Nutrition Associate Job at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Washington DC

  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Washington DC

Job Description

Position Overview : Washington, D.C., nonprofit organization seeks a professional with at least three years of experience to provide administrative and program support for a community-based program promoting healthy, plant-based diets.

About the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Industry: Nonprofit organization

The Physicians Committee 's Mission & Vision : 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 in which health and compassion are central values in science and medicine.

The Physicians Committee 's Values :

  • Compassion: We encourage compassion for people and animals.
  • Health: We promote good health through good nutrition. We practice what we preach by having a vegan office environment, ongoing nutrition education, and a culture that supports health and wellness.
  • Truth: We base our recommendations on evidence, not on biases or what is commonly accepted.
  • Professionalism: We hold our work to the highest standards, down to the last detail. This shows up in our scientific publications, our campaign work, and our public communications, and also in our appearance, our work ethic, how we keep our workspaces and take care of our resources, our focus on professional development, and the courtesies we extend to others.
  • Action: We speak out against unhealthful, dangerous, and unethical practices. We push limits and persevere.
  • Innovation: We bring new approaches to solving problems and continually seek ways to be more effective. We are not afraid to take risks.
  • Urgency: Our problems are urgent, and so are our responses. We stay alert to issues that need our attention and stay in close touch with one another and with our members and partners so we're able to take immediate action whenever necessary.
  • Dedication: This is a cause, not just a job. We go the extra mile to bring about a healthier, more compassionate world.
  • Collaboration: Working together, everyone achieves more. We collaborate with each other, with our members, and with other organizations.
  • Positivity: We approach our work with optimism. We plan with the end in mind and envision success.

Location : Washington, D.C.

Organization Size : Approximately 100 employees.

Employee Benefits : Primary health & financial benefits:

  • Health insurance with 100% of the deductible and 75% of the premium paid by the Physicians Committee for full-time employees.
  • Dental insurance available at a group discount.
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan with matching contribution of $0.50 per dollar up to 6% of salary.
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care expenses which allows paying for some expenses on a pretax basis.
  • Pretax purchase of Metro fare.
  • Long-term disability income protection insurance and life insurance fully paid for by the Physicians Committee .
  • 20 days of paid time off to start plus 14 paid holidays.

Learn More About the Physicians Committee : We invite you to visit our website at or our YouTube channel .

About the Role

Position Title/Job Function : Nutrition Associate

Position Objective : Provide administrative and program support to the Building Healthy Communities (BHC) team.

About the Nutrition Team : Over the past three decades, the Physicians Committee's nutrition department has achieved many important successes. We have 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 the Building Healthy Communities Program : The Building Healthy Communities program brings people together to ignite grassroots change and re-envision a healthy and inclusive society. Begun nearly a decade ago, Building Healthy Communities was fostered by the nonprofit PlantPure Communities after the award-winning documentary PlantPure Nation shared a call to action that sparked a grassroots movement. Now operating under the Physicians Committee, the Building Healthy Communities leaders are empowered to support healthy, plant-based diets by nurturing local connections, facilitating ongoing social support for their group members, and providing educational programming in their communities.

Essential Functions : Provide administrative and program support for the Building Healthy Communities program, including supporting leaders and members through phone and email correspondence, developing leader-support resources, organizing events and webinars, and recruiting new leaders globally.

Program Support and Development : Assist with the development and growth of the Building Healthy Communities program.

  • Support leaders and members through phone and email correspondence.
  • Develop new leader and member resources.
  • Organize events and webinars, including monthly office hours and leader networking events.
  • Support promotion and growth of the BHC program including recruiting new leaders globally.
  • Use various online platforms, including S alesforce, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and Zoom, to run programs and maintain files.
  • Attend the Physicians Committee's annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine to engage with leaders and facilitate networking opportunities.
  • Lead the weekly BHC program strategy meetings.

Supervisory Responsibilities : None

Required Physical Abilities : Office work plus setting up information tables at conferences and other events, which includes the ability to lift 25 pounds.

Work Location : This is a full-time position that may be performed remotely from any location in the United States. Candidates in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are preferred.

Required Travel : Approximately semi-annually

Work Schedule : This is a full-time exempt position (40+ hours per week). The Physicians Committee 's core business hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, ET.

Position Level : Associate

Salary : Associate salaries start at $53,250 and have a median of $55,642. A salary offer will take into consideration education, experience, and skills along with internal and external reference points. Candidates are encouraged to discuss salary with the position's hiring manager early in the interview process to ensure alignment.

Reports To : Department Director: Managing Director of Nutrition


Education :

  • Required: none
  • Preferred: bachelor's degree

Credentials :

  • Required: none

Work Experience :

  • Required: three years of work experience, including experience with grassroots organizing
  • Preferred: five years of work experience

Additional Qualities :

  • Required:
    • Enthusiasm for plant-based diets and the opportunity to promote them at the community level
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Strong attention to detail

How to Apply

Application Materials: We require a formal cover letter and resume to apply. In your cover letter, please tell us about your interest in our mission, your related experience and accomplishments, and your professional goals. You may also be asked to respond in writing to screening questions.

Application Deadline : Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

For More Information : Contact the Physicians Committee 's human resources department at .

Application Process

Step 1: 45 - 60-minute Zoom interview with Managing Director of Nutrition

Step 2: 45 - 60-minute Zoom interview with our Nutrition Coordinator and Nutrition Associate

Step 3: Full-day in-person remote working interview with the Nutrition department team members, including a sample project

Step 4: 15-minute Zoom interview with Physicians Committee President, Dr. Neal Barnard

Step 5: Reference checks with the three most recent direct supervisors

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Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Work experience placement, Local area, Immediate start, Flexible hours, Monday to Friday,

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