(Last updated April 20, 2015)


Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit seeks a senior vice president, communications and marketing, to lead food issues management, communications, media relations and promotion to internal and external stakeholders. Position leads 10 staff directors and managers to achieve communications program objectives including digital and traditional media outreach, partnership development, member support and promotion of educational materials and unique value proposition. Position requires some travel.

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Background Required:

  • More than 10 years’ experience and demonstrated success in leading a team in successful marketing and communication initiatives for a nonprofit or for-profit organization
  • Undergraduate degree in marketing, business, communications or journalism with graduate degree a plus
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with ability to inspire a team
  • Experience managing and coaching a staff team to meet goals
  • Experience successfully leading outreach programs involving government, nonprofit, for-profit and academic sectors
  • Strong, demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive, substantial experience participating in media interviews
  • Experience managing an annual budget exceeding $2 million




The Sylvia Rowe Fellowship Award was established as a tribute to the former IFIC and International Food Information Council Foundation President & CEO, Sylvia B. Rowe, to help promising nutrition and food safety communicators enhance their capabilities. The goal of this award is to develop the recipient's ability to communicate science-based nutrition and food safety information to the public in an academic setting, professional situation (either for-profit or nonprofit sector), or other public venues. Recipients are awarded a six- to 12-week paid internship at the IFIC Foundation offices in Washington, D.C.

Applications for 2015 are closed. If you are interested in next year's Fellowship, please check back with this page in January 2016.


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