About the Role Working closely across several departments, the Project Manager is responsible for:
Advancing the development of educational and informational resources for industrial hygienist (IH) / occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals.
Serving as grassroots organizer vis-a-vis our various technical committees, ensuring their interests are aligned with the association’s overarching strategic priorities.
Technical aspects of existing content.
Use of professional IH concepts to resolve complex analysis of existing, new and emerging priorities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Implements Strategic Initiatives
Works closely with the Senior Project Manager and volunteer groups to recognize trends and opportunities and translate them into products and services for the profession and association.
Maintains frequent communication with volunteer groups and evaluates opportunities for more engagement and/or streamlining of initiatives.
Drafts copy for the annual State of Research Report and assists in review of member developed technical documents on behalf of AIHA.
Administers Content Portfolio Advisory Group (CPAG)
Ensures existing content is being reviewed and updated, coordinates with members and subject matter experts to efficiently manage the update process.
Advances work on new emerging priorities through cultivating a community of SMEs and engaging our membership on an exchange of ideas.
Coordinate content priority team calls and regularly update content priority dashboards.
Moderates all technical and CPAG communities on Catalyst, AIHA’s online community
Posts to social media channels on technical and related matters.
Coordinates monthly CPAG conference calls and face-to-face CPAG committee meetings.
Manages Standards Advisory Panel (SAP)
Oversees its operations
Stays abreast of standards updates (e.g., ISO, ANSI) relevant to the association or the profession and communicates regularly internally to staff and externally to volunteer leaders as needed.
Serves as subject matter expert to drive excellence in internal staff Project Management
Works with the Senior Project Manager to help communicate to staff best in class project management processes and implementation.
Assists in the management of SmartSheet projects.
Education & Experience
Preference given to candidates with a background in IH or the broader occupational/environmental health and safety field.
A bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or an IH-related technical discipline.
A minimum of eight years of related experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and professional level experience.
At least 3 years’ experience with technical volunteer groups and volunteer management
At least 3 years’ experience leading project teams of volunteer and/or contracted technical (STEM) subject matter experts
At minimum, basic knowledge of the IH profession
Strong technical writing skills
Proven ability in using and applying sound project management techniques in managing projects
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft products (primarily Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH).
Advanced degree in industrial hygiene or related field.
At least 2 years of previous experience in a non-profit or association, preferably managing in a scientific area.
At least 3 years of grassroots organizing experience.
Working knowledge of SmartSheet.
Able to work with an Association Management System (AMS).
Knowledge of and experience in implementing industrial hygiene related risk assessments and corrective actions.
o Advanced experience identifying, applying, and interpreting federal codes, standards and regulations in the broad spectrum of IH.
Knowledge and application of techniques and procedures for industrial hygiene exposure assessments (both qualitative and quantitative), to include sampling techniques/instrumentation, analysis, and selection/implementation of controls.
Experience and skill in the preparation and communication of industrial hygiene technical information to technical and non?technical personnel.
Knowledge and ability to apply the hierarchy of controls to eliminate or mitigate hazards while ensuring mission success.
Proficiency in interfacing with database management systems.
Superior interpersonal skills as demonstrated by successfully working with a wide variety of customers and team members.
To Truly Excel, You Will:
Have a focus on organizing people and getting membership involved on a technical level.
Possess exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills.
Be a doer that is great at energizing people and getting them focused and involved.
Have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, follow-through, and the ability to multi-task.
Have excellent technical writing skills.
Be a quick learner who isn’t afraid of technology.
Be able to work independently, manage groups of volunteers, and establish/meet deadlines.
Some, minimal, travel may be required for this position.
Benefits AIHA offers eligible employees comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits partially funded by the organization. We also offer all eligible employees a 401(k) match, FSA, Life & AD&D, STD, LTD, flexible scheduling, telecommute options, and paid: holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave. AIHA believes in developing our employees, as such, we provide professional development opportunities (internally and externally) and tuition reimbursement.
About American Industrial Hygiene Association
Founded in 1939, AIHA is a nonprofit organization devoted to achieving and maintaining the highest professional standards for its members. More than half of the nearly 8,500 members are certified industrial hygienists (CIHs), and many hold other professional designations. AIHA administers comprehensive education programs that keep occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals current in the field of industrial hygiene.
AIHA is one of the largest international associations serving OEHS professionals practicing industrial hygiene and is a resource for those in large corporations, small businesses and who work independently as consultants.