• Tobacco Program Coordinator

    Posted: 04/19/2021

    Tobacco Program Coordinator
    Norwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition
    111 Bridgepoint Plaza, Suite 120
    Rome, GA 30161
    The Tobacco Program Coordinator will lead and coordinate tobacco use prevention program components that include implementation of youth and community education, cessation programming, social media and community messaging efforts, clean air policy advocacy, regional promotion of the Georgia Tobacco Quit Line promotion and coalition relationship building. This position will report to the President/CEO and work with the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition team.
    Job Description:
    ? Assist in the development and implementation of program goals, objectives and activities.
    ? Provide regular oral and written communication about tobacco prevention goals, facts, policy advocacy and coalition activities.
    ? Evaluate the effectiveness of tobacco use prevention programs, health promotion campaign strategies and education programs; develop and administer evaluation tools.
    ? Lead and train coalition members, volunteers or interns involved with providing effective tobacco use prevention programs.
    ? Assist in the preparation of tobacco grant proposals and grant budget development including the research and preparation of background information and statistics
    ? Participate in various committees and boards related to program activities and responsibilities; represent the agency and provide accurate information regarding tobacco use prevention information and resources.
    ? Build, support and sustain community partners and leaders for local tobacco prevention policy initiatives, leadership, and messaging for expanded outreach capacity.
    ? Coordinate tobacco use prevention/cessation education program activities with coalition partners, outside agencies, local schools, industries, and other non-profit organizations.
    ? Promote public awareness and education of tobacco prevention through mainstream communication outlets utilizing news releases, letters to the editor, TV, radio, newspaper, social media, billboard advertisements, public service announcements,  and organization newsletters.
    ? Collaborate with other community health agencies and organizations on promotional campaigns and partner in health education programs and services.
    ? Advocate for tobacco prevention policy and programs by conducting public education presentations to a variety of groups and organizations.
    ? Maintain program statistics and prepare reports in accordance with grant and/or program reporting requirements.
    ? Assist regional communities and appropriate authorities in educating about and enforcing current clean indoor air and tobacco free policies.
    Minimum Job Qualifications/Experience:
    A Bachelor’s Degree and two years of relevant experience.
    Equivalent to two years’ experience in health education, non-profit services, health services, public education experience or a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    Design, implement, and evaluate health education promotion programs; Basic knowledge of promotion, marketing, and media communications in a health education program; Knowledge of the Northwest Georgia region, its leaders and dynamics; Perform effective public speaking to groups of varied interests and backgrounds; develop and deliver informative and persuasive presentations; Basic principles and practices of grant/budget development and management; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies, organizations, and partner representatives; Collect data and research and analyze statistics; Computer skills demonstrating the ability to operate Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, as well as proficiency with regular and frequent communication through e-mail and the Internet; Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; Ability to learn and use a web-based reporting program for completing on-line reports; Recordkeeping and reporting procedures.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    Ability to relate to and motivate diverse members of the community
    Self-starter with strong organizational and planning skills
    Proven ability to work in a group to achieve a common goal
    Passion for public health and tobacco prevention
    **Qualified applicants must be willing to work some evenings and/or weekends as needed**
    Salary Range: $35K - $45k commensurate with education and experience, health and retirement benefits
    Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
    Erin Hernandez at ehernandez@nwgacancer.org
    Application open until position is filled.