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Environmental Health Specialist, Early Learning
Women for a Healthy Environment (WHE) seeks a full-time Environmental Health Specialist to join its nonprofit team dedicated to educating and empowering community members to act as ambassadors about environmental risks. Through outreach and communication, educational workshops and technical assistance, WHE delivers programming that focuses on Healthy Homes, Healthy Schools and Healthy Early Learning. The organization advocates for policy solutions that aim to better protect public health and reduce the risk of exposure to environmental toxins.
The specialist will focus on the organization’s strategic plan goals focused on creating green and healthy early learning environments across Southwestern Pennsylvania, with an emphasis on certifying centers as Eco-Healthy®. The successful candidate will be a socially conscious, enthusiast of the non-profit world, with demonstrated knowledge of environmental health issues. The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and experience in public health.
Provide technical assistance, tools and resources to early learning personnel that reduce environmental hazards in the childcare setting
Deliver Healthy Early Learning programming to centers across southwestern PA
Conduct Early Learning professional development days for providers focused on creating healthy learning environments (PQAS certification will be required)
Develop relationships with center personnel, as well as parents and community members;
Organize events to educate and mobilize target populations
Make informational presentations about the organization’s priorities whenever possible
Assist in the development of WHE publications and resource materials, such as fact sheets, press releases, blogs and other written materials that effectively communicate organization objectives for Healthy Early Learning in a concise manner
Update the program information on the organization website on an ongoing basis, create a monthly newsletter and communicate via social media
Keep informed about scientific research and initiatives related to early learning environments