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Nutrition Advocate

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Tennessee Justice Center | Nashville, TN
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June 21, 2019


Nutrition Advocate

The Tennessee Justice Center is seeking a full-time Nutrition Advocate to lead our work to ensure that all Tennesseans throughout the state have access to necessary nutrition. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a dynamic and creative team that makes a difference every single day. 

About TJC: 

At the Tennessee Justice Center, we believe that that all our neighbors have value and dignity, that all deserve the opportunity to thrive, and that our laws and public policy should reflect these shared values. We help Tennesseans one-by-one to access the basics of everyday life (including healthcare and food) and then take what we learn from their experiences to advocate for large-scale changes that help others in the same boat. 

Responsibilities of the Nutrition Advocate:

The Nutrition Advocate will be a part of our nutrition team and will work to improve state nutrition programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), federally-funded school-based and summer nutrition programs, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants & Children (WIC). The person in this position will report to the Director of Nutrition Advocacy and will work in close partnership with other TJC teams, including those who work on Medicaid and children’s health.  The person in this role will:

·        Establish and strengthen relationships with community partners in a coalition, e.g., food banks, schools, religious communities, etc.;

·        Engage community partners, faith-based organizations, local agencies and others to amplify our advocacy message.

·        Communicate with partners, state and local officials about the importance of the nutrition programs and how they can be protected and improved.

·        Coordinate with partner organizations to execute innovative and targeted advocacy campaigns.

·        Execute a communications plan (social media and traditional media) to educate Tennesseans about nutrition policy issues; create social media resources related to the nutrition programs.

·        Develop and maintain expertise in nutrition policy (state and federal) and share that expertise with community partners through training and technical assistance;

·        Work with nutrition program clients to communicate their stories.

·        Gather stories from stakeholder perspectives; analyze data and synthesize research or other evidence to inform proposed and existing policies.

·        Contribute to and create policy memos, factsheets, reports, and other written publications. 

Nutrition Advocate

The Tennessee Justice Center is seeking a full-time Nutrition Advocate to lead our work to ensure that all Tennesseans throughout the state have access to necessary nutrition. This is an exciting opportunity to be a…

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  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@tnjustice.org. Put “Nutrition Advocate” in the subject line of the email. These application materials must be submitted in a single PDF file. Application period will close June 21, 2019.  

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@tnjustice.org. Put “Nutrition Advocate” in the subject line of the email. These application materials must be…

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211 7th Ave. N, Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37219
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