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Tobacco Program Coordinator

As a Tobacco Program Coordinator at The Center for Black Health & Equity, you will be responsible for assisting with the management, coordination, and implementation of the organization's Tobacco Prevention, Cancer, and Health Equity Issues programs to ensure the goals and objectives set by the Senior Program Manager for Tobacco are accomplished. You will assist with monitoring expenditures for the Tobacco Program, preparing financial reports and statements, and maintaining records.


Our Tobacco Program Coordinators facilitate training, outreach programs, and activities, and create and maintain partnerships with community-based organizations, faith-based institutions, statewide advocacy partners, local public health departments, and others committed to reducing health disparities impacting African Americans. Experience in the community as a volunteer and advocate and dedication to the mission of the organization is desirable in the ideal candidate for this position.

Other functions of a Tobacco Program Coordinator at The Center include:

  • Being able to train community members and partners on best practices geared toward reducing health disparities and providing them with technical assistance as requested.

  • Being able to work with regional partners, statewide advocacy groups, and local and state public health departments focused on tobacco initiatives.

  • Communicate and correspond clearly and effectively with community members and assist with requests for technical assistance.

  • Participate in conference calls, webinars, and training opportunities required by funding agencies.

  • Create and develop new program goals and objectives, and recommend revisions to current programs.

  • Coordinate the tobacco initiative program activities with inter-related activities of other programs within the organization, and work closely with staff members to ensure optimum efficiency.

  • Ensure compliance with appropriate policies, procedures, and specifications.

  • Prepare and present regular reports and documentation on program activities, progress, status, or other special reports for management or outside agencies and stakeholders.

  • Recruit and develop lasting partnerships with community and faith-based organizations, institutes of higher learning, state and local health departments, and businesses.

  • Develop and facilitate workshops and conferences, and coordinate logistics, scheduling, and participant communications.

  • Monitor and assist with the maintenance of budgets for subcontractors, tracking expenditures, and implementation activities for reporting purposes.

  • Organizes travel to assigned sites and meetings as directed as needed.

  • Represent the organization in meetings with stakeholders on policy, environmental change, and systems change related to tobacco prevention and cessation.

  • Perform related duties as assigned within the scope of practice for this position.


The basic requirements of a Tobacco Program Coordinator at The Center are:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in a related field or its equivalent

  • Knowledge of and experience using public health practices and procedures.

  • Knowledge of health disparities

  • Experience implementing proven strategies to address health disparities.

  • Experience in evidence-based strategies related to policy, system, and environmental approaches

  • Experience building and sustaining partnerships and relationships.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and proficiency with Google Suite of Applications.


If you meet the basic requirements, you should apply for this job and if selected you will make the minimum salary offered for this position.If you have the following experience, you may qualify for a higher salary.


These experiences and requirements include:

  • A Master's degree in Public Health or Social Sciences

  • Knowledge of and experience using Public Health Administrative practices and procedures.

  • Knowledge of health disparities and their effects, and experience implementing proven strategies to address them.

  • Proven stakeholder management skills

  • Experience managing grants/sub-contracts

  • A willingness to innovate and advance The Center and its programs, to use your knowledge for the benefit of The Center and the populations it serves.

Candidates who reside in or near Durham, North Carolina, Cleveland, Ohio, or Atlanta, Georgia will be considered priority candidates for this role.

Travel is required up to 15% of the time.

The Center participates in E-Verify. All employees at The Center must be able to satisfy the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, which requires documents to prove the employee’s identity and demonstrate that they are authorized to work in the United States and to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification form (Form I-9).

The Center is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note: This job advertisement is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may be required to perform other duties as assigned by management.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Parental leave

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance



  • 8 hour shift

  • Day shift

  • Monday to Friday


Application Question(s):

  • Are you willing to undergo a background check, in accordance with local law/regulations?



  • Bachelor's (Preferred)



  • Public health: 1 year (Preferred)



  • Driver's License (Preferred)


Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (Preferred)


Work Location: Remote

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