Current Open Positions:

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Mobilizing, recruiting, and coordinating the activities of coalition members and serving as the community/county resource for tobacco control and cessation initiatives. Duties for oversight of Tobacco Cessation at the community level and policy of smoke free LGBTQ events. Supports the LGBTQ Tobacco Prevention Programs by linking clients to LGBTQ+ affirming cessation services, working with youth coalitions to bring education about tobacco products to community members. Works closely with the program director to ensure the oversight of all program objectives and activities.

Essential Functions and Duties

• Develops and maintains strong collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders (local, county-wide, and state-wide) and community partners for involvement in tobacco control/cessation initiatives;

• Communicates program goals and success to center leadership, community leaders, contractors, and the marketing department;

• Ensures use of accurate demographic, scientific, statistical and programmatic information related to tobacco control issues;

• Coordinates and facilitates resources for coalition meetings (may include but are not limited to providing meeting accommodations and notices, logistical assistance, training opportunities, health communication resources, budget support, and other assistance as may be needed by the coalition);

• Provides and coordinates training and technical assistance to the coalition and local partners. Assures that the coalition’s members are provided opportunities to develop or enhance specific experience and expertise in effective tobacco control interventions, through participation in training workshops, conference calls, and evaluation activities;

• Mobilizes community organizations to develop and implement community interventions and system and organizational level changes;

• Supports development of media messages (press kits, fact sheets, and other materials tailored to local tobacco needs) for professional and lay audiences based cultural, social and behavioral factors in the delivery of tobacco control information and cultivates media relationships;

• Analyzes and stays abreast of public health policy and standards;

• Plans, coordinates, and conducts on-site educational and training activities and provides technical assistance on various tobacco control related topics;

• Provides education to designated local stakeholders, gatekeepers and city council members;

• Collects data and maintains data on the grant program;

• Complies with all program, financial and evaluation guidelines and requirements of the grant;

• Develops and maintains a communication mechanism to keep coalition members fully informed of community issues, events, and activities as well as grant related plans, and activities;

• Coordinates the strategic planning process and meetings involving the coalition and its partners;

• Reviews and analyzes local strategic plans and works with the coalition and partners and lead agency staff to implement the plans as well as formulate future strategic plans;

• Recruits, develops, and maintains a diverse coalition membership mirroring the community’s population;

• Researches promising and best practices interventions, and continually develops knowledge involving tobacco control in order to assess the best strategies for achieving grant outcomes;

• Attends all conferences, trainings and other meetings required by the grant;

• Participates in all grant-related evaluation activities;

• Works with Health Team, technical assistance providers and the external evaluator to facilitate fulfillment of grant requirements, effective implementation of programs, and appropriate use of funds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to provide technical assistance to various organizations in planning and managing community-based programs;

• Technical skills and proficiency in computer applications for research and education resources;

• Skill in developing and delivering oral presentations;

• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;

• Ability to coordinate training events and workshops for adults and youth;

• Knowledge of tobacco control trends and strategies that target children, youth and adults, including advertising, policies and standards, and promising or best practices;

• Knowledge of programmatic and fiscal components of public health or social services program implementation;

• Capacity to grasp abstract ideas and form a coherent picture;

• Ability to objectively analyze a situation and evaluate pros and cons of any course of action;

• Ability to implement effective workflow processes and procedures;

• Ability to show cultural competence in working with diverse populations;

• Willing to be a team player and work collaboratively with coalitions and community agencies;

• Ability to be organized, proactive, work independently and be a self-starter;

• Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities with various deadlines and tasks;

Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a health related, behavioral health related, or social science related field; plus, two years of public health experience OR a master’s degree in a health-related, behavioral health-related, or social science-related field preferred. Substitution education and work experience require a minimum of two years of college WITH four years of experience working within communities on community development and mobilization and/or the implementation of preventive health programs or education.

Special Requirements

-Experience with, knowledge of, multi-ethnic and underserved communities.

-Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socio-economic backgrounds, religions, ages, immigration statuses, HIV status, and physical abilities in a multicultural environment.

-Experience supporting social service programs or projects in community settings.

-Experience in supporting curriculum development.

-Strong oral/written communication, interpersonal and oral presentation skills.

-Computer skills and knowledge including word-processing, database operations, presentations, spreadsheets and other software systems.

-Outstanding organizational and research skills.

-Bilingual (preferred not required)– written and speech Spanish/English

-Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.

Compensation: $18 – $20 per hour (depending on experience), 40 hours per week

*The LGBT Center OC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit both cover letter and resume to antonio.viramontes@lgbtqcenteroc.org Please include Your Name – Job Title in the email subject line. For additional information or questions, please contact 714-953-5428 x 207