Nutrition Associate  

  • The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Jun 10, 2021
Full time Healthcare

Job Description

Seeking a professional with an understanding of the health benefits of a plant-based diet and 2-3 years of work experience to facilitate various administrative tasks for nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C. that educates 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 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.

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 the Managing Director of Nutrition. Essential functions include:

 

  • Assisting with organizing and facilitating online education programs
  • Assisting with researching and editing for resource materials for public education programs
  • Supporting 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.
  • Interacting with the public and representing the Physicians Committee at events with a positive attitude
  • Completing other administrative tasks, as needed

This is a full-time position that will be remote and, for a willing candidate, could work from the Physicians Committee’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Friendship Heights on Metro’s Red Line).

Who We’re Looking For

We are looking for a highly organized professional to keep the Nutrition department functioning with efficiency. The successful team member will 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: 

  • An understanding of the health benefits of a plant-based diet
  • 2-3 years of work experience with a focus on prioritization
  • 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 and Zoom
  • Flexibility to work weekends, evenings, and ability to travel, when needed
  • A willingness to represent the Physicians Committee at conferences, meetings, and public events

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

Vegan

Job Level

Professional

Remote Position?

Optional