The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Washington, DC
Oct 25, 2019Full time
Seeking candidate for a position in Washington, D.C., encouraging institutions and businesses to serve plant-based meals by building and maintaining relationships with corporate leaders nationwide. About the Physicians Committee The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is dedicated to saving and improving human and animal lives through plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research. Our vision is to create a healthier world through a new emphasis on plant-based nutrition, and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel , our website , and Physicians Committee president Dr. Neal Barnard’s blog . The Physicians Committee’s nutrition team works closely with our physician members, business leaders, policymakers, and advocates to influence corporations nationwide to serve healthful foods. About this Career Opportunity Plant-based diets have been shown to decrease obesity rates and even reverse some chronic diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases while research links processed meats to certain forms of cancer. Many restaurant chains have made significant changes to their menus embracing growing plant-based industry trends. Despite these positive changes in menus across the country, public and private settings present new opportunities to increase the availability of healthful menu options to benefit public health. The Corporate Liaison will work to persuade executives to add healthful options to their institutions’ menus by articulating the health, cost-savings, and other benefits of a plant-based diet and providing resources and guidance. Responsibilities will include: Build and maintain strategic relationships with hospital chains, insurers, food service providers and catering companies, supermarkets, governmental institutions, restaurant chains, airlines, and other institutions. Assist public and private institutions with the elimination of processed meat and addition of plant-based options to their menus. Recruit corporate sponsors for seasonal campaigns. Develop and implement strategies to influence local and federal policies to further support these efforts. We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated success in negotiations, sales, or lobbying and who can excel in relationship building and project management. Strong team work, writing, and presentations skills are also critical to success in this role. This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C. (Friendship Heights on Metro’s Red Line). The Corporate Liaison will report to our Managing Director of Nutrition. How to Apply Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application. Click here to apply online . Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. We look forward to hearing from you! The Physicians Committee and Barnard Medical Center are equal-opportunity employers with career opportunities in variety of fields including preventive medicine, nutrition, toxicology, advocacy, public/government relations, communications, law, publications, eCommerce/fulfillment and nonprofit administration (fundraising, human resources, office services, information technology, and finance).