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American Institute for Cancer Research Arlington, VA Director of Nutrition Programs Administrative
Job ID JL1009 posted on 05/24/19

Position Description

Job Summary
The Director of Nutrition Programs helps shape the strategic direction, execution and evaluation of AICR’s Nutrition programs, provides content expertise for print and online publications, and serves as a media spokesperson on matters related to diet, physical activity, body weight and cancer risk and survivorship.

Duties & Responsibilities
1. Direct AICR’s portfolio of prevention and survivorship education programs, including:
a. online and in person programs
b. collaborative programs with partners
c. scale up of existing programs & exploration of new opportunities
2. Direct Health Professional Program including regular communications, webinars, continuing education and professional development offerings and collaborations.
3. Direct recipe program.
4. Copy review of brochures, newsletter and other print and online materials.
5. Write web and blog copy on regular basis.
6. Prepare and participate in media outreach, including developing key messages, engaging press contacts and conducting print and broadcast interviews as an AICR spokesperson.
7. Engage and communicate with professional partners and organizations, including dietetics groups, NCI, and cancer centers.
8. Maintain regular communication with AICR hotline dietitians and nutrition consultants, and share AICR initiatives and resources.
9. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualifications and Requirements:
The requirements, including but not limited to physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All AICR employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. Many roles at the AICR include business travel expectations, and most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email.
Essential qualifications of the role of Director, Nutrition Programs include but are not limited to:
• Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD or RDN)
• Master’s degree in nutrition and preferably in one the following: education, public health/public health promotion, community nutrition
• 4-5 years of experience, including clinical and communications, in a health-related setting (hospital, public health department, wellness program, etc)
• Training in media communications required
• Experience in program development, implementation and evaluation
• Excellent verbal and written skills, web and social media proficiency
• Knowledge of physical activity/weight management messaging
• Solid understanding of government nutrition information
• Self-starter and results oriented
• Good consensus builder

Details at a glance
• On-site Location
• Full Time Schedule

Desired Qualifications

• Oncology experience preferred, but not required


Brittany Henderson

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