RCAC staff conducting a training.
Olga Morales, RCAC regional environmental manager and Blanca Surgeon, RCAC rural development specialist, conducting leadership training.

Help make a difference in rural communities across the West. Apply today!

Our board and staff are committed to provide training, technical assistance, financial resources and advocacy to help rural communities throughout the West achieve their goals and visions.  We work in diverse and low-income communities to increase access to affordable housing and safe drinking water, promote economic opportunity and job creation, and provide financing for community and economic development projects.

At RCAC most program staff have the opportunity to travel, work in a flexible environment and define and develop their own work plans to achieve community driven outcomes. Though our staff works in 13 western states, we celebrate teamwork with open door access to peers and senior leadership. We offer competitive salaries, benefits including retirement and help with student loans, and offer growth and advancement opportunities within the organization. We have a keen interest and desire for our staff composition to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Check out our open positions below and feel free to contact Rachel Mulligan at, or (916) 447-9832 ext. 1054. Our application process is mobile friendly!

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West Sacramento

Accounting Manager

Management, accounts receivable and payable, facilities and procurement (starting monthly salary range: $6,250 – $7,083)

Are you detail oriented with a background in financial analysis? Enjoy leading a team implementing and maintaining fiscal systems? RCAC is looking for someone like you to fill a multi-faceted position as Accounting Manager. Learn more here!

Administrative specialist

Workshop and training event support, general office support, communications (starting hourly range $17.00 to $20.00)

Are you a people person with an eye for details? Are you looking for a career where no two days are exactly alike? RCAC is looking for a person like you to join our dynamic team! Learn more here!

Assistant Loan Production & Credit Manager

Loan production, underwriting, program development credit review (starting monthly salary range: $7,083 – $8,333)

Use your financial and loan production expertise to help rural communities thrive! If you are detail oriented, like working with people and developing new programs, check out this position today! 

Facilities & Procurement Specialist

Facilities management, procurement, analysis, compliance (starting monthly salary range: $3,957 – $4,000)

Are you a detail-oriented problem solver? Do you have expertise in procurement and facilities management? Bring those skills to work with an organization full of passionate, dedicated individuals. Find out more and join RCAC’s dynamic team!



Rural development specialist – environmental (CA Central Coast/Central Valley)

Technical assistance, needs assessments, grant proposals, training (starting monthly salary range: $4,800 – $5,400)

Do you have water, wastewater or solid waste experience? Do you understand the management and financing aspects of utility operation? Do you want to work with an organization that is passionate about rural communities? Check out this job description and apply today!


Rural development specialist – financial management (Reno or Las Vegas, Nevada)

Financial management, assessments, training (starting monthly salary range: $4,413 – $5,800)

Your financial management skills can make a real difference in rural communities! Provide technical, managerial and financial assistance to small disadvantaged community water and wastewater systems. Learn more here!

Southern New Mexico/Arizona

Rural development specialist – environmental

(12-month temporary position with possibility to extend employment period contingent upon funding)

Technical assistance, training, project and financial management (starting monthly salary range: $4,425 – $5,200)

Lending and Housing

We are looking to either fill the Lending and Housing Director position or a housing director and loan fund director. West Sacramento is the preferred location for these positions; however, other locations within RCAC’s 13 state service area will be considered.
Director, Lending and Housing

Senior leadership, program management, supervision, strategic planning (starting monthly salary range: $10,000 – $12,000)

Provide overall leadership, vision and supervision for RCAC affordable housing programs; oversee and direct RCAC’s Loan Fund in its mission to provide low-cost financing for rural development projects; develop new products and help to secure funding for program operations and loan fund capitalization; work with the assistant directors and managers to lead and support their work and ensure that strategic plan outcomes are met. Represent the organization to borrowers, local partners, funders, investors and the communities we serve. Learn more and apply here!

Director, Housing Programs

Senior leadership, supervision, strategic planning, housing and program development (starting monthly salary range: $8,000 – $10,000)

The Housing Director will provide overall leadership, vision and supervision of RCAC affordable housing programs; represent RCAC housing services throughout RCAC network. Major responsibilities include but are not limited to: supervising housing management staff ; participating in strategic planning and program development; participating on RCAC’s Senior Leadership Team; managing all program activity to ensure contract compliance and to meet the strategic plan outcomes;  maintaining strong relationships between RCAC and other housing organizations and clients; providing high quality technical support; ensure quality services; coordinate with Grants and Contracts Administration, Regional Managers and others in the corporation; marketing RCAC products and services. Click here for the job description.

Director, Loan Fund

Senior leadership, lending and funding program management, supervision, strategic planning (starting monthly salary range: $8,000 – $10,000)

The Loan Fund Director will oversee and direct RCAC’s Loan Fund in its mission to provide low-cost financing for affordable housing and other rural development projects. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: originating loans; managing lending programs, activities and staff; developing new lending and other financing products or programs; serving as the CEO’s liaison to the Board loan committee; participate on RCAC’s Senior Leadership Team; coordinating and communication with individual clients or networks of clients and funding sources; participating in strategic planning, program development and marketing of RCAC programs, products and services; participating in establishing major economic objectives and policies for RCAC. Check out the position and apply!

Looking for a career that ignites your passion? Bring your water, wastewater and managerial experience to work with small systems in federally designated colonias in New Mexico and Arizona. Click here for full job description!


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RCAC is an equal opportunity employer and considers all employees and job applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status, or any other status protected by the law. RCAC strives to reflect the diverse constituencies that the organization serves.

Mailing address

RCAC: Attn: Human Resources, 3120 Freeboard Dr., Ste. 201, West Sacramento, CA 95691