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Community Engagement Manager

Job ID 10798329 Location Fresno, California Position Type Full-Time

Position Description:
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization. Together with our charitable partner, the American Cancer Society, we work in Congress, state legislatures and local jurisdictions to support evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Based in Washington, DC with offices throughout the country, ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority.

The Community Engagement Manager empowers and supports  our rural constituents and ensures their stories will have a voice and a place in the tobacco control advocacy, public policy processes, and in ACS CAN’s advocacy work.  This position will outreach and provide interventions to prevent exposure to, and the use of, tobacco among rural residents in support of ACS CAN’s tobacco control grant and ACS CAN’s advocacy activities  

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Implement the 5-year California Tobacco control grant scope of work, as directed.  Project activities and deliverables for those activities are completed and documented on a timely basis.  
• Plan and implementation of tobacco control grassroots advocacy campaigns to develop community capacity and demonstrate constituent support for local tobacco control- related policy initiatives that will reduce health disparities.
• Act as a liaison between the rural Central Valley community members and leaders, and ACS and ACS CAN staff and volunteers.
• Develop and implement comprehensive grassroots advocacy campaigns, to demonstrate volunteer constituent support for cancer related policy initiatives.  
• Use Direct Action Organizing best practices.
• Write and disseminate issue talking points, training curriculum, and newsletters for a diverse audience of volunteers.  
• Communicate using messages that are tailored to the rural environment.
• Conduct trainings as needed for volunteers and ACS staff in the area, and prepare volunteers for interactions with elected officials and their staff.
• Participate in ACS CAN fundraising activities as directed, towards achievement of an annual fundraising goal.
• Maintain social media tools according to ACS, ACS CAN and CTCP guidelines and standards (coordinating with media advocacy staff).
• Identify and develop volunteers with personal stories related to ACS CAN’s policy campaigns.
• Track and evaluate grassroots related projects to ensure successful completion and organizational growth, including development of e-advocacy campaign narratives and message testing.
• Accurately and effectively represent ACS CAN and its mission.
• Establish and maintain collaborations and partnerships as appropriate.
• Follow ACS CAN policies and guidelines.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:
FORMAL KNOWLEDGE:
• Bachelor’s  Degree, preferably in Public Administration, Public Health, Political Science or another in a related field.
• Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience with at least one year of community organizing, outreach,  policy campaigns, and/or health promotion experience.

SKILLS:
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse individuals and communities.  
• Effective verbal and interpersonal skills to facilitate effective communication with community members and community groups.   
• Experience working with Rural communities in a culturally competent manner.  
• Bilingual English/Spanish fluency is desirable.
• Strong writing, oral and computer skills to facilitate effective communication.
• Ability to complete work in a timely and efficient manner and ensure work is accurate.
• Ability to work independently with some direction.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:
• Strategic mindset - Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into appropriate action and strategies.
• Action -oriented - Takes on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.
• Planning - Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
• Collaborative - Builds partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
• Networking  - Effectively builds formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
• Drive Engagement - Creates a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.
• Manage Ambiguity - Operates effectively, even when things are uncertain or the way forward is not clear.
• Situational Adaptability - Adapts approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING OR KNOWLEDGE:
Familiarity with MS Software, competency with Outlook, Word, and Excel.

It is the policy of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.

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