Job Postings

Director, Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives

Minnesota Department of Health St. Paul, MN

This position will lead and direct the state-level population health improvement actions of the Minnesota Department of Health’s Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives by addressing chronic diseases and conditions, that result from a complex combination of factors, including but not limited to obesity, physical inactivity, poor nutrition, and commercial tobacco use and exposure. The primary functions for this position include establishing and executing the vision and direction for addressing the physical and social places where we live, work and play.  Through coordination of policy, systems and environmental change grant initiatives statewide, the Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives focuses on strengthening communities, using a community engagement model and health equity lens to implement its work. The Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives Director will work strategically with a wide array of individuals and community partners both internal and external to Minnesota Department of Health.

Posted Date: 11/16/2017 Close Date: 12/18/2017 Job Website»

Research Assistant

Truth Initiative Washington, DC

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

 

Complete fact substantiation for advertising, public relations and other organization documents;

  • Develop factsheets and brief reports;
  • Conduct literature searches and reviews;
  • Develop presentations for the department,
  • Maintain the library of tobacco control research documents;
  • Coordinate research projects;
  • Assist on other projects as needed.

Posted Date: 11/09/2017 Close Date: 11/09/2018 Job Website»

Research Associate

Truth Initiative Washington, DC

The Research Associate will conduct research and program evaluation activities in the tobacco control and health communications field by:

  • Assisting with studies conducted internally, such as those to evaluate Truth Initiative’s programs and media campaigns.
  • Assisting with studies conducted in collaboration with external partners and government collaborators, such as projects to develop external campaigns.
  • Helping to select and refine study measures, develop and implement surveys, oversee quality control of data collection, assist in developing analyses plans and prepare a summary of findings.
  • Developing fact sheets and brief reports; substantiating facts for all organization activities.
  • Assisting other departments in projects, initiatives, and reports to further Truth Initiative’s mission.
  • Conducting literature searches and reviews; assisting in the production of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication and helping in the preparation of grant/contract applications.
  • Help with presentations of research findings at major conferences and meetings.
  • Supervising and/or aiding in the supervision of two undergraduate or graduate-level interns.

Posted Date: 11/09/2017 Close Date: 11/09/2018 Job Website»

Chronic Disease Information Director (Job ID 622349)

Vermont Department of Health Burlington, VT

The Tobacco Control Program in the VDH Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention has an opening for an energetic, organized individual who shares a passion for health promotion to join a high performing team. This position will leverage best practice in communications and social marketing to plan, develop, manage, and evaluate communications, marketing, and public outreach/education to support strategic objectives and targeted outcomes for the Vermont Tobacco Control program.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the principles and practices of social marketing and traditional marketing and the ability to apply them to different environments. Other required skills include planning, developing and coordinating programs, strong project management, ability to evaluate communications, and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to multiple audiences both orally and in writing. Previous experience with social marketing in a public health environment is highly desirable. Knowledge of tobacco prevention/cessation a plus.

Posted Date: 11/09/2017 Close Date: 11/26/2017 Job Website»

Public Affairs Manager

ClearWay Minnesota Minneapolis, MN

ClearWay Minnesota is searching for a Public Affairs Manager to join their dynamic team. This individual will be instrumental in creating supportive environments for our public policy work to reduce tobacco use and prevent youth smoking. They are looking for someone with a successful track record in media advocacy using traditional and social media in issue campaigns. Other required qualities include creativity, a results-driven work style and the ability to quickly build relationships and work in coalitions. Resumes are due by November 27.

ClearWay Minnesota’s mission is to enhance life in Minnesota by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke through research, action and collaboration. THeywere created in 1998 and entrusted with overseeing 3 percent of the state’s tobacco settlement funds for a lifespan of twenty-five years. ClearWay Minnesota will sunset by 2023.

Posted Date: 11/09/2017 Close Date: 11/27/2017 Job Website»

Advertising Specialist

UC Davis Medical Center Sacramento, CA

Under the general guidance of the Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) Program Manager, this position serves as the Advertising Specialist (Media Communication Specialist 3). The Advertising Specialist is primarily responsible for providing technical expertise in the oversight of media advertising campaigns associated with conducting a comprehensive statewide tobacco education program for the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) – California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP). This position is responsible for all aspects and stages of creative development for television, radio, print, out of home, digital and mobile advertising, reviewing and providing strategic and creative input regarding advertising and media plans. The Advertising Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing digital media projects, including websites management and daily oversight, digital advertising and digital/social media consumer engagement. This position is responsible for leading strategic planning activities, paid efforts, and on-going communications. Furthermore, the Advertising Specialist researches social media trends and provides recommendations on increasing engagement and breadth of the campaign.

Posted Date: 10/27/2017 Close Date: 10/27/2018 Job Website»

Health Education Specialist — Tobacco Cessation

Montana Department of Health and Human Services Helena, MT

The Health Education Specialist develops and administers statewide and local public health programs in response to state needs and federal grant solicitations. Responsibilities include: 1) Manages the contract with the Montana Tobacco Quit Line provider, including budget development and management, data interpretation and dissemination, and quality improvement activities; 2) Develops educational materials and establishes program procedures to increase referrals to the Quit Line and decrease overall tobacco use; 3) Engages providers in the integration of tobacco treatment and policies in behavioral health and health care settings; and, 4) Plans and coordinates conferences, trainings and presentations to provide education and outreach on tobacco cessation and program services.

Posted Date: 10/13/2017 Close Date: 10/13/2022 Job Website»

Research Analyst

California Department of Public Health Sacramento, CA

The Research Analyst (Writer Editor 3) performs a full range of complex research responsibilities associated with conducting a statewide comprehensive program to inform the public of the activities and objectives of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) – California Tobacco Control Program (CTCP). This position is responsible for developing an organizational system that will serve as the repository for literature and media related information. He/she will research and substantiate all advertising, media materials, and social media used by the statewide media campaign.  The incumbent will write or edit a variety of comprehensive and difficult material for stylistic consistency, logic, organization, rational development of content, and emphasis. In collaboration with other professionals, the position is responsible for translating complex scientific findings and concepts into accessible and engaging copy for print and digital media, including website content, brief articles, social media posts and data visualizations. In addition, he/she uses professional concepts to help achieve organizational objectives and provide analysis, organization and communication around scientific findings. This may include formulating new resources such as the repository or other databases and communicating with other units or stakeholders to translate scientific concepts as they relate to the program objectives and organizational policies.

Posted Date: 09/27/2017 Close Date: 09/27/2022 Job Website»

Advocacy Manager

American Lung Association Fresno or Bakersfield, CA

In this role, you will be responsible for providing leadership and managing relationships between the American Lung Association in California and key government and elected officials at the local, state and federal levels. Leverage resources (staff, patients, volunteers, coalition partners, etc.) to advocate for Lung Association-supported public policy on lung health related issues. Responsible for ensuring that our constituents and their stories will have a voice and a place in the public policy process. Implement a regional and statewide government relations strategic plan reflecting the Lung Association mission and desired outcomes. Provide training and technical assistance to community members in the Central Valley and statewide.

Posted Date: 08/17/2017 Close Date: 08/17/2022 Job Website»

Advocacy Manager

American Lung Association Chico or Redding, CA

In this role, you will be responsible for providing leadership and manage relationships between the American Lung Association in California and key government and elected officials at the local, state and federal levels.  Leverage resources (staff, patients, volunteers, coalition partners, etc.) to advocate for Lung Association-supported public policy on lung health related issues.  Responsible for ensuring that our constituents and their stories will have a voice and a place in the public policy process. The position will implement a regional and statewide government relations strategic plan reflecting the Lung Association mission and desired outcomes. Provide training and technical assistance to community members in Northern California and statewide.

Posted Date: 08/17/2017 Close Date: 08/17/2022 Job Website»

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