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Tobacco Free Nebraska (TFN) Program Coordinator

Deadline: March 16th 

The Program Coordinator serves under the administrative direction of the Program Manager for the Tobacco Free Nebraska (TFN) program within the Division of Public Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (NDHHS). The position works cooperatively within the TFN team and NDHHS to achieve tobacco goals/objectives for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Smoking and Health grant. Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all TFN media funding and initiatives, including the preparation, review, and negotiation, and acting as lead representative for Tobacco Free Nebraska (TFN) during the entire bidding process with associated media outlets. Will act as the point of contact for both external and internal partners concerning media efforts and regarding all tobacco related topics. Prepare news releases, brochures, fact sheets, presentations, media advocacy opportunities, and develop/maintain communication/media plans for the program. Maintain and update the TFN websites, compose and distribute e-newsletter, oversee TFN communications to ensure professional promotion on all social media outlets while reviewing metrics to determine effectiveness of these efforts. Assist in preparing grant applications, budgets and progress reports. Manage the administrative and fiscal components of the Tobacco Communities of Excellence grants, monitor all associated grants’ budgets and determine and implement any corrections as needed. Will process reimbursement requests; complete fiscal audit forms, review informational materials and media plans created by grantees, provide technical assistance and training to local coalitions and organizations. This position does require some day travel and occasional overnight travel. Driving is required.

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, social/behavioral sciences, health sciences, public health, education, law or related field OR experience in the development of operational policies and procedures, performing quality assurance analysis/evaluation of programs; grant writing, contract management, or leading community based health/social care groups. Related coursework, training and/or education may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree on a year-for year basis.

PREFERRED: Bachelor’s degree in public or community health or related field. Minimum of three years of experience working in public or community health. Minimum of two years of experience in grants management. Minimum of two years experience working with media and communications.

OTHER: Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.

KSA: Knowledge of the principles and practices of program planning, implementation and evaluation including the assessment of goals and measurement of programmatic achievement. Ability to demonstrate competence in group facilitation, collaboration and partnership development. Knowledge and skill in developing media plans, social media, and media advocacy. Ability to design, layout and use educational and informational materials for utilization on website, e-news and other outlets. Strong communication, time and priority management skills, planning, problem solving and decision making skills. Skilled in word processing, database management and applications. Must be a team player and able to balance needs, requirements, work load, etc. for multiple projects. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimal supervision.


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