Associate Director – Operations & Health Promotions – TFL

Associate Director – Operations & Health Promotions

Position Summary:

This Associate Director’s primary role, under the direction of the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL) Director, is to assure the management, monitoring, and development of project budgets, contracts, and reports, while supervising a Senior Manager and supporting (leading and delegating) development and implementation of forward-looking, evidenced-based health promotion within TFL and other LCRC-funded projects. In addition, this position has the responsibility of facilitating and monitoring day-to-day operations and health promotion activities – cessation, youth programming, disparities, and health equity, and LCRC-related projects, providing strategic assistance to senior manager, and supporting TFL Director. This position will work in close collaboration with the TFL Director and LPHI’s Communications and Monitoring Evaluation and Learning shared services to build and implement strategic plans, budgets and manage contracts that ensure effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability. The Associate Director will have the supervisory responsibility of the one senior manager: this senior manager will supervise three staff. As a team member, the Associate Director must uphold organizational values and norms as defined by TFL, LPHI, and LCRC leadership. The Associate Director will have a direct reporting relationship to the TFL Director.

LPHI is headquartered in New Orleans, with employees based throughout the state. This position will be New Orleans-based with an office/remote hybrid schedule option.

Minimum Qualifications:

· Master’s in Public Health, Public Policy, Health Care Management, or related field required

· Ten years of experience in tobacco and/or cancer prevention and control preferred

· Five years of experience managing supervising staff, projects or contracts required

· Experience working with community organizations and partners required

· Experience with budget management and negotiation required

· Experience with grants and contracts management and negotiation required

· Experience with program planning and evaluation preferred

· Experience working on statewide or national health programs preferred

· Experience working with tobacco cessation initiatives preferred

· Experience with proposal development processes

· Ability for occasional travel, which may be required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities Project Management & Supervision

· Facilitate day-to-day operations in collaboration with TFL Director and team

· Provide high-level direction, technical assistance, guidance, and all aspects of oversight to:

o TFL budgets, contracts, reports

o LPHI shared services team members

o Grantees

o Contractors

· Supervise staff, including Senior Manager & Appointed Interns or Fellows

· When requested/as needed, develop national, regional, and local partnerships between public health organizations and community interest groups to further tobacco and cancer prevention and control in Louisiana

· Assist in sustainability planning for Louisiana tobacco prevention and control and lung cancer screening efforts

· Assist in the ongoing integration efforts of LCRC and LPHI

· Develop and complete reports or paperwork necessary for program management and reporting, including:

o Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium (LCRC)

o Annual & Quarterly Reports

o Board and Committee Updates

· Participate in workgroups and strategic planning to further the mission of LPHI

· Work with MEL staff on evaluation planning and management

· Support the development of national, regional, and local relationships that generate opportunities to evaluate public health programs and inform the field of public health practice

· Perform other duties as assigned

Business Development

· Support the development of national, regional, and local relationships that generate opportunities to evaluate public health programs and inform the field of public health practice

· Identify and assess appropriateness of funding opportunities

· Write and contribute to proposals, scopes, and budgets

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

· Strong commitment to LPHI’s Strategic Plan Priorities, Mission, Vision and Values and ability to demonstrate LPHI’s core competencies

· Demonstrated abilities in project or contract management

· Defined leadership abilities necessary to manage and develop staff

· Exceptional organization skills with the ability to manage heavy workloads and multiple tasks

· Ability to think proactively and function independently, while functioning effectively as a team member and collaborator

· Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner

· Demonstrated ability to ensure high-quality service and service continuity

· Demonstrated emotional intelligence skills, including interpersonal skills and experience working with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite


· Minimum starting salary of $90,000.00 dependent on education and experience.

· A competitive benefits package is offered to all LPHI full-time staff.


Equal Opportunity Employer