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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: 6/15/2011

Job #: 1213316
Full Time/Part Time:  Full Time
Permanent/Temporary: Regular
Employment/Contract Work: Employment
Visa Waiver Available: No



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Job Description

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.
-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 & 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.
-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 comprehensive.

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
-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 external clients
-Results-oriented perspective, demonstrating a commitment to follow-through

Please note! To be considered for this opening:
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