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Senior California Tobacco Control Program Manager; Rural Grant

Job ID 10824330 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.

This role will provide leadership for a five - year tobacco control grant, supervising the project staff, managing the budget and reports as well as producing grant deliverables and timelines are met.  They will lead the team that ensures our rural constituents and their stories will have a voice and a place in the tobacco control advocacy, public policy processes, and in ACS CAN’s advocacy work.  

• Ensure implementation of the 5-year California Tobacco control grant scope of work, contract, budget, intervention and evaluation activities to ensure that work plans are executed, evaluation is high quality, and deliverables and reporting are made on a timely basis.  
• Lead planning and implementation of comprehensive and strategic 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.
• Supervise project staff, evaluators, sub-contractors, and interns, and support volunteer development, community engagement and activities in the scope of work.
• Act as a liaison between the rural Central Valley community members and leaders, and ACS and ACS CAN staff and volunteers.
• Partner with ACS and ACS CAN to ensure a communication plan is implemented for the grant’s diverse , rural communities. This includes earned media, social media and a project website.  
• Accurately and effectively represent ACS CAN and its mission.
• Follow ACS CAN policies and guidelines.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree-required (Public Health or Public Administration suggested)
Minimum of five years of relevant work experience with at least one year of health promotion, policy campaigns, or community organizing experience, and at least one year of supervisor and grant management experience

Experience working with Rural communities in a culturally competent manner.
Ability to work independently with minimum direction as well a leader of a team.
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.   
Strong writing, oral, interpersonal  and computer skills to facilitate effective reporting for grant requirements. Ability to complete work in a timely and efficient manner and ensure work is accurate.
Ability to work independently with minimum direction as well as lead a high functioning team. Demonstrated ability to work on fast-paced, time-sensitive matters with internal and external constituents.  
• Political campaign experience preferred.
* Bilingual English/Spanish fluency preferred

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

Travel required (estimated up to 50%) including some weekends and overnight.  

This position will need to demonstrate strong supervision and grant management skills and experience. They should also have at least three years of health promotion, policy campaigns, or community organizing experience.  
Familiarity with MS Software, competency with Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Ability to reach, bend, climb, stoop and lift and carry up to 30 lbs. of reports, supplies or other materials for routine performance of essential functions
Valid California driver’s license, current vehicle insurance, and reliable transportation to travel between sites for meetings and/or to gather information for reporting purposes.
Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.  
Able to travel more than two hours per day to attend meetings across five counties or conferences which could require overnight travel.

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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