Sr. Project Coordinator, General Environmental Health

Company: National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Location: Washington, DC or Denver, CO

Date Posted: April 7, 2021

Application Deadline: April 30, 2021

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $55,000-75,000 DOE

Sr. Project Coordinator, General Environmental Health

About the Position

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is currently seeking a Sr. Project Coordinator to join our team.  Must live within the Washington, D.C. or Denver metro area. 

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 Sr. Project Coordinator develops and executes tasks for deliverables on a variety of environmental health topics in the Program and Partnership Development (PPD) Department, including but not limited to food safety, water quality, air quality, vector-borne disease, and climate change.   This is a fast-paced, highly visible position within the organization. The Sr. Project Coordinator also represents the association in partnerships, meetings, and events and is vital to developing and maintaining partner relationships.  

Travel will be required up to 25% once the CDC advises business travel is safe. Occasional work on nights and weekends will be required.  

What You Will Do  

Project Coordination and Communication (60%)  

  • Develops and maintains workplans for assigned projects. Monitors and tracks progress of projects. 
  • Develops and executes tasks for project deliverables in topic area(s)  
  • Assures timely and professional completion of work
  • Develops and disseminates educations materials, including fact sheets and infographics
  • Coordinates and facilitates in person or virtual trainings and/or educational sessions  
  • Prepares and compiles results for progress and final reports for funding agencies  
  • Facilitates conference calls, meetings, committees, work groups, and focus groups  
  • Provides input to department leadership in creation of project workplans and budgets  
  • Monitors project budgets and communicates any issues to department leadership  
  • Effectively communicates to stakeholders, subject matter experts, and other project participants as needed. Ensures Director and Associate Director are aware of all communications and challenges with partners. This includes timely and professional response to all emails. 
  • Identify, monitor, and evaluate data metrics and evaluations tools
  • Develop, administer, and evaluate surveys and results
  • Develop and execute marketing plans

Project and Program Development (20%)  

  • Assists with development of project and grant proposals, including content and budget  
  • Coordinates program committees and development of resources and education specific to food safety  
  • Builds relationships and partnerships with agencies and subject matter experts  

Subject Matter Expert (20%)  

  • Serves as a resource to NEHA staff  
  • Develops and publishes articles, columns, blogs, or chapters for applicable publications  
  • Develops, participates in webinars and other continuing education to stay up to date on assigned topic areas. 
  • Develops content for topic area(s) on website  
  • Represent NEHA in partnerships, meetings, and events  
  • Assists with identifying topics and speakers for webinars and the annual education conference  
  • Manages updates for department webpages and serves as liaison to the website team  
  • Provides horizon scans, literature review, and research as needed

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  

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


Our Ideal Candidate  

Education and experience:  

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field; experience in lieu of education may be considered  
  • 2-4 years of applicable work experience in the public health sector
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required  
  • Excellent writing and correspondence skills required  
  • Excellent organizational skills with focus on time management and project coordination  
  • Excellent customer service skills required
  • Experience working with non-profits or government sectors a plus
  • Experience with grant management and report writing highly desirable.
  • Must be able to prioritize workload and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with the Health in All Policies (HiAP) framework very desirable

What we Offer  

The salary range for this position is $55-75k depending on education, credentials, and experience. 

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.   

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 which 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).

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