Director of Health Promotion Policy

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, energetic leader to direct CSPI’s Health Promotion Policy (HPP) Project.  The HPP Project advocates for national and local government policies that promote health and prevent diet-related chronic disease.  The project also educates the public and encourages food manufacturers to improve their products.  An integral component of those activities is engaging health professionals, non-profits, scientists, the media, and the public in supporting those efforts.  The project’s current focus is on reducing soft-drink, sodium, and sugar consumption, and eliminating artificial trans fat from the food supply. 

The successful candidate will have a M.P.H., Ph.D., M.D.or other relevant graduate degree, and at least ten years of experience in a leadership role in public health advocacy.  Experience on Capitol Hill or the executive branch would be valuable.  Sophisticated understanding of the impact of diet on health and demonstrated public-interest orientation, as well as experience in conceiving and implementing national advocacy campaigns, are essential.  The position is full-time and based in Washington, D.C.

To apply, please send a cover letter indicating relevant experience and interest, résumé, and writing samples, to  Please include “Attn: HPP-H” 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.