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1340FT Position - Oakland CA - Public Health Law Program - Senior Policy Director

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    Feb 8, 2005

      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 02/08/2005 09:58 AM -----

      Senior Policy Director


      Public Health Law Program
      Senior Policy Director – Public Interest Position Open February 1, 2005
      Nonprofit public health organization seeks full-time Senior Policy Director for a new project in its Oakland office. The Senior Policy Director will provide statewide leadership and technical assistance on pioneering work to increase access to healthy foods and physical activity opportunities through the use of local land use and redevelopment strategies. This is anticipated to be a 1.5-year position with the possibility of additional years depending on the availability of funding.
      The Senior Policy Director will work with local health departments, community-based organizations, city and county planning departments, and municipal attorneys throughout California as part of a dynamic team of community organizers and policy analysts who are developing local policies to improve public health by increasing access to healthy foods and physical activity resources at the local level. The main focus of the position will be to develop written resources and a technical assistance training and consultation programs on how traditional land use tools – general plans, zoning controls, conditional use permits, and redevelopment plans – can be employed at the municipal level to address the lack of healthy foods and access to physical activity, especially in low-income communities. The work will focus primarily on improving the health status of low-income food stamp recipients.
      Duties include researching and writing resource materials for public health, city planning, and city attorney audiences; drafting model local ordinances and policies; answering questions from nutrition advocates and local governments about existing and proposed land use laws; translating legal issues for a non-legal audience; and working collaboratively with local health departments and nonprofit organizations. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in developing cutting edge public health/ land use policies.
      Requirements: JD or MCP required, membership with the State Bar of California preferred. A strong preference will be given to candidates with 3-5 years experience working on land use and/or redevelopment issues with community-based organizations and/or local government agencies. Excellent research, public speaking experience and written communication skills are essential. Travel is required.
      Starting salary: $5540 per month with excellent benefits. Applications must be received by February, 20 2005.
      Applications must include a cover letter indicating which position you are applying for, a resume, a list of references, and a writing sample. Materials should be sent to:
      555 12th STREET, 10th Floor
      OAKLAND, CA 94607
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