Program Manager, Reservoir

Communications Washington DC, District Of Columbia


We’re Hiring for a Reservoir Program Manager!


If you are excited and passionate about helping #LetsSolveWater, consider joining our team today!  Xylem, Inc. is a leading global water technology company servicing more than 150 countries and is dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues.  We are looking for individuals to join our mission by exceeding customer expectations through smart sustainable solutions.  At Xylem, you will have the opportunity to solve water by participating in our paid Volunteer Program, Xylem Watermark!


THE ROLE: As a member of the Government and Industry Relations team, the Reservoir Program Manager will drive the continued growth and evolution of the Reservoir Center for Water Solutions, as a thought leader and convener in the water sector. The Reservoir Center’s mission is to advance the shared interests of the water sector through collaboration and constructive dialogue to make progress towards overcoming global water challenges. The Reservoir Center consists of 37 non-profit partners that share in the vision to create a world where water issues are no longer a constraint to human health, prosperity, or environmental sustainability. The Reservoir Center is available to our partners for use as an event, work, and meeting space, designed to bring together thought leaders in a neutral space without barriers, host meaningful events in conjunction with partners, and positively impact local and global communities through education and community outreach.


The Program Manager will manage a team and consults to execute in the following areas: event management, project management (streamlining existing and developing new processes, identifying needs and implementing solutions, and coordinating activities within the facility), partner engagement (accelerating the development of the Reservoir community through regular contact with partners), marketing and communications, and facility usage. We offer a full benefits package to include Flexible Time Off (FTO) for salaried positions, health, dental, vision, investment savings plan, and additional miscellaneous benefits.   


The Reservoir Center is sponsored and owned by Xylem.


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:  To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 


  • Own the responsibility for ensuring that Reservoir achieves its vision, mission and strategic objectives as a sector unifier and thought leader
  • Build partnerships with water sector organizations to turn Reservoir into the global crossroads of the sector
  • Review and update policies and procedures for Reservoir facility access by partners
  • Ensure productive utilization of the Reservoir space and increase facility usage
  • Coordinate events (curated dialogues, symposiums, social events) to advance Reservoir partner objectives
  • Maintain awareness of Xylem priorities and initiatives (eg, the sustainability report, thought-leadership campaigns, etc.)
  • Partner with legal and compliance on lobbying compliance and laws




  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Graduate Degree preferred
  • Strong project management capabilities, obsessed with using data to improve performance and execution
  • Experience and demonstrated success in event management
  • Experience and demonstrated success in organizing, convening, and mobilizing cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated success in engaging with decision-makers, thinkers, and policy-makers
  • Demonstrated effective relationship-building and collaboration skills with external stakeholders, such as non-profit organizations, government agencies and inter-governmental organizations
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact with elected officials, dignitaries and senior corporate management
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, evolving environment, both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working at the interface of public policy, a focus on sustainability and water a plus
  • Experience with communications and marketing, including strong writing skills to develop promotional collateral and newsletters, social media, and articles.
  • Intellectual curiosity, interdisciplinary thinking, and the ability to ‘connect the dots’
  • Passion for water and sustainability




In this role, the working environment is a standard office environment. The employee will be regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility. The standard weekly job hours are 40 hours. The travel requirement is approximately 10% or less. The role will be based out of our headquarters in Washington, D.C.


At Xylem, we embrace diversity and strive to create avenues where employees feel valued and appreciated through our DE&I initiatives and Employee Resources Groups (ERG).  Xylem is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace.  Xylem prohibits discrimination, harassment of any kind and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or sexual orientation (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, marital status, medical conditions or disability, genetic information, age, or other non-merit factors. 


Join the global Xylem team today!  Xylem is a team creating advanced technology solutions to the world’s water challenges through developing new technologies and services that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor, and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential, and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities.


Disclaimer: The information listed within this job description is designed to indicate the general nature of work expected for this position and shall not be viewed as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required in this position.  Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job absent undue hardship.  Xylem reserves the right to modify this job description or assign other duties to this position as needed.