Tobacco Prevention and Control Coordinator

Description: Under the direction of the Director of Prevention and Wellness,  the Tobacco Prevention and Control Coordinator coordinates and promotes activities that help Alaskans live tobacco-free lives. Educates the public on harms of tobacco use and secondhand smoke; supports and promotes legislation and policies that make tobacco products less available; supports community policies that create tobacco-free environments; promotes cessation services for all Alaskans.

Type:  Half time  transitioning to full time.  Position will be hired at as half time and  will transition to full time  when agencies, schools and groups start to become more accessible.

Salary Range:  $24.58 – $31.77  

Duties:

    • Provides programs and services within grant budget.
    • Ensures successful completion of TPC grant requirements.
    • Educates adult and youth on health risks of tobacco.
    • Promotes prevention and cessation resources.
    • Supports community stakeholders with programs developed to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke.
    • Provides training and technical assistance for implementation of smoke-free policies.
    • Engages community members in tobacco prevention campaigns.
    • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with community partners.
    • Plans and/or participates in community planning and implementation of outreach events.
    • Attends internal and external meetings and trainings required by the agency or funders.
    • Supports local, regional and statewide policies that limit tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke.
    • Provides educational information in a variety of settings e.g. health fairs.
    • Assists in analyzing and resolving tobacco prevention and control related issues.
    • Assists with developing and maintaining work groups, generating reports, etc.
    • Compiles and writes quarterly initial program draft reports.
    • Works closely with State and regional TPC organizations. 
    • Helps design media campaigns to educate and inform about tobacco prevention.
    • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Demonstrated project management skills.
    • Substance abuse certification by the State of Alaska preferred.
    • Knowledge of the consequences of smoking and addiction to tobacco required.
    • Knowledge of public health systems, community outreach and engagement preferred.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
    • Valid Alaska driver’s license or ability to obtain an Alaska driver’s license within 90 days of hire and a clean driving record for the 3 previous years.
    • Must pass background and fingerprint check.

Application Instructions: To be considered for a position with JAMHI, you must submit both your resume and our employment application. Be sure to complete all requested information on the application form. Do not write “See Resume” on the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. You may submit your paperwork by email HR@jamhi.org or by drop off at our clinic located at 3406 Glacier Hwy.