We’re hiring! Lead and Toxics Program Project Manager

Project Manager Lead and Toxics Program (Project/Program Manager III)

*please note: the application deadline has been extended to February 13

We are seeking a skilled, enthusiastic, and dedicated Project Program Manager to support the Lead and Toxics Program team! The Lead and Toxics Program team manages over $1 million in federal, state, and local grants to prevent lead and toxics exposures, increase childhood blood lead testing, and increase access to quality developmental services for lead poisoned children.

This position will plan, implement, monitor, and provide reports on community-driven childhood lead poisoning and toxics exposure prevention activities. The successful candidate will have a passion for environmental justice, grants and contract management, facilitating equitable community partnerships and work agreements, and creating healthier lives for all people in King County.

Job Duties

Grants management and implementation: 

  • Initiate and monitor a variety of sub-recipient, vendor, and consultant contracts.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor scopes of work and deliverables and build organizational capacity by providing support and technical assistance to community-based organizations funded through multiple funding sources.
  • Develop and monitor budgets and write complex analytical and program evaluation reports.
  • Manage grants-related data gathering and evaluation activities.
  • Provide primary support to PPM IV in planning, writing, and submission of yearly federal grant renewal applications.
  • Provide primary support to PPM IV to research new grant funding sources and support writing and submitting applications as appropriate.
  • As part of the Lead and Toxics team, develop and implement Lead and Toxics grant-funded activities including education, community outreach, group process, and public involvement strategies that ensure families, caregivers, and providers have information on preventing childhood lead poisoning and accessing appropriate developmental services.

Partnership Development and Support:

  • Develop relationships and create equitable partnerships with other public, private, and non-profit agencies.
  • Develop and maintain internal and external relationships and collaborations that leverage grant-funded activities and inform work products and processes.
  • Actively integrate community involvement processes that center community voices and assures that equity considerations are built into the development and implementation of all program strategies and activities.
  • Speak publicly on the connection between healthy home environments, environmental toxics, and public health.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Five years of demonstrated experience in contract and/or project management.
  • Five years of demonstrated experience writing, applying for and managing federal and local grants.
  • Skill in program evaluation including developing evaluation plans, metrics, and reports.
  • Proficiency using EXCEL to develop, track and monitor complex program budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing policies and practices that deconstruct institutional racism.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Skill in participatory planning, especially community based participatory planning methods.
  • Demonstrated experience building trusting relationships with community-based organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and facilitating multidisciplinary collaborative efforts with communities, agencies, or advocacy groups to address public health issues.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Social Work, Science, Public Administration, Public Health, or a combination of work experience and education.
  • Demonstrated experience working with immigrant and refugee communities in King County.
  • Technical knowledge of lead, toxics, and environmental justice issues.


Best Starts for Kids

Building on the deep knowledge, connections, and skills within King County communities, and backed by what science and research tells us about human development, the Best Starts for Kids King County initiative meets children and families with the right services at the right time. The first Best Starts for Kids levy, approved by King County voters in 2015, reached 490,000 of King County’s youngest children and their families and 40,000 youth and young adults, catalyzing strong starts in a child’s earliest years, and sustaining those gains through to adulthood. In August 2021, King County voters chose to renew the levy with over 62% approval for another six years. The plan for Best Starts for Kids 2.0 will maintain current Best Starts for Kids investments in promotion, prevention, and early intervention, while deepening our investments to address critical needs in our community. View the Best Starts for Kids Implementation Plan: 2022 – 2027 here.

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