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*Healthy Food in Heath Care Program Associate*

*Ecology Center Job Announcement*

*Ann Arbor/Detroit, MI*

The Ecology Center is seeking a talented person to assist our Healthy Food
in Health Care Program in educating health care professionals about the link
between a healthy food system and public health; in recruiting clinicians to
be spokespeople and advocates for a healthier and more equitable food system
within their healthcare facilities and communities; and in supporting
greater engagement of health professionals with their patients around the
importance of healthy, sustainable foods.
Job Responsibilities

The Program Associate will:

1.   Review and perform key education and advocacy trainings for health
professionals in Detroit;

2.   Further build and connect our cross-sector network of health
professionals, farmers, farmer organizations, and community-based

3.   Research and implement effective communications to targeted health
professionals through presentations, articles, conferences, etc.

4.   Research and draft a report on various “prescription for health”
programs and associated health impacts

5.   Recruit and support Michigan health professionals to participate in the
national network of health professionals lending its influential voice to
crucial food and health policy debates, including through developing
guidance for health professionals on the 2012 Farm Bill.

The Healthy Food in Health Care Program Associate will join our staff
working from the Ecology Center downtown Ann Arbor office, with significant
time spent in Detroit. A Detroit-based position is also possible. The
position offers opportunity for educational and professional development. It
includes some shared organizational responsibilities and office duties.
Ecology Center staff are unionized, and actively participate in
organizational decision-making. This position is a great opportunity for a
creative person to make a difference working with outstanding colleagues for
a nationally respected public interest organization.


The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about supporting the
development of a sustainable food system to protect public and environmental
health; has experience in organizing and/or adult education, and success in
non-profit environments; possesses strong writing, communication, computer,
and leadership skills; and has a relevant academic background. Specifically,
we are seeking an individual with the following:

* *

·  at least 2 - 3 years of health professional experience, including
clinical settings in health care facilities, community health or human
nutrition, policy;

·  strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills,
including experience in preparing and delivering presentations, and ability
to communicate clinical information;

·  experience in online advocacy;

·  strong leadership skills, self-initiative, and the willingness to take

·  a strong teamwork orientation and the ability to work with diverse people
and community groups

·  sound judgment and good habits of consulting with others;

·  excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work independently;

·  tenacity in the face of challenges.

Candidates with a Masters in Nutrition, Masters in Public Health, Nursing,
Health Education or Social Work are strongly encouraged to apply.


Salary is commensurate with relevant professional experience. The Ecology
Center offers very generous benefits, including medical, dental and
retirement. We would entertain part-time or full-time options for this
position as well as a primary home base in Ann Arbor or Detroit.


The Ecology Center is a Michigan-based environmental organization that works
for a safe and healthy environment where people live, work, and play.
Founded in 1970, the Ecology Center has approximately 18 staff persons.  In
recent years, the Ecology Center has led successful campaigns to close down
Michigan's medical waste incinerators, improve the environmental performance
of the auto industry, and save thousands of acres of working farms and
valuable natural areas. We have also launched the highly successful <> consumer website and
database, using our extensive expertise in toxics and chemical policy
reform. Ecology Center leads the statewide coalition, the Michigan Network
for Children’s Environmental Health.

Our staff members are advocates who translate cutting edge environmental
science into calls for changes in policy and in the marketplace. We work in
an informal, team atmosphere, where individual initiative is expected and
respected. The Ecology Center is the parent organization of the non-profit,
Recycle Ann Arbor, which operates the premier recycling program in the state
of Michigan, and of Energy Works Michigan, a nonprofit offering energy
reduction and clean energy services to schools across the state.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and a brief current writing sample by
email to Hillary Bisnett at [log in to unmask] with “HFHC Program
Associate Application” in the email subject. Alternatively, please fax to (734)
663-2414 (Attn: Hillary), or mail to Ecology Center, 339 E Liberty Street,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104. For more information, please call (734)
Applications accepted until position is filled, but priority given to those
received prior to July 15, 2011.

Hillary M. Bisnett
Healthy Food in Health Care Coordinator
Ecology Center
339 E Liberty Street, Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Suite 312
4750 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

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Michigan Regional Organizer, Health Care Without Harm

Hillary is on the Planning Team for FoodMed 2011 <>

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