Digital Communications Specialist

Company: National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

Location: Denver, CO

Date Posted: January 5, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: $60,000-70,000 DOE

Digital Communications Specialist 

About NEHA

The mission of the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is to build, sustain, and empower an effective environmental health workforce. 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 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 Position

The Digital Communications Specialist plans, develops, maintains, and evaluates the content for the website and all NEHA social media platforms. This position is a key member of the Marketing and Communications team who proactively assists NEHA departments and initiatives to ensure marketing communication efforts are effective and aligned with the NEHA vision and mission.  


Duties & Responsibilities

  • In partnership with subject matter experts, develops, maintains, and evaluates webpage content that effectively communicates environmental health messages.
  • Under direction of the Marketing and Communication Manager, writes, designs, and posts social media messages in support of NEHA activities and mission.
  • Proactively assists NEHA staff in determining their website content design and communication needs.
  • Anticipates communication needs and provides current and timely updates to appropriate webpages and social media platforms.
  • Serves as a resource for staff and partners on web design and social media standards and ensures compliance with those standards.
  • Maintains consistent messaging and branding across platforms.
  • Tracks website and social media analytics and provides reports to NEHA staff as needed.
  • Facilitates the addition of online tools in coordination with IT.
  • Assists with desktop publishing design and layout as related to agency communication goals.
  • Stays up to date on website and social media best-practices.
  • Tailors content for all aspects of NEHA’s audience, including environmental health professionals, members, the public, key stakeholders, and governmental partners.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Occasionally available for work during evening or weekend hours, as needed.


Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university or an equivalent combination of education and experience in communication, public relations, or environmental health
  • Minimum 2 years of experience writing and managing social media and website content
  • Thorough understanding of social media and website metrics and algorithms
  • Experience distilling complex information into clear, concise, and compelling messages

Knowledge, Dkills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of online communication and design best practices
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Comfortable managing multiple projects at one time
  • Detail oriented with excellent accuracy
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Familiarity with graphic file types and tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator software, with a desire to learn additional applications and technology as needed.
  • Knowledge of, or interest in learning about environmental health topics such as food safety, water quality, and climate
  • Familiarity with Wysiwg editors
  • Working knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO) practices and HTML a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to occasionally lift 25 lbs. or less.
  • Ability to sit or 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 annual salary for this position is $60,000-70,000 depending on education 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).

How to Apply

To Apply, please click here to apply with your resume and cover letter.