Careers

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

Our board and staff are committed to providing 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.

Our compensation philosophy:

We are looking for mission-driven changemakers who share our vision. Starting salaries are negotiable based on job responsibilities and your experience. We consider the need to attract and retain qualified, competent, and motivated employees when determining our compensation and benefits packages to ensure that they are competitive.

Check out our open positions below and contact Human Resources at hrmail@rcac.org or leave a message at (916) 447-9832 ext. 3000. Our application process is mobile-friendly!

COVID-19

RCAC employees are federally mandated to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

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Community & Environmental Services

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental (California)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Do you have water or wastewater expertise? Do you have a passion for rural communities and enjoy working with people? Do you want a career where no two days are exactly the same? Check RCAC’s Rural Development Specialist – environmental Job description and apply today

Rural Development Specialist – Tribal Circuit Rider (Arizona)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

If you have experience working with public water or wastewater utilities and want to work with Tribal communities, our Tribal circuit rider program could be the perfect fit!  You’ll build relationships and work one-on-one with Tribal utility operators and staff.  Read the job description and apply today!

Rural Development Specialist- Environmental (California Central Coast)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Do you have water or wastewater expertise? Do you have a passion for rural communities and enjoy working with people? Do you want a career where no two days are exactly the same? Check RCAC’s Rural Development Specialist – environmental Job description and apply today

Rural Development Specialist- Environmental (Nevada)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Do you have water or wastewater expertise? Do you have a passion for rural communities and enjoy working with people? Do you want a career where no two days are exactly the same? Check RCAC’s Rural Development Specialist – environmental Job description and apply today.

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental Water/Wastewater (California)

Technical, managerial, financial support (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Do you have water or wastewater expertise? Do you have a passion for rural communities and enjoy working with people? Do you want a career where no two days are exactly the same? Click here to read the full job description.

Rural Development Specialist – Economic Development

Identify and develop economic strategies, funding proposals, feasibility studies (Starting Salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Are you an economic development professional with a passion to help others succeed? Are you a people person with great leadership skills? Check out the job description and apply today!

Executive Services

Training Strategist

Training, strategy building, project development and management (Starting Salary: $85,104 – $94,010)

Do you have experience designing learning curriculum? Do you have strong communication, organizational and leadership skills? If instructional design and creating strong adult learning environments interests you, then our new Training Strategist position is for you! View the full job description and apply today!

Housing

Disaster Recovery Project Manager

Disaster recovery and planning, project management, budgets (Starting Salary: $70,356 – $72,811)

Are you an experienced disaster planning and recovery professional with organization, budgeting, and communication skills? Do you want your expertise to help build resilient rural communities? We are looking for you to fill our Disaster Recovery Project Manager position. Check out our Job description and apply online today!

Program Coordinator- Disaster Recovery Services

Disaster recovery and planning, grant writing, technical writing (Starting Salary: $52,832 – $54,061)

Are you interested in assisting local governments, Indigenous communities and other organizations prepare for disasters? Do you have technical writing and grant proposal experience? If so, then you might be a fit for RCAC’s Disaster Recovery Services Program Coordinator position! View the full Final Job description and apply today!

Housing Program Assistant

Data entry, reporting, tracking  

RCAC seeks an administrative professional with data entry, reporting and organizational skills to support the housing team. Check out the job description and apply today and help rural communities access affordable housing!

Loan Fund

Executive Assistant, Loan Fund

Travel arrangements & expense reports, calendars and administrative support (Starting salary: $63,937 – $67,654)

Are you a strong communicator with the ability to schedule and coordinate meetings, calendar events and activities? Are you detail-oriented with time management and problem-solving skills? We have an Executive Assistant opening that might be the perfect fit for you. Check out this job description and apply online today!

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COVID-19

RCAC employees are federally mandated to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

EOE-AA

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