Thursday, February 21, 2013

PFHE seeking Legal Policy Analyst for Reducing Childhood Obesity Project

One of the nation's leading 501(c)3 nonprofit fiscal sponsors, Public Health Foundation Enterprises has served nonprofit and government agencies since 1968.  PHFE's staff provides a wide spectrum of nationally recognized infrastructure and support expertise.  With Fiscal Sponsorship, Infrastructure Management, and Consulting Services, nonprofit and government agencies are able to reduce administrative overhead, improve accountability and spend more time and funding on programming and service delivery. PHFE's services help make communities healthier and make a difference in the lives of millions of people served by our government and nonprofit clients.   Reducing Childhood Obesity Through the collaborative efforts of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention (CDIP), Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Programs (MCAH) and various other county and community partners, the Reducing Early Childhood Obesity program is a community-based project geared towards public education, skills-building and environmental change.

This campaign focuses on the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating among the nearly one million LA County children ages 0-5, their families and the communities where these children reside. PHFE/DHP is seeking a Legal Policy Analyst for the Reducing Childhood Obesity Project.  The Legal Policy Analyst will be responsible for providing guidance and implementation of efforts to decrease the promotion and marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children ages 0 to 5.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Work with contractor to identify legal and policy strategies to reduce marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages.
  • Oversee efforts of funded partners working to adopt food policies in cities that increase access to health food and beverage options. 
  • Direct the development of a commissioned report on these strategies and outreach plan to policymakers, government officials, and community organizations.
  • Provide guidance on development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of a voluntary public recognition program to encourage restaurants to adopt and promote healthful menu items.
 JOB QUALIFICATIONS
  • Content expertise in public health practice and California local government.
  • Content expertise in food systems and built environment improvement strategies.
  • Experience in program planning, evaluation, and grant management.
  • Ability to make effective presentations to both the public and to professional groups.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment and manage multiple work tasks in a timely manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Computer literate and skilled in use of use of MS Windows-based programs, including Microsoft (MS) Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function of DPH
  • Four (4) years of experience in the analysis of mental health or public health program, two (2) years of which must have been at the level of Health Program Analyst I.
  • A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a discipline related to the core business function of DPH may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
CERTIFICATIONS?LICENSES
  • Possess a valid California driver’s license and/or ability to secure timely transportation for off-site travel to a variety of community sites throughout the region.
OTHER SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES

  • A Juris Doctorate preferred with a background in a broad range of legal issues relating to public health highly desirable.
  • Active membership in good standing of the State Bar or California.
This is a Full Time, non-exempt position with an hourly wage of $37.63.