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!

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Community & Environmental Services

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental (Washington)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting salary: $56,424 – $65,604)

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 out RCAC’s Rural Development Specialist – environmental job description and apply today.

Rural Development Specialist – Economic Development

Identify and develop economic strategies, funding proposals, feasibility studies (Starting salary: $56,424 – $65,604)

Are you an economic development professional with a passion for helping others succeed? Are you a people person with great leadership skills? Check out this exciting opportunity and apply today! Click here for the full job description.

Rural Development Specialist III – Environmental (Washington)

Supervision, project management, relationship management (Starting salary: $71,160 – $80,444)

Are you a water or wastewater professional who enjoys building both internal and external relationships? Do you have project management skills? We have an opening for a regional manager that could be a great fit for you. Check out the full job description here.

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental (Redding, Red Bluff,  and Chico Areas)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting salary: $56,424 – $65,604)

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 out RCAC’s Rural Development Specialist – Environmental job description and apply today!

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental (Hawaii)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems (Starting salary: $56,424 – $65,604)

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? Put your skills to work in rural communities across six islands as a Rural Development Specialist. Check out this job description and apply today!

Executive Services

Native Navigator

Build relationships, connect Tribal communities, assess needs (Starting salary: $56,424 – $65,604)

Bring your expertise and understanding of Tribal and Native communities to help RCAC build relationshipsCheck out this opportunity to join our team. Click here to view the full job description.

Housing

Rural Development Specialist – Housing, Development Solutions

Planning, training, assessments, outreach, and networking

Do you have housing, project management, and community development skills? Do you want a job that provides plenty of opportunities to learn and grow? Work with our team and help increase affordable housing in rural communities across the West. Check out the job description and apply today!

Loan Fund

Loan Administration Specialist (West Sacramento, CA)

Administrative and departmental support

Do you like working with people and have a good eye for details? Put your administrative, organizational, and database management skills to work as a member of RCAC’s Loan Fund team! Check out this job description and apply today!

Finance, Grants & Contracts

Program Analyst (West Sacramento, CA)

Analysis, budgets, compliance, reporting

Are you detail oriented and eager to solve problems? Are you a versatile pinch hitter with great communication skills and have a head for numbers? Check out the job description for our Program Analyst position and apply today!

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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