Project Manager

National Environmental Health Association logoCompany: National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Location: Denver, CO

Date Posted: November 29, 2018

Application Deadline:  Open until filled

Employment Type: Contract

Salary:  Dependent on experience and qualifications

Project Manager

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

NEHA is seeking a Project Manager to develop and execute tasks for project deliverables. This position is funded under a two-year federal award. This position will terminate once the funding cycle has completed on July 30, 2020.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates internal resources and third parties/vendors for the successful execution of projects.
  • Ensures that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Develops project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.
  • Ensures resource availability and allocation.
  • Develops a detailed project plan to track progress.
  • Uses appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs.
  • Measures project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques.
  • Reports and escalates to management as needed.
  • Performs risk management to minimize project risks.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with third parties/vendors.
  • Creates and maintains comprehensive project documentation.

Physical Requirements

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


Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, public health, environmental sciences, or other hard or social science fields. Master’s degree in public health, environmental health or related field preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of one year’s experience in project 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.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary environment and with diverse audiences.


The salary for this position is dependent on experience and qualifications.

How to Apply 

Apply for this position here.

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.