed Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience: You have a minimum of 6+ years full-time relevant work experience on water and/or corporate sustainability. Mention prior experience in technical areas or in previous industries/sectors

  • You have corporate sustainability experience, particularly familiarity of corporate water stewardship initiatives

  • You have experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research and have authored papers on relevant topics

  • You have experience building partnerships and agreement across multiple stakeholders

  • You work to fulfill responsibilities

  • You have experience generating new project ideas and securing funding

  • Requirements: Existing work authorization is required where this position is based. WRI is unable to authorize visa work authorization.

Potential Salary:  The salary range for this position is 84,000 to 95,000. WRI offers a great compensation and benefits package.    

How to Apply:   

Please submit a resume with cover letter by the date of April 28, 2023. You must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.  

What we offer:  

  • A great compensation package

  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US.

  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities.

  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.

  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI.

  • Long-term commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours.

  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure. 

About Us: 

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.   

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.  

Our mission and values:  

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. 

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.   

Our culture:   

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.  

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.  


Corporate Development and Training, Fundraising



$84k - $95k