Launched in 2020, the Water Finance Exchange, Inc. (WFX) was founded with a mission of increasing funding to small and midsize water and wastewater utilities disadvantaged by funding gaps. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, WFX is comprised of a team of water and finance professionals devoted to assisting communities across the U.S. break the logjam of water investment by identifying and tailoring solutions that are suited for the communities WFX serves.
WFX is in a unique position to address the funding shortage of water infrastructure projects for thousands of American communities. WFX achieves this through partnerships with federal and state funding agencies, financial institutions, non-profits, and philanthropy; reducing the burden of government alone in endeavoring to close that gap. WFX is creating a pipeline of community water infrastructure project opportunities across the United States.
WFX supports the efforts of communities to access funding by assembling the best expertise, helping those communities navigate the pre-development funding process, removing regulatory hurdles, completing projects, and learning and disseminating information about recurring issues and solutions that allow for increased funding of similarly situated communities and regional initiatives that would otherwise be unavailable.
As part of its national growth, WFX has recently established a Texas Pre-Development Fund in partnership with one of its major funders, and is seeking to add a full-time Director to its core team.
WFX is seeking a Director to oversee Texas Fund activities and build a network of communities, funders and partners with the objective of increasing the number of funded community water projects in Texas. The Director of the Texas Water Infrastructure Fund will be empowered to create programs and events designed to strategically identify and cultivate constituencies, attract donors and create a sustainable and growing culture of philanthropy which achieves the WFX mission. The new hire will work closely with the WFX leadership to build its project pipeline, analyze and conduct due diligence on prospective deals within target communities.
The Director of the Texas Water Infrastructure Fund, in addition to managing day-to day operations of development activities and events, will also play a role in the WFX organization’s overall development goals and plans. The Director will report to the Managing Co-Founders and work closely with the senior leadership team. In addition, the position will focus on project development, financial feasibility analysis, risk management assistance, restructuring, portfolio management, and programmatic assistance.
The employee must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with significant attention to detail. The employee will need the ability to work under pressure of daily deadlines, while not losing sight of long-term strategic goals and objectives, as well as a willingness to be part of a collaborative environment and to pitch in and work closely with colleagues. Projects may require working both independently or collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.