The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, is seeking a Director, Legislative and Government Affairs in our Washington, D.C.office to develop and strengthen relationships with key Congressional and federal agency stakeholders and Academy strategic partners to successfully achieve the Academy’s public policy goals. In addition, this position serves as the staff liaison to the Legislative and Public Policy Committee and oversees strategic planning and the development and execution of the program of work which includes oversight of the grassroots advocacy platform and strategic measures.
Develop key legislation strategy and policy opportunities and build successful relationships with key members of Congress, staff and federal agencies.
Work with internal stakeholders, allied coalitions and partners to promote Academy nutrition public policies.
Recruit and supervise dietetic interns, nutrition policy fellows and interns from other disciplines to develop future nutrition policy professionals.
Communicate with internal and external stakeholders both in writing and verbal communications.
Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition, Dietetics, Public Health, Public Policy or a related field. Experience in these policy areas will be considered as well.
RD credential and Master’s Degree strongly preferred
5-7 years of relevant work experience
Hill or public policy experience desired
Must possess excellent relationship-building, problem-solving and negotiation skills and the ability to interpret policy analysis and research.
Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to communicate with members at all levels of practice and a variety of audiences, with an understanding of both state and federal government.
Ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent judgment and relationship building skills when creating and nurturing important relationships on Capitol Hill and federal agencies.
Ideal candidate will be able to work under tight deadlines while producing a high quality of work
This position is located in our Washington D.C. office and will not telecommute.
The Academy offers a salary commensurate with experience as well as an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, long term disability, tuition reimbursement and 401k match with IMMEDIATE VESTING!
The Academy promotes a friendly, professional and challenging team-based work environment.
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The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.
Mission—Empowering members to be the nation's food and nutrition leaders
Vision—Optimizing the nation's health through food and nutrition