The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) is a nonprofit membership organization that offers education, training, publications, and professional engagement opportunities in the field of food and drug law. As a neutral convener, FDLI provides a venue for stakeholders to inform innovative public policy, law, and regulation. FDLI’s scope covers all industries regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and related agencies and authorities in the U.S. and globally, including drugs, medical devices, biologics, food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, cannabis, veterinary, and tobacco products.
FDLI seeks an Assistant Director, Educational Programs to serve as a key member of the FDLI’s Educational Programs team. This position is responsible for researching and analyzing relevant issues in food and drug law to effectively develop and implement timely and topical FDLI conferences, educational programs, and webinars. The role may cover issues related to all industries regulated by the FDA and government agencies, but will focus specifically in the areas of food, dietary supplements, and tobacco and nicotine products. The position reports to the Director, Educational Programs.
Responsible for researching and analyzing relevant issues in food and drug law to effectively develop and implement timely and topical FDLI conferences, courses, and webinars, specifically as they relate to the areas of food and tobacco
Works with FDLI’s leadership, members, staff, external committee members, and subject matter experts to identify, select, and expand educational program topics and offerings
Collaborates with external member committees and speakers on content development
Writes conference and panel descriptions, as well as promotional copy and other marketing-related materials, as needed
Works closely with the marketing department to ensure successful promotion of educational programs
Conducts, when necessary, assessments to identify educational needs in the area of food and drug law
Works with the Educational Programs team to explore ways to improve FDLI’s member educational experience, services, and programs offered
Supports the overall mission of FDLI publications by encouraging involvement with Update Magazine, and The Food and Drug Law Journal, including writing legal articles and analysis as needed
Serves as a staff lead on assigned FDLI educational program committees to administer and coordinate the external committee and any related programs
Maintains working knowledge of budget activity (registration revenue and expenses) regarding educational programs
Other duties as assigned
HERE’S WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE TACKLED IN THE PAST WEEK:
Conducted a planning call with an FDLI Committee to plan for an upcoming conference
Lead the review of submissions received during the call for proposals process to ensure the conference addresses the most timely and relevant topics for that particular audience
Worked with FDA or another government agency to secure a keynote or panel speaker for an upcoming conference, including writing a formal invitation letter
Connected with a partner at a member law firm to discuss the potential implications of a recent action, such as just-released FDA rule, memo, or guidance document
Ran multiple planning calls for panels at an upcoming conference
This includes discussing topics in-depth with a variety of stakeholders to ensure that the panel addresses topics at an advanced level and provides key takeaways to attendees
Reviewed recent FDA regulations, government actions, or case law to keep up-to-speed on important topics currently impacting the food and drug community, or researched a specific topic in order to gain a deeper understanding
Prepared an agenda for an upcoming event, including writing session topic titles and descriptions
Attended an FDLI conference and assisted with panel sessions
Bachelor’s degree required and JD or graduate degree strongly preferred
Working knowledge of U.S. food and drug law regulation and policy strongly preferred
Relevant experience in adult/continuing education, professional development or related field is a plus
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Attention to detail, balanced with big-picture perspective; ability to prioritize and deliver multiple objectives simultaneously
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to build relationships with staff, members, and volunteers, as well as outside organizations
Demonstrated accountability, learning agility, and experience taking initiative with implementing ideas
Consistently demonstrate courteous, ethical, cooperative, accountable, and professional behavior to all contacts, internal and external
Strong writing and editing skills
Exceptional listener even under stressful situations
Sense of humor
Microsoft Office experience and ability to learn new software
FDLI offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC.
FDLI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is FDLI’s policy to hire individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, as well as other classifications protected by applicable laws.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Entry-level for those with a JD or graduate degree.
Entry-to-mid-level for those with commensurate experience.
About The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI)
The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI), founded in 1949, is a nonprofit membership organization that offers education, training, publications, and professional engagement opportunities in the field of food and drug law. As a neutral convener, FDLI provides a venue for stakeholders to inform innovative public policy, law, and regulation. FDLI’s scope covers all industries regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and related agencies and authorities in the U.S. and globally, including drugs, medical devices, food, dietary supplements, cosmetics, veterinary, and tobacco products.