The Partnership for Food Security Education seeks applicants for scholarships

The nonprofit Partnership for Food Safety Education is seeking applicants for two different scholarships – the Assessment Scholarship and the Food and Tech Council Scholarship. The application deadline is February 28.

The nonprofit Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) is the creator and steward of Fight BAC!®, a consumer education program that empowers households to handle food safely at home. House. This work is being done through public-private collaboration with the food industry, consumer groups, scientific associations, and the federal agencies FDA, CDC, and USDA.

The Assessment Fellowship will support PFSE’s program assessment efforts and run a survey based on the needs of the community PFSE serves.

The Food and Tech Council Fellowship will support the creation and execution of the Food & Tech Advisory Council.

The Partnership is seeking U.S.-based, distance learning graduates or graduates for these six-month fellowships. For more information or to apply for the $22,400 scholarships, click here.

Applicants must be willing to accept an Eastern time zone. Applicants must provide their own computer, PFSE will provide access to the hardware and resources needed to complete the job. The scholarships will come from from April 1 to September 30, 2022 and a flexible work schedule will be determined. Fellows are expected to attend major project convening activities, and these dates will be communicated in advance.

Appraisal scholarship
This position will execute a needs-based assessment of the health and food safety educators PFSE serves, process and evaluate data, resulting in an action plan for PFSE. Additionally, this Fellow will design program evaluation procedures and an action plan for PFSE staff. Other activities such as assessing other key PFSE data to better understand the impact of food safety consumer education efforts and assisting with stakeholder segmentation will be part of the scope of work. of this fellow. This work will complement and inform other PFSE planning activities such as the Food and Technology Advisory Council, Communications Working Group and a conference program committee.

The Food and Tech Council Scholarship
The Food and Technology Advisory Council Fellow will help PFSE develop an action plan for the future of food security education, so that PFSE and its networks of partners and educators can be ready to support households with timely and relevant advice on food handling and hand hygiene. The Public-Private Advisory Council on Food and Technology will anticipate, examine, and map the future needs of American households for food handling behaviors and technological tools in the home. The Food and Tech Advisory Council will meet at least twice, including an in-person meeting in the Washington DC metro area in 2022, depending on the COVID-19 situation.

The Council will address issues such as:

  • What will be the role of smart technologies in how Americans get their food in 3-5 years?
  • What home technologies can be used to raise awareness of the importance of food safety for healthy eating?
  • How can the PFSE powerfully strengthen a public-private network of organizations and individuals with common behavior change goals that will have the potential to significantly reduce sporadic foodborne illness?

Desired skills and qualifications for scholarship recipients

  • Ideal candidates are current graduate students or recent graduates
  • Strong analytical and writing skills
  • Experience in soliciting, collecting and interpreting data or related skills is ideal
  • Ability to work within deadlines
  • Organized
  • Proven leadership skills with a strong work ethic
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Experience in delivering presentations
  • US-based candidates requested must be willing to accept an Eastern time zone

Remuneration and benefits

  • Total compensation is $22,400 payable in monthly installments over six months.
  • This position is a 1099 tax status.
  • Remote work with the possibility of limited travel (based on CDC health guidelines). Accommodation and transit costs are covered by the PFSE.

For more information or to apply, Click here.

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