Specialist, Environmental Finance Center (EFC) | Delta Institute

Posted on Jan 29, 2024

Program Development and Implementation
• Assist with the implementation of Delta’s EFC program focused on providing direct technical assistance to communities
• Provide direct technical assistance to communities for Drinking Water and Wastewater project development and SRF application submittals
• Assist the EFC administrator in the development of business and operations plans to support the successful implementation of the EFC including tracking impact metrics.
• Coordinate with Delta’s staff and partner team on programmatic deliverables, budget and development
• Identify development opportunities to advance innovative new programs and services to achieve Delta’s mission through EFC activities
• Conceptualize and develop proposals and engage team members in proposal development to grow the impact of the EFC
• Manage and implement multiple technical assistance projects as necessary to ensure high quality deliverables and on time and on budget completion
• Assist and implement the development of work plans with tasks, timeframes, milestones, resources, and dependencies
• Facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing across the programs team and entire organization
• Keep informed of key policies and environmental, economic and social conditions that affect the organization. Understand near-term and long-range plans and determine how to best be positioned to achieve the mission
Staff Collaboration
• Inspire, motivate and guide others toward goal accomplishments. Encourage and facilitate cooperation within the organization and with stakeholder groups
• Support an inclusive environment where diversity and innovation are valued and embrace a culture of continuous learning
• Create positive staff partnerships and model productive working relationships
Relationship Management
• Grow and maintain key professional affiliations in support of organizational and professional development goals
• Leverage talents and networks of staff, partners, and key stakeholders to build organizational support and growth
• In coordination with EFC administration, communicate and manage relationships with clients and stakeholders


• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in directly related to water infrastructure, public administration, sustainability, engineering, or equivalent field with Master’s degree desirable or equivalent experience
• At least 5 years of direct project management experience in water quality and/or water quantity projects
• Deep knowledge and experience working with municipalities, infrastructure projects, community stakeholders, and water utilities
• Significant knowledge in State Revolving Fund programs with a preference towards experience of applying for, administering, and/or implementing DWSRF /or CWSRF funds.
• Strong record of accomplishment as an effective manager and a skillful, innovative leader capable of delivering results
• Ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders including community groups, government agencies, foundations, corporate sponsors, and practitioner groups
• Ability to create and nurture a culture of continuous learning, personal accountability, creative problem solving, and collaboration.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Ability to motivate and inspire high performing staff teams, boards and committees, and partners
• Knowledge of and a base of relationships with key stakeholders in the Great Lakes and Midwest
• Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed with demonstrated passion for Delta’s mission and commitment to working collaboratively with a leadership team
• Be able to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple tasks and deadlines, and manage work in sometimes ambiguous situations

Salary and Benefits

Grade: 3
Salary Range: $ $59,123 – $67,991
*Senior Specialist salary range: $72,426 - $76,860

Delta offers its employees a competitive salary with a robust benefits package that includes generous paid time off, 401k, and medical, dental & vision insurance. Delta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



35 E Wacker Drive, Suite 1760
Chicago, IL
United States

How to apply

Please email application packet (one PDF) that includes the following:
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• 2 examples of prior communications work, such as graphics, designed materials, newsletters, and/or other types of writing samples
All as one PDF to: careers@delta-institute.org Subject line: EFC Specialist Application submission deadline: February 19, 2024
No phone calls, please.

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