Senior Consultant, Environmental Health & Justice

Senior Consultant, Environmental Health & Justice

Senior Consultant, Environmental Health & Justice

Senior Consultant, Environmental Health & Justice

March 5, 2024
Denver, Colorado
Position type
Experience (minimum)
10+ Years
Education (minimum)
Travel required?
Not specified
Base salary (minimum)
Not specified


Please apply via our Careers Portal:

Who we are:
JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI), a leading public health research and consulting organization dedicated to advancing the health of individuals and communities, is seeking an experienced senior consultant to join our energetic and collaborative Health Services Division (HSD) team. This position will be responsible for providing technical assistance, leadership and business development for JSI’s work in environmental health and justice within the United States, both at a state and national level.JSI projects span a wide variety of topics including primary care/practice transformation, strategies to advance health and racial equity including addressing social determinants of health, multisector approaches to advancing population health, applied research to build the evidence-base for emerging areas in public health; Tribal health, and a growing focus on environmental health and justice work, among others.

How we work:
We pride ourselves on being a workplace where people from a wide variety of lived experiences have the freedom to pursue their passions and take an active part in shaping the future of our work. We have a bias toward action: we do research with the explicit intent of influencing policy change and changes in practice. We understand that in order to advance equitable and effective strategies, the public health and environmental fields need to be driven by affected populations. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team that reflects the diversity of our communities and that can apply their own experiences.

Our office culture is strong—we care about each other as coworkers and as individuals and strive to extend flexibility to staff so that they can manage life, while still meeting the demands of the job. We are currently working in a hybrid environment, where we strive to balance in-person and remote working to meet personal needs as well as create a collaborative environment where we learn from one another and support each other’s success.

About the role:
We are hiring a full-time Senior Consultant to join our U.S. team who can lead national and local projects related to environmental justice and climate health; provide technical assistance and training in specific areas related to this content area; form strong partnerships with funders, community organizations and technical experts; lead collaboratives; conduct business development; and, be a strong communicator.

For this role, we are looking for someone who is a creative problem solver, able to quickly pivot in changing environments, and committed to advancing innovative approaches to improving environmental health, climate change initiatives and racial equity. Ideal candidates will have lived experience with or a deep understanding of environmental justice. This role is based out of JSI’s Colorado Office in Denver, and will lead regional work, working with federal and state funders.
JSI’s HSD has hundreds of consultants across 8 offices that work across local, regional and national projects simultaneously with a high-level of individual accountability. We strive to balance rigorous approaches with timely and imaginative implementation.


  • Project direction and leadership: Manage/lead small and large projects and staff dynamically, adapting to tight and evolving timelines, including management of work plan, budget, and project activities; and managing development and production of deliverables.
  • Development of deliverables: Working as a key member of a collaborative team, develop project deliverables including interim and final reports, information briefs, tools and resources to support analyses of public health and climate and environmental health solutions; and lead in-person and web-based convenings and presentations among other related activities.
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis: Apply rigorous analytic thinking and creativity to the collection and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data, including conducting research and analyses of new and emerging climate-related health policies, initiatives, and co-benefits with a racial equity lens.
  • Facilitation: Facilitate engaging meetings with clients, partners, and project stakeholders. Develop productive partnerships with other collaborating organizations, grantees, and stakeholders. This includes generating agendas and action items; planning activities to foster relationship-building, being sensitive to the participant experience.
  • Community and Partnership Engagement: Foster meaningful relationships through community engagement, collaborating with diverse partners, and centering historically and intentionally excluded groups in project design and implementation. Develop strategies to ensure community perspectives are integrated in projects and decision-making. Facilitate dialogues and processes that promote co-design, inclusivity, and address environmental health challenges with a community-centered approach.
  • Business development: Actively contribute to business development through proposal writing, development of relationships with current and potential clients, and generation of new project opportunities. This includes helping lead the growth of JSI’s environmental health, environmental justice, and climate change portfolios.
  • Internal learning and development: Contribute to JSI’s Health Service Division team professional development and social cohesion.


  • Master’s degree in related field, or 3 years of equivalent experience; plus a minimum of 15 years in environmentally related public health work, such as adaption and resiliency work, environmental justice, and/or environmental health.
  • Experience working in environmental health and/or justice in EPA Region 8
  • Commitment to advancing environmental health, environmental justice and racial equity.
  • Strong understanding of environmental justice and health, climate change adaptation and resiliency, sustainability, and the public health landscape throughout the U.S.
  • Demonstrated skills in supervision and project management including establishing program processes and protocols, managing timelines and budgets, leading cross-functional teams, and developing relationships through effective communication.
  • Familiarity with U.S. government grants management processes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate complex information to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Ability to create welcoming structured spaces for meetings and group work, virtually and in-person. This includes the ability to create and deliver on realistic agendas and meeting outcomes, lead creative icebreakers, and adjust meeting pace and goals in real time.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Google products (Drive, Calendar, Documents, etc.).
  • Ability to travel within the U.S. as health and safety guidelines allow.


  • Experience conducting qualitative research (focus groups, interviews, contextual inquiries) and quantitative research (surveys, statistical analysis).
  • Understanding of US health care systems and community population health.
  • Experience working closely with the EPA and/or other large federal agencies
  • Experience with community-centric, equitable grantmaking processes
  • Proficiency in languages other than English, Spanish preferred but open to other languages.
  • Geographic information system (GIS) experience in relation to environmental and climate change topics.
  • Familiarity with statistical applications such as SAS, Stata, R and/or SPSS.
  • Graphic design skills.

This position has an annual salary range of $110,000 - $180,000 depending on years of experience. JSI offers competitive benefits including health insurance, dental, vision, and a 401k with a company match.

Salary Range: $110,000 - $180,000

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 03/17/2024.

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