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Health Equity Coordinator, The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL)

Health Equity Coordinator, The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL)

Organization Summary

The Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), founded in 1997, is a statewide 501(c)(3) non-profit and public health institute that translates evidence into strategy to optimize health ecosystems. Our work focuses on uncovering complementary connections across sectors to combine the social, economic, and workforce needed to align action for health. We champion health for people, within systems, and throughout communities because we envision a world where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy and well.

We are a highly experienced team of professionals who are dedicated to making a positive, lasting impact on the lives of Louisiana residents. Our partners represent a broad range of stakeholders including government, academia, healthcare systems and providers, mental health and social services, community-based organizations, policy makers, business leaders and community advocates. We work together to build community capacity and resilience and to address social, economic, and racial factors that impact health outcomes.

The Opportunity 

The Louisiana Public Health Institute administers tobacco control and prevention programming focused on improving the health of Louisianans by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke through community capacity-building, promoting cessation services, policy, and advocacy, and identifying and eliminating tobacco-related disparities. A major portion of this programming consists of the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL), which began in 2003, and is an evidence-based, statewide, comprehensive tobacco control and prevention program funded by the state’s tobacco excise tax through a contract (of roughly $4.7M) with the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC). The TFL program is guided and advised by the TFL Steering Committee and Advisory Board.

The TFL Health Equity Coordinator will support health equity coordination within TFL’s policy, coordination, disparities, cessation, and youth goal areas. This position will also work with the TFL Youth Program and Policy Manager – supporting the coordination of TFL’s youth goal area deliverables.

Sixty percent of the TFL Health Equity Coordinator’s time is spent coordinating and monitoring TFL health equity guidance and protocols (e.g., LPHI Strategic Plan and TFL’s Health Equity Guidance Tool) within TFL while also supporting the development of health equity resources and preparations.

Forty percent of the TFL Health Equity Coordinator’s time supports the coordination of TFL youth goal area’s event planning for annual training, summits, youth-related professional development opportunities (i.e., Next Era; https://wearenextera.org/ ) and the statewide youth advisory board. The TFL Youth and Policy Manager will provide oversight for this portion of the Coordinator’s work.

The TFL Health Equity Coordinator will report to the TFL Director and will be based in New Orleans.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, policy, education, or related field plus one or more years’ experience working with youth organizations, advocacy campaigns, or in health equity; or equivalent combination of experience and education.
  • At least one year of experience working with youth/youth-related programming, public-community health programming, or health equity.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders at the local and state level, including but not limited to non-profit organizations serving youth, faith-based organizations, colleges and universities, and other community organizations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with TFL staff and partners.
  • Strong commitment to LPHI’s mission and values and to centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in executing key responsibilities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the creation of health equity resources and preparations.
  • Support/Coordinate the monitoring of health equity protocols and practices within TFL.
  • Support the TFL SharePoint partner/stakeholder database as needed/assigned.
  • Research and share news, publications, and best practices related to TFL goal areas.
  • Co-present/present, support report writing, and support peer-review journal article development.
  • Ability to utilize virtual meeting platforms, including but not limited to GoToMeeting, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams to execute community engagement activities.
  • Provide project assistance to TFL Director as assigned.
  • Serve as a source of support to TFL’s youth goal area – supporting the TFL Youth and Policy Manager
    • Event planning for annual training, summits,
    • Youth-related professional development opportunities (i.e., Next Era; https://wearenextera.org/)
    • Aid in the coordination of a statewide youth council

Perform other duties as needed.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Ability to think proactively and function independently.
  • Ability to approach tasks in a solutions-orientated manner.
  • Strong background and skills managing youth contracted organizations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong skills in written and oral communication
  • Experience in formal reporting and writing an asset.
  • Ability to oversee many tasks at once.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours as needed.
  • Ability to travel to different public health regions within Louisiana. Some overnight travel is required.
  • Ability to maintain a highly detail-oriented approach while maintaining an appreciation of the long-term goals and objectives of the program.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

Salary/Benefits:

  • Minimum starting salary of $40,000.00 dependent on education and experience.
  • A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.

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