TFRI Position

Network Coordinator, Tobacco Free Rhode Island
American Lung Association of the Northeast – Providence, RI

The American Lung Association of the Northeast (ALANE) seeks a Tobacco Free Rhode Island Network Coordinator, to work out of the Providence, RI location (260 West Exchange Street, Suite 102B, Providence, RI 02903). The position is full-time, 35 hours per week and is state grant-funded. Work schedule is Monday- Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm, plus occasional evening and weekend work for community meetings and events.
Tobacco Free RI (TFRI) is a statewide network of organizations and individuals working to reduce tobacco use – the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Rhode Island. TFRI is hosted by the American Lung Association in Rhode Island.
The TFRI Network Coordinator is tasked with coordinating all day-to-day activities of the Network, with the following key duties and responsibilities: coordinating communications among Network members on tobacco news, research and policy issues; facilitating discussions and convening meetings so Network members can collaborate on public education projects and policy change strategies; providing technical assistance, resources and support to Network members in their tobacco control work; coordinating public education campaigns and events; coordinating and mobilizing grassroots support from Network members for state and local policy initiatives; engaging and training youth from across the state to be leaders on tobacco control efforts; providing training and technical assistance on tobacco control issues to Network members and potential members; and researching, tracking and analyzing changes in RI tobacco control policy and tobacco-related legislation.
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in public health, political or social sciences, or equivalent
• Experience in public affairs, community organizing, public education issue campaigns or media campaigns, policy research and / or coalition work is advantageous
• Ideal candidates will have campaigns and / or event organizing experience, possess knowledge of tobacco control / public health policy, Rhode Island communities and non-profit organizations, and familiarity with the Rhode Island policy landscape and the workings of state and local government
Required Skills:
• Must possess excellent organizational skills, enjoy working with people, be a strong writer, an effective and diplomatic verbal communicator, and a strategic thinker and planner
• Must be able to maintain databases, develop effective campaign materials, email newsletters and flyers, web and social media content
• Must have valid driver’s license and car as position requires statewide travel
Interested candidates must return cover letter with salary requirements and resume via email to Only candidates who submit cover letter and salary requirements will be considered.

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