Director, Human Health Policy
CropLife America (CLA) seeks a Director, Human Health Policy who will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of effective science and regulatory policy strategies on human health issues in support of CropLife America’s objectives, including matters that impact both pesticides and crop technology products.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Monitor, review and analyze all relevant human health regulatory initiatives, including the identification of emerging policy issues, to determine potential impacts on the crop protection industry and communicate threat to CLA Leadership and members.
Includes existing and emerging federal environmental regulations under Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, Food Quality Protection Act, Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act and others as appropriate.
Actively lead and participate on multi-disciplinary teams to develop strategic plans addressing current and emerging human health issues.
Propose and execute strategic approaches for resolution of human health issues and implement strategies.
Initiate and maintain relationships and effectively work with key agencies and/or allies.
Ensure policy issues are presented for agency discussion or public comments.
Seek and coordinate member assistance to identify, apply and communicate (in a timely fashion) sound scientific principles to mitigate misinformation and non-scientific interpretations of pesticide issues.
Initiate and maintain relationships with, provide leadership for and effectively work with key stakeholders and allied organizations to address specific issues of importance to CropLife America, including the ability to solicit commitments from such organizations.
Provide organizational and technical support for CLA committees, work groups, and issue management teams.
Prepare effective advocacy materials including background papers, issue briefs, talking points, amendments, correspondence, and testimony for use by CropLife America representatives and allied organizations.
Ensure effective communication with CropLife America members and association staff on status of relevant science and regulatory policy initiatives.
Education, Work Experience and/or Licensure
An advanced degree required in environmental or agricultural sciences with emphasis on chemistry, toxicology, pharmacology, or risk assessment.
Five to seven years of experience in environmental or agricultural science, environmental chemistry, toxicology or human health risk assessment and/or regulatory affairs.
Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The requirements listed here are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.
Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to distill complex and/or technical information into concise, effective and influential communications.
Strong analytical, interpretive, evaluative and constructive thinking skills.
Strong project management skills.
Working understanding of the science related to human health issues, including risk assessment, endocrine disruption, nanotechnology, and epidemiology and how these disciplines are used in a regulatory context.
Should be skilled at communicating on scientific issues and regulatory initiatives on behalf of the crop technology industry.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Submit resume w/salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.