Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association

Project Manager

Job Summary

Company:

Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association

Category:

Other

Type:

Employee

Status:

Full Time

Relocation:

None

Industry:

All

Close Date:

11/18/13

Compensation:

~$60,000/year

Hours:

Day

Location:

129 Portland Street, Boston, MA

Address To:

Terri Goldberg

Description

The Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) is seeking a Project Manager for the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse (IC2). The IC2 is an association of state, local, and tribal governments that promotes a clean environment, healthy communities, and a vital economy through the development and use of safer chemicals and products. The goals of the IC2 are to:

  • Avoid duplication and enhance efficiency and effectiveness of agency initiatives on chemicals through collaboration and coordination
  • Build governmental capacity to identify and promote safer chemicals and products
  • Ensure that agencies, businesses, and the public have ready access to high quality and authoritative chemicals data, information, and assessment methods

The functions of the IC2 include:

  • Supporting health and environmental agencies with development and implementation of programs to promote use of safer chemicals and products
  • Supporting the development of alternatives assessment methods and identification of safer alternatives
  • Sharing data and information on use, hazard, exposure, and alternatives
  • Sharing strategies and outcomes on chemicals prioritization initiatives
  • Building the capacity of agencies by sharing materials, strategies, and trainings
  • Assisting agencies in meeting the relevant information needs of businesses, consumers, and the public

IC2 membership consists of Members (state, local, and tribal governments) and Supporting Members (non-governmental organizations, businesses, labor organizations, and academic programs). The IC2 is a program of NEWMOA. NEWMOA provides management and staff support for the Clearinghouse and serves as its fiscal agent.

General Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures that projects are completed on-time and within budget
  • Manages and facilitates workgroup/s and committees 
  • Organizes meetings and conference calls
  • Organizes training workshops, webinars, conferences, and seminars
  • Prepares and manages annual project workplans and budgets
  • Assists with strategic planning
  • Conducts research and presents results 
  • Oversees content areas on websites and social media sites
  • Supervises development of databases and other tools
  • Assists with preparing policy papers and comments to U.S. EPA and others
  • Presents at professional conferences and meetings
  • Prepares technical documents, fact sheets, reports, guides, brochures, and memos
  • Prepares grants and ensures the fulfillment of grant requirements
  • Prepare progress reports to federal and state agencies

The satisfactory performance of the above duties and responsibilities requires the employee to have a thorough understanding of NEWMOA’s programs, particularly the Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse; organization; and policies to exercise initiative and resourcefulness in complicated situations and to be able to work effectively with state and federal contacts and private sector representatives at both staff and management levels and with varied professional backgrounds. The ability to organize the workload and perform tasks in an accurate, conclusive, and timely manner is required.           

Requirements

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years of full time or equivalent part time professional experience in the field of environmental science or equivalent combination of the required experience and the educational substitution described below. An undergraduate degree from a recognized school with a major in biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering, or related fields is required. A graduate degree from a recognized school with a major in one of the fields listed above and/or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.

Basic Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of federal and state toxics, waste management, and pollution prevention policies and programs
  • Basic understanding of chemistry and chemicals policy
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent facilitation, teamwork, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively with scientists, engineers, and policy makers and to establish professional credibility
  • Ability to analyze and present data
  • Ability to work on developing and managing databases and websites
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to assist with managing and preparing budgets, grant proposals, and contracts