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The Center for Black Health & Equity continuously accepts job applications.  Please submit your job application and resume to be added to our candidate profile repository.

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

Grassroots/Community Organizer (Contract)

The Center for Black Health & Equity (The Center) is hiring a Temporary Contract Grassroots/ Community Organizer primarily to recruit and mobilize grassroots advocates in the Cleveland, Ohio area to support a sodium warning label ordinance (hereafter referred to as the “Cut the Salt, Keep the Flavor” campaign). Responsibilities will also include engaging with The Center’s existing coalition members with a focus on recruiting new individuals and organizations to join the coalition in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

The Temporary Contract Grassroots/Community Organizer position is a part-time, contract position with a total contract pay amount of $40,000. The Temporary Contract Grassroots/Community Organizer will be managed and supervised by The Center staff.

Due to the time-sensitive nature of the scope of work, this position will support meeting deliverables through both virtual and in-person opportunities depending on specific needs of the campaign at that time. The Temporary Contract Grassroots/Community Organizer must have access to a computer with a built-in camera, a private workspace, a cell phone, and a stable internet service capable of managing video connections.

Grassroots/Community Organizer Position Responsibilities:

  • Activate constituent support for the successful passage of the Cut the Salt, Keep the Flavor ordinance at the local level; This work may include (but is not limited to) presentations at Cleveland Ward Community Meetings and other community gatherings, literature drops, collecting postcards, collecting online petition signatures, making phone calls, leading phone/text banks (virtual and in person), creating and/or attending visibility events, recruiting individuals to submit Letters to the Editor, recruiting community members for storytelling, creative volunteer recruitment, and joining in-district events;

  • Identify and recruit new coalition members to broaden our reach and impact within the community.

  • Coordinate with the project manager and project lobbyist to align grassroots efforts with legislative priorities and advocacy goals. Provide grassroots support for lobbying activities, including organizing legislative visits in coordination with the project lobbyist, mobilizing supporters for legislative hearings, and disseminate grassroots advocacy materials.

  • Organize, conduct, and provide follow-up for Cut the Salt, Keep the Flavor coalition meetings with members and/or The Center staff on a monthly basis for the duration of this contract;

  • Arrange, conduct, and provide follow-up for meetings to engage owners of Cleveland food service establishments; These meetings could be in-person or virtual and should be aimed at providing education to and gathering insights on the Cut the Salt, Keep the Flavor policy from perspectives of local business owners (i.e., previous/forthcoming participants from local restaurant events such as A Taste of Black Cleveland: The Food Showcase.);

  • Develop ideas for other creative and impactful tactics to involve Cleveland community members, including but not limited to food service establishment owners, parents, those suffering with hypertension, and those seeking to improve health outcomes in Cleveland;

  • Ensure like-minded partner organizations’ staff and volunteers are informed about and engaged in collaborative opportunities with the Cut the Salt, Keep the Flavor coalition;

  • Disseminate collateral materials (e.g. infographics, such as palm cards, one-pagers, flyers, etc.) for dissemination approved by the Food & Nutrition Program Manager and developed by The Center’s Communications Team.

  • Identify and or create earned, social, and paid media activities in coordination with the Food & Nutrition Program Manager and Sr. Program Manager for Community & Government Relations to leverage opportunities for collateral dissemination opportunities.

Activity Tracking & Reporting:

  • Maintain regular contact with The Center staff as appropriate, including weekly or monthly check-in meetings with the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the Food & Nutrition Program Manager, and the Sr. Program Manager for Community & Government Relations;

  • Complete and submit a written report of all Cut the Salt, Keep the Flavor coalition activity and budget expenditures to the Food & Nutrition Program Manager using The Center's Work Plan due monthly;

  • Provide updates to the existing Cut the Salt, Keep the Flavor coalition member list (e.g. add contact information for new coalition members and amend out of date contact information for coalition members when email delivery is unsuccessful);

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years of campaign management/community organizing experience; Experience boosting diversity within organizations/coalitions; Relationship management experience; Excellent public speaking and meeting faciliation skills; Public policy advocacy experience

  • Exceptional people skills and high emotional intelligence; Drive, vision, attention to detail, proven leadership, an eagerness to receive feedback and course correction, and an understanding of equity and community competence.

  • Proficiency in word processing tools (i.e., Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Word, PDFs) and communications platforms (i.e., Zoom, Google Meet).

  • Must have flexible hours due to community advocacy events that may occur outside of traditional work hours.

  • Current resident in the City of Cleveland/Cuyahoga County

  • Must have the ability to travel within the City of Cleveland

  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License

  • Public health degree/experience and/or community organizing experience preferred

Job Type: Contract

Pay: Up to $40,000.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday

  • Weekends as needed

Application Question(s):

  • Do you currently reside in the City of Cleveland/Cuyahoga County, have the ability to travel within the City of Cleveland, AND have a valid Ohio Driver’s License


  • Campaign Management: 2 years (Required)

  • Community engagement: 2 years (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Cleveland, OH: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person


  • Please upload your resume and cover letter on Idealist. The cover letter should detail your experience, skills, interest in the position, and alignment with The Center's mission, vision, and values. Thank you!

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