Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Coordinator of Legal Initiatives; Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Position Announcement:
Coordinator of Legal Initiatives; Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

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General Purpose:Direct legal initiatives and maintain the Rudd Center as a respected and prominent legal voice around obesity and nutrition issues.

Essential Duties
Provide key legal analyses and support for identified policy options concerning food marketing.
Generate specific legal tools such as statutory language or regulations to facilitate key changes in marketing-related food policy based on existing or emerging science.
Assess the legal environment on a global, national, state, or local level on constitutional, statutory, regulatory, or case-based laws and policies that may impact the recommendations of affirmative changes in marketing-related food policy.
Propose meaningful legal solutions to actual or perceived impediments to reforming policy.
Work through the Center’s existing contacts at the federal, state, and local levels to build understanding and support for legal reforms on marketing-related food policies issues.
Develop and submit letters to government entities (e.g., FDA, FTC, AGs) and non-government entities (e.g., industry self-regulatory bodies) about legal issues related to food marketing.
Translate existing scientific findings into essential legal reforms needed to effectuate real change.
Prepare legal memos or synopses on key issues or major developments at the intersection of marketing-related food policy and public health law.
Explore alternative legal approaches taken in varied jurisdictions to make positive changes in marketing-related food policy.
Evaluate the different effects of varied legal approaches.
Contribute to existing scholarship on legal interventions in marketing-related food policy.
Explain legal options concerning food policy for non-lawyers.
Represent the Rudd Center at meetings, conferences, and speaking engagements.
Work collaboratively with other Core Faculty at the Center, the Director of Marketing Initiatives, and the marketing team to carry out priorities.

Education and Experience
Law degree and at least two years related work experience.
Familiarity with food marketing and public health issues.
Experience in public speaking and presentations.
First hand knowledge of Legislative and Executive branch processes.

Skills and Abilities
Excellent writing skills.
Excellent public speaking skills for multiple audiences.
Ability to travel within and outside Connecticut.

To submit an application, please visit Yale’s job posting website at Search this position by using the requisition number 21485BR.

The Rudd Center is an EO/AA employer.