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Public Health Research & Policy Contract Opportunity
Center for Science in the Public Interest – Health Promotion Policy Project

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) seeks an experienced public health policy and research analyst to write a report on soft-drink and fast-food marketing in developing countries, and to recommend opportunities for influencing national policies. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of health issues and food marketing in developing countries, and work experience in health policy or public policy research and analysis.

CSPI has long been a leader in pressuring the soft-drink and fast-food industries to improve their products and reduce their marketing to youths. The soft-drink industry recognizes that the U.S. and European markets are shrinking for their best-selling products. Therefore, the industry is investing billions of dollars to expand sales in developing countries such as China, India, Brazil, and Mexico. Mexico has overtaken the United States in both sugary-drink consumption and the rate of obesity. Fast-food companies are also targeting developing countries, with KFC already generating more profits from China than the U.S.

The soft-drink and fast-food marketing report is an initiative of CSPI’s Health Promotion Policy Project which advocates for improved health policies that promote health and prevent diet-related chronic disease locally and nationally. The project also encourages food companies to improve their products and practices, and educates the public. The project’s current focus is on reducing soft-drink and sodium consumption in Americans’ diets, and eliminating artificial trans fat from the food supply.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample, to hr@cspinet.org . Include “Soda-Tufts” in the email subject. To learn more about CSPI, please visit http://www.cspinet.org .

Farm Commons Communications Associate (click for the PDF, remote work opportunity)We are amission-driven organization and the new team member will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of sustainable farmers. Farm Commons has a strong track record as a young nonprofit and is posed to make a significant impact in the sustainable food and farming community. The selected candidate will work in the middle of the emerging world of sustainable agriculture law.

The Communications Associate will do the following:
• Lead outreach and advertising of Farm Commons events and resources.
• Develop media for distribution through diverse channels including print, email, social media and earned media.
• Create website content including blog posts and client profiles.
• Schedule and facilitate Farm Commons Attorney Network program meetings.
• Manage communications with thousands of farmers who register and attend webinars.
• Edit written materials for style, grammar, and messaging
• Write educational materials, grant applications, and funding materials from outlines, notes, or drafts.
• Create and implement communications tracking system.

Farm Commons does not have a physical location and the position will be served remotely with daily communication with the executive director online or over the phone. The selected candidate must have high-speed access to the internet. Individuals located throughout the United States may apply. Evening and weekend work plus occasional travel is required. The position is full-time and salaried. The team member’s exact work schedule is flexible; daytime hours will be necessary to effectively communicate with the executive director. This position will begin on approximately December 1, 2014.Full details are in the attached pdf document.Rachel Armstrong
Executive Director and Attorney
Farm Commons
http://www.farmcommons.org

Research and Communications Internship
Duration: 3-6 months, part-time (10 – 20 hours per week)
Start Date: Immediate (flexible). Can be based from anywhere. Preference for being based in Chicago.
Position Summary: The Research and Communications Internship with Food Tank is a unique and exciting opportunity to support and participate in research that drives health, nutrition, and environmental policy. The intern will work closely with the Food Tank staff on the following: writing articles for major blogs, newspapers, websites, and magazines, researching and developing content for a new project and website; research and fact-checking; collecting, organizing, and managing web content; organizing resources and contacts; providing logistical and administrative support to on-the-ground research; and assisting in writing and outreach that will contribute to and help to promote the ongoing project. Interns will also have the chance to have their name published on prominent food, nutrition, policy, and environmental websites and in major newspapers and columns around the world. The ideal candidate will have:
Excellent writing and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications.
Experience with web and blog design and management, as well as professional video editing software and Photoshop.
Ability to self-manage and stay organized while maintaining multiple assignments and deadlines.
Demonstrated experience in and passion for food and agriculture issues—and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide environmental decision-making.
Coursework reflecting interest and knowledge of communications, media, social media, and website design. Work in media and communications fields is a plus. The work requires attention to detail and creativity.
Skills in event management are a major plus.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Danielle Nierenberg at danielle@foodtank.com with “Food Tank Paid Internship” in the subject line. The recruitment process is open until positions are filled. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will contact only those persons selected for an interview. This is a paid internship position.

WhyHunger Executive_Director_-_Job_description (Click here for PDF of announcement)The WhyHunger Board of Directors and its Executive Hiring Committee seek an experienced and passionate leader who will be aligned with the organizational culture and the existing seasoned leadership team. As the organization approaches its 40th anniversary and a time of transition as its Co-Founder and Executive Director steps down, we are looking for a new leader to carry on the impactful work of the organization, as well as to bring new creative ideas and expand resources by increasing fundraising and development.

WhyHunger Mission: WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots organizations that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment.

The Executive Director (ED) serves as the chief executive officer of the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED will have overall the strategic and operational responsibility for the organization’s management, staff, fundraising, programs and for the execution of its mission.

TO APPLY:
Provide a resume, salary history, compensation requirements, writing sample and cover letter tochair@whyhunger.org No phone calls please.

The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion is seeking contract staff to fulfill the following roles.

USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

The main need is to have contract support for the NEL and for Policy Development work as we move forward in wrapping up the 2015 DGA work and as we embark on the Birth to 24 Month and women who are pregnant project.

· CNPP needs Contractor(s) to assist the Office of Nutrition Guidance and Analysis in supporting the development of national nutrition policy, including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Knowledge of the Dietary Guidelines and/or expertise in the nutrition needs of infants, toddlers, and women who are pregnant is preferred. Experience in coordinating multiple complex tasks, managing projects, and facilitating expert groups is also desired. Candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills and should be able to work independently and as part of a team.

· CNPP needs Contractor(s) to assist the Nutrition Evidence Library in conducting systematic reviews to support food and nutrition-related policies and programs. The Contractor would have strong expertise in conducting or reviewing research, preferably in nutrition. Experience in the application of systematic review methodology and facilitation of expert group discussions is also desired. Candidates should be able to coordinate multiple complex tasks simultaneously to meet project timelines, have strong writing and oral communication skills and be able to work independently and as part of a team.

Send cover letter and resume/vita to Angie Tagtow, MS, RD, LD, Executive Director, USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, 3101 Park Center Drive, Suite 1034, Alexandria, VA 22302, angela.tagtow@cnpp.usda.gov

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