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Director, Food and Nutrition: Remote, Full-Time Position

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Background

Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is the premier nationwide nonprofit working to transform the food landscape in pursuit of health equity. PHA’s model is built around forming partnerships that reduce disparities and developing and catalyzing the adoption of evidence-based frameworks that drive voluntary change across entire sectors. Since our founding in 2010, we have partnered with more than 300 corporations, food banks, convenience store chains and distributors, hospitals, early childhood education centers, and SNAP-Ed implementing agencies, among others.

Your Role

PHA is looking for a Director, Food and Nutrition in charge of developing and managing private sector partnerships that work to increase access to good food in disadvantaged communities and enable, inspire and motivate people to make healthy food choices. As a Registered Dietitian, this individual will also serve as an in-house expert and nutrition resource to the entire organization. The role reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Identify and secure new private sector partners that work to achieve PHA’s goals of addressing food equity through food and nutrition initiatives.
  • Manage relationships with existing PHA partners working to implement food and nutrition initiatives.
  • Serve as an in-house expert on food and nutrition, including culturally appropriate foods, contributing to the development of food and nutrition initiatives, content for PHA communications channels and any other food and nutrition work as needed.
  • Monitor external food and nutrition policy, research and trends to inform PHA work and positions on issues.
  • Hold strong relationships within the external food and nutrition community, including public health advocates, government employees, researchers and corporate food and nutrition professionals.
  • Represent PHA at national meetings, in expert forums, and other key venues through speaking engagements and networking.


Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Active Registered Dietitian credential (licensure not required). Graduate degree(s) preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience executing, managing and directing projects related to food and nutrition.
  • Deep understanding of the food system and its relationship to food equity and health equity. Experience working with or in multicultural and/or underserved communities preferred.
  • Project management skills, with the ability to multi-task and deliver quality work on time.
  • Skill and comfort in proactively building and maintaining relationships with the private sector, government and public health advocates and researchers. Existing relationships are a plus.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, with an ability to translate complex ideas into clear, easy-to-understand concepts.
  • Ability to work independently, drive progress, share vision, adapt, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Spanish language proficiency is a plus. 
  • A passion for PHA’s work transforming the food landscape in pursuit of health equity

 

The Partnership for a Healthier America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

PHA is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, PHA ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.

Background

Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is the premier nationwide nonprofit working to transform the food landscape in pursuit of health equity. PHA’s model is built around forming partnerships that reduce disparities and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1203 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, United States
Suite 300

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@ahealthieramerica.org with “Director, Food and Nutrition” in the subject line.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@ahealthieramerica.org with “Director, Food and Nutrition” in the subject line.

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