Advocacy/Lobbying, Medical & Health, Operations/Project Management
4 Year Degree
The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for a Senior Manager, Tobacco Control to join our incredible team in the Upper Midwest Region. Working as a member of the Mission Team, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education, and advocacy.
In this role, you will provide tobacco training and technical assistance to Wisconsin’s 15 Multi-jurisdictional coalitions (MJCs), five Ethnic and Poverty Networks and state partners in collaboration with the Wisconsin Tobacco Prevention and Control Program (TPCP). You will also work to build and strengthen the Wisconsin Statewide Tobacco Coalition, including membership recruitment, meeting coordination and active engagement of members in a coordinated effort. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to program sustainability and local policy initiatives. This position is grant-funded.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Tobacco Training and Technical Assistance: Provide training and technical assistance to MJCs, Networks and state partners. Provide education on current tobacco control issues and emerging issues. Develop resources, training and educational materials. Plan and host regular partner conference calls. Participate in one-on-one meetings (phone and in-person) with each MJC and network in collaboration with TPCP staff. Facilitate the Sustaining States Workgroup, including leading subgroups and maintaining communication between them. Serve as local policy training and technical assistance provider. Serve on the OTP Core Group. Maintain a database of local tobacco control policies. Maintain regular communication and collaboration with TPCP staff and state advocacy partners. Complete quarterly tracking documents and other reporting, as needed. Coalition Building/Maintenance: Coordinate statewide coalition of partners working together to reduce the harm from tobacco based on CDC Best Practices, including: Facilitate and organize statewide coalition meetings; Coordinate communications between coalition work groups; Engage partners in strategic direction for the coalition, and; Increase active membership.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in public policy, public health or related field. Three to five years of related work experience, preferably in health organization. Three to five years in coalition building and organizing. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact with diverse audiences and partners. Strong leadership and decision-making skills. Strong written and verbal communications skills, including public speaking. Strong organizational skills with attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work independently while also functioning as part of a team. Knowledge about the Wisconsin legislature and budget process. Meeting facilitation skills
Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office and Google applications. Hold valid driver's license and be able/willing to attend events as requested. (Travel/mileage reimbursed according to ALA policy). Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed. Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. (supplies). Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free workplace; all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.
Additional Salary Information: The American Lung Association offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, LTD, Matching 403(b), Paid Vacation/Sick/Holidays.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to elimina...te tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: www.Lung.org.