Food Safety Senior Program Analyst

NEHA LogoCompany: National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Location:  Denver, CO or Washington, DC

Date Posted:  September 9, 2019

Application Deadline:   Open until filled

Employment Type: Full time

Salary:  Dependent on experience and qualifications

Food Safety Senior Program Analyst

About the Position

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is currently seeking a Food Safety Senior Program Analyst 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 funding and creates and disseminates educational resources to environmental health professionals. The department implements the National Environmental Health Internship Program; creates policy statements; interfaces with member program committees; and creates, implements, and evaluates programs. The Food Safety Senior Program Analyst is a thought leader and highly organized professional with significant experience in local governmental environmental health and food safety. This position will support the integration of multiple lanes of food safety programmatic efforts into a single, harmonized association-wide effort that meets the needs of our funders and members. 

This individual will work occasional evenings and weekends and travel up to 30% of the year. Applicants must reside in the Washington, D.C. or Denver, CO metro areas.

What You’ll Do

Program Oversight (50%)

  • Direct participation in grant-funded activities for food safety program
  • Monitor progress of food safety program to ensure outputs and outcomes are achieved according to timeline
  • Create and manage annual budget for food safety program
  • Collaborate with staff across the Association to identify and implement new projects and opportunities in food safety
  • Ensure food safety program is responsive to constituent’s needs

Community Building, Partnership Management and Thought Leadership (30%)

  • 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 in food safety
  • Help ensure the NEHA Annual Education Conference delivers high quality and timely content
  • Identify, develop, and update needs for policy statements and white papers
  • Publish peer-refereed journal articles and act as a national spokesperson on food safety
  • Work with internal and external NEHA trainers to ensure the Association provides high impact continuing professional education

Fundraising and Development (20%)

  • Identify potential funding sources and determine NEHA’s eligibility
  • Support development and implementation of a fundraising strategy for food safety program
  • Lead grant writing processes for food safety program

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


Our Ideal Candidate

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental health, public health, or other hard science field. Master's degree in environmental health, public health or related field preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in food safety
  • REHS/RS, CP-FS, or CC-FS credential preferred
  • Experience prioritizing multiple projects and meeting deadlines

Skills and abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Professional presentation/publications skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Adobe Acrobat

How to Apply

What We Offer

The salary range for this position is 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 and a wellness program led by an employee committee that strives to inspire, create and maintain a workplace environment that supports all employees’ physical, mental, and social well-being.

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

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