Senior Program Analyst – EH Disaster & Emergency Preparedness

Company: National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Location: Within commutable distance of either Denver, CO, or the Washington, DC, area

Date Posted: September 17, 2020

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: $80,000 -$100,000 DOE

Senior Program Analyst – EH Disaster & Emergency Preparedness

About the Position

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is currently seeking a Senior Program Analyst - EH Disaster & Emergency Preparedness 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 503 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, through grant and membership support, NEHA works with federal partners such as the U.S. 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 Senior Program Analyst - EH Disaster & Emergency Preparedness is a thought leader and highly organized professional with significant experience in general environmental health with a focus on environmental health hazard mitigation, disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The position will support the integration of multiple lanes of public health 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 will be required once COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. Applicants must reside in the Washington, DC, or Denver, CO, metro areas. 
What You’ll Do 
Program Oversight and Management (50%)
  • Serve as subject matter expert on hazard mitigation and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery as it relates to environmental health for project development and execution of activities 
  • Direct participation in grant-funded activities for disaster preparedness and response in environmental health 
  • Monitor progress of public and environmental health preparedness programs to ensure outputs and outcomes are achieved according to established timeline(s) 
  • Collaborate with staff across the association to identify and implement new projects and opportunities  
  • Ensure programs are responsive to constituent’s needs 
  • Ensure successful completion of program activities to achieve funded program goals and deliverables, to include generating policy statements and organizational responses on disaster preparedness and response 
  • Develop reports which identify progress and completion of project goals and deliverables by performing analytics and synthesizing project activities 
  • Prepare quarterly reports with the support of PPD leadership to share project progress, including financial spending. 
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; represent NEHA at meetings and conferences related to preparedness and response 
  • Develop and implement strategies to maximize NEHA’s thought leadership in public and environmental health, specifically in preparedness and response 
  • Assist in the NEHA Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition to create high quality and timely content specific to disaster preparedness and response 
  • Provided technical assistance and expertise to NEHA’s members involved in disaster preparedness and response 
  • Identify, develop, and update needs for policy statements and white papers on disaster preparedness and response 
  • Publish peer-refereed journal articles and act as a national spokesperson for preparedness in environmental health 
  • Work with internal and external NEHA trainers to ensure the association provides high impact continuing professional education to its members and the environmental health profession 
  • Active involvement in process improvement, fostering quality focus, evaluating results, and identifying opportunities for improvement 
  • Contributes to long-term success of the association in terms of strategic planning 
Program Development (20%)
  • Maintain situational awareness of the needs and wants of NEHA’s members involved in disaster preparedness and response 
  • Identify potential funding sources and determine NEHA’s eligibility 
  • Support development and implementation of a fundraising strategy for public health programs 
  • Lead and/or support proposal development to grow NEHA’s engagement in environmental health preparedness 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 


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: 

  • Master’s degree in public health, environmental health, or other hard or social science field.   
  • Minimum of 7-10 years’ direct experience in public and/or environmental health managing both people and projects/grants 
  • Experience prioritizing multiple projects and meeting deadlines 

Skills and abilities: 

  • Superior oral communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively work with internal teams and external funders, stakeholders, and members 
  • Exceptional writing skills and the ability to draft and edit a wide variety of materials, including but not limited to proposals, presentations, fact sheets, and funder reports 
  • Demonstrated skill managing and coaching talented, highly motivated staff as well as team-building capabilities 
  • Excellent project management skills with demonstrated ability to collaborate across cross-functional teams, managing multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing assignments, and working independently 
  • Must possess creativity and problem-solving skills, a strong work ethic, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a sense of humor 
  • High level of proficiency in MS Office (including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); experience with Microsoft Teams for project management strongly preferred 

How to Apply

What We Offer 

The salary for this position is DOE.

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 5% 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. 

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)
NEHA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe diversity strengthens our organization, enriches its corporate culture, and favorably influences our member services. We believe in DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion).

To Apply
Submit your resume and cover letter.