Project Coordinator

Seattle & King County Public Health logoCompany: National Environmental Health Association

Location:  Denver, CO or Washington D.C.

Date Posted: September 7, 2018

Employment Type: Full time

Classification: Non-exempt

Salary:  Dependent on experience and qualifications

Project Coordinator

About NEHA

The mission of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is to advance the environmental health professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all. Be part of an organization that supports thousands of members committed to ensuring that the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and play in, and the homes and buildings we live and work in are all safe to enjoy. Since 1937 NEHA has been at the crossroads wherever human health and the environment intersect. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, through grant and membership support, NEHA works with partners such as the EPA, CDC and FDA on critical and diverse issues such as climate change, food safety, water quality, preparedness and more. With over 5,000 members and a growing staff of 30 employees we work to fulfill our mission by setting standards of excellence for the profession through our credentialing program; by providing opportunities for education and training at our annual conference as well as through online and in-person courses; and by providing advocacy through our Government Affairs Department. Our headquarters is located in the Denver area.

About the Position

This position develops and executes tasks for project deliverables on a variety of environmental health topics in the Program and Partnership Development Department. This position also serves as a subject matter expert to other departments in the association and represents the association in partnerships, meetings, and events. This position may supervise at least one part-time student intern, including developing a workplan, providing regular communication and feedback, and completing an evaluation.


Project Coordination (60%)

  • Develops and executes tasks for project deliverables in topic area(s).
  • Prepares and compiles results for progress and final reports for funding agencies.
  • Facilitates conference calls, meetings, committees, workgroups, and focus groups.
  • Provides input to Program Manager or Associate Director in creation of project budgets.
  • Monitors project budgets and communicates any issues to Program Manager or Associate Director.
  • Communicates with stakeholders, subject matter experts, and other project participants.

Project and Program Development (20%)

  • Assists with development of proposals for projects, including content and budget.
  • Builds relationships and partnerships with agencies and subject matter experts.

Subject Matter Expert (20%)

  • Serves as a resource to NEHA staff.
  • Develops and publishes articles, columns, or chapters for applicable publications.
  • Participates in webinars and other continuing education to stay up-to-date on topic area(s).
  • Develops content for topic area(s) on website.
  • Coordinates program committee in topic area which includes coordinating the development of policy statements, creation of resources and identification of capacity building needs.
  • Represents NEHA in partnerships, meetings, and events.
  • Identifies topics and speakers for webinars and the annual education conference.


  • Ability to occasionally lift 25 lbs. or less.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Manual dexterity required for operating office equipment.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, public health, environmental sciences, or other hard or social science fields. Master’s degree in public health or related field preferred.


  • Minimum of one year’s experience in project coordination or management.
  • Subject matter expertise in one or more environmental health subject matter areas.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Experience prioritizing multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Professional presentations/publications skills.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Grant writing and/or management experience.
  • Coaching/mentoring experience.
  • Working in a multidisciplinary environment and with diverse audiences.
  • Facilitation skills.


Applicants can reside in the Denver, CO or Washington, DC areas. If the applicant resides in DC, this will be a 100% telework position. The NEHA Office is in Denver, CO.

How to Apply 

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Marissa Mills, HR Manager, at

What We Offer

We offer a generous benefits plan including paid sick and vacation leave and health, dental, vision plans with employee premiums paid 100% by the association. Our benefits also include a five percent of base salary contribution to employee retirement plan; paid short and long-term disability plans and paid term life insurance. We offer workplace flexibility and a wellness program led by an employee committee that strives to inspire, create and maintain a workplace environment that supports physical, mental, and social wellbeing.

When Considering Applicants
When considering applicants, we look for integrity, a vision for what is possible and a proven performance record, along with the education, experience and skills that match the position requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
The National Environmental Health Association provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the association complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the association has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.