The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) works to improve the food environment for all Americans. CSPI led efforts to win passage of many state and local policies to improve school food, remove sugary drinks from restaurant children’s menus, and require calorie labeling on chain restaurant menus. National policy successes include the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (to improve school food), Food Safety Modernization Act, and Food Allergen Consumer Protection Act.
Unhealthy food and beverages are the leading contributors to death in the United States, contributing to over 600,000 premature deaths each year, primarily through heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and stroke. The typical American diet is low in fruit, vegetables and whole grains and too high in sugar-sweetened beverages, red and processed meat, full-fat dairy, refined grains, sodium, and saturated fat. The ubiquity, amounts, and aggressive promotion of sugary drinks and unhealthy food in the food supply are hazardous to the public’s health.
We are searching for a Corporate Campaign Manager to develop and implement campaigns to push the food and beverage industry to improve their products and practices, especially for historically disenfranchised communities that experience health disparities and are disproportionately targeted by unhealthy beverage and food marketing.
This is a senior policy leadership role that reports directly to the Vice President for Nutrition, and is located in CSPI’s Washington, DC office.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Develop and implement effective strategies to pressure food and beverage companies to improve their products and practices by integrating communications, online tools, coalition building, partnerships, and grassroots mobilization into effective, strategic campaigns.
- Coordinate cross-cutting teams of CSPI policy and communications staff to achieve impactful food system changes.
- Work with the grassroots advocacy team to mobilize concerned citizens and national, state, and local organizations in support of corporate pressure campaigns.
- Professionally and effectively represent CSPI to external audiences at meetings, events, conferences, and with media.
- Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key corporate stakeholders.
- Conduct market scans and analysis to develop and support campaign positions.
- Write reports, fact sheets, letters, and other materials in support of campaign goals.
- Develop, monitor, and manage corporate campaign budget, in collaboration with senior policy leadership team. Responsible for timely and accurate reporting of grant-related activities in collaboration with the development and finance departments.
- MS, MPH, or the equivalent, plus at least 7 years of professional policy/advocacy experience including issue advocacy campaigning, corporate engagement, or grassroots organizing.
- Commitment and track record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the intersection of public health and social justice and ability to promote it throughout the work and in the workplace.
- Proven track record of building strong relationships with multiple stakeholders in a persuasive, credible, and professional manner.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including public speaking experience.
- Ability to produce high quality written materials.
- Excellent judgment and consistent professionalism, with the ability to take responsibility for multiple projects and deadlines.
- A sense of mission and passion for public interest and public health advocacy.
- Ability to work as part of a cross-disciplinary team in a collegial manner.
- Budget management and grant-reporting experience.
- Proficiency with MSOffice applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Familiarity with social media and other web-based advocacy tools.
- Ability to work additional hours as needed.
Please email your application materials, which should include a cover letter indicating relevant experience and interest and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include “CorpCamp-Web” in the subject line.
CSPI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package along with a healthy working environment. CSPI is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.