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Linda Golodner Food Safety and Nutrition Fellow - Washington, DC

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Job posted by: National Consumers League

Posted on: April 10, 2015

Job description

The National Consumers League, America's oldest consumer advocacy organization, seeks a highly qualified and dedicated candidate with expertise in the areas of food safety and nutrition to serve as the organization's next Linda Golodner Food Safety and Nutrition Fellow. The League (www.nclnet.org) is a national nonprofit organization that protects and promotes social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad, focusing on telemarketing and Internet fraud, food and drug safety, consumer education for teens, and fair labor standards.

Position Summary

The Fellow serves as the head of NCL's food safety and nutrition division and works on a broad range of food safety, nutrition, truth-in-advertising, and alcohol-related issues. The Fellow works directly with the League's Executive Director to determine and executive the policy and organizational agendas for the division.

The Linda Golodner Food Safety and Nutrition Fellow's primary responsibilities include:

• Drafting letters to federal agencies on a range of food safety and truth-in-advertising issues. • Advocating for the passage of food-safety and nutrition related legislation and for the creation and enforcement of consumer-friendly regulations. • Identifying and drawing attention to truth-in-advertising violations. • Serving as an active member of several food safety and nutrition coalitions. • Staying abreast of current developments in the division's areas of interest. • Leading project teams for investigations and other one-time projects in the areas of food safety and truth-in-advertising. • Writing articles and blog posts for NCL and other publications as opportunities arise. • Speaking at conferences and conducting interviews as opportunities arise.

Qualifications:

• Demonstrated commitment to the public interest and to the philosophy and goals of NCL. • Bachelor's degree and at least three years experience in nonprofit advocacy or policy work; candidates with less experience will ideally possess an advanced legal or policy-related degree. • Detail-oriented self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills and a sense of humor. • Very strong written and oral communication skills. • Outstanding organizational and time management skills; ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines. • Routinely display professionalism and discretion; proven ability to exercise good judgment on a consistent basis.

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To Apply

Please submit cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to Food Safety and Nutrition Division, NCL, 1701 K Street, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20006; or by fax to 202-835-0747; or by email to jobs@nclnet.org. No phone calls, please. Candidates who are contacted for an interview will be expected to take a writing test.

The National Consumers League is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

1701 K Street, NW, Suite 1200, Washington, DC, 20006, US

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Education requirements

4-year degree

Employment type

Full time

Professional level

Entry level

Salary details

Salary based on experience and education, competitive with other nonprofit public interest organizations.

Benefits

Full-time employees receive health, dental, disability and life insurance benefits, vacation and sick leave; and direct payroll deposit. The League offers a 401(k) retirement plan.

Job function

Public policy , Food And Nutrition , Advocacy

Owner's areas of focus

Education , Consumer protection , Job and workplace

 

 

 

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