Job Opportunities

Job postings will be active for 30 days upon approval. Please follow the instructions in each posting to apply.

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Policy Communications Director – CSPI

Business/Organization:

Center for Science in the Public Interest
Policy - State and Local
1220 L St. N.W., Ste. 300, Washington, DC

Job description:

CSPI seeks a Policy Communications Director to help build and manage a communications team working on a multiyear campaign to build synergy and national momentum for food and nutrition policies, especially in historically disenfranchised communities that experience health disparities and are disproportionately targeted by unhealthy beverage and food marketing. The ideal candidate is an experienced communications professional with seasoned media relations, exceptional writing ability, superior organizational and management skills, and desire to work in a collaborative, creative, outcome-driven team.

To learn more or apply, click here. 

State and Local Operations Director – CSPI

Business/Organization:

Center for Science in the Public Interest
Policy - State and Local
1220 L St. N.W., Ste. 300, Washington, DC

Job description:

We are searching for a State and Local Operations Director to spark and support initiatives by state and local organizations, policymakers, and the public to build synergy and national momentum for food and nutrition policies, especially in historically disenfranchised communities that experience health disparities and are disproportionately targeted by unhealthy beverage and food marketing. This is a senior policy leadership role that reports directly to the Vice President for Nutrition, and is located in CSPI’s Washington, DC office.

To learn more or apply, click here

Community Engagement Coordinator – EverThrive

Business/Organization:

EverThrive
Community Relations
1006 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 200, Chicago, IL

Job description:

EverThrive Illinois works to improve the health of women, children, and families over the lifespan. Our mission and our work are guided by the following core values: health equity, diverse voices, and strong partnerships. Our goal is to improve the health of women, children, and families by advancing access to quality, comprehensive health care and support services; improving health outcomes of entire communities and populations; and engaging communities to cultivate relationships, build power, and advance shared priorities.

The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for supporting community engagement efforts. This person will execute community engagement activities that support overarching outcomes across organizational issue areas impacting women, children, and families of Illinois. This position will engage communities to cultivate relationships, build power, and advance shared priorities. The Community Engagement Coordinator will report to the Community Engagement Director. Our people are our greatest asset — we seek individuals from diverse backgrounds who are collaborative, committed to health equity, and passionate about our mission.

The responsibilities of the Community Engagement Coordinator include:

1. Engage communities to cultivate relationships, build power, and advance shared priorities
2. With support from Community Engagement Director, understand how community engagement activities align with overarching organizational outcomes
3. Execute community engagement deliverables, adhering to deadlines and quality standards set forth by Community Engagement Director
4. Build and maintain healthy relationships with strategic partners and community-based organizations to advance the goals of EverThrive Illinois and represent the organization as a leader
5. Proactively scan the environment for emerging issues and opportunities related to overarching EverThrive IL priorities
6. Supervise and support community engagement interns as appropriate
7. Work with Community Engagement Director to ensure ongoing communication and collaboration with program and policy and advocacy teams
8. Other duties as assigned

Talents and Competencies

  • Shows initiative and accountability
  • Understands audience when communicating
  • Identifies problems in a timely manner and elevates to supervisor as necessary
  • Shows curiosity, seeking to develop new skills and asking for help when needed
  • Actively applies feedback to improve performance
  • Changes approach to best fit the situation
  • Treats others with dignity and professionalism

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of relevant work experience in community outreach or education and/or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Experience with coordinating and planning meetings
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary environment with an emphasis on teamwork
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking
  • Ability to conduct some business travel, including throughout Illinois
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings
  • Ability to build rapport with individuals and providers and exhibit exceptional listening skills
  • Cultural humility

EverThrive Illinois is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please send a resume and cover letter to resume@everthriveil.org. Subject Line: Community Engagement Coordinator. No phone calls please.

Associate – Council for a Strong of America

Business/Organization:

Council for a Strong America
Mission: Readiness
1212 New York Avenue NW, Ste. 300, Washington, DC

Job description:

Council for a Strong of America is hiring a Mission: Readiness Associate to work on its nutrition and national security policy. 

The Mission: Readiness Associate will provide organizing, travel, logistical, and organizing support to the Mission: Readiness team.  The role will primarily be responsible for organizing media and community events across the United States in 2019 and 2020 focused on the critical role that nutrition plays in preparing young Americans for success.  

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Organize press and community events across the United States including but not limited to venue selection, participants, and member and staff travel.
  • Manage internal coordination supporting materials independently and effectively.
  • Draft accurate and detailed logistical and background memoranda for senior retired military leaders and staff.
  • Provide on the ground support to retired military leaders and colleagues.
  • Coordinate trainings and disseminate materials to member Speakers Bureau; seek and review speaking requests and arrange member and staff travel.
  • Complete administrative tasks as assigned including but not limited to database input, material assembly, and transfer.

Qualifications

  • 1-2 years in a professional setting (preferably in an organizing, campaign, or legislative support role)

Skills

  • Detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Ability to be proactive and anticipate needs.
  • Ability to be responsive to rapidly changing needs or deadlines.
  • Comfort with and willingness to make “cold calls” as necessary.
  • Interest or background in obesity prevention and child nutrition, and/or national security
  • Experience staffing or providing direct support for senior leaders a plus, but not required
  • Willingness to travel overnight, 1-2 times/month

Education

  • High School Diploma College Degree
  • Post Graduate

Travel

  • Average Frequency: One-two trips per month for 1-3 days

Apply here. 

Postdoctoral Fellow – The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut

Business/Organization:

Rudd Center
Food Policy & Obesity
2006 Hillside Road, Unit 1248, Storrs, CT

Job description:

The Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to contribute to research on nutrition, food marketing and health disparities. Responsibilities include nutritional analyses, quantitative and qualitative data collection, data analyses, literature reviews, grant writing and writing scientific papers. Additional duties include supervising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, including dietetics interns’ research rotation. This position is full time, annually renewable position starting January 1, 2020 (flexible start date) with a maximum duration of 2 years.

Apply here