Nutrition Associate

  • The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Washington, DC
  • Dec 03, 2019
Full time Activism-Advocacy Customer Service Project Management Public Policy Research-Planning

Job Description

Seeking associate with 2-3 years of work experience to facilitate various administrative tasks for on-site, off-site, and online programs to educate health care professionals and the public about the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

About the Physicians Committee

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit organization 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. For more information on the Physicians Committee, visit our YouTube channel, website, and Physicians Committee president Dr. Neal Barnard’s blog.


About the Nutrition Team


Over the past three decades, the Physicians Committee’s nutrition department has achieved many important successes. We’ve contributed to the elimination of the “meat group” in federal nutrition guidelines, carried out clinical research studies that have revolutionized the treatment of diabetes, and provided the scientific foundation for the health benefits of plant-based diets. We aim to propel continued progress through direct patient care, nutrition education, and advocacy.

About this Career Opportunity

The Nutrition Associate will report to our Managing Director of Nutrition. Essential functions will include:


  • Assist with organizing and facilitating on-site, off-site, and online education programs
  • Assist with researching and editing for resource materials for public education programs
  • Support the nutrition department with all administrative tasks including responding to phone and email requests, preparing correspondence, filing, preparing check requests, maintaining spreadsheets and databases, etc.
  • Interact with the public and represent the Physicians Committee at events with a positive attitude.
  • Complete other administrative tasks, as needed

Who We’re Looking For


We are looking for a highly organized candidate to keep the nutrition department functioning with efficiency. A successful candidate will be able to multitask with team members across the organization to complete administrative tasks with enthusiasm and determination and will be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Applicants should also have:

  • 2-3 years of work experience with a focus on prioritization
  • An understanding of the health benefits of a plant-based diets
  • Strong correspondence and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to summarize key issues and activities
  • A commitment to work in a team environment
  • Skills in managing multiple projects under deadline with adaptability throughout
  • Experience with research via online databases
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Flexibility to work weekends, evenings, and ability to travel, when needed
  • A willingness to represent the Physicians Committee at conferences, meetings, and public events

This is a full-time position located at the Physicians Committee’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Friendship Heights on Metro’s Red Line).


The Physicians Committee is an equal-opportunity employer with career opportunities in variety of fields such as preventive medicine, nutrition, toxicology, advocacy, public/government relations, communications, law, publications, and nonprofit administration (fundraising, human resources, office services, information technology, and finance).

How to Apply

We require a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please share your related experience, professional goals and interest in our mission. Click here to apply online. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. We look forward to hearing from you!


Area of Focus

Nutrition and Health

Veg Type


Job Level

Entry Level

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