Informatics 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

Informatics 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

The Informatics Project Coordinator executes informatics related tasks for project deliverables on a variety of environmental health topics in the Program and Partnership Development Department. This position serves as a subject matter expert in the area of informatics to other departments in the association. The Project Coordinator will engage with a diverse audience and multiple stakeholders and represent the association in partnerships, meetings, and events. Occasional travel will be required.


Project Coordination (60%)

  • Plans, organizes, and prioritizes projects, time, and workload for a portfolio of informatics projects.
  • Prepares and compiles results for progress and final reports for funding agencies.
  • Provides input to Program Manager in creation of project budgets.
  • Works with the Research and Evaluation Coordinator and Program Manager to evaluate program impact, successes and challenges and makes recommendations about approaches, methods, and practices to meet goals.
  • Effectively communicates complex information to inform, persuade, and influence a wide range of audiences.
  • Performs analysis and evaluation of user experience, adoption, and software using appropriate methodology and techniques.
  • Collaborates across departments, agencies, and other stakeholders to achieve goals.
  • Facilitates conference calls, meetings, committees, workgroups, and focus groups.

Project and Program Development (20%)

  • Works with program manager to develop project management plan for assigned deliverables.
  • Works with program manager to review and update program strategy and identify areas for growth.
  • Builds relationships and partnerships with agencies, stakeholders, and subject matter experts in topic areas.

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.
  • Staffs the Informatics Program Committee 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.

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in environmental health or public health with at least three years of professional experience in public health informatics. Master’s degree in environmental health, public health, data science, informatics, or related degree with at least two years of professional experience in environmental health, preferred.


  • Minimum one year of experience in project coordination or management.
  • Familiarity with public health informatic systems.
  • Experience collecting and utilizing data.
  • Understanding and experience with relational databases.
  • Facilitation and consensus building skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience prioritizing multiple projects and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to assess stakeholder and end-user information needs.
  • Possess a learning spirit and strong integrity.
  • Committed to the NEHA Mission.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Professional presentations/publications skills.
  • Experience moderating and working with committees and other partners.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment and with diverse audiences.
  • Understanding of open data challenges in environmental public health.
  • Familiarity with data driven decision making.
  • Familiarity with statistical analysis and software such as SAS/R/Python
  • Familiarity with SQL and of data visualization tools, such as Tableau
  • Understanding of tools like SPARK Jupyter notebooks, Zeppelin notebooks


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.