September 21, 2018

Associate, Geographic Health Equity Alliance

Title: Associate, Geographic Health Equity Alliance
Reports to: Director, Geographic Health Equity Alliance
Hours: 8:30am – 5:30pm

General Responsibilities: The Associate role is a full-time position that will support the activities of CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA), a CDC-supported national network focused on reducing geographic health disparities related to tobacco and cancer.

This position reports to and works closely with the Director of GHEA on the implementation of project activities; development of materials; provisions of training and technical assistance (offered to national partners, state programs, coalitions, youth and other appropriate parties); conducting meetings with national partners, state programs, coalitions, youth or other appropriate parties; and assists in the gathering, tabulating and interpreting of required data related to tobacco, cancer and health inequities or disparities. 

In addition, the Associate will support other tobacco, cancer, health disparities-related endeavors and related public health initiatives, grants and/or activities for CADCA.

Specific Duties: The Associate, Geographic Health Equity Alliance will be required, among other tasks, to:

  • Play a key role in the implementation and development of the Geographic Health Equity Alliance, a national network project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce place-based health disparities as they related to tobacco and cancer.
  • Promote strategies that reduce health disparities related to tobacco and cancer, with a geographic focus, among community coalitions and other national partners.
  • Collect and disseminate recent research, current affairs, news-worthy content and other key messages from reputable sources, evidence-based practices and promising strategies related to tobacco control and cancer, to target audiences utilizing a variety of traditional and new media tools.
  • Assist with preparation and delivery of training events during onsite and distance learning opportunities (e.g. webinars), including delineating subject matter experts and developing content for presentations at CADCA’s training events as needed
  • Identify national partners, coalitions and consultants that can serve as trainers during onsite and distance learning training events.
  • Schedule and co-lead coalition and national partner technical assistance appointments, as required.
  • Support national partners, state agencies, and community coalitions in building capacity to assess and address tobacco and cancer health disparities using geographic tools (e.g. Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  • Identify training and technical assistance opportunities and work with the Director of the Geographic Health Equity Alliance to schedule and conduct these events.
  • Coordinate and monitor distribution of grant initiative materials internally and externally.
  • Ensure data is collected and documented to support overall evaluation goals of project and training opportunities.
  • Coordinate and manage relationships with external partners, including subject matter expert partners
  • Support GHEA initiatives to expand scope by attending conferences and stakeholder meetings for the purpose of future partnership development
  • Participate in GHEA initiatives and serve as back up if necessary, coordinating meetings, trainings, and communications as needed for the Director of GHEA related to these special initiatives
  • Serve as GHEA representative on various workgroups through the CDC and other stakeholder organizations
  • Support other CADCA tobacco and environmental strategies initiatives, as assigned.

Required Experience, Skills, Training or Credentials:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in public health or other relevant area of study preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in public health, specifically in tobacco, cancer and health inequity-related issues
  • Ideal candidates have demonstrated experience and understanding of tobacco-free living strategies, health disparities, cancer prevention, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and environmental strategies that promote population level change.
  • Experience with program evaluation and supporting data collection and analysis
  • Highly organized, detail orientated and able to coordinate several projects simultaneously
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exhibits communications and diplomacy skills required to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and extra hours if needed on assignment.

Amount of travel: 35% annually

To Apply: Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to with GHEA ASSOCIATE in the subject line.