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Manager, Food Health & Nutrition Washington, DC

 

The Institute of Food Technologists

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Washington DC, District of Columbia

Date Posted: 4/26/2011


Job #: 1197464
Full Time/Part Time:  Full Time
Permanent/Temporary: Regular
Employment/Contract Work: Employment
Visa Waiver Available: No

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Job Description

To serve as the lead staff resource on scientific and technical information and issues related to food health and nutrition programs and project tasks, by managing and providing direction of IFTs initiatives within this key focus area.

Overarching Responsibilities

-Leads and manages the development of nutrition/dietetic-related communications and activities.
-Serves as a principal scientific and technical resource for internal staff and external participants.
-Drives content to and actively encourages participation in IFTs KEY Focus Areas, particularly Food Health & Nutrition
-Leads or actively participates as staff in IFT volunteer panels, task forces, work groups, etc. and as such, partners with chair(s) to effectively manage group initiatives
-Effectively writes, reviews and delivers scientific articles, reports, etc. ensuring accuracy, consistency and professional appearance.
-Provides scientific input into the development and review of proposals, scientific plans, and final reports to contracting agencies and organizations.

Public Policy Responsibilities

-Provides IFT staff and members continuous and timely information on the status and impact of science policy developments relative to nutrition health & wellness
-Develops public comments on various topics related to food science, food technology, human health, and related fields.
-Attends select public meetings, e.g., Congressional hearings and Government advisory committee meetings that are of importance to the office.
-Grants and Contracts Responsibilities
-Serves as the principal scientific and technical resource for internal project staff and external project participants. May also serve as Project Director on select tasks.
-Leads or assists in developing responses to requests for proposals from government agencies and other organizations, ensuring that scientific and technical issues are thoroughly addressed.

Experience Requirements

-Registered Dietician preferred
-Advanced degree in the field of Food Science or Nutrition
-Established connections within the global scientific and regulatory community, government and industry preferred
-Experience in strategic planning, project management, staff management, and fiscal management.
-Experience building results oriented partnerships and alliances.
-5 plus years of professional experience
-Experience in association or not-for-profit environment a plus
-Experience (or interest in) serving as media spokesperson preferred.

Skill Requirements

-Proven leadership skills- able to manage and lead committees, task forces, and project teams
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop relationships with individuals and organizations.
-Superior written skills

Work Conditions

-Travel, including the ability to occasionally attend evening and weekend meetings, is essential
-Sitting for extended periods of time.

The Institute of Food Technologists is proud to offer the following benefits which include, but are not limited to: Medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, and educational assistance. To learn more about IFT, visit www.ift.org.

-Please note! To be considered for this opening:
-Salary requirements must be included
-Attach resume as either a MS Word doc or PDF
-E-mail resumes to the address listed or via external recruiting website

We are an EOE M/F/D/V employer.

 

Contact Information

apply@ift.org

 

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