Director of Program and Partnership Development

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

Location:  Denver, CO or Washington, D.C.

Date Posted:  July 17, 2019

Application Deadline:   Open until filled

Employment Type: Full time

Salary:  $100,000 - $125,000 dependent on experience and qualifications

Director of Program and Partnership Development

About the Position

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is currently seeking a Director of Program and Partnership Development to join our team.

NEHA' s mission 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, food we eat, 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 federal partners such as the EPA, CDC and FDA on critical and diverse issues such as climate change, food safety, water quality, preparedness and more.

About the Role
The Program and Partnership Development (PPD) Department secures resources and creates and disseminates educational products for the environmental health profession. The department also
implements the National Environmental Health Internship Program; creates policy statements; publishes peer-refereed journal articles; interfaces with member program committees; and creates, implements
and evaluates programs.

The Director is a core member of the NEHA Leadership Team and a thought leader on internal and external talent development. The Director is expected to increase the association's capacity to develop
training, capacity building content, and other resources to support the practice of environmental health.

The Director is also responsible for providing overall leadership and vision for the department and ensuring programs are implemented according to applicable rules governing their funding. 

Through a collaborative approach, the Director will lead grant writing and revenue generation for the association, particularly for programs; cultivate, sustain, and manage key organizational partnerships;
develop a strategy for program expansion; and supervise staff. The Director will work closely with internal and external partners, including other national organizations; funders; academia and others.

Additionally, the Director will partner with other national partners doing work in environmental and public health to share resources and ensure alignment across programs.

This position is located in either Denver, CO or Washington, DC. This position requires work on evenings and weekends and travel up to 30% of the year.

What You’ll Do

Program Oversight (30%)

  • Monitor progress of programs to ensure outputs and outcomes are achieved according to established timelines.
  • Coordinate with NEHA Leadership Team to create and implement internal systems.
  • Create and manage annual department budget.
  • Collaborate with staff across NEHA to identify and implement new projects and opportunities.
  • Ensure programs are responsive to professional community needs and continually integrate the practitioner voice into program planning and project development.

Fundraising and Development (30%)

  • Identify potential funding sources and determines if NEHA should apply.
  • Support development and implementation of fundraising strategy for programs.
  • Lead grant writing process for programs.
  • Partner with NEHA Leadership Team to cultivate and manage relationships with existing and potential funders.

Staff Supervision & Support (20%)

  • Provide direct supervision to staff: set annual goals and objectives and perform annual appraisals; lead team meetings; conduct site visits; and observe trainings led by program staff and managers.
  • Support the recruitment, hiring, and training of new department staff.
  • Create conditions under which staff can reach their full professional potential.

Community Building & Partnership Management (15%)

  • Build and manage relationships with national and regional partners as well as current and potential funders to support program growth and replication.
  • Develop and implement strategies to maximize NEHA's thought leadership opportunities.

Additional Duties as Assigned (5%)

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to occasionally lift 25 lbs. or less.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Manual dexterity required for operating office equipment.
  • Ability to read required reports and computer screen.
  • Hearing required to interact with management and associates.

What We Offer
The salary range for this position is $100,000 - $125,000 dependent on experience and qualifications.

We offer a generous benefits package including paid time off and health, dental, and vision plans with employee premiums paid 100% by the association. Our benefits also include a five percent of base salary employer contribution to 403b retirement plan; paid short and long-term disability plans and paid term life insurance. We offer workplace flexibility including telework 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 well-being.


Our Ideal Candidate

Education and experience:

  • Advanced degree in Environmental Health, Public Health, Policy, Administration or related field. Doctorate preferred.
  • At least 10 years of supervisory and talent development experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure and administer large multiyear federal grants and contracts.

Skills, abilities, and character:

  • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Professional presentations/publications skills.
  • Commitment to NEHA Mission.

How to Apply

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

To Apply
Submit your resume and cover letter here.