Position Title: Senior Program Analyst – Preparedness
Department: Program and Partnership Development (PPD)
Classification: Full-time Exempt
Reports to: Director, PPD
Length of position: Grant-funded, at least 1 year (could be extended)
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is currently seeking a Sr. Program Analyst - 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 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 Sr. Program Analyst - 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, D.C. 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 Education Conference (AEC) 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 EH preparedness
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
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
Knowledge of public benefit programs strongly preferred
High level of proficiency in MS Office (including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); experience with Microsoft Teams for project management strongly preferred
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.
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 employee 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 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).
Master’s degree in environmental health, public health, or related field
Concentrations in preparedness and response preferred
Minimum of five to seven years’ experience in public/environmental health
Experience prioritizing multiple projects and meeting deadlines
Strong understanding of disaster preparedness and response as it relates to the environmental health field
Internal Number: 003
NEHA currently serves 6,000 members to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all. Professionals who earn a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian credential from NEHA are recognized as having achieved an established standard of excellence. These environmental health professionals master a body of knowledge (which is verified by examination), and acquire sufficient experience to satisfactorily perform work responsibilities in the environmental health field.
In addition to maintaining high standards of practice and testing for its credentialing programs, NEHA provides training and resources for continuing education through online courses and an online bookstore; holds an annual conference; fosters networking and career growth; and publishes the widely-respected peer-reviewed Journal of Environmental Health.
NEHA is governed by a 14-member board of directors and benefits from various committees and technical advisors who serve as subject matter experts. NEHA employs approximately 30 paid professionals dedicated to providing quality programs to the NEHA Membership.