Hiring: Project Director

Hiring: Project Director for Environmental Health Program

Title: Project Director,  Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Health Care Facilities & Schools Program

Status: Part-Time – approximately 20 hours per week – 1099 contractor

Location: Hybrid 

Reports to: Executive Director

Rate: $30 per hour

Preferred Start Date: June 2023

Maryland Pesticide Education Network (MPEN) is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2012; preceded by Md Pesticide Network, a coalition that was established in 1998.

Our mission is advancing systemic change toward a sustainable pesticide-free Chesapeake region. 

Learn more about the IPM in Health Care Facilities Project

Learn more about MPEN Careers and Who We Are.

Position Overview

Maryland Pesticide Education Network is looking for the right person to grow into a leading role in our organization as our Integrated Pest Maanagement (IPM) in Health Care Facilities & Schools Project Director. We are known for innovative, successful, environmental and public health programs and policies that advance protections from pesticides and create systemic change toward safer alternatives. We are seeking new leadership for our 15-year program which assists health care facilities and schools in achieving prioritized ecological  integrated pest and land care management and safer disinfectants

The successful candidate will meet or exceed organizational goals, including specifics such as the number of facilities enrolled in our programs, evaluated, and remaining engaged with MPEN.

Major Job Responsibilities: 

  • Relationship-building with personnel at facilities and locations throughout Maryland (i.e. schools and health care facilities)
  • Design, development and implementation of educational initiatives and materials (newsletter, webinars, other collateral) on safer alternatives to toxic pesticides 
  • Understanding adverse pesticide impacts and Identifying alternative products and practices
  • Evaluating vendor performance at their facilities 
  • Leveraging data to produce reports showcasing needs, opportunities and outcomes 
  • Partnering with our leadership team and marketing coordinator to drive clear, consistent messaging about MPEN

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, nursing or pest management; At least 5 continuous years of professional experience in public health, nursing or pest management
  • An understanding of, and an appreciation for, our mission to curb toxics and harmful pesticides
  • Researching skills
  • Lifelong learner
  • Magnetic, engaging and energetic personality
  • Strong computer skills across multiple platforms (Google Suite, MIcrosoft Office,  social media, etc.)

A highly qualified candidate has all of the above and any:

  • Master’s degree in public health, nursing or pest management
  • Graphics and social media content creation [Canva, Adobe, YouTube, LinkedIn]
  • Experience with non-profits, start-ups and/or advocacy
  • Experience with engaging stakeholders, policy-makers and the public in regards to health-based initiatives.

Currently part-time, this position has the potential to grow into a full-time position

Maryland Pesticide Education Network is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community; we consider applicants for employment without regard to, and do not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, religion or any other legally protected status.

Candidates will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon commencing employment. Exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis for medical conditions or religious beliefs.

To Apply

Please email resume with cover letter and work samples (submitted as attachments or links) to: bonnieraindrop@gmail.com

Screenings of applicant resumes will be performed by multiple members of our team and movement to candidate interviewing will be based on basic qualifications (professional experience and education); your ability to communicate what you bring to Maryland Pest Education Network; evidence of an understanding for and an appreciation of Maryland Pest Education Network’s mission; and the creativity, quality, and applicability of your submitted work samples. Lived experience is exceptionally important to our team and we encourage thoughtful inclusion of those experiences in your communications with us.

Working at Maryland Pesticide Education Network

We are a small, passionate and mighty team at Maryland Pest Education Network. Our staff works in a hybrid fashion. While much of our work can be done remotely, in-person visits to facilities throughout the state of Maryland and meetings with MPEN staff are also essential. We are not siloed. In many regards we work hand-in-hand with one another across all of our initiatives. We believe in striking a balance between life and our organization. As such, our expectations of the quality and quantity of time spent on MPEN initiatives is based on outcomes and timelines, with the flexibility of how work is accomplished at your discretion.

We Value:

  • A rigorous, scientific-based approach to our organization’s work for systemic change to pesticide-free lifestyle, policies, and laws.
  • Creative thinking and taking individual initiative
  • Team collaboration
  • Diversity in our staff, board members, and MPEN-led coalition members
  • Strategic partnerships
  • An environmental and social justice lens in implementing and assessing our work
  • Being accountable to each other and those who support our work
  • Welcoming constructive criticism and better ideas
  • Operating from open and honest communication, mutual respect, and optimism
  • Curiosity, lifelong learning and skills development
  • A diligent and responsible work ethic
  • Passion and commitment to our shared mission

Are You Called to Help Manifest This Vision?

Vision: The use of toxic pesticides are replaced by safer alternatives and policies in our state and nation.