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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Communications, Development, & Events

Administrative Specialist (West Sacramento)

Department support, data entry, scheduling/meetings, general office support

If you’re a detail oriented, people person with strong organizational skills, we want to meet you! Our team is looking for an administrative specialist to provide support to various teams. Want to know more? Check out the job description and apply today.

Fund Developer

Grant proposal development, research, fund raising

Are you a results-oriented fund development professional with an eye for details? Join our team and put your skills to work helping rural communities achieve their goals! Check out this job description and apply today.

Community & Environmental Services

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental Wastewater/Water (Utah/Southwestern)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems

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 (Wastewater/Water) Idaho Statewide

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems

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 (Wastewater/Water) Utah Statewide

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems

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 (Wastewater/Water) Western Slope

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems

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 Drinking Water/Wastewater (Eastern NV Tribal)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems  ( Starting Salary: $63,382 – $65,000)

RCAC has a great opportunity for an experienced water operator to share their knowledge and provide hands-on training and technical assistance to underserved rural communities. Are you tired of being on call midnights and weekends? This position allows for a flexible schedule, with no on-call responsibilities. Check out the job description  and apply today!

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental (Agua4All)

Community outreach, project and grant management, budgets, staff supervision

Are you driven to do work that makes a difference in the world? Are you organized, collaborative and results-oriented? Do you like working with community groups? Check out this job description and apply today.

To learn more about the Agua4All program, please visit Agua4All – Safe water access in schools (rcac.org).

Regional Field Manager

Supervision, project management, relationship management

Are you an Economic Development professional who enjoys leading a team working on small business coaching and capacity building in rural communities? Do you have project management skills? We have an opening for a regional manager that could be a great fit for you. Check out this job description and apply today.

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental – Water/Wastewater (Southern NV)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems

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 (RDS), Environmental SAFER – Drinking Water and Wastewater (Northern CA)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems ( Starting Salary: $63,382 – $65,000)

Do you have drinking water or wastewater utility experience? Do you understand the management and financing aspects of public utility operation? Do you like to travel? 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 – Environmental/Drinking Water and Wastewater (Northern CA/Tribal)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems  ( Starting Salary: $63,382 – $65,000)

RCAC has a great opportunity for an experienced water operator to share their knowledge and provide hands-on training and technical assistance to underserved rural communities. Check out this job description and apply today.

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental Drinking Water and Wastewater (Northern NV/Tribal)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems  ( Starting Salary: $63,382 – $65,000)

RCAC has a great opportunity for an experienced water operator to share their knowledge and provide hands-on training and technical assistance to underserved rural communities. Are you tired of being on call midnights and weekends? This position allows for a flexible schedule, with no on-call responsibilities. Check out the job description and apply today!

Rural Development Specialist – Economic Development (Arizona)

Identify and develop economic strategies, funding proposals, feasibility studies ( Starting Salary: $63,382 – $65,000)

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!

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental (Financial)

Financial management, community development, assessments (Starting salary: $63,382 – $65,000)

Put your leadership and project management skills to work in small, rural communities. You’ll work with water and wastewater systems to help them become sustainable and support improved community health. Check out this job description and apply today!

Rural Development Specialist – Environmental Wastewater/Water (California)

Technical, managerial, financial support for water and wastewater systems ( Starting Salary: $63,382 – $65,000)

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 Check out this job description and apply today.

Executive Services

Chief Operations Officer

RCAC seeks a collaborative, dynamic and strategic Chief Operations Officer. Knowledge of IT, organizational operation and infrastructure, data and impact measurement and commitment to understanding the rural West and its diversity of needs are essential. Join a passionate leadership team that is dedicated to the organization’s continued growth and excellence. Click here to read the full job description.

Do not apply through RCAC’s website. To apply, e-mail resume, cover letter and salary requirements here.

For other inquiries, contact Suzanne Tan at Suzanne.Tan@marcumllp.com

Native Navigator

Build relationships, connect Tribal communities, assess needs (Starting salary: $76,712 – $78,496)

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.

Grants & Contracts Administration

Program Analyst

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 and apply today!

Housing

Rural Development Specialist, Self – Help

Planning, training, assessments, outreach and networking (Starting salary: $63,382 – $66,000)

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!

Rural Development Specialist – Housing, Development Solutions

Planning, training, assessments, outreach, and networking (Starting salary: $63,382 – $65,000)

Do you have affordable housing development, 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

Senior Loan Officer

Loan underwriting and origination, loan servicing, outreach

Are you looking for a career that makes a difference in others’ lives? Do you believe in creating vibrant rural communities? Put your loan underwriting and administration skills to use as a loan officer! Check out this job description and apply 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