Executive Director

Organization Name: 
SWPA Environmental Health Project
Date Posted: 
Friday, November 8, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

The Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) is a public health non-profit organization that provides wide-ranging support to communities, both within and beyond Pennsylvania, impacted by shale gas and oil development. That support includes: health impact assessments, environmental and health monitoring, data and research interpretation, public health guidance, and the Shale Health Effects Registry. EHP’s team includes a varied and skilled group of health care providers, scientists, community educators, analysts and communications experts. We have become national leaders in the comprehensive understanding of, and approach to, the public health consequences of shale development.

EHP's work centers on public health protections for communities exposed to the shale industry, which pollutes both air and water where people live, work, and go to school. Trust from those communities is critical for the organization to succeed. The Director will lead and work as an integral part of our team, based in the Pittsburgh area, but with team members in other locations. He/she will also collaborate with a wide array of external partners. He/she will be primarily responsible for: realizing EHP’s potential as a leader on public health and shale development; implementing the strategic plan and assuring that EHP’s activities are consistent with its mission, including growing its impact on policy. He/she will also coordinate with Board leadership; assure sustainable funding; and maintain and enhance relationships with funding and program partners. In addition, the Director will ensure optimal coordination of EHP’s staff, health and science consultants, advisors, and Board.


• Be the face of EHP locally, and embrace having a regional and national presence
• Provide leadership to achieve objectives outlined in the strategic plan, consistent with EHP’s mission
• Coordinate and conduct outreach to local and national organizations and individuals as needed
• Secure ongoing funding for EHP
• Assure ongoing alignment between Board priorities and EHP program activities
• Ensure the success of EHP programmatic activities (education, communications, research, and advocacy)
• Develop and maintain strategic partnerships
• With assistance from the Operating Team and key staff members, conduct administrative aspects of project including planning, budget management, staffing, fiscal oversight of contracts/expenses, and legal matters


The successful candidate will be an experienced administrator with relevant advanced degree (Masters-level degree in health or environmental sciences preferred). He/she will have demonstrated communications, organizational management and public policy experience or interest. The ability to work within a collaborative framework, both internally and with external partners, is a must.

Compensation and Benefits: 

Salary: Competitive, Negotiable

Geographic Focus: 

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