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Community Health Advocate - Tobacco Prevention Specialist

Posted: 07/10/2022




INDIAN RIVER COUNTY JOB OPENING
COMMUNITY HEALTH ADVOCATE - TOBACCO PREVENTION SPECIALIST
Send Cover Letter & Resume to: Valerie Graham, VGraham@QuitDoc.com 

Overview:  This is a highly responsible, full-time professional position responsible for initiating and coordinating tobacco prevention and control activities at the county level that focuses on:  1) preventing initiation among youth and adults; 2) increasing access to cessation resources; 3) reducing exposure to secondhand smoke; 4) promoting policy change to support tobacco-free social norms; 5) representing the QuitDoc Foundation in the community both locally and statewide .   
This position serves as a liaison between the community, the QuitDoc Foundation, the Florida Department of Health, youth and adult organizations, tobacco-free partnerships, businesses and local agencies/organizations.  

This position requires local travel, occasional regional/statewide travel, and some evening and/or weekend hours.
   

ANNUAL STARTING SALARY: $43,000.00 

This is a drug free, vape-free, tobacco-free position and a Level II background check will be required.  
experience is preferred. 

Skills & Abilities:  This position requires the ability to work independently, to supervise local staff (if applicable), and to work with youth and adults.  Public speaking, coalition-building skills, program development, computer technology, word processing experience, and management skills are required.  Knowledge of the local community and experience dealing with profit and nonprofit/civic organizations required. Marketing and public relations experience is preferred.

Required Knowledge:    
  • Ability to develop and implement programs. 
  • Ability to work with youth and adults. 
  • Knowledge of coalition development and ability to build and maintain partnerships. 
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments and work independently. 
  • Skilled in written and oral communications. 
  • Knowledge of evaluation methods and practices. 
  • Ability to plan, promote and carry out promotional events and/or tobacco control observances.  
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
Understanding of data analysis, ability to meet deadlines, and reporting skills required.  
 

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