Friday, February 13, 2015

Nutrition Policy Associate, Center for Science in the Public Interest; Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. 
Nutrition Policy Associate
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a non-profit health-advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on nutrition and food safety. CSPI publishes Nutrition Action Healthletter, the nation’s largest-circulation health newsletter. CSPI provides valuable, objective information to the public; represents citizens’ interests before legislative, regulatory, and judicial bodies; and ensures that advances in science are used for the public’s good. CSPI is supported largely by the 850,000 subscribers to its Nutrition Action Healthletter and by foundation grants.

The Nutrition Policy Associate advocates for improved nutrition and health policy with local, state and federal policy makers and engages health professionals, academics, and concerned citizens in supporting nutrition policies. This position reports to the Director of Nutrition Policy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Lobbies, manages coalitions, and conducts grassroots organizing for nutrition policies, programs, and funding at the national, state and local level.
· Provides technical assistance and strategic advice to state and local advocates and policymakers.
· Represents CSPI in coalitions, at conferences, and meetings.
· Cultivates support for nutrition policies from health professionals, organizations, and concerned citizens.
· Writes reports, correspondence, fact sheets and other advocacy materials and conducts policy research.

· Master’s degree (MS, MPH, MPP) in health, policy or nutrition and 3 years of lobbying or legislative experience or BS and 7 years of lobbying or legislative experience.
· Commitment to CSPI’s work and mission.
· Excellent research and writing skills with the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including public speaking experience.
· Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and government regulations.
· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
· Ability to work independently and with supervision; and ability and willingness to work as part of a team.
· Computer proficiency with MSOffice and experience with Internet-based research tools.
· Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines.
· Ability to work additional hours as needed.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter indicating relevant experience and interest, and résumé, to, and include “NPAssoc” in the email subject line.

CSPI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package along with a healthy working environment. CSPI is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Posted: February 2015