Manager, Food Health & Nutrition
– Washington, DC
The Institute of Food Technologists
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Job #: 1197464
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Visa Waiver Available:
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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.
-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
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
-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.
-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
-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.
-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
-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.