The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) works to improve the food environment for all Americans. CSPI has led efforts to win passage of many state and local policies to improve school food, remove sugary drinks from children’s menus, and require calorie labeling on chain restaurant menus. National policy successes include the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (to improve school food), the Food Safety Modernization Act, and the 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. In particular, the ubiquity, amounts, and aggressive promotion of sugary drinks and unhealthy food in the food supply are hazardous to the public’s health.
The Communications Associate is a key member of a dynamic cross-department team creating and developing high impact communication and marketing campaigns to generate support for priority issues on traditional, digital, and paid media platforms. The Communications Associate supports issue teams to mobilize our advocates, coalition partners, and the public to support national, state and local policies and corporate campaigns to improve the U.S. food system. The work will especially include initiatives to support historically under-resourced communities that experience health disparities and are disproportionately targeted by unhealthy beverage and food marketing. This position reports to the Policy Communications Director, and is available either in CSPI’s Washington, DC office or remotely.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The ideal candidate would possess:
The salary range is $60,000-$65,000, based on experience. CSPI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: 3 weeks of annual vacation leave; additional paid holiday leave between December 24 and January 1; 8 weeks of paid parental leave; excellent medical and dental insurance with CSPI paying a significant portion of employee and dependent premiums; and a 3% employer match contribution to the retirement plan after one year of service.
Please utilize CSPI's Paylocity Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to apply. You will be asked to submit a resume and cover letter indicating relevant experience and interest.
CSPI offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package along with a healthy working environment. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspective, and skills and encourage people of diverse ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, disabilities, religions, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, work, and life experiences to apply.