The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago


The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is an Illinois special district that is responsible for the Chicago area’s wastewater treatment and stormwater management. The District is an award-winning wastewater agency which has been a leader in the protection of the Chicago area water environment for more than 120 years.

We are seeking a visionary Executive Director committed to accomplishing our mission while making progress on a forward-looking “utility of the future” agenda that includes measurable goals for resource recovery, reducing energy consumption and use of green infrastructure.  This position will oversee nine departments responsible for the design, treatment, maintenance, research and administrative support of wastewater and stormwater activities.


The selected candidate will have a bachelor’s degree preferably in science or engineering and at least 10 years executive, first- or second-tier management experience with a large regional or municipal wastewater treatment, stormwater management or public works agency. He or she will have the ability to manage multiple competing priorities, be a quick study, be decisive, be an excellent public speaker and will have a transformative vision that can guide the District’s operations.

This is a unique opportunity to work with a premier environmental agency.

For more information and to apply, please go to www.mwrd.org or contact us at ExDir@mwrd.org.


Beverly K. Sanders

Director of Human Resources

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

100 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

The District is an Equal Opportunity Employer