Manager, Food Health & Nutrition
– Washington, DC
The Institute of Food Technologists
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Job #: 1213316
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
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-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
-Coordinates and may implement scientific and educational programming such as
workshops, symposia, conferences, Annual Meeting scientific sessions and
short courses, webinars, etc.
-Monitors scientific literature and information sources to stay abreast of
advances and current issues in food science, food technology, human health,
and related fields of particular interest to IFT.
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.
-Generates recommendations on science policy initiatives worthy of attention
and offer guidance on the appropriate role of IFT in science policy
leadership, support, liaison and networking.
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;
-Assists in identifying experts in pertinent professions and areas of
specialization to serve on as task order panel and sub-panel members and as
reviewers to ensure appropriate expertise is represented.
-Guides searches of the scientific literature and other print and electronic
information resources, including coordinating meetings to gather information
for task orders and proposals, ensuring that searches are focused and
-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
-Ability to consistently demonstrate cooperative attitude, assuming
responsibility and maintaining flexibility in working with others
-Able to work as a team member, provides courteous service to internal and
-Results-oriented perspective, demonstrating a commitment to follow-through
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