Project Coordinator (Statewide Position/Rural Locations)

Project Coordinator   

Statewide Position/Rural Locations

Position Summary

LPHI seeks a full-time, experienced and energetic Project Coordinator to support one of our grant-funded projects to reduce tobacco inequities in low-income, minority, rural communities. This position is seeking someone with experience and knowledge of Louisiana’s rural communities. The ideal candidate will reside in Louisiana, have the ability to telework, and be able to travel frequently to areas served in Northern Louisiana during non-COVID times.

The Coordinator will primarily support initiatives that focus on reducing smoking in rural communities through community and clinical capacity building. The role will support overall program coordination and evaluation efforts of assigned programs.

This position will require up to 25% travel and is funded through January 2022 with a possibility of extension.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, public health, or related field with three years’ experience in program coordination and health policy required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Track record of consensus building and managing relationships with a range of stakeholders across sectors.
  • Demonstrated success in supporting and advocating with key stakeholders on community initiatives.
  • Direct experience working on public health or social determinants of health initiatives to advance state, local or national policies.
  • Experience working with Louisiana community partners including community-based organizations, coalitions, and advocacy groups.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and monitoring project detailed project plans.
  • Experience producing project reports.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills with experience working with individuals and groups of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to think proactively, be a self-starter, and function both independently and as a team.
  • Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to manage heavy workloads and multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Project and Program Coordination, Planning and Implementation

  • Assist in the development and implementation of community health activities with a focus on tobacco prevention and treatment services;
  • Support capacity building of community-based organizations, health care organizations, and other entities to integrate high quality accessible tobacco education, and services into their existing services and activities;
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of core program activities;
    • Perform operational and administrative functions including hosting and facilitating meetings, developing agendas and timelines, taking meeting notes, and assisting with post-meeting follow up;
    • Assist in the development and implementation of the grand funded Learning Collaborative.
    • Support the development of meeting tools, guidelines, leadership communications, and agendas to support implementation of projects;
    • Assist with the preparation and execution of webinars, conference calls, coalition meetings, in-person learning sessions, conferences, outreach events, and other related activities;
    • Support development of reports for funders and other program materials
  • Engage partners and facilitate strategic planning and decision-making across partners and organizations to help drive outcomes.

Project Monitoring and Evaluation 

  • Assist in the planning and coordination of program evaluations
    • Assist in the development of evaluation plans.
    • Coordinate and conduct (or manage) qualitative and quantitative data collection.
    • Ensure consistent use of evaluation and research protocols and best practices.
  • Analyze and translate qualitative and quantitative data for internal and external audiences, including creating data interpretation and visualization.
  • Assist in reporting and product development activities
    • Contribute to the development of dissemination materials, including manuscripts and presentations.
    • Develop evaluation reports or sections for grant applications.
    • Work with team members to identify and facilitate the sharing of lessons learned, best practices and tools.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support planning, implementation, and evaluation of trainings, events, and summits.
  • Assist other LPHI staff members with grant writing and the pursuit of innovative funding opportunities.
  • Support the development of communications, including writing content for newsletters, website and social media.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Direct experience working in tobacco cessation.
  • Strategic, self-motivated thinker who is always willing to learn something new.
  • Knowledge of community health strategies.
  • Ability to write programmatic and evaluation reports.
  • Experience with program evaluation and research methods.
  • Experience developing and conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection (interviews, focus groups) and tool development (surveys, interview guides, etc.).
  • Experience working with major statistical software packages including R, STATA and/or SAS.
  • Demonstrated experience producing innovative, dynamic data and information visualizations.
  • Ability to gather insights and weave together a compelling story about the work.
  • Experience grant writing and report writing.


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


Equal Opportunity Employer